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The Fire Pit Thread

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by svk, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. hoskvarna

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    Too flipping hot to even think about that


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  2. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    This fire with the combination of cedar and cherry might be the best smelling fire ever.
     
  3. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    What may be the last fire at this house. My lucky dog neighbors get all of my firewood when I move. :D

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    I must not have been paying attention, where are you moving to? Joe.
     
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    Me either. You moving and giving up woodcutting?
     
  6. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    Don't worry you didn't miss anything as I hadn't mentioned it before. Not everything is worked out yet but I'll tell you all more when I get it all done. ;)

    Selling our home and going to split the time between a warmer location for the deep winter and our two cabins for spring, summer, and fall. Attempting to get the best of both worlds and I'll actually have more time to cut and run saws.

    Wife and I came to the decision that we were running in place in this current life and nothing was going to change that for the foreseeable future (my youngest is 4 so the foreseeable future was about 14 years until she graduates).

    House just went on the market and buyers haven't beaten down our door yet but if needed a slight price tweak should heat things up.
     
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    The house next door to me is for sale, and all the other neighbors are used to chainsaws running, even old ones with no mufflers. Winters here can be nasty. Not sub zero, just rain one day, freezing the next, snow the day after that. Plus taxes are crazy. Happy house hunting, Joe.
     
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    But... but... warmer means less firewood:(. I have always liked winter and cold but have to admit the way my hands and back felt last winter somewhere warmer sounds pretty good at times. Best of luck to you where ever you end up, keep us posted. Be great to have you around here but don't think it's any warmer.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    At this point I do not plan on getting away from saws so you can expect me to be around here still. I have found another obsession in axes however so may pick up a few more after I replenish the toy fund when the house sells. In addition to building a few saws myself this winter I may have another saw or three worked over down in MO.

    I have found that certain subsets of the saw world thrive on manufactured drama and have dissociated myself from those circles. I still cannot figure out why some want to turn a fun pass time into something that isn't enjoyable.
     
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    cornfused Saw & Firewood HACK

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    Daughter went back to college so the wife and I decided to spend an evening enjoying each other's company around the fire pit whilst making up a little suppa. Iowa chops, garden fresh seasoned baby potatoes with onions and fresh sweet corn in the husk. Nice time with the wife and an awesome meal to share together!! KIMG0087.jpg
     
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    Nice. How do those decorative bricks hold up to the heat?

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    Pretty good so far. Going on 3 years. $1.28 apiece at lowes. Old iron fire pit in the ground as a base. Bag of rocks and good to go. Did have to chiesel the backs off these bricks.
     
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    That warmer location wouldnt happen to be around my area would it????
     
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    No but I'll be up for some fall hunting at my uncle's for sure!
     
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    I have been trying to get a pic of Methuselah. I call him that because I have never seen a white tail anywhere as big as this one. Non typical with drop tines that looks like they will hit his shoulders when he turns his head and a butt that looks like the rear end of a horse. Looks like a cross between a elk and a moose. He's been in my field a few times, but I never seem to have a camera handy. He had a twin brother that was poached not far from here. Game wardens got the deer, but the poachers got away.
     
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    Just about ready to go. A splash of turps and whoosh! We have so much wattle (acacia) around the place we have to get rid of it somehow.

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    This is a pic from when we finished it in 2012, we built it big enough for getting rid of some junk pine. Once we get a few days of wet weather, we'll be burning. 100_5858.JPG
     
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    I moved some pine over to the fireplace, all we need is a good rain so I can burn it back here in the woods and then maybe cook some steaks with a few splits of hardwood.
     

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