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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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    Probably a quick charge too, say, 1can.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    @Whitespider would enjoy this. Brand new whitewall bias ply tires for a classic car.
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    And the old ones.
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    Beech, talk to me about splitting beech, hand splitting beech....scrounge it or let it go? Never had it, not a common tree in South London. I know its Oak like density and burns fabulously, but seem to recall reading its a tight grained tough spitter..bit of a ripper not splitter? Its doable with x27 and 8lb stihl cleave hammer? if necessary i have wedges....no..no...i hate wedges...if necessary for the odd bit I have the 365 x-torq. I got a message from my tree guy...a car load of beech with my name on it on the pile. I'm gong to ave to try it aren't I? Oh and if it makes a difference its large bough wood, not trunk.
     
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    Sat here with sweaty palms....watching the tv....Honold on El Cap with nothing but a chalk bag and balls of steel. Utter, utter nut case. amazing though
     
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    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    I'd go for it Neil. Beech around here is decent stuff. You can always noodle.
     
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    BTU on American Beech is right with the best oaks.
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Those for splitting rounds?

    Philbert
     
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    So it looks like Tuesday I'll be picking up my new scrounging truck. Found an 08 2500hd asking 7500 or best offer. The bed is rusted above the rear wheel wells but theres already talk of going aluminum flatbed so that's not a big deal to me. Best feature to me is the lever to work the t case instead of electronics.
     
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    Whitespider Lost in the 50s

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    Damn right I do... classics should be correct.
    I still remember when dad put radials on his '67 Shelby GT 350... I told him it was blasphemy.
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    I would use the Hydro to split Beech!

    Hey, I had BFG Radial Trans Am's on my 70 Boss Mustang (I also put a 427 Ford Motor in it). With the "slapper" traction bars I was very hard to beat both straight line and in the corners!

    I called it the "real" Boss Mustang. Always wanted to race a Boss 429, but could never find one out on the streets. The 429 motors were strong, but they were too long (had a large bore), so too much weight was in front of the front wheels, making them very hard to launch or corner.
     
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    It's comments like that one that is why I'm nervous. If it's going to be tough to split by hand it's better to pass
     
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    lol :eek: sounds like a blunderbuss!

    just a sec! ... gotta clean out the lint first! ~
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    today you can by radials for Model A's. $1200 or so a set of 4...
     
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    worked on getting some recently scrounged wood further refined... but first I did some file work on my CS-271. the change was noticeable once I started to make chips! :D

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    ended my day with a full load. tenth or so of a cord. figure I have a bit over 2 cords on property here in town currently... this for outdoor use.
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    started day with a camp fire. just getting going...
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    That's the sort of attitude that loses Ashes. Man up and go get it! :chainsaw:

    Edit: That's a cricket reference for the uninitiated.
     
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    True. The worst that can happen is a couple of tanks through the noodlemaker.
     
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    Beech is great wood. Just like sugar maple it is fairly dense. Stack it in the round until next year, then hit it with the axe.

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    Back when the big block A-Body Mopars came out, all the car mags said they were for straight line driving only, too nose heavy and wouldn't corner. When I bought my 68 convertible, back in 99, the ole guy had radials on it. It was unbelievable how nice that thing would take curves. If I ever get it back together I'm going with the Coker/Firestone Wide Oval Redlines.
     
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