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Scrounging firewood

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

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    Not scrounge related but maybe you’ll get a laugh. Took wife to breakfast before we did our shopping. #1 You know you’re getting old when the music you listened to in in high school is now playing in restaurants and elevators. #2 Waitress asked if we had plans and told her we might go to a dog show. She said she would tell her niece, she loves animals. She said her niece traded hard labor for horse riding lessons at the stable. One day her niece told her she gave up on the lessons because she wasn’t good at it. She asked her niece why she wasn’t good at riding. The niece replied, “ I’m good at riding, it’s the hard labor I’m not good at.”
     
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    Tomorrow looks real busy but I’ll try Monday for pics from a couple angles and post them for ya. I’ll tag you so you know they’re up. Works slick.
     
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    Sounds good, thank you!
     
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    LMAO

    The hard labor comment


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    I've seen guys use a sled when winching logs uphill. Depending on diameter, they cut 5-8ft lengths and strap a few on the skid and winch it up. Keeps the logs out of the dirt and the leading edge of the sled keeps from digging in.

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    Way back when I got serious about 'wooding' I added a tow hook to the front of my F150 2x, picked up some logging chains, snatch blocks and cables. Skidded a lot of wood with them. Rigging for a 4x advantage moved logs I wouldn't have thought possible. Then I was given a chainsaw winch. Not for me. I tried it once. I could rig up a 2x pull just as fast for my pickup and move the load way faster than the chainsaw winch could. Of course that winch was a "Rule" run by a Homey XL2.
     
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    Yeah I bought 200’ of cable and a snatch block last year to try that, the problem is their narrow one lane roads and it’s hard to do that without blocking traffic. Not lots of traffic but enough to be a problem. Thought with chainsaw winch I could hook to a tree by the road and stay out of the way, also more versatile and could skid unlimited distance. I know chainsaw winches can be a pain to use but just seemed like best option so far. Technically not supposed to “skid” the wood but I think they are more referring to driving out through the trees dragging logs.
     
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    @LondonNeil, out in the open for a couple of months would be the best place for that beech unless your shed is open. It gets mouldy with no air. Maybe move it to the shed when its dry
     
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    Yep can't say I'm a fan of the stupid bloody things either, they seem fiddly to get back in the right spot to tighten them up, I much prefer the old screw in type like what's on the 029s and 394, they never leak.
     
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    A built 340 in a light car was very competitive on the street, I saw a few that were super good runners.

    One of my friends had a 69 Chevelle, he put a built 69 Z-28 (302) engine in it with 4:56 gears and traction bars … beat almost everyone off the line and few were able to catch him.
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    Cheers. It may sit about a short while until I get to bucking and splitting. The shed is just an old garden shed 8'6x 6'6 inside, door and two windows removed though so it seems to get enough air. I've filled it with fresh felled Oak before and it dries fine.
     
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    20190526_173012.jpg Had to replace the primer on the FIL FS75. This was a scrounge about 2 years ago and actually runs pretty good for a stihl trimmer :lol:. Hopefully I have a reason to fire up a saw soon but this will have to do for now.
     
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    Those winches look pretty good, like the idea of unlimited rope length and not having to keep a cable going on a drum from bunching up.
    What make log tongs you using?
     
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    Got two more shitty balsam out of the way and heaped up a bunch of brush from last year’s wind storms. And another load of boiler aspen with a little spruce to boot.

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    9mm bullet. Quite the turn of trajectory once it hit wood!
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    Still stacking...

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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    I have a 10" Jonsered and Wetterlings plus a 12" Wetterlings .
    Stay away from the Chinese junk .

    I have a friend that has a one man treeco , He know's that I can get around in the woods pretty good by myself and he asked me for my thots on moving logs a couple of years ago .
    I explained what I had , we discussed what he had then I recommended him the portawinch .
    A year later he told me that it was one of his best purchases , he loves it .
    He got the skid cone and is more than pleased , the last time we talked he was going to order the bigger pulley that speeds up line speed .
    Hmm , I should call and borrow it to test :)
     
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    Man I wish it would quit raining for a while. My place is so wet and the phone is ringing ,,," I have elm down, beech, apple, need it gone!". Aaaaaaarrrgh! I did fire up the junkyard homelite today to trim a landscape timber. Lol.

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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    Still burning here to keep the chill off ...
     

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