Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by ShaneLogs, Apr 19, 2012.
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Thanks! About 3 cords of the was already split from last year, still a lot of work though.
Asplundh dropped a nice douglas fir by the road bout 2 miles from my cabin.
2 loads in 3 hours. Here it is split.
I had that same shop saw but I finally burned it up a few years ago. Might I recommend you make a hold down so you can keep your hands away from the saw. I've had many of piece of wood snag and kick back. Let me tell you, it can happen so fast it will make your head spin. I've had them kick back and suck the piece of wood into the saw blade and if I was holding it with my hand, I wouldn't have a hand anymore. Those saws can kick back instantaneously so be careful.
I hold the piece with my hand about 1’ from the blade , when it’s on the ground I use my foot. Been doing it couple years no problem. Appreciate the concern
My guess is that it looks neater from the outside and you can fit a bit more wood in equal to the width of your posts. I suppose the slats don't come off often enough to crystallise that potential issue.
Wood screws wont pull out like nails will, and you can back them out without tearing up the boards.
its about 2 cord now. It’s cherry,apple, ash and now some walnut. I got some walnut couple weeks back and I’ll move it to this pile. Just 2 wheel barrow loads . I’d like to build a cover over it
I don't have a particular area I split at. I move around to where ever the wood pile is, but here are some pics of how I store my wood.
I put a 3 foot cover next to my wood fence to store wood under. There are 27 3'x10 sections along my back fence.
I have another area out in the open where lots of sun and wind can get to it. I don't cover this wood.
I have 3 double rows that are 5 cords long and gives me room for 30 cords. I stack it on treated 4x4's with short 4 by's going one way and then I put another set of 4x4's length ways so it's about 7 '' off the groung for good air flow under the stack.
I use galvanized baskets to store the short drop offs that I use in my wood stove. These work great for storing odd shaped wood chunks that are perfect of my wood heater.
Then I have some home made wood racks that I can use when it's wet and muddy. I can bring wood up to where it's dry so people picking up wood can get to it.
Some random wood piles that I work from.
My little yard cart for moving wood to the stacking areas.
I also sell 50lb bags of wood for people that just want a small amount. The bags are clean and don't leave trash in the trunk of a car like loose wood or bundles.
Geeze, is that all you do? Impressive IMO
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I had a cheap Harbor Freight sliding miter saw. I was kind of lackadaisical, and didn't lift it up high enough and hit the trigger. It grabbed the chunk of wood and slammed it into the saw so hard it cracked the aluminum frame. Now I have a 12" DeWalt chop saw, but don't do any firewood on it.
I've seen a couple pick up trucks with the side boards attached on the outside of the standard, loose loads because the screws or nails failed. Never stopped to see what failed. Just figured if they had of been inside the standard, they couldn't have failed. Unless the standard snapped off.
Quite an operation
numerous thoughts come to mind after crusing that foto essay... your comment is one of them!
Is that live oak pieces with the resurrection fern; I see you are in Texas. We have a lot of live oak in Louisiana but I mainly just use the limbs from these oaks.
????? You have a hell of an operation!
Yes I planted live oaks on the perimeter of my property. I use to grow tree farms for transplanting with a tree spade. These live oaks are only 15 to 18 years old. I planted them from seed and they were leftovers that needed to be moved out of the field so I could plant a new crop. I have planted thousands of trees both for commercial and residential use. Live oak is one of the best for firewood and cooking wood. Burns both HOT and long.
Thanks, it's a work in progress. My goal is quality bbq firewood and firewood.
What kinda cooking woods do you have? I’ve got 9 different kinds. Sell it for 25$ and 30$ a super full wheel barrow. 6 is 1/4. Walnut and oak is 30$ oak burns longer that’s why it gets sold for more
I only carry what's local. Live oak, post oak, red oak, pecan, hickory, and mesquite. No fruit woods in my area.
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