An introduction, and a little tour of my set up

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bigbarf48, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. bigbarf48

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    Ive been posting here for a few months, but thought it was about time I introduce myself! Im from Lilburn, GA and im a high school senior. Ive been enjoying reading through all the information and knowledge on this site. I started splitting wood about 2 years ago after I cut down a sweetgum (my first tree felling foray). I dont have a stove, or even a fireplace. I just enjoy the process of, well, processing wood:p. This site has helped fuel my desire to acquire more wood and Ive learned a lot on here. I split all my wood by hand in my yard. Heres my modest set up:

    The off-loading area:
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    The splitting area:
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    All my stacks. I estimate about 3.5 cords c/s/s
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    The truck and trailer that brings all this stuff home:
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    And my saw and the tools I use to split everything:
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    Enjoy the pictures! I look forward to learning more on this site and seeing others scrounges and stacks;)
     
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    Good for you young man. Get you a stove and get started. In 50 years you can preach about the wonders of 30yr old oak and change your handle to Backwoods Savage II. If you have been hanging out here I trust this post isn't lost on you.
     
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    Yea, I remember being young and full of energy...no not really.
    Looks like you've busy....turning wood into tuition $$? Your "toys" are much cooler than the ones I had in my senior year!
     
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    What you gonna do with the wood?
     
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    Wow nice set up for someone who doesn't even have a stove yet! I think your set up is better than some of us here who, umm, actually burn wood and have a stove...<>

    Very industrious, hard working, and motivated. Good for you! Do your folks burn wood?
     
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    Keep it up, young man. Dennis will be proud of you. The big thing is, you are learning and learning from guys that are 'in the know'.......

    One thing I will say to you, don't shortcut or take the easy way......start out now, while you are young, and get into the good habits. When cutting, splitting and even stacking wood. You'll be able to pass that to the next generation.....
     
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    At least get an outdoor fire pit going. Love sitting around outside fires on the spring and fall. Really just about any time actually.
     
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    Thanks everybody for the kind words! My parents don't burn. The house used to have a stove but it was taken out before we bought it. The wood will get sold eventually I suppose. Right now I just enjoy lookin at my stacks. I'm out here splitting some red oak right now as we speak!

    I love all my toys. I always wanted a bronco and found one up the street when I got enough money saved for one. The trialer I got in a trade for my playstation. Best thing that ps3 ever did for me I'd say haha
     
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    bigbarf, my hat is off to you and I congratulate you. Believe it or not, I can also remember when I was that young! Going through life I've seen much and have experienced much. Some of the best things I remember is the learning part. I fondly remember when I went to work at a sawmill. I came off the farm and knew nothing about sawing lumber but did know how to put up wood. Still, I also remember one older gentleman who saw me splitting wood off and on and although I had been doing this for years, he taught me better ways of doing it. I also fondly recall that after working at the mill, I worked my way up to head sawyer at a very young age and loved it but it was very hard work.

    I say to you, keep on learning. Find a use for that wood even if that use is just selling it which will give you some pay for all that work. Good luck to you too.
     
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    You give me hope for the next generation. ;)
     
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    Thank you very much;)

    Thanks Dennis. Im always willing to hear new techniques and take pointers. Theres always someone out there with a different method, and the way I see it you cant know which is best till you know them all;lol
     
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    Your quotes show that you are wise beyond your years!
     
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    My momma always says I was born after my time haha. That's not to say I'm not stubborn though. Sometimes I keep on my way even if there's a better way just for the sake of it being my way haha but im still always willing to listen. It's never a bad thing to be in the know
     
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    Yeah keep it up. Great exercise too.
     
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    Wow. Its like looking into a mirror & seeing myself 32 years ago all over again.

    Very proud of you young man.Keep doing what you're doing & you'll notice all kinds of benefits in the future,not just the money saving & feeling of independence,either.
     
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    Like a couple said you make all us happy when we read or see someone of your age do what we do. For you and all rookie burners one thing I will say to you and all that reads this--- Remember, the only dumb question is one that doesn't get asked.
     
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    This a great thing you got going here! So many young folks can't get away from the Playstation or the computer games! They are as frail and pale as a ghost, like they never see the light of day! You seriously need to get a stove installed before next winter, then you'll be hooked! Instead of of playing playstation all the time, you'll be on Hearth.com. That's way more productive.
     
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    Scotty--this guy could very well be the youngest member of the Firewood haorders, LTD... ;lol
     
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    Good for you BB. Keep right after it. Learning hard work will never do you wrong as you get older. I grew up in a small town and worked on several farms during my school years. I have often said every young man should learn hard work like that before setting out into the working world.
     
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    anyone who fells a sweet gum tree and processes it as the 1st tree experience and doesn't quit right then and there is a "champ" in my book.
     
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    Great job Man :cool: and if U run out of things to do ! I got some splittin n stackin over here to be done ;)

    This is priceless "The trailer I got in a trade for my playstation".
     
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    I might take you up on tha rock haha. Yeah sweetgum wasn't a great introduction, but you can imagine my pleasant surprise when I started on my next load which was straight grained white oak. Thank you all again for the kind words. I love doing this work and hope to continue to do so into my adulthood. But hopefully eventually with a stove to eat all the wood I'm cuttin up haha
     
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    how can you not like a wooden trailer...
     
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    Smart young man and the world could stand to have many more like you.....

    Keep up the hard work and dedication,the rest will fall into place.

    Your well on your way into a long and lustful obsession with chainsaws, wood, and eventually when you own your own home, Stoves :cool: I commend your efforts. Congrats.... Good looking stacks, good lookin shed, and a good lookin truck (I'm a Ford Guy too ;))
     
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    You need to add a good monster maul to your arsenal.
     
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