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12 in and 12 in or 18 in and 6 in...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Ram 1500 with an axe..., Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Which would you cut if some dumb Azz cut a round to the dimension of 24 inches.... Thanks
    Oh my stove takes 18-22 in.... Any reasons why you pick the way you do?..........................thank you

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  2. STIHLY DAN

    STIHLY DAN Feeling the Heat

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    18 and 6. 18 for winter 6 for shoulder season.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I'd simply cut a cookie off the end. You can later burn those cookies. They work great for daytime and also when you don't need a full load of wood. In addition, it is easier, usually, to cut off 2" rather than cutting it in half or the other dimension.
  4. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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    Who is the dumb azz?
  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Three 6" cookies makes for one 18" log.
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    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Yep I cut the least I can to make my 16 inch piece.
    You end up with a lot of 3 or 4 inch thick rounds. Great to burn them too.
  8. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Dennis, sorry I wasn't thinking, I was rocking out to some tunes and cooking for the wife and kids while posting that.....:)
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  9. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    You must cut your rounds to 24 inches, so I apologize or offending you.....:)
  10. Nick Mystic

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    How deep is your stove for N/S loading? If it is more than 12"deep if you cut them in half you would have the option of loading N/S.
  11. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Another great idea, Nick Mystic...that's why we are all here, to teach and learn.....thanks
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    12+12...
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    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    Didn't bother me. I just wondered if you had originally cut the wood to long or if it was someone else.
  14. weatherguy

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    We were wondering if the dumb azz was you ==c
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  15. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Ha, you so funny, thanks for the info...
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    For my stove, I would do 12X12 cause I could load em north-south. Also, you can stack 12" long splits just fine.
  17. HDRock

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    Well ! this dumb a$$ got on a roll, and forgot to cut the round to length before splitting, than had to recut 2" off all the splits :mad:

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  18. Backwoods Savage

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    Well, just a little more word to do. At least you have the jig for doing it right.
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    Yeah , I was glad to have it when I screwed up , It was pretty quick n easy , I love that multi jig , use it a lot. No bending over :)
    I have more splits in the stacks from old the stove that will need trimming
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    whenever I have the end of a log that is too long I cut it halfway and cross stack in the middle of the pile.
    Figure a few N-S loads on occasion or smaller reload will be needed when picking through
  21. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Looking good guys and great answers, I think I'm gonna make an area where i Can shingle out some cookies as well as make a special 12" stack.....I love your ideas and HD Rock, that's a pretty cool rack that looks like it works well......
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    I burned some short chunks the other day, lined em them up n/s in the stove worked out good ,like full splits
    I always cut odd length's to 17" , cuz my stove is square 18", then throw the chunks in the crates
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    What size box on your Lopi? My Princess is 2.8 and it's 18 in square too, I try and cut my wood 17 inches too if I can. I burn shorties in shoulder season.
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    Yours must be taller , cuz my Lopi is 2.2cf

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