Afternoon Load of Oak.

Halligan Posted By Halligan, Mar 4, 2013 at 7:20 PM

  1. Halligan

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    I started working on a Oak (white I think) today. It's behind a friends house and into the woods about 100'. It was a blowdown from either Irene or Sandy but I'm leaning towards Irene. Once the ground dries out and hardens I will be able to get my truck right up to the tree line so removal will be fairly easy.​
    However, I've been aching to cut since the snow finally melted so I fired up my new 372 and cut a load. I had to wheel barrow it out of the woods and about 150' feet to my truck but I needed the exercise anyway. Time was not on my side so it was a small haul.​
    Heres the first load. Many more to follow.​
     

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  2. SmokinDiesel

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    That will make some nice splits . Good score !
     
  3. BobUrban

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    Nice work - those rounds look perfect. Should split really well for you.
     
  4. ohlongarm

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    Definitely white oak,great wood but 3 years to extract it's maximum.
     
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  5. Halligan

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    I agree 100% ohlongarn. One thing I learned on over here on Hearth is Oak need's a minimum of 2 years but 3 and up is better. I already have some Red Oak seasoning for 14-15. I have some Pin and White for 15-16 and this white will go towards my 16-17 pile. It's going to be Maple for 13-14 as I'm new to this and I've only been building up my wood supply for the last year.
     
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  6. Locust Post

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    It doesn't get much prettier than that. Perfect looking load of w/o
     
  7. Blue2ndaries

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    Such uniform, straight sections and rounds. Will definitely make for nice splitting.
     
  8. ohlongarm

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    You're well on your way for sure,my oak stash ranges in age from 15mo,to 5 years,although I am just finishing up some white oak that was css in 2004,burns phenomenal hardly any ash after a full load. You'll reap the return on your work sooner than you think,but never stop looking for the next score.
     
  9. Locust Post

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  10. CHeath

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    Nice
     
  11. ScotO

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    One of the best woods God ever put on earth!! I love the vanillish smell of it when cutting/splitting! It takes quite a while to season but its worth the wait!!
     
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  12. bogydave

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    The amount of work put into getting the wood out is directly proportional to it's heat value :)

    BTU for the particular wood is the same but it heats you up several times getting it out.

    Like you Hal, I look at it as like it's much better than a gym membership. (Pay's me $$$ back ;)
     
  13. Backwoods Savage

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    That is one sweet haul! Definitely white oak. Wish I had a hundred of those.
     
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  14. Halligan

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    I probably have 3-4 more loads like that left in the tree. Then I'll work the large oak limb that blew off a nearby tree.
     
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  15. Senatormofo

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    That looks like nice workout material for you and your X27!
     
  16. Halligan

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    I agree. I've already decided the splitter will sit this one out and I'll split those by hand.
     
  17. tfdchief

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    Wow, white oak for sure and straight, no limbs. It just doesn't get any better than that. White Oak is my favorite.
     
  18. FireBones

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    Now those rounds are what we call a 10 gentlemen ;)
     
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