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Scrounging firewood

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. turnkey4099

    turnkey4099 Tree Freak

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    One orchard is still in business. They are the only people down there now, building the dam wiped out most of the agriculture. I used to go down and fish the river banks, never caught much of anything.
     
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    Three hours was all I could make and I was dead beat by then. I thought I was keeping shape, but no. Gotta take my Husky top handle back to the dealer. It threw the chain and I can't get the cover back on. I suspect the chainbrake is set but it doesn't release when I pull hard on it. I'll go to Pullman after the coffee club in the morning and then on down to Von's to continue beating my body up.
     
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    I started across the back yard heading down the hill to the wood pile. I have a bunch of 20-24" Oak rounds that are straight as an arrow, dead, no bark. Tuesday was 5 weeks since my new knee. So I figured I could swing the Fiskars with out much trouble. The thermometer on the wood shed was right on 30*, thin skim of ice on the dogs water. My wife told me not to split wood till the doctor said it was OK. I said I was fine to stand and swing the ax, I wouldn't try to lift anything heavy. I walked out from behind the house and a 30 MPH wind hit me. I turned around and went back in. My wife said you didn't split much. I said I decided you were right, and I'm following your advice. She just laughed.
     
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    Good! be sensible. Sit in the shop/by a stove rebuild saws, sharpen chains and restore axes, or just sit, stroke the dog, kick the cat, drink coffee or beer depending on the time of day amd watch buckin' on youtube.
     
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    What do you mean drink beer depending on the time of day? 2 times to drink beer, daytime and night time.
     
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    Can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning.
     
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    20190110_181743.jpg So I decided to try the glove thing. There nice when its freezing and the wind is whipping. But I still don't see me wareing them when its above freezing to warm.
     
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    sixonetonoffun Straight Not Narrow!

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    Been using some dipped jersey gloves lately. They are ok above 30°F but... My hands sweat in em like canvass gym shoes. Great for splitting snow n iced over chunks. Just gotta find some smaller jersey gloves for liners
     
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    sixonetonoffun Straight Not Narrow!

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    I think they were for the honey wagon guys or cleaning public restrooms. Got a bag of used ones on an auction. I ain't skeered.

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    I was going to do some outdoor stuff too, but in the mid 20s and windy as heck, so I went back inside … just no fun being out there!
     
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    You mean -20'sF???? Its not bad but gets to be a pain especially on older arthritic hands, gloves are a must..............

    Its winter, LOOOOOOOOVVVVEEEE it!

    Cant remember last time i had to go to the fridge to get a cold beer.
     
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    I prefer the cold weather to. Hoping we get enough snow Saturday I can make a little money.
     
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    that is quite a river! indeed! I read where before the dam... they relocated many of the cherry trees. sure were some good cherries. mid to late 50's....
     
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    Got home and took care of some housewife stuff then looked at the saw again on the diningroom table. Yep, chain brake was set and released once I had it half on the saw so I could give it a hard pull. Back out there in them morning. I cleaned 3 of the multiple stems. tomorrow I tackle a stem that is more of a small tree but 20' or more tall. I am getting some very nice Fiskar's candidate rounds. Farmer handed me $200 'in appreciation for your work'. Nice but it is only drop in thebucket for the amount of gas I burn going back and forth. Year before last I even put 24 gallons of gss through the saws.
     
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    right on!

    or restore refurb wood rasp. just finished this redo. very sharp, aggressive wood rasp. rusty, found in deal in scrounged garage sale...

    before, handle is from sledge project...
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    file's hickory handle project includes machine shop metalcraft, woodworking and gunsmithing... inlaid action in epoxy, custom finish... and trick fasteners. those brass 8/32's 1/4 hold the steel to the wood, rock solid... rasp's handle end is inlaid into the hard hickory!

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    under that dark greasy grimy old sledge hammer handle... grain. nice wood grain, even some tiger tail!! :)

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    now there is a noteworthy statement! omg -
     
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    Hey guys, figured I had better check in.

    Been a very busy fall and winter and the weather was downright crummy to do any optional wood cutting. In addition I found out earlier this week that I had Lyme disease that I most likely have been carrying for quite some time. I did not get any of the "traditional" symptoms other than a welt around the suspected bite area that did not go away but I definitely have been lethargic and putting in an 8 hour day tires me out compared to my usual level of energy where I run out of time well each day well before I run out of energy. Started strong antibiotics earlier this week. Made the mistake of taking one on an empty stomach which made me feel like death. When I take them with food I am fine but still tired as hell. Supposedly after 3 weeks it should knock everything out of me.
     
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    20190111_094626.jpg Only issue with mulberry if you can call it that is it coals like crazy and will hold them all day. I threw some maple on top to help burn them down.
     

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