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Steve NW WI

Steve NW WI

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You base a used tractor on how big a log you can skid with it.
It it ain't got a scoop on the front, ain't interested.
Cabs, cabs, just another window to get busted out, kinda like the rear window on the wood truck.
Been thinking about a cab tractor. One selling point is how easy the windows are to remove for wood work!
 
alleyyooper

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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
 
Dons kids

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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.
 
Steve NW WI

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When you keep a box full of wood in the pickup in the eventuality that someone will call wanting to haul something, and you can make them help unload it. Worked for me today!
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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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)
 
woodbooga

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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.
 
GrizzlyAdams86

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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.
 
Steve NW WI

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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.
 
GrizzlyAdams86

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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.
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....



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:
 
Dons kids

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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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