A load of Firewood to Granny`s

hobbyheater Posted By hobbyheater, Jan 9, 2013 at 7:27 PM

  1. hobbyheater

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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.

    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/grannys-splitter-wood-pile.78935/#post-1006946
     
  2. albert1029

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

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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

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    I love your splitter
     
  6. raybonz

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    Great pics and nice thing to do for Granny!
     
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    Always enjoy your posts. Great pictures.
     
  8. Blue Vomit

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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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

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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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