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Scrounging firewood

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

  1. Ductape

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    Scored 2 Sugar Maple trunks cut in a utility right of way. Both nearly 36" DBH.... I even pulled out the ole 2100 / 36"bar along with my 372 / 24" bar.


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    Some type of White Oak, judging by the leaves. Don’t have a pic sorry


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    Take it easy with that stuff, unless your outdoor/bush clothes are only used a lil. What % are you using?
     
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    I use the Sawyer permethrin 0.5%. Used by US military for decades. I have read that this stuff was less absorb by skin than deet. Can’t buy it in canada so i buy it in the usa
     
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    Started whittling on this big chunk the county highway dept. had dropped off a couple months ago. You cant complain about free delivered wood, but I'm about over fooling with some of this big stuff. log.jpg
     
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    Finally got around to building a bit of a wood rack to keep some firewood out of the weather. I used some old shelving I found at the local Dump (was from the local grocery store who replaced all their shelving) they dumped 20 ton of shelving apparently and I brought a few ton of it home in the back of my ute LOL.

    I've used to to build shelves for my shed, steps for my mate and cages for the kids rabbits and now shelving to rack some firewood in so it's getting used in plenty of different ways that's for sure. Once Winter is finished I will put some wheels on it so it can be moved out of the way until next year but it should suit my needs perfectly I think, the rest of the wood pile is covered with tarps so it's kept pretty dry anyway but this just keeps the wood a bit neater around the house instead of just a pile in the Carport like it was.

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    Even your dog looks knackered. I like big stuff. Now if I was in a hurry that'd be another matter.

    Bonfire update:

    Getting though most of the stuff the arborist dropped off, some largish units there.

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    It seems a shame to torch all this stuff but there is some punk in it and it does seem to be pretty soft stuff anyway.

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    I took two loads down to the site.

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    Current situation

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    At least I'm getting some exercise lumping this stuff around. It's nearly 7 ft high now and shot-putting lumps up there is getting challenging.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Freaky spider!
     
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    Some nice wood there to keep em warm Cowboy, the ol peppermint puts out good heat alright. As for the spider, we get lots of huntsman spiders here too, one piece a few weeks back would have had about 50 of the buggers in it (babies) they ran everywhere and that's the reason I don't bring any wood into the house until it's ready to be burn, I would end up with a house full of the little buggers and then I'd have women running all over the bloody place yelling:D
     
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    Look a lot like our Wolf (AKA Wood) Spiders, they were on almost every piece at my Daughter's place. They get fairly large.
     
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    It looks as though you chose the right part of the bonfire duties, sure hope you get to set it ablaze as well :blob2:.
     
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    I could use a couple tons of those, nice scrounge :rock:.
     
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    20190509_135439.jpg Went looking for something in the old garage today and found these in a box.
     
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    Sometimes the best 'garage finds' are your own!

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    Like this?

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    Similar type of thing I'd imagine. These ones will bite defensively if you're being a jerk towards them but would otherwise rather go and find another spot to hide. I didn't squash him, just flicked him off and he found a new home. Funnel webs, white tails and redback spiders get the size 10 treatment.
     
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    No, I do not like this.
     
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    I don't think I've ever done this much noodling.... and I'm nowhere near done. Makes me wish I still had my Kubota...

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    I second that notion....
     

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