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Theeplaymaker

Theeplaymaker

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Hey guys, first post. Just moved 3 months ago to a new home in a wood neighborhood with a fireplace so somewhat of a newbie. Joined here to learn some good tips on stacking, wood types and everything else. Started my first round stack with what I think is red oak that my neighbors had cut down. I also have 2 standing dead oak trees that will be dropped and a large one over my house that ill be getting dropped. Should have a nice starter pile once I get those dropped and cut up. I used white marble as a base for this pile and interested to see if that was a good idea or not for future piles

Right now I'm working with a Stihl MS 170, MS 271, stihl pro splitting axe, maul, 10 lb sledge and a single wedge.

Can't wait to read around the site more!
 

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Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

"No wood, No fire!"
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Echoville, TEXAS
Here too!

:numberone:the driving pix reminds me of the High Cascade and driving up to go skiing...
 
Cowboy254

Cowboy254

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Vic, Australia
Hey guys, first post. Just moved 3 months ago to a new home in a wood neighborhood with a fireplace so somewhat of a newbie. Joined here to learn some good tips on stacking, wood types and everything else. Started my first round stack with what I think is red oak that my neighbors had cut down. I also have 2 standing dead oak trees that will be dropped and a large one over my house that ill be getting dropped. Should have a nice starter pile once I get those dropped and cut up. I used white marble as a base for this pile and interested to see if that was a good idea or not for future piles

Right now I'm working with a Stihl MS 170, MS 271, stihl pro splitting axe, maul, 10 lb sledge and a single wedge.

Can't wait to read around the site more!

Welcome! I have learned heaps in lots of areas since joining here several years ago. I think your marble base will be great for draining water compared to just starting it on the ground where you'll probably be sacrificing your bottom layer.

The Scrounging Firewood thread is well worth a look too for general firewood education. Be warned though, you may end up with many more chainsaws if you hang around here...
 
thewoodlands

thewoodlands

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New York
I started cutting some Ash again since EAB will kill it, pictured are the two I felled today and some rounds in picture 1124 I cut from some tops earlier this year. The two Ash I felled today and some of the rounds in picture 1124 are stacked.

The older MTD 20 Ton splitter had a new GX160 put on it yesterday, all the firewood I split was smaller but I really like the new engine.
 

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svk

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I just finished stacking everything I could this weekend. There are some short pieces that I don't like to stack, and a few that should be cut down and stacked, but right now I'm done with wood for a little while...


What do the letters notate?
 
SimonHS

SimonHS

Amateur Chainsaw Fixer and Wood Scrounger
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Yorkshire, England
Thought I'd share. Working out even better than the idea itself, for once. If anyone ever transports the splitter over a decent distance I would recommend. It may even be a better set up than using it "normal". Now not every trailer would qualify as a good candidate but sure beats unloading and reloading.

If the splitter sat the other way around could you just drop the trailer tailgate and have easier access?
 
float89

float89

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Northern Michigan
If the splitter sat the other way around could you just drop the trailer tailgate and have easier access?

Yes. I suppose but getting it on the trailer that way is tough. I used a tractor with the hitch to back it on this one which is a tilt trailer. With a few people it would be possible to get a run and push it up the other way around.
 
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