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Scrounging firewood

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

  1. Dahmer

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    Just had everything melt off, 3” of snow tonight, rain tomorrow and freezing rain Tuesday. :crazy: It’s bad when you start scrounging your own split piles because you can’t get in anywhere.
     
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    Cowboy254 Chainsawing meathead

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    LOL! And yes, Neil, you should feel dirty. I reckon there's something more satisfying about shoehorning a big oddball shape in the heater than your average perfect split.
     
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    Question is did you find anything good :surprised3:.
     
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    Good thing you got it all mounted up and ready to go :happy:.
    The standards here in the scrounge thread are pretty high!
     
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    All good at 2 years split and ready to burn, not fun this way tho.
     
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    Cowboy254 Chainsawing meathead

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    I'm glad you escaped unscathed, I understand completely. I had a similar painful experience bending my bar trying something a bit too ambitious. I forget the girl's name.
     
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    Was she over 20t too and looked like a beached whale when laid down? I guess we all have to take one for the team occasionally.
     
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    I prefer the cooler months but Yah nah, you can have those temps. Last night was the first night since Christmas eve that the over night low dropped below 18c, 64f in Sydney. I even slept with a shirt on which was a nice change.
     
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    Picked up a moister meter with some of my lowes cards been waiting time trying it out on different racks. Next years wood is around 20% already. I could do some splitting to but it's more fun scrounging more.
     
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    I hear you.
    I just brought a couple more logs to the cutting/splitting area, theres quite a few cookies to be cut out of them:chainsaw:.
    Splitting will commence when the weather is a bit nicer and I don't have to work, in the meantime I still keep the saws running when I can.
    Ran a buddies 357 and ms361 out here the other day along with my 2171 and a 346, no video from that session.
    Heres the last cutting video I have, an all stock 266 with a new 20" RS chain fresh outta the box.
     
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    You sure cutting them firewood rounds skinny! Lol.

    Sent from my CLT-L04 using Tapatalk
     
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    They dry quick and are easier to split, little harder to get stacked straight though:lol:.
    The larger log was dead standing ash that was taken out a few yrs ago(hard as a rock), the smaller one is a stick of cherry that was green when taken down a couple yrs ago, the inside is still a bit moist it was on top of my green log pile so it should be the driest. I throw the cookies in the wheelbarrow and bring them right in the house, let the snow melt off and throw them into the fire. They work real well for reducing the coals as they are already thin and all the fresh air blows under them when the draft is open. If you let them sit on top of the stove they curl up like a bowl, it looks pretty cool.
    I like burnt cookies :sweet:.
    Here's a 254 I was playing with the same day iirc.
    It's running an 18" round ground chain with a little to much hook, she was a bit grabby, but cutting fast for semi chisel :yes:.
     
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    Went to work this morning after our school district had a 2 hour delay for school, not a single teacher there. Delay turned into a district snow day! Wife (also a teacher) and kids had school so I had the chance to go back to the property that I got permission to take wood from. Went to Lowe’s and picked up a new Isocore maul and headed over. Half a dozen plus size rounds of red [email protected] 24”+ inches in diameter. More snow,ice, rain coming our way so probably off tomorrow as well.
     

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    20190112_142230.jpg I like the isocore in the big stuff. I still follow Steve's advice though. If it takes more then 4 hits get the saw.
     
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    20190211_145050.jpg Since the weathers not very scrounge friendly I'm just gonna put this here and see if it starts conversation.
     
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    67 or 68 firebird. Poncho powered????
     
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    Definitely a ‘Bird tail lights.
     
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    AF797CD8-A359-42F3-9294-2887360C0425.jpeg You know you’re getting old when these become the new colors you’re flying.
     
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    I test drove a chevelle setup something like that. It was an amateur job though. Felt like all four wheels wanted to go in four seperate directions. Had a 454 but that felt like a slug too.
     
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    You mounted a winch on the back of your Firebird? Cool!

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