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A load of Firewood to Granny`s

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by hobbyheater, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. hobbyheater

    hobbyheater Minister of Fire

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    Early morning start with yarding some small logs out of a burn pile.

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    The small rounds have to be split or they will not dry even when stored under well ventilated cover.

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    A long butt makes for variety in bucking and splitting, a 28" bar just makes it through this round .

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    Loaded up with half a cord. The highway home is not all that busy so nobody seems to mind that I only go 45 mph!

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    Taking the ferry to Alert Bay.

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    The ferry ride takes about 40 minutes.

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    Driving along the water front in Alert Bay.

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    Granny`s driveway in Alert Bay.

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  2. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    thanks for sharing the pleasant itinerary and info on your Granny...
  3. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    And a nice setup. Beautiful destination.
  4. oldogy

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    Granny has a good guy looking out for her. Nice pictures.
  5. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    I love your splitter
  6. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Great pics and nice thing to do for Granny!
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    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    Always enjoy your posts. Great pictures.
  8. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

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    I like Granny's little rock by her driveway.
  9. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Hopefully Granny was doing OK when you got there and there was no wolf dressed up in her clothing. Feel free to give me a call if you ever run into a situation like that. ;)
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  10. ChrisNJ

    ChrisNJ Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks for the pics, looks like I found yet another destination for a vacation.
  11. katwillny

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    Nice post. Granny is lucky to have you around. Great pics. Love this site for this reason, the people and what they do for others
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  12. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Nice work Allan! Love the pics, the splitter, and your ride on the ferry. Very cool. We take a ferry ride about once a year to cross over into Vermont that takes about 20 minutes or so. It is a cool ride. The last time we were getting ready to get on a tractor trailer was pulling onto it before we were. !!! I didn't know if I wanted to get on it still. ;lol
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    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    love that skidder/splitter! and that you can do 4 at the time!!

    That must be light wood to fill that toy that full and it not sagg.
  14. hobbyheater

    hobbyheater Minister of Fire

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    Looking up at the rock you liked.

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    This is another rock at the other corner of her lawn.
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  15. hobbyheater

    hobbyheater Minister of Fire

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    When firewood season is over I will post more pictures of the area for you .
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    hobbyheater Minister of Fire

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    The splitter is around 30 years old. Two brothers got tired of splitting by hand and made 24 of these machines and I count myself lucky to have one.
    The wood is second growth Western Hemlock. The smaller logs which are tops, have been down for about a year and are not as heavy as the soggy long butts.
    The Toy has a Goodyear air bag suspension inflated to 70 psi and the tires are 700-15 - 8 ply inflated to 60 psi. The wood splitter's only suspension is its tires which are inflated to about 7 psi, so the wood splitter limits your speed to about 45 -50 mph.
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