Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.
Not sugar maple.
I got about 2 wheelbarrows of cutting done. Smaller stuff mostly wanted to give the 445 some more run time. But even down in the slough the wind found me. Probably time for better gloves and boots. I should have sharpened the neighbors 451ev those heated handles woulda been da bomb today.
Split everything I cut and was gonna haul up a couple small piles to split before I forget about em. Yeah maybe Thu or Fri when it warms up a bit. I don't mind the colder weather but the wind just got the best of me today.
Not Spruce .
Still not sure about oak. This is a piece I split a minute ago to get a pic of the inside.
I got some kinda white oak limb wood today that's a lot like that.
Never gave much thought to what it was took some red oak and cherry too. Those giants drop a top and take out anything in the way!
I agree with you... here is one of my latest projects... junk to treasure... interim pix. old greasy 3# sledge hammer, broken handle, hickory... nasty, narly... and rusty... will be a treasured hammer when done. prob paint the steel forging with blue... hmm, maybe I should chrome it... lol
junk to treasure. now at mid point.
3# sledge hammer project - mid term...
head forging will be blue. handle in varathane clear, after watco Danish walnut stain... the old hickory handle is being repurposed for my rabid wood rasp's new handle project. bit metal working, machine shop ops, wood working/cabinet making... sculpting... and some gunsmith work tossed in for
fun stuff. prob use the sledge to help me with scrounging ops, etc... drive wedges, etc....
well, to me.... kinda looks like from... the wood pile to the couch!
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That sure looks like silver maple James. Bring a piece along next time you come over.
went to the local farm equiptment show yesterday and got to run one of these. Sweet but not $40K sweet.
Limb wood ...... Pin Oak..... First pic
We cut a lot at the Girl scout camp
Will do we got a good bit of it. What ever it is I'd gladly take more if I found it.
Silver maple burns nicely in my stove. I have a ton of it.
I don't think it's silver maple. That is almost white when split. Plus the pin holes by grub screams oak to me. I could definitely get behind the pin oak variety.
and pin oak is a lighter variety of the red oak's so the weight makes sense
The silver around here is pretty lightly colored and I have plenty with little bore holes in it.
I will be searching out more silver on the next big round of scrounging. Ash doesn't burn long enough for me to be a good over night fuel and it leaves the stove full of coals. Pine and silver maple burn to nothing when I'm home to keep it loaded and I will use oak, sugar or something higher on the BTU charts for O/N and "at work" burns.
Looks like its gonna be cold enough the ground might freeze this week. Then snow Saturday into Sunday. No better time to find the lost mulberry stash. This stuff is probably 3 years old by now. Steve helped me cut it when I joined AS. Not much around will compete with this stuff for heat output.
Heigh Ho, Heigh HO, t'is off to work I go.
Jan 10 12:11 am, temp 40, dry some breeze, ground not frozen yet and bare. Normally we should be in low 30s, ground frozen and at least a foot of snow on the ground. Conditions like that say I'm going 'wooding' at Von's in the morning. Loaded the car with all the tools including 4 saws to remove a brushy willow right by the road. Someone back when cut a willow and allowed it to sprout again, must be a dozen stems of small caliber. Taking the MS210/16" bar. Old saw and hasn't been used except as a backhoe cutting stumps flush with the ground. Might as well give the old girl a taste of real wood. If it runs well it will sure save hoisting around the MS362 to cut small stuff.
Never though I could get out and about with the saws this time of year.
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