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A good score

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by woolybugger141, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. woolybugger141

    woolybugger141 Member

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    i've been a lurker for a long time thanks everyone for the very informative posts! recently we had a good storm go thru the area, got my hands on some good ash!! Here's some pics, got a new saw too love it

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  2. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Welcome aboard! Looks like a lot of nice Ash there....great stuff!
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  3. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Nice and welcome aboard, now go get that purty saw dirty
  4. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Wow, nice haul! :cool:
    I trust those rounds didn't sit on their ends for long? They will suck up water and rot if left very long. :(
    Is that White Ash? Bark looks a little different from what I see here, but it can vary quite a bit.
  5. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Nice load of firewood & 311.
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  6. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Woolybugger, that indeed is a great score. It is also a very nice size for splitting easy and the splits add up fast.


    Woody, I do not see what you are seeing as it does look like white ash to me. But pictures can be deceiving.
  8. woolybugger141

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    misc 087.JPG thx everyone, the new saw is great, a big step up from a ms 250 i almost went with a 391 but decided on the 311.
    the rounds sat on end for 1 day, bucked and next day split now just have to stack. my favorite four letter word is FREE:)
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  9. ScotO

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    Wow......39 posts since 2008, you barely know us and you are showing us your "ash" already......:p

    Seriously, great score! Welcome aboard (or should I say welcome back!). Looks like some dandy firewood there.....
  10. Mitch Newton

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    Free wood makes up for the cost of the saw:)
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  11. woolybugger141

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    Thats exactly how i justified the new saw to the wife! Here's a pic of some maple i was bucking and came across this
    Must of caught it just right because the chain broke ( thank you chain guard) glad i had my chaps on even thou the chain didnt come back at me.
    Sometimes when i only have a couple cuts i get lazy and dont put the chaps on, well i will always put them on now no matter what.
    . I have never broke a chain before that was a little scary. I was using the 250 when this happened last week

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  12. woolybugger141

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    I guess this is what you have to expect sometimes when you get city wood :eek:
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  13. paul bunion

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    Always expect metal in city wood. Keep on the lookout for blue/purple stains on the cut ends. It is a sure sign that metal is present in the log. Oak shows it very well.
  14. woolybugger141

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    yep thats exactly right, the maple grew around this anchor. of course my luck i always find the nail or lets say anchor.
  15. ScotO

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    I've got a bucket full of nails, screws, eyebolts, tacks, bullets and even railroad spikes (yes, SPIKES) that have come out of wood I've harvested over the years....like paul bunion said, watch for streaking and staining on the cut ends when you drop trees or buck up logs. That's usually a telltale sign that there is metal in the tree (except for stainless steel, it doesn't stain the tree....and yes, I've cut into it before in trees!)
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    Dude, That's a lot of Ash.....great score...
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    Nice score
    Nice saws
    Nice trailer
    Good job!

    Which leads me to believe you have some nice stacks too. :)
    Pictures?
  18. Backwoods Savage

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    No, not just city wood. Imagine finding a plow point in a tree. Even a fence post embedded into a tree. I used to have a picture of a bicycle grown into a tree. There is no limit to what you might find.

    When we sold off a bunch of our pines a while ago I showed them 2 trees that were not to be cut. Sure, they were nice ones that I wanted to keep but more important is that I did not want them to run those trees through the big chipper because there were tree steps screwed into them and had grown right into them. That would have been an expensive fix on that chipper.
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    thx for the replies and i will definately keep an eye on the streaking, the property owner called me and said i can have his other ash tree that he's taking down next month. He was thrilled that we had his previous ash bucked, split and off his property in 2 days, i thought it was pretty damn nice for him to give me these trees.
  20. Defiant

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    Pics of stacks??????
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    End grain pic has made me a believer. ==c
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  22. woolybugger141

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    i dont have it stacked yet, probably be a week beforei can work on it
  23. amateur cutter

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    I've got a pipe wrench, horseshoes, cinder block/concrete, crescent wrench, insulators, & more fence than is reasonable. Lawnmower wheel really pissed me off though, can't figure out how that got fully inside the tree.
    Nice score on the ash BTW. A C
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  24. Defiant

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    Before and after pics are even better!!!!!
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    Bike in tree.jpg
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