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Would You Rather Make Cake or Pie? (It's not what you think it is!)

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by bfrazier, Apr 16, 2019.

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Would You Rather Make Cake or Pie?

  1. Cake! I like Cake!

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  2. Pie! I like Pie!

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  3. I don't give a crap, I clicked on this by mistake!

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  1. bfrazier

    bfrazier ArboristSite Operative

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    Well this is an easy game - whatever your opinion is - you WIN!
    But I'm guessing some of us prefer one way... or the other, not that we always have a choice... but when we do:

    So would you rather split your wood into mostly squares (Cake!) or mostly triangles (Pie!) And why is that?

    Observe the picture:
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    The ONLY way to loose at this game is to not give the rest of us an answer. And tell us why if you have a reason.
     
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    Cake. Stacks prettier.
     
  3. bfrazier

    bfrazier ArboristSite Operative

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    Me myself? I have a rectangular firebox in my woodstove. I like making the square "cake" that fits in tight. My grandma said "Logs like friends." I like how the wood fits that way.
     
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    Cowboy254 Chainsawing meathead

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    Depends how big the round is. I like my splits around 6 inches or so, so if the round is up to 12 inches, I bake me some pie but I like cake if the round is big.
     
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    bfrazier ArboristSite Operative

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    I've seen the pictures of some of the wood you're dealing with. Huge noodle wood! You could make stars or crescent moons for Christ sake!
     
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    I like some of both.

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    Jakers Owner - Arbor Jake's Tree Service, LLC

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    All fat kids love cake... but I do like both
     
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    I like one handed pieces, if it takes two to pick up, split it again, shape is irrelevant.
     
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    Picked pie because I never tried the cake method. I must try sometime!
     
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    Never thought about it, so I went to the desert bar in my wood shed and found both on the buffet. Now I have one more thing to think about
     
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    I prefer cake and that’s what I shoot for. Not every piece lends itself to cake splitting so pie is ok too. Cookies aren’t all that bad either but they really don’t stack worth a crap.

    Reason why I prefer cake: easier stacking especially on the laced corners of my stacks and tighter loads in the woodstove.
     
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    Cake! If the piece is big enough, otherwise I'll be content with pie.
    1. I think cake stacks nicer, particularly the criss-cross end caps of my stacks.
    2. I think it is a easier to grab a square piece than a triangular one with one hand. The square pieces don't require me to think if I'm picking up on the point of the triangle which could allow the wood to slip.
     
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    Splits how it splits. 20190316_172001.jpg
     
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    Cake if it is big enough. But I like 8 inch rounds that don't require splitting best. It needs to be over 14 inch rounds to make use of cake though so 10-14 inch get pie.

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    bfrazier ArboristSite Operative

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    You guys all make some great points! Now we all have one more thing to think about.... cookies! :lol:

    Thanks for playing along - maybe it will help someone out to try something new.:clap:
     
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    I'm not fussy and neither is the stove. If it burns and makes heat, in it goes.
     
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    Depends on the size of the piece being split. Seeing how we’re referencing the size pictured, I’m a cake guy. Anything small it’s pie.
     
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    My OWB says “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.”
     
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    Whatever shapes come out the fastest.
     
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    What he said. I never even pay attention, I do try to vary size, but other than that, I just split it.
     

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