agree, years ago I had sawmill ends and it's impossible to stack without flat/flat contact which is like puttiing splts back together.
I'd leave it...
Its like a golf swing - all about club head speed and specific angle/point of contact. You get consistency there you're long..
Many think a...
Never need to fell birches, around here they seem to fall over before they much past 12" dia. The secret is to get them right away.
If you find one...
cut some birch at the lake place and didn't bother to split or unzip.
Turned to useless mush in few years.
"unzipping" a quick smart fix
It's that underhanded marketing strategy of being honest and giving good value to your customers.
Reminds me of the contractor who has done all of...
stop cutting when you get tired enough to get sloppy
roughly same here
actually, in Smallbany a cord is 4x4x8
In central NY, I've observed that a "cord" is face cord, 150 miles east, a cord is 4x4x8. Just custom I guest.
above are right, it will burn but you'd be wasting it.
wait till '15/'16
IMHO, the bark slows the drying a bit. I don't split 4" dia but put in next years pile ( 15/16).
Some time I "stripe" with tip of the saw to break...
in my experience, maple splits easier when "fresh", otherwise the sooner you split the more seasoning time before burn
They're all too busy trying to hide their emails
I'm sure your bartering wood is actually seasoned as opposed to the "seasoned" firewood you see advertised, therefore it is actually worth $200-250 a...
I use cheapo Harbor Freight ($30) mainly because my hand filing is too inconsistent with asymmetrical results.
It is a piece of junk, plastic...
the knotty,twisted unsplitables do take longer to completely season than splits
shorties and uglies go to the top of the stacks
Splitting by hand can be very efficient IF... one has an efficient and accurate swing. This takes many thousands of swings.
35 years ago when I...
my experience is that everything from China is designed for minimum cost with the aim of hitting a price point at retail, with a made up disposable...
Their heart is in the right place. Obviously not worth the gas to go get it.
Been using a 026/16" for 20yrs and 100 cords of wood.
Everything from felling 24" + trees in the woods to bucking 36" dia lengths.
Had it pinched...
My dog patrols the woodlot and rousts any deer into the surrounding forests where I seldom venture.
Keeping the deer density down is shown to reduce...
So you can clean out his basement and get all the heat from dried pine for only $100? Wow
depending on the trees and degree of difficulty, this could be a reasonable deal for somebody in the business.
I say "could be" because I'm not in...
I hope their local tree pros are watching this post and looking forward to his call.
BTW a wheelbarrow fully loaded is a cold days' supply for us.
when we bought our house it had a wood box replacing a large window in the basement. Doors on the inside and a box on the outside with a lid.
only in the modern media age can someone who doesn't know what they're doing show people around the world how to do it.
start splitting pieces off the outside and work your way in.
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