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Scrounging firewood

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

  1. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    It is funny because if you find a guy that is 6' and a lean 200 lbs with a large neck, those are some of the strongest dudes you will ever come across.
     
  2. chipper1

    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    Thats funny. So he's like Tank Abbott :surprised3:.
    The last company I worked at the boss told me they wanted guys from 5.6 to 5.9 as they had the least physical problems with the weight and with injuries.
    I started hauling drywall at 40, certainly not an old guys job, but I did enjoy it other than hauling books of 12' 5/8 standard weight :eek:(there's 5/8 lightweight that's not a problem).
    When we would get temps the rule we set with the boss is we don't want them unless you get two, then we always made them work together so we wouldn't get hurt hauling with them, nothing like having a guy who can follow your lead hurt you because they want to do it their way.
     
  3. panolo

    panolo Seldom right...Always opinionated!

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    I hated sheet rock and the window truck. I would take the shingle loads before the others.
     
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    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    Fortunately I did most the large commercial jobs so I was leading crews and I got to mainly run the boom, on the residential jobs it was more difficult but it was also lightweight board except in the garage and that was in and down from the forks so it was pretty easy other than walking in the sand to get it thru the garage. I used to have some cool pictures of the jobs we did, I really enjoy the challenge of getting the truck in and out of the sites as well as running the booms in tight quarters. I miss that aspect, but the constant heavy lifting, not so much :rare2:.
     
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    DBDBBA38-8EB4-4C8E-83B5-D84023B7ECC4.jpeg I have all those noodled oak pieces that even being in quarters, most are too heavy to lift to stack and I need to make room for the next incoming oak. I spent 2 days with my Hart maul and made about zero progress trying to bust the quarters into manageable pieces. Got out 2 wedges and a sledge and made progress, it’s still work but more productive than the maul. Really stringy and tuff wood. Maul or axe wasn’t going to win on these, 20”-23” long.
     
  6. Backyard Lumberjack

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    well, after looking at that underside pix of seat project I posted, the idea light came on... and I had my handle solution right before me. really like how it has turned out. works great. some pix getting to it. 1/4x20 studs, drop, I used. I changed couple other things, too. also plan to Marlin Blue paint the underside, seats, steps, etc...

    a handy solution for a handy handle. location was everything!
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  7. Backyard Lumberjack

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    this is a scrounge in my immediate area coming up. i can have all i want! :D P1210002.JPG P1210003.JPG P1210004.JPG P1210005.JPG P1210006.JPG all the big oaks! could be 20 +. maybe more. more so a commercial job. lots of oak, but while just out of my neighborhood, imo... definitely out of my league. lol. stumps, too. all going...
     
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    not sure how many cords this would yield, cut and split... but my bet is for sure... over 50! and maybe even close to 100....
     
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    A front yard scrounge with my buddy. We took down a dying maple in my front yard. FS here is a picture of a super duty hauling a load of wood and a gratuitous picture of NY strip on the new griddle. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. chipper1

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    I have two words for that wood, hydraulic spitter!
    I hit some of the rounds of cherry I split yesterday with the fiscars and have the blisters to prove it, it hardly budged, some very tough yard wood :eek:.
    The hardest part about using the hydro once I got it out was lifting the rounds, if they were any heavier I would have noodled them. No way I would have kept after them by hand, I'll save that for some nice straight grained stuff :yes:.
     
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    That's a lot of wood for sure.
    I'd say see what stuff would work for you and ask for it, looks to be some great wood for sure.
     
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    Is that a marker tree, that you should not cut down. Now people will not know which way to travel. :crazy2::)
     
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    They just messed everything up re-paving our rd, "it's the house on the left after the last pothole":laughing:.
     
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    funny; u may be right. not in my neighborhood, close though... they may be safe as it's a T intersection... hard to turn the other way. lol

    the guy in charge of the demo, etc. told me entire tree group will be removed
     
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    it really is chipper. for sure! sad to think such oaks coming down. years ago I met the owner at the time... he did a lot of the home's outside and inside improvements... pool, big garage, shed, etc. very large lot for the area. house with big footprint. large but wood siding. the street has numerous large lots, though. 1/2 - 1 ac. some more. but across the street some 23,000 sq ft for sale. half acre. $547,000! 100% teardown. but get this... owner financing avail... lol ;)
     
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    chow line looks good!
     
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  18. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Seemed like a good idea at the time but it's taken two days to make these handles. Never again.

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    Worth it. They will make you smile for ever more.
     
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    20190814_092351.jpg Not really a scrounge but cleaning up storm damage for one of the MILs coworkers. She said one truck load :lol: I'll be back to get atleast one more load like this.
     

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