Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by ShaneLogs, Apr 19, 2012.
Couple 3 cord drying, another cord or so in the shed
Got a little red oak split and stacked up this morning. Should be good to go for winter 2020-2021.
My first woodrack/woodshed. The rest of my wood, about 9 cord,
is on pairs of PT lumber rails with sheets of corrugated roofing nailed to the top.
Looks sharp Santa
I love it, simple and effective. I don't know what it is about simplicity, it's so zen-like to me. Cheers!
Made a little progress yesterday afternoon and this afternoon. Just an hour or two a day unfortunately.
turned this into that>
took about a hour.
Hit the pile again this morning for an hour and a half. Got everything I bucked up yesterday split and stacked. Pile is almost done. 2 rows 26' long with 10-12" in the middle of randomly stacked pieces. I might add another pallet or two at the top end though. I need to pack wood in wherever I can.
Rebuilt a cutting bench that desperately needed it. I've been using it for maybe five years and cobbled it up a few times to get by. Started by adding some cross pieces underneath so I can lift it to move it easier with fork extensions. Then decked the entire thing with 4" x 6" x 8' so it can handle short, odd ball lengths. Works good. The last photo is what it look like a year ago when the sacrificial part was new. That will get replaced soon on both benches. The red straps were a temporary fix at the time and held a cross piece in place to get forks under. Moved both benches this week to get a semi in and out, and also when log trucks come in.
EDIT: The holes in the front are for using a peavey to push or pull the log up to the stop block.
Got some more power for the old, tired splitter motor. The B&S was bogging in big logs. Not bad at all for $99.99 on sale and 20 mins. to swap.Starts and runs perfectly and the ram moves faster w no bogging @ all........
I was close to a Predator repower this fall. Finally got the old honda straightened out.
having trouble with mine as we speak. Bout over it.
The first thing I noticed about the new engine was how much quieter it was, the second thing was the power and speed of the ram. The third and probably the best, was the exhaust or lack of. There was barely any smell or fumes @ all from the engine.
Weather has been nice so I split a couple cords. Cut this pile in the spring when we cut a woods for a guy. Mostly sugar maple and elm. Some white oak(rare for my area), birch, and basswood. I am lucky my buddy I have the equipment to leave it in long lengths, usually 8', and can pie it up until we have the time. He has 40 acres and I have 5 so I only keep about 10 cord ready and 10 cord in log form. The rest we store in his gravel pit. We didn't do a great job cutting these flush and there were some big ones as well. So I have my mess pile off to the side. These are either too large for my cutting deck or they won't roll. I'll pick them up with the skidsteer and cut them too length. I don't noodle much so I'll stand my splitter on end and do them vertically if they are too big to lift and split with the SS.
Nature dropped this fine Red Oak when a storm twisted it off about 10' off the ground. My trusty partner and I split a little, and enjoy the woods on Christmas Eve:
Most years I have chunked everything and split in the spring. Due to being so far behind this year I have been alternating cut a load or a day. Split and stack or pile in the appropriate place.
That said it feels slow but I am finding the mixing it up is much easier on me! Probably get back to stock piling chunks again but we'll see.
This year I decided to do the smaller logs first and save the bigger stuff for last. Most of what I cut is under 20% if I have it split by spring and out in the open. Last year I put in the green house and it worked really well. Most of what I put in there is under 15% and I didn't fill it until summer. I'll have it filled by April this year and just leave the box elder/shoulder wood outside. I've got some oak that will be 3 years dry next fall as a crutch if something goes wrong.
I've got enough stocked up that I won't be doing much if it's cold besides cutting a couple woods that I need frozen ground for. That's not that crazy cause we got in 8' lengths and just save the bucking for later. I run 24" splits and my buddy runs 16"(?) so it works good for the both of us.
Cutting and splitting most days as the weather has been pleasant so far. Subaru was leaking gas. Not good. Replaced it with a Honda GX 200 so I could keep working. The Subaru is fixed and on the shelf.
shed looks good! real good! I like! ~
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