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A little eye candy...

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Lifted4x4Astro, Apr 3, 2009.

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  1. Lifted4x4Astro

    Lifted4x4Astro New Member

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    Here is a little eye candy for you guys. :lol:

    Received a truck load of logs on March 19th and finished cutting and splitting today. Just need to stack the last pile. Not bad considering I work 12 hour shifts and did a gear swap on a 1999 AWD Astro (went from 3.42's to 4.10's in both diff's). The stacks are 11' long, 7' high and the pieces are all cut 20"+. There is 1 full cord in each row. So that means there is 5 cords stacked! The rest of the space in the lean-to will hold around 3.75 cords. I am glad my wife and both kids help!

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    Here is where I started this morning...

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    Pile left to stack...

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  2. Stevebass4

    Stevebass4 Minister of Fire

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    nice stacks!! and nice stacking!
  3. Birch Boy

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    Nice looking wood, real nice looking weather. We are still in the grip of winter up here and burning steady.
  4. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    YEP! You are a true wood burner. Good on ya and good for kickin its a$$ so early in the year. Nice job and healthy looking wood.
    N of 60
  5. Chris B

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    Nice looking pile of wood, its amazing that a simple pile of wood does for a true wood burner.
  6. RAY_PA

    RAY_PA Feeling the Heat

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    nice job, lookin good. How bout that stack in the bcak of the last pic?...is that yours too?
  7. jdeere5220

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    Would that be considered "Burner Porn" ??
  8. karri0n

    karri0n New Member

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    We want to see the lifted 4 x 4 Astro...
  9. Lifted4x4Astro

    Lifted4x4Astro New Member

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    Yeah, that stack is mine as well. That is for camping and house campfires. There are 2 rows 4' high and 12' long there.

    I guess it would be...especially if it gets you excited! :)
  10. Lifted4x4Astro

    Lifted4x4Astro New Member

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    I actually sold it last fall to a buddy of mine. I will post up a few pics sometime soon.
  11. Shipper50

    Shipper50 Minister of Fire

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    Am I the only one to notice the size of his slitter wedge and the foot on it? Geeeeezzzzzzz ;-P

    Shipper
  12. Lifted4x4Astro

    Lifted4x4Astro New Member

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    You know what they say...it's not the size of the wedge, it's how you use it! :wow:

    I have to say that I didn't build the wedge and foot. I bought them and the I-beam from a buddy at work who was moving to Atlanta. He is an awesome fabricator and always overbuilt everything! The wedge is 14-1/2" tall. I also picked up the Honda motor and cylinder and valves from him as well. The tank was an old hydraulic test stand scrapped out from work and the axle/tires are from another buddy who scrapped an old trailer. All told I have about $420 into the splitter so far. I am going to be building a log lift off the side over the summer.
  13. woodburn

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    Awesome pics- thanks for sharing.
  14. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Mighty respectable splitter and stacking 4x4, my hats off to you. Job well done!
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    ... and the I-beam size.
    Like the foot size, but I don't get the advantage of the wedge height.
    Certainly a 'gets it done' rig.
  16. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    wow.
    WOW.
  17. Lifted4x4Astro

    Lifted4x4Astro New Member

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    Almost done with my second load of logs. The lean-to is filled and we are stacking out back in 1 cord rows. We'll end up with about 12 - 13 cords stacked up.

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    Niiiice.............I was just given a magazine called ..Our Canada....has an article about a guy in Quebec who loves bananas...always wanted to grow some...wanted a fresh... picked when ripe banana...sooo..he put up a greenhouse ...heated it and his shop with a boiler and used ...last winter....100 cords of wood....got 5 bunches of bananas !!!!!There are definitely smarter monkeys in the world.........
  19. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Nice job stacking all that firewood Astro...smart move using those safety straps too.
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    SWEEEEEEEET!!!!!
  21. Highbeam

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    So what's the idea of the safety straps? To prevent the posts from buckling or to hole the wood back? Why not just use more of those lumber strips?

    That is an impressive stack of wood. I am afraid to stack that high.

    Looks like you went right on the gravel with the wood. Has that ever caused wet wood on the bottom?
  22. jdeere5220

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    Those are so that if the wood falls over, it pulls the shed down too and you can file an insurance claim :coolsmile:
  23. Lifted4x4Astro

    Lifted4x4Astro New Member

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    Thanks guys!

    The straps are there simply to keep the pile from toppling over. There is no weight on them now and shouldn't be next fall either. Just a safety precaution because of the kids running around and playing. Our 2 kids know not to play on wood piles but the neighbor kids I am sure don't know.

    I stacked right on the ground here and the very bottom pieces can get a little wet sometimes but this will be used up next year so I am not too worried about it. If it is too wet to burn, I throw it out back for our camp fire pit. :)
  24. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Astro, do the same with my stacks...the little ones know not to play around the pile, but you can't be too careful. A little extra security goes a long way. Nice stacks and I love the leento approach.
    If you don't mind me asking, what did the final product set you back ?
  25. SolarAndWood

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    I doubt there will be much pit wood there. Sweet job with the steel roof, amount of gravel, the way you boxed it and the grading. Any water that somehow gets in there will quickly run through the bed and out into the yard. The bigger concern will be the fifteen feet of snow that blocks your access to it:)
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