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Scrounging firewood

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

  1. sixonetonoffun

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    I filled the wood box for the last time. Burning a little this evening but mostly trash. Was Tee shirt weather today! About time!
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Skidding cone especially if the permits are looking at residual damage, etc. Even a plastic barrel works surprisingly well if it has one of those tapered bottoms but I find them a hassle to transport along with everything else. Portable winch now do a battery model too. Might be useful for just pulling a few trees rather than a full day of it.
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Hey Neil, Farage's Brexit Party first in EP elections, daylight second. I consider this and the other countries populist swings in their EP elections to be fantastic. Why? Because the population now demands change and accountability in the EU, and the populations will get precisely none. The levels of the EP that count the most are a closed shop and this is about to become increasingly obvious. About time more people realised this.
     
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    Logger nate ArboristSite Guru

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    Thanks Dan, good to know. Was looking at the Husqvarna (same as johnsered?) and the Fiskars ones.
    Yeah those winches sounds like they would work real well, kinda spendy but might be worth it. Was planning on hanging a pulley up in a tree to get some lift and keep the log from digging in. Skidding cone looks like it would help too, yeah you need to test it;).
     
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    JustJeff, we got 2" of rain yesterday. Wife told me to watch the grandchildren for awhile so I did. Let's just say the parents and her likely won't ask me to do it again soon. I did watch them closely and provided a few ideas for them. That poor poplar is covered in moss because we have had so much rain. The puddle was gone an hour after the rain stopped.
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Torched the pile and cooked some ribs (not on the fire). Drizzling now. Almost 20K steps on the Fitbit today and didn’t even get outside till 11 AM.
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    After that splash pool they just need a hot drink (of coffee) and some food (bags of lollies) and then they are ready to hand back to M&D.
     
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    More highly valuable black walnut from the FIL. His 261 cut enough from the stack of logs with one tank of fuel to fill the 8' bed somewhat neatly stacked just over the bed rails. 20190526_201334.jpg
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Throw that over in the HVBW thread too. Thousands of dollars worth!
     
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    Looks FUN!!


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    I think in your area you could really use one. Truck works fine if you got the space but a winch can work anywhere.

    They may not be the quickest but time moves differently when you're not humping rounds up a mountain.

    With a little bit of rigging knowledge something could be setup quickly that just trounces moving em by hand.

    This is about winches in general, not specifically chainsaw winches. Definitely go for a capstain set up, you won't regret not having to reset constantly.
     
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    I've been burning some of the big manna gum scrounged back in November 2017.

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    It is medium density as eucalypts go but the thing I really like about it is how clean the heartwood is. Almost no ash at all so the coals burn down really well.

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    The sapwood and especially the bark is another matter. That stuff is firepit material but if you can get a good size trunk there's a large amount of great burning wood - and they do get big around here.
     
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    It looks like the euro elections are a rejection of the major parties as they've failed us, can't get anything done and have no new ideas.
    Utterly farcical. May is stepping down so the Tories are fighting it out to elect a new leader (and PM). Public don't like any of them. Labour ought to think about how it will re-engage the electorate too.
     
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    Couldn't agree more and it's perfectly predictable. The veneer of democracy will be stripped away when the new choices also disappoint. Then it gets interesting ;-)
     
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    I love it! I wish my puddles disappeared that fast. It's clay here, once dry it's great but it's taking forever this year.

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    20190527_101906.jpg Need to get some of these running again starting to look like a saw graveyard. Need carb kit, lines, and filter for the 111 then should be good to go. So my question to you fellow scroungers/saw nuts what goes on the bench next?
     
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    The easy fixes go on the bench next. The ones that require time or money get put on the back burner until winter.


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    You've seen my bench James. It's never empty.:crazy2::dumb:
     
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    Hey I see 55 parts....want a couple saws to put together so you can use that recoil and clutch cover.....
     
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