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Post pictures of your woodpile/splitting area

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

  1. motolife313

    motolife313 ArboristSite Operative

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    That’s a lot splitting dsw, how u feeling? Got my cherry stacked up and did a small apple pile that I separated because it had some bugs in it and didn’t want it contaminating the rest of some perfect apple. This piece of apple was tuffy. I’m building a custom maul right now for this tough stuff, it’s about 25 pounds and made of 7/8”x4” flat bar 525B5FCE-5BA5-4B47-9AFD-8DC69AA8AF02.jpeg i covered it tonight because it will be raining a lot lol. 10A725EA-B4A8-4A0E-A7F8-88C3652C5694.jpeg CCE4D6E1-3BCE-4190-B8FF-FE343E589BE7.jpeg 45689F40-A24A-4A21-A2F5-148D827AEED5.jpeg
     
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    Cowboy254 Chainsawing meathead

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    It is nice to be well ahead. Is that tree beech? Looks a bit dicey to me, how are you planning on getting it down?

    That is the Grand Slam of mauls! We're going to need some vids of it in action.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Slam_(bomb)
     
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    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    bhah i was standing in my wood pile yesterday sawin lifting and pushing to feel a wack and pain looked down & i was on bull ant nest ffs
     
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    Looks to definitely be beech...going to chain or ratchet strap the bottom to keep it together while you drop it? Agreed, makes some good firewood.
     
  5. Saiso

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    We’re running low on firewood so I had to buy a little bit. Got soaked on the way here because of wet roads, but out drying all week before I put it in the wood shelter. Splitting whenever I have a few spare minutes.
     

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    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    If someone who didn't have a need to have a truck/trailer and saws for property maintenance I'd recommend they buy wood out of season around here. It's not really worth it when you look at all the effort that goes into getting a cord of firewood when you could buy a few cords delivered for 150-200.
    Personally I like running saws/equipment, so that's a big part of it for me, it's some good exercise too.
    Good thing you were able to find some, around here the supply is getting pretty low because it was cold so early.

    Edit, that's 150-200 each cord.
     
  7. Saiso

    Saiso Mountain Ranger

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    Supply is low here and what’s left tends to be outside under a tarp. This should unstuck us. And yeah, I cut and had more in our wood shelter but ran out early. Everyone around here started burning early too.
     
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    You must be out east,,, mild here this year,, its 48f rite now sno is going fast,, what little we have, in Kamloops,, supposed to be over 60 next week.
    I got about 3 Xtra cords,,,in case,, and lots in the wood shed,,aka wood house
     
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    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    Mines outside under a tarp, and it's ready to burn. I need to haul a little in tonight, wish I would have last night or this morning, it's 46f out now so it's pretty muddy on the way to the pile :eek:.
    I think I'll grab a bin and drive it around to the drive with the tractor so I don't make a mess of the yard/drive in the front.
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    Supposed to hit 64 here thursday :havingarest:.
    I got all my dry stuff in the wood tent lol, hope to have a couple yrs worth in the wood shed this summer, that will make it pretty nice for next yr. I'd like to find some plastic pallets to put down on the floor, it would be nice to pour concrete, but I'm saving for my pole barn.
     
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    Yeah, east coast. Was a long hard winter for most. I’m on parental leave. Lots of snow, cold temps, early and hopefully not too late. :rolleyes:
     
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    Jere39 Outdoorsman and Pup

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    Finished sawing up this oak that fell a while ago, ran out of fuel before taking down the 12' tall stump there behind Scout:

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    Quartered several of the rounds so I can lift them for precision splitting with the Fiskars.
     
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    Tired. :)

    That's a tank. You've got to do a steel handle for that hoss.


    Yeah, Beech. They really struggle around here. You can walk a property and see Oaks, Hickories, Ash, Maple, and Poplar just shooting for the sky and straight as can be and then see Beech littered in between without a single log in them and looking like they've been poisoned.

    Assuming mother nature doesn't get to it first. I'll just drop one side at a time above the hollow. Don't expect it to be all that exciting. I'm sure I just made it tougher by saying that.
     
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    yup, u r right chipper! for ave homeowner, just buy some. coming back from my farm last night... I stopped at an outlying Shell. they had wrapped firewood piles outside. not big, small wbarrow or so. I asked them about it... cost, etc. :rolleyes: $3.99 a bundle! clean wood. maybe oak. 1-1 1/2" size..., maybe 16" or so long. bundle 4-5" in diam. for less than a dinner date out on the town, an enterprising individual with a fireplace in the LR, a few bundles... and a nice bottle of wine... could easily set the mood for late night paintings and etching viewing... :yes: :lol:

    it is more than just running the saws for me...
     
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    I am still waiting to get latest scrounge cut up into pieces. branches to some of you, firewood to me! ;)

    but with tomorrow's rains coming in I did dry up my kindling chunks, organize the wood for cutting and cleaned up all the sawdust from cutting up the kindling blocks. dry sawdust is easier to clean up that wet!

    had a fire going all afternoon and early evening - tending to spring clean up, mowing, etc...

    I am with the tv weatherman... hope this rains will wash off some of the pollen. oak and pine pollen is most of it...
     
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    Those bundles are a lot more than that here, usually 5.99 is the min I see them for.
    I got a couple bundles up to the house and brought a couple sticks of elm back from the neighbors, one in the picture and another smaller one, I had to take the rest of the notch and a round off the other end off to get it and my tractor still won't lift it :surprised3:, maybe I need a bigger tractor :D.
    The bin had about two fill ups worth for the wood shelf in the house, it holds a little under a 1/4 cord, my tractor has a hard time with these too, but it can at least lift it.
    The cutie in the pic is my 6yr old.
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    As I'm sure you know that lift capacity will increase if you get that bucket off and just run forks...
    I have a couple of those steel bins (call them AB6's at work) and my Kubota L3600 lifts them without too much trouble but I just run forks when moving them. That a skidding winch on the back?
     
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    I'd consider 3pt forks if it's rated for the weight.
     
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    Right on it's also a long way from the pins, the right deal just hasn't come along when I'm ready, you got an extra set :).
    I ran into a situation last summer when I had a 3pt power rake I had to lift onto a different trailer because I had a flat on my ramp trailer. I ended up removing the bucket to lift the power rake because when I initially took it off the trailer I had the skidding winch on and it was no problem. That was a long night as I had to get the power rake back to the rental location off 84th st pull tractor off the trailer then unload the power rake, reattach the bucket reload the tractor, and then back to my place in Lowell to drop the tractor and trailer, then back to walker where I go the flat, hook to the trailer and then ratchet strap the axle because no-one had a spare for the large 5 bolt pattern on Sunday :rare2:. It was a very long day, but I got it done.
    Yes, winch on the back. I could have easily drug that down the rd but it would have got dirt in the bark and trashed my accessory drive, then I would have had to roll it into the place it's sitting now.
    Sure is nice having these little bota's around, I'm grateful.
    I've considered it as they would work alright, but I don't have a good place to store them and I'd rather not be switching 3pt implements any more than I already do.
     
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    Not sure I could even swing the handle that beast is going to require. Ron
     

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