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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by jhoff310, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Steve NW WI

    Steve NW WI Unwanted Riff Raff.

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    Been thinking about a cab tractor. One selling point is how easy the windows are to remove for wood work!
     
  2. CTYank

    CTYank Peripatetic Sawyer

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    When your flower beds are mulched deep with saw-chips & noodles. Really deep.
     
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    When she gets older she will still carry and use the fire extingure. Beisdes I'll be way older to so won't be able to walk as fast as I do now.

    :D Al
     
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    When the back window of your wood truck is covered w/ a plywood.
     
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    Dons kids ArboristSite Lurker

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    You go to the local carnival with the kids and win all the prizes at the High striker/Ring the Bell game cause of all the years of splitting, swinging mauls and axes.
     
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    You know you burn wood when you are driving down the road and turn your head to look at a neighbours wood setup and fail to realize you have crossed the road into oncoming traffic, 18 wheeler heading for a load of salt. I sweared back and still had time for a quick look in the rearview mirror and noticed that he wasn't using his conveyor, wonder if he wants to sell it? He has a nice setup and recently starting buying loads of logs so maybe he isn't using the conveyor or better yet broke it and it'll be cheap.
     
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    Steve NW WI Unwanted Riff Raff.

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    I'm tellin ya, this trick just flat works! Today a couple buddies stopped in to pick up their ice shack from my place. I had a load of oak on the truck. Told em I'd help catch some fish later if they helped get the truck empty. 1/2 cord in 40 minutes - they've done this with me before.

    Now I gotta go refill the truck in case someone else stops by - be prepared!

    (Actually it's about 50/50 if the truck is loaded or not, normally cut one day, split the next.)
     
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    PEKS ArboristSite Guru

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    You know you heat with wood when..
    Your wife says she's is going to the Mall and you follow her..
    (thinking she meant the shed)
     
  9. woodbooga

    woodbooga cords of mystic memory

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    I've been at a few high-level meetings where I've picked bits of bark and oak punkfluff off from my shirt or sportsjackecket, having brought in a few armloads. If its an internal meeting, I just pickem off in a little pile. Colleagues know to call this kindling. A little more difficult with external clients. Esp. folks from CA, TX, FL, etc.
     
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  10. JRepairsK70e

    JRepairsK70e been there ...done that

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    when you check your coat pockets and find enough chips to start a small fire,some of mine are seasoned at least 2 yrs [we dunt need no stinkin dryer lint mang ]
     
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    justchecknjr ArboristSite Lurker

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    you know you heat with wood when...

    you use the kids radio flyer to bring wood in

    the shop vac stays by the fireplace

    you build a rack in the living room to hold a face cord

    keep boards to make the run way into your house on the deck

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    firewood guy ArboristSite Operative

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    if your saws are cleaner than the shop bathroom???
     
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    GrizzlyAdams86 Expert Greenhorn

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    The contents of the box of your truck this time of year are:
    -2 or more saws
    -tool box w/ extra chains, tools, files, etc.
    -milk crate w/ gas, bar oil, hatchet, felling and splitting wedges
    -Fiskars SS
    -scoop shovel
    -3 20'-ish ft. chains
    -a bunch of empty 2-stroke oil containers
    -a bunch of empty pop cans
    -and 3-ish in. of frozen bark you were going to shovel out in the fall but kept putting it off until it was too late.
     
  14. Steve NW WI

    Steve NW WI Unwanted Riff Raff.

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    Grizz, you're slacking. I shoveled mine out in November, and it's back to 3" or so already.

    Your "this time of year" comment worries me. You mean there's a time of year those things AREN'T in the truck?

    PS - No scoop shovel here, a 5 tine pitchfork rides shotgun if I'm gonna burn brush though.
     
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    GrizzlyAdams86 Expert Greenhorn

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    I tried to get rid of the bark buildup in oct. at a bonfire but it was puting the fire out (holds mosture real well) so I had to shovel it into the weeds. Then in Nov. after I procrastinated and we had a cold spell I scraped and chiseled out what I could. As to "this time of year", usually hardly a day goes by when the saws are not in the back in the fall, winter or spring. Not much cutting goes on in the summer, depends how hot it gets. The scoop shovel goes in the truck in late Oct. and does not leave until April tradtionaly. Has gotten me out of a few snow drifts in the woods. But it also does work for cleaning bark out of the box.
     
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    A lot of your gloves look like this....

    [​IMG]

    The other morning I had on a BRAND NEW pair of deer skin insulated Kincos. I mean che sweet, going out on a date gloves.

    FIRST LOG that I threw in wearing my new gloves took the right hand with it when I chucked that piece of maple in. On the bottom of the log, in the red hot coal bed, over 2 feet back into the stove.

    I....was......so......mad...

    (peanut gallery)How mad were you?(peanut gallery)

    I was so mad that I threw the other glove into the stove amidst a woven tapestry of expletives.

    That'll teach those gloves.....:bang:
     
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    Dons kids ArboristSite Lurker

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    You fall asleep in the room where you have your woodburner. In the middle of the night, you stock the firebox and fill the water pot on top of the stove. Tap dancing at the sink, and at the stove as you pour the water into the pot, cause you should of hit the bathroom first.
     
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    You know you heat with wood

    when your wood stacks are easier to see than your house on Google Earth.
     
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    NICE!!!! Screenshot?
     
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    Soon as Harry sends me his address. ;)
     

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