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chipper1

chipper1

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Yep, I hope it is as reliable as the other Honda’s I’ve had. Gonna put that baby to use, been bringing home wood with a 2wheel trx300, you talk about inefficiency.


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That's a very solid platform, started life in the Rincon as a 650, had some trans issues that were addressed and they are pretty bombproof now :rock:.
The 300 is still going though right, 98ish, testament as to the quality of build :numberone:.
 
92utownxh

92utownxh

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Missed a few weeks of reading and finally caught up. Where do I add things? Motorcycles, firewood, rain, more rain, no snow.

I used to have a 2007 Yamaha R6 sport bike. Dark gray. Beautiful. I rode it to work and everywhere I didn't need to haul something. My favorite times were the twisty roads near my house in the fall. I also took it to Putnam Park Road Course several times to track days. That's where it's at! Taking corners smooth and fast and not worrying about it in full leathers. Balls of rubber hanging off the edges of the tires after a session. After kids I just didn't have time for it. Sold it a few years ago. Eventually I'll get a cruiser of some sort.

I've been cutting at a lady's house from the church I grew up in. She had at least 10 trees cut down in her yard. I get all the wood. Her grown boys will take care of the limbs. Her husband died of cancer a few years ago, he reminded me of grizzly Adams. He was very quiet, extremely nice, had a big beard, always carried a fixed blade knife, and wore his jeans and flannel shirt to church every Sunday. They have 3 boys not much older than me. All played football, one is a city police officer here now.

I have so much downed, dead trees at home I can't keep up with those. Let alone the free wood that comes along. Can't complain though. Next week I'm actually walking our 30 acres with the state forester. Trying to figure out a good plan. May do a selective cut on it in the future. A friend owns a very good logging company nearby.

Snow and rain here today. Looks like it will stay in the 50s after Sunday.
 

muad

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OK,,, here's the last split block, before I stack it,,, what do you think it is!!!???
Looks like Mulberry to me.

Locust around here is not that color. I cut up a tree that looked identical to yours this last fall. It was the same color, but dries more of an orange/dark brown.

It was heavy too.
 
turnkey4099

turnkey4099

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Good enough, I knew it looked familiar! Thanks to all... Splits pretty easy,, should be more of it there... May need your noodling saw tho!!!!
I have about 60 cord in my stash. The corded bark, plus color, plus weight, plus easy splitting are all typical. Added. It also will dry in one season if stacked where the breeze can work on it.
 
Cowboy254

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Looks like Mulberry to me.

Locust around here is not that color. I cut up a tree that looked identical to yours this last fall. It was the same color, but dries more of an orange/dark brown.

It was heavy too.
That was my thought too. Bark doesn't look quite right and white sapwood layer under the bark? The one and only locust I cut was yellow all through to the bark and the bark was more ridgey. But hey, I'm Australian so my opinion may not be worth much. Might as well ask you blokes about eucalypts :laugh::dumb:.
 

muad

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Fresh cut green within the last 2 weeks. Locust on the left,mulberry on the right. Bark in the second pic. I know there can be slight differences due to everyone's location.
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Great side-by-side!

The locust around here is different, ours is black or honey locust (with the big thorns all over, and the seed pods).
 

muad

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Well, it’s been a very mild winter. We heat 100% with wood in an old soapstone wood stove that’s in the living room. House is very well insulated.

I’ve only gone through 2.5 stacks so far, each stack is just shy of 3/4 of a cord.

We’re getting a little snow now, and the temps are dropping. Just stacked the fire and it feels good!! 9EAD714E-9F30-4DA8-9027-CF86D97F2CE3.jpeg 53D7D801-DFD9-4336-9AC5-A1E5962CCEFF.jpeg
 
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