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Scrounging firewood

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

  1. Cowboy254

    Cowboy254 ESD sufferer

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    That last pic is a beauty, nicely stacked red gum warms a wooder's heart. I'm a bit sympathetic to @U&A 's point of view. Yes, you could have milled it (if you had a mill), but it is some beautiful burning firewood too. A few years ago, Cowgirl and I nearly bought a property with 200 hazelnut trees and 600 mature red gums, all planted in nice neat rows. What might have been....
     
  2. Jeffkrib

    Jeffkrib ArboristSite Guru

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    Makes me feel at home plowboy, but I guess in your part of the world you’re getting rid of an invasive weed.
     
  3. muad

    muad ArboristSite Operative

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    That’s still on the table too.

    I just hate the idea of selling the thing for $100 if I’m luck...
     
  4. muad

    muad ArboristSite Operative

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    Well, after sleeping on it, I’m not gonna fix the 310.

    I will either list it for sale as-is here, or give it to my FIL. When I bought this saw, I bought a second 310 for my FIL. His is down right now due to a messed up pull mechanism. I might just give this to him so he can make one good saw, and have a bunch of spare parts.
     
  5. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    Probably a good idea. They are a complete ***** to work on. I have my cousins but once I get done with that I’m never working on that family of saws again.
     
  6. muad

    muad ArboristSite Operative

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    LOL!
     
  7. farmer steve

    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    One can never have enough brownie points with the in-laws.:innocent:
     
  8. chipper1

    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    I usually sell them for 50-100, 100 being very nice looking and a newer model.
    When I got rid of my husky 142, I gave it to another member as he wanted a project. I think I paid 150 for it and ran a few different bars on it, I planned on keeping it because it was my first husky and I did for a while, then I just wanted it out of the way. Looking at how much wood it cut for me it didn't owe me anything and that saw was a catalyst for all I do today. It taught me that just because a saw has a good name and color that it doesn't mean its a good saw, much like any product.
    Sounds like a great thing to do, I'm sure he will appreciate that :clap:.
     
  9. chipper1

    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    I can't eat brownies so the kids spouses will have to come up with something better, saws sound good to me :D.
     
  10. MustangMike

    MustangMike Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Hope everyone has a good Valentine's Day.

    We have an extra visitor, last night and today. The young girl next door feel off a horse yesterday and broke her arm, so the parents were at the Hospital with her all night long, so her sister is staying with us till things return to normal.
     
  11. MustangMike

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    Yea, I did one clamshell … once ...
     
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    Yep. My Ftoofiddy has rubber floor liner. No carpet. Saws in the cab and stay in the house. No garage or shed. And NO ETHENOL.
     
  13. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    Clamshells are not all created equally! I know you are a Stihl guy, but whoever designed that family of saws were insane!

    The 350 Husky family of clamshells and 352 family of Echo were very easy to work on. I’m not fast and I had a 352 completely tore down and back together in well under two hours.
     
  14. muad

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    Same to you!

    Just got a call, Gramp’s 254 is done! Just needed a fuel line, a coil (they grabbed a good used on off a parts saw), and the chain brake assembly off the same parts saw.

    Oh, and she needs a new bar. Hoping to pick it up tomorrow!!
     
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    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    That's awesome, curious how you like it, nice limb saw for sure.
     
  16. MechanicMatt

    MechanicMatt Cut Split Stack Burn

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    My master tech has corrected me, no reverse is the reaction shell. And he did confirm again that all 4L 60 transmissions are junk
     
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    Is that 262 back running yet???
     
  18. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    Nice!
     
  19. Smacktooth

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    Finally got over to cut the rest of the big ovals








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    Well I finally started to burn some of my locust since its actually below freezing out . Tonight it will be around zero here,so it will be a locust, hickory and red oak night 20200214_123829.jpg
     

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