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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Realstone, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    My wife and I agreed to exchange Christmas lists this year. I can't tell you what a weight that is off of my shoulders, she's hard to buy for. So now that I am a newly converted stove & wood junkie, what should I ask for?

    A couple of things that come to mind are: moisture meter, super cedars and some kind of a rake used for coals I vaguely remember somebody mentioning here last winter.

    What would you ask for or suggest?

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  2. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    I think you nailed it. Maybe some new gloves.
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  3. greenbrierwv

    greenbrierwv Member

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    gloves and i like the wood carrying sling canvas thing. not sure what the official name is. super cedars are good too.
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  4. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    Gloves and a log carrier with ends and that stands while you fill it. bean has one, I think several others do too.

    I think I'm going to give DH an ir thermometer in his stocking. He asked for a fiskars hatchet under the tree.
  5. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    DH what does that stand for, Wife says "dumb husband"
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  6. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Dear Husband

    I didn't have any stove related items on the list this year. I got DH a bellow though. Nice vintage one.
  7. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    Dear, Dumb, depends on the day.... ;)
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  8. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    I see you still swing a maul.

    One word.

    F I S K A R S


    There. List done.
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  9. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Insulation.
    New windows.
    New doors.
    Maybe some more insulation.
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  10. gregbesia

    gregbesia Burning Hunk

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    Hydraulic log splitter, kubota tractor, husqvarna 372, stihl 362, :)
  11. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Stocking stuffers.
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  12. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Guess it really depends on what you already have . . . and what things you value most with a woodstove. A wood burner without a thermo or welding gloves should really have these before they go for an ash vac or eco fan . . . a wood burner who processes their own wood without a decent chainsaw might want a good chainsaw before they upgrade to an ATV with a trailer . . . again . . . depends on what you need and desire.
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  13. wingsfan

    wingsfan Feeling the Heat

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    If I ask for anything pertaining to wood processing, I am asking for a timber jack...If I dont get one i'm gonna just buy me one.
  14. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Gransfors Splitting Hatchet



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    or the Wetterlings, can hardly decide but the Wetterlings is 1/2 the price.

    Wetterlings Small Splitting Axe



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    Silky Katanaboy 500 Folding Saw with X-Large Teeth
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  15. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    Done, done, done, done :)
  16. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    Going to add an ash can with lid. Any suggestions on that? And does anyone recollect a coal rake of sorts?
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Do a Google search for "double bottom ash can with lid". That will come up with a lot of hits, of course. True Value Hardware has one like I use...simple & affordable. Others have similar fancier variants for more $$$. Double bottom is an extra measure of safety. Rick

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  18. nellraq

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    +1!! A timber jack IMHO, is a must if you are processing your own wood. Another item that makes life a lot easier is the Huscavarna "pick up hooks" ..don't remember the actual name of these, but they sure make picking up rounds and splits a lot easier!! Get 2 ..one for each hand...then you can pick up 2 pieces and your are in balance. It's amazing how big a round you can pick up with these things. I can post a pic of mine if you want to see what they look like!
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  19. wingsfan

    wingsfan Feeling the Heat

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    Yes. If you could post a pic, that would be great. I'm always looking for ways to make wood processing easier.
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    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Pickaroon?

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    I want one of those two wheel dolly things that has a manual crank operated platform. So cool. We rented a power tamper recently and they used one to help load/unload it into our truck. just pop it on the platform, crank the handle to raise the platform. Would LOVE this for scrounging the big rounds!

    Or, a trailer with a winch and ramp
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  21. flyingpig

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    This?



    From your signature list....I'd say Eco Fan, Ash Vac, and log splitter.

    Cheers.....Som
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    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Log Splitter
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    Here are the pics. The pick up tongs work best on logs with rough bark--they sometimes don't grab smooth barked wood (for me lodgepole pine) too well. You can pick up pieces as wide as 24". One of those in each hand give you a bit of a workout!!

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  24. wingsfan

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    Those are nice. They look like ice tongs.I have never seen them for sale anywhere, in all thewood cutting sites I visit... What are their intended use, or are they made for lumberjacks?
  25. nellraq

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    They are made for picking up logs bucked up into stove lengths, picking up the splits to stack them or throw them in your truck etc. They are a real back saver!

    With 2 people, you could also use them for picking up and moving log lengths - with one person on each end.

    I used the timber jack to lift a log off the ground before cutting into lengths. I also used my tractor with pallet forks to lift several logs off the ground. I would cut off one end until the log was no longer balanced...then go to the other end and cut until balance point changed etc.

    Believe it or not, I processed a full logging truck of wood (approx. 19 cords) and only sharpened my saw once!! Really helps to keep the logs out of the dirt and rocks!

    I bought the timberjack from Baileys in California. They also sell the tongs, but were out of stock...so I sourced them from my local chainsaw shop. They had never heard of them before either..so I insisted that they look closely through their Husquvarna book...and, voila, there they were.

    BTW...there are 2 sizes - mine are the larger ones. I don't think you would like the small ones unless you only ever have small wood to CSS.
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