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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by ShaneLogs, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Backyard Lumberjack

    Backyard Lumberjack Tree Freak

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    good job! I like the barn and the tractor. :) appears u have a wood burning stove in there, too? in shop? pix? concrete job looks well done; smooth!
     
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    No shop just use it mainly for mower, tractor and four wheeler. Now that it has concrete, I’m going to start taking care of it more. Put a work bench in there and put a sliding door in too. Those sliding doors are very expensive though. With the hardware and wood, I estimate about 3-4 bills.

    My next big move will be to install a smoke hood exhaust. I can’t stand the smoke roll out. That was poor planning on my end. Should have put it under the overhang. I’ll have that done in a few weeks hopefully.
     
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    those big winds that drove thru here the other night, dropped this large limb out of a tall oak. straight into the wet soil from rains... 6".... then busted up into pieces. real nice ez oak...
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    it made 7 4' or so limb sections... 4" +/- in diameter...
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    I got it home on my high mountain logger's tractor rig & trailer... ;) and cut into smaller chunks, size I wanted... then split up what I wanted split... P7010012.JPG
     
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    then cleaned up the splitting wood pile area... and added some bits n pieces to my splitting fire as I culled here n there...
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    a great afternoon scrounging, hauling and cutting n splitting and stacking some oak firewood. nice cool weather... sunny, too.
     
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    captjack ArboristSite Operative

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    Here is a before and after. I had my 17yr od boy for an hour or so to help roll those big wet rounds of red oak. After he left I spent some time with the saw noodling the rest of them up so i could manage by my self. I may not be able to walk tomorrow. 3 of the rounds wouldn't go up with the log lift. Im getting to old for this stuff lol I have about 6 cords of the tree tops in nice 12 inch / 18 inch round logs left to split up but thats tomorrows work 57023183846__21ED9453-0C06-43AE-9AEC-CE9CD702331D.jpeg 56762282566__E5272E7D-1DD0-4014-AFEC-B9439E286A77.jpg
     
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    al-k cuten wood

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    Those big rounds are a lot of work , the pile adds up fast though.
     
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    I have about 8-10 cords worth of big oak like that and I'm not looking forward to it.
     
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    captjack ArboristSite Operative

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    yeah had 4 or 5 that my log lift would not pick up - and that is heavy !! That Timber wolf usually tosses em up like nothing
     
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    Jere39 Outdoorsman and Pup

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    I find myself on a different end of the spectrum than many of you folks, but still I cut/split/stack/burn.

    Yesterday I invested a tank of mix in bucking on this big Red Oak that twisted off in a storm this summer: (Caution 100 seconds of German engineering slicing through 18" of wood)



    I mostly cut off the small end, but walked to the big end to finish up the tank and snap this quick picture:

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    Today - Well today is applying some Finnish splitting Axe, under the watchful eye of a French Brittany.

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    And, a quick 52 seconds of some very mature American horsepower wielding that Finnish Axe. I can't (or don't want to) lift these rounds, so I mauled them to manageable size on the ground, then come back for the final splitting with the x27



    And, yes, I know I could split much faster if I didn't have to stoop over after almost every split to pick up the large part for a second split. But, I maintain I am working as fast as I want to be. Scout and I knock out between 12 and 16 cord per season like this. Don't need more, would rather be here in the woods at this pace than just about anywhere else in the world.
     
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    you are fortunate, imo... to have the lift. so how do u handle the big chunks that you cannot lift with it? cut them first? or? sometimes I get chunks I don't want to lift and so I set up a couple of alum ramps... and roll them up and into place on the I-beam. that usually works pretty good for me.
     
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    I have a Jd 5400 loader tractor - so I can use forks and just help it up some - most times if someone is helping me we can grab lift and give it jut enough help to get going. If they are really ugly I noodle em up


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    Got the day off!! But.... it’s-40* right now.... New to this forum but I am addicted already!!
     
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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    welcome to the fun Dtp. this is a popular thread. lots of great pix, too. -40F would keep me in front of the fire all day. lol... pix always welcome :yes:
     
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    Yes, welcome, from another troll. This place can be habit forming, especially during a stretch of weather like we're currently having.
     
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    Thanks for ruining my day. Lol I still have tarps and nastyness.
    That's a great build and great video. Good job
     
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    RM's shed: that's an "U-rahhh!" wood shed :)
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    Today's wood added to the pile

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    Lots of no split wood but it'll make heat just the same :)
     
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