Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.
Neil if you’re ever in Sydney, I’d be more than happy to take you canyoning.
I got pics, really I do. But, Imgur won't let me get to them. I went over my friends house to get the top of the big Oak I skidded out the other day. On a whim, I grabbed the ikle MS170. Man was that fun. Cut and loaded 3/4 of a cord. Then rigged up my ropes to go back today and get a couple more big logs. Then one of my grass customers called and asked if I could come mow/catch her grass and leaves today, before it rains again. So, maybe I'll cut wood in the rain tomorrow. I think it's supposed to be clear most of the day anyway.
Went back to the place the tree crew left a mess and cut up the 2 cherries I told the lady I'd be back for when the weather cleared.
Then to be nice I took down the rotted out trunks.
I could be wrong, but I think the one on the right is Black Cherry and the one on the left is Black Birch. They look very similar, but the Cherry will have darker wood in the center.
Both make great fire wood.
Could be this property is a firewood hacks dream. Oak, hickory, locust, cherry, dogwood.
Send me some dogwood. Ya know. To try some out.
Go for the spruce
Looks like thermite.
I hauled a couple buckets of half green boxelder and cherry out. Then cut up a small but nice dry cherry. I had to work for it. Carried it about 60 yards arm loads or 2-3 peices at a time.
Parked that load in the shed as the snow flakes started to fall. Should be good for 4-5 days of heat without pulling out of the shed.
Both the nice logs I saw the other day turned out to be huge poplar. Shoulda known. There is a lot of red oak in the same area. But can't really drive in there without some luck, frost and some more clearing.
Nah , Spruceonium
Thats what I got.
Was good/bad day.
Good got that 7' bucket of cherry split. Nieghbor came by and lent a hand. All I did was run the lever. Honda started 1st pull fourth use since its fits. Calling that fixed.
Bad went to make a test cut in an oak log with the 011 and punching way over its class there...
The muffler rattled off in the cut n melted a pin hole in the starter cover. Did Stihl ever design a simple lock for exhaust screws like the old Jonsereds ECT? Lost a clean original top cover on the 038 to a cracked cover not long ago.
Anyway snow got heavy for a while along with some gusty winds. Said heck gonna call it and go enjoy some heat and coffee. Between the wind and humidity blah!
Rain, thunder, gusts of up to 50 mph and 57* up here for tomorrow in the Great White North .
Lucky you. I’ll take snow over this 38* rain crap we had today.
Do any of you know if stihl makes an 8 pin picco rim? I'd like one for the 16" 3/8lp setup on the 490 if they do.
I agree. I've got the rest of that cherry/birch sitting in the woods. Not going to get it in this slop.
I’m finding an 8 for .325 and .404 but not 3/8 picco.
Troubles, problems, but F it!!!
My well stopped working this AM. They want to pull the pump on Monday, but my brother and my friend Harold think something else is wrong. My brother and the well guys will be over Monday morning. In the meantime, I'm hooked up to my next door neighbor's hose.
Will be going up to the cabin with Harold for Vet day (tomorrow + Sun). I hear reports it may be snow up there.
I have to move lots of milled boards and a fence for them to access the well, but heavy rain all day today. Very frustrating!
What do they think is wrong?
I dread well problems. Rarely goes smoothly for me. No one wants to touch shallow wells anymore so it's a bring a buddy deal around here.
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