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Amazing Race

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bad Wolf, Mar 2, 2009.

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  1. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Minister of Fire

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    I was just watching the preveiws for next weeks "The Amazing Race" and it looks like one of the road blocks is to stack several cords of firewood. They seem to be having a lot of trouble with piles falling down.

    Why couldn't I get picked for the Race? Thats one event I know I could rock at!!

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Funny you mention that . . . after watching the preview last night my wife turned to me and said, "I betcha would be pretty good at that task."
  3. pastera

    pastera Feeling the Heat

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    I wouldn't know - I usually get to stack twice.
    The last stack to go over was single row 5' high, 20' long between two trees - 3/4 of it was still perfectly stacked unfortunately it was horizontal.
    Saw it down in the morning before work - got 6" of snow while at work.


    Aaron
  4. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I didn't see that preview, nor have I ever watched the show. Is the task timed? If not, I could do it. My wife would do it even better than I would (she's a great wood stacker...so precise). If it's timed, I'd just concede defeat. :p Rick
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I've got to be the world's slowest firewood stacker, especially if I have to cross-pile the ends.
  6. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Dunno. Maybe we should have a contest for "World's Slowest Freestacker". In the woodshed, no problem...stack to the wall. Out in front of the workshop, however, and out beyond the shop building, I need to build up the end columns. I'm always looking for those perfect half-rounds...and use some wedges when needed. Careful to keep them leaning a bit in & back. This is what's left now from about 2+ cords stacked for the shop stove last year. Started out about 6' high. Yes, I've had end columns tumble. All part of the learning. Rick

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  7. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Here's my avatar pic in higher res. Those stacks are 9 feet tall.
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  8. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Very nice. I can discern how you carefully build them to tend the appropriate direction as they grow taller. I don't think either of us is a candidate for world's fastest. ;-P Rick
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