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Scrounging firewood

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

  1. U&A

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    Hells yes!!

    Split some more after this morning and got holz haussn #4 done today!!



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    err. hmm....errrrm...lovely but...errrr..arent thesplits supposed to slope outwards so it sheds rain? yours slope in, no?
     
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    You mean the top....? It dont matter. When people stack regular 4x4x8 cords they dont do anything special to the top for rain run off so why dos it matter here.....

    I stacked 4x4x8 cords for years with no cover in the summer time. Only cover top only m in the winter for snow.

    The “body” of this special stack is ALWAYS supposed to slope IN. If they ever begin flatten or slop out the pile falls over. That is the idea of the stack to begin with. Never falls if done right. As the wood shrinks it “falls in” on itself. As soon as your rings get parallel to the ground or slop out..... the stack falls over. That how it’s supposed to be done.

    As for the top..... i don’t make it look pretty like the germans. Because its a wood pile... not a sculpture





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    Man that looks like a good time inspite of the weather!
     
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    I had some plan for today go awry... So to pass some time I scrounged up a few bits and built a UHF antenna for grins. Only had 2 channels 4 subs now I got something like 43 with the subs. Used the "Stealth Hawk" design. Stupid simple and works great.

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    Yeah I need to get more paint...
     
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    Still pretty awesome! My skills fall between tree fort and drywall.
     
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    Dang man!!! This is AWSOME


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    This aint for cooking Shack-el-ranchero is cold tonight. At least the snow added insulation and kept other things cold. 4CC228E6-AA22-4BB5-9476-B55BD83F6EB9.jpeg
     
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    Looks like paradise to me.
     
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    The wind here would blow those over.
     
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    Looks great
     
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    if it was a John Boos & Co maple bench, it would be over 10 times that. I actually got mine new for under $100.00! :D I thought of locking casters, but doubt there are any out there for $2.50 each! iukwim! ~

    probably have to roll it up against a wall with casters like mine. lol

    looking fwd to it being useable. studs and casters to go in after bench done.
     
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    it does! should make any Texas pitmaster take notice! :)... wondering about the sap? making syrup? for pancakes? or?
     
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    interesting. in your pix what is the black box? a Balun type device? and the silver? silver - a splitter? thanks for the post, going to look into this design.
     
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    in or out, nice design!
     
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    :yes: looks cozy... and warm! I like.... :)
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Some of the masterpieces on youtube where guys have made their own workshop cabinetmaking benches make me feel very inadequate! I've stopped looking at those videos. Their benches are better than any finished furniture I could even conceive of let alone produce.

    Yeah, I asked about the castors because when I put all my benches on castors, the first set was 360 degree with no locking and I actually ended up going for a pair of straight and a pair of 360 (but locking) on all the others. Nowhere near as manoeuvrable as your ones and, unfortunately, nowhere near what you paid. I think I paid $20 for each set. It's so good to be able to move 'em around the shed. Best of luck with yours. Am looking forward to seeing what comes off your bench. I ran out of weekend to finish the jewellery boxes but I've got the bit between my teef now so the next few evenings should be enough to put the latest ones to bed. I get a bit OCD when a project is going well and really just want to block out the world and finish it. If only real life could be so blissfully one-dimensional.
     
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    I hear ya mate! my casters r for maneuverability. I had planned on some blocks just tall or high enough to raise the casters off the floor to stabilize and locate the workbench. 1/8th" or so... I don't need it locked down, for my main workbench is 16' long and it is made of 4x4 and 2x4s etc. and the back of the top, 2x4s... where the plywood deck attaches topside is bolted directly into the studs in the wall of the house! they attach to sill which is J-bolted to foundation. 3/8ths lag bolts with washers under their heads. the workbench is as rock solid as the house is sitting on its foundation! no joke!... -0- flex! lol

    say, can u post up a link or two on those special made workbenches? I would like to see what u r talking about. thanks...
     
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    Yeah that is a splitter. I couldn't find a 300-75 ohm adapter laying around that was the wire to coaxial type. Though I am sure I have one.

    So I made do with the splitter and the push on 300-75 ohm connector. It was a spur of the moment idea. Since it worked so well I'll be looking for the bits to make up a prettier permanent version. We are in the 37-40 mile range from the towers which seems to be the sweet spot for this design.
     

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