1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

72F, sun, a good saw and wood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bmwloco, Nov 6, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bmwloco

    bmwloco Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    208
    Loc:
    Asheville NC
    Whew. Taking a break. I'll be pulling out the maw soon.

    I've had oak and dogwood since this summer. A friend in the tree biz sold it to me for $40 delivered. 6'-7' foot logs. 18"-25" stove size chunks that need to be split.

    I'm doing the math in my head as I do it, sweating. There's at least a month, maybe two, worth of oak, dogwood and locust to keep the VC Resolute in the house and the VC Intrepid, both circa 1984, both burning warmly.

    Nice thoughts at 72F, sweating, baking in the sun now. What a great way to spend a rare day off.

    Back to it...

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    15,972
    Loc:
    Anderson, Indiana
    Ill be cutting sunday high of 40 degrees
  3. bayshorecs

    bayshorecs New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    214
    Loc:
    Central Illinois
    Planning the same here. Hope the ground dries out from the rain though.
  4. CowboyAndy

    CowboyAndy New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    744
    Loc:
    Chateaugay, NY
    It is 65 here today, usually in the 40's this time of year. I will be out splitting today...
  5. bmwloco

    bmwloco Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    208
    Loc:
    Asheville NC
    Managed to split and break up about enough through today's efforts to keep Chateau Loco warm for a month or so. Given I'll have a stove in the garage too, maybe less.

    I'm happily sore, kicking back and enjoying a Dead Guy Ale out of a cask now.

    Good work. Good day.
  6. BJ64

    BJ64 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    608
    Loc:
    NE Oklahoma
    I spent yesterday on the back end of a splitter. It was good.

    Done almost a cord of hackberry that crashed early last summer.
  7. CowboyAndy

    CowboyAndy New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    744
    Loc:
    Chateaugay, NY
    I used the splitter to break up a few rounds of pine for kindling... my buddy was supposed to come get it 5 oclock yesterday, but he wasnt able to so by the headlights of my truck i split all the pine up real small. Got alot done yesterday.
  8. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,438
    Loc:
    Delaware, Ohio
    Man, I've gotta get me a splitter. I'm tired of borrowing my neighbors.

    -SF
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,816
    Loc:
    Michigan
    I worry about you fellows splitting wood now and going to burn it this winter; especially that oak. If you split wood now, it should be for next winter, not this year! It is called seasoning and you will get twice the heat from that wood without the creosote problems. Good luck.
  10. CowboyAndy

    CowboyAndy New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    744
    Loc:
    Chateaugay, NY
    Everything I am splitting now is for 09/10... getting pretty close to working on the 10/11 supply...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page