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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by HDRock, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. HDRock

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  2. amateur cutter

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    Hard to tell with no bark or split grain, but may be elm. Prolly worth $ 25.00 if you need firewood. A C
  3. HDRock

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    I do need wood, elm would be better than birch
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    I think the white color on the outside of the rounds isn't white bark, but rather wood that has bleached white due to exposure. I don't know what kind of wood that is.
  5. geoff1969

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    got no idea what wood it is HDRock but love the fire and souround in your aviator picture = is this your set up or just a picture you grabed off internet ..cheers
  6. HDRock

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    Well ! thanks for taking a look.
    Just a picture I grabbed off internet ,when I signed up, stove is like mine
  7. Thistle

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    I'd pay $25 for that stack,especially with Apple in the mix.Most of the work is already done.Even if the bigger rounds are Elm,not all of that is tough to split.
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    I could be way off but I get a feeling that is not elm. I split a bunch of it a few years back and remember the "heart" being more definitive. Just my worthless $.02
  9. TimJ

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    looks like it could all be burned this year
  10. HDRock

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    I went and picked up the wood, It's not birch, it's hard, heavy, and don't want to split, it's dry 16 percent on the inside 13 on outside.
    What is this?????

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  11. amateur cutter

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    Still sayin Elm. A C
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    I agree, I think its elm. I made the unfortunate mistake of getting a load of elm a couple years ago. Burned great, but holy hell did I have a terrible time splitting it. I distinctly remember the outer layer coming off just like in that last picture.
  13. Thistle

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    American/White/Gray or P*ss Elm

    That coarse interlocked grain is a dead giveaway.Only other domestic wood with similar interlocked fibers is Sycamore.But that's finer textured & more of a pinkish/reddish brown color.Similar hardness & weight though.
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    The guy said he didn't know what it was, after it was loaded he told me he had a hard time trying to split it.
    I beat the crap outta another one and got it split up but,wow
    Any one have any ideas, tricks, suggestions, to get this stuff split up ?????
    Inexperienced, and, No hydraulic splitter here !!!
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    Elm, Not all of that is tough to split, ??? :eek:
  16. MasterMech

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    Looks an awful lot like the Elm I've been cutting. As far as getting it split? It's not going to get any easier after the bark falls off, like it already has. Set it aside and when you get a good-sized pile of hard to split rounds, rent a splitter and get it done.
  17. Gasifier

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    Sledge and wedge. That was a decent deal for that wood. It will be some good btus for you HDRock.
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    HDRock, I got at least a cord exactly like what you have. It was ready to burn. I have been burning it and it is nice. I split everything by hand but when it came to this stuff I had to rent a splitter. Good score
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    i've noticed that when american elm sits a while, and even starts to get a little tiny bit punky, it splits much easier.
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    Your best bet if splitting by hand is exactly what that picture shows, splitting off the edges all the way around, then working on the center of it. On the really tough pieces, I prefer to take my chainsaw and cut it in half or 3/4 and then split it, vs a sledge and wedge. Either would work, I just prefer the chainsaw method. If you cut it 3/4 of the way through, then split it, those halves should split easier.

    I will always remember having to split a truckload of elm, and my first few swings on the first round just went "thud". I knew I was in for a bad time right then!
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    I see Elm beetle trails
  22. HDRock

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    Do ya think this will help get it done

    I was seriously thinking of buying this before, I even got this wood.

    10 Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter

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    Got a chunk of beech on top, there. How is that for splitting

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    From what I remember hearing from other folks . . . this type of splitter can be pretty slow.
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    Yeah, I know but It's about all I can budget, $96 plus tax, $20 for extended warranty
  25. MasterMech

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    Bank the $120. Struggle a while longer, keep saving, and when you can afford one of the small electrics I'd start thinking about a powered splitter. AC's suggestion of starting a groove with the saw and then busting it open is a good one. Faster than that hydraulic too! Sledge & wedge. Reliable if not fast.

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