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Biggest Oak I’ve Ever Cut

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by MotoBoyMatt, Nov 30, 2008.

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  1. frwinks

    frwinks New Member

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    Nice score!!!
    gotta love da big oak rounds :coolsmile:

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  2. chad3

    chad3 Feeling the Heat

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    Mine was about 32" red oak and fell the exact wrong way. Once down, it made me run the 28" bar down the backside before I could run it over the top and cut down the front. I couldn't move any of these once they hit the ground. Had to split them right there. It was def. a lot of work. Pretty good wood, but at some point wood is a bit easier at a smaller diameter.
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  3. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Put a shorter bar on the the big saw and go to noodling. That is some of the easiest splitting available. Get them down to quarters with the saw then the maul and wedges will be much easier.
  4. guest5234

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    Not being funny but that is a very very small oak compared to the ones I have growing near me in the uk...just cut down an oak that was dead and about 300 yeras old which was at least 4 times the size of that base....we grow big oaks over here.
  5. free75degrees

    free75degrees New Member

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    No, my wood is bigger than yours!

    Just kidding 300 years is crazy. I just got some 108 year old ash and that was really hard to handle. 300 is nuts.
  6. WoodButcher80

    WoodButcher80 Feeling the Heat

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    hey Neil , what kind of oak are we talking about?!?!? thats a bigg'un
  7. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    Red Oak a friend felled in Auburntown, TN.

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  8. chad3

    chad3 Feeling the Heat

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    How did he cut that down with that saw safely? If you can't cut half way through a tree, it will go screwey on you at some point. Nice tree, but I would have used a different saw.
  9. guest5234

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    Take your lunch with you when you start to walk around some of the oaks around me...
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  10. WoodButcher80

    WoodButcher80 Feeling the Heat

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    THATS AS BIG AS THE CLOCK TOWER IN YOUR TOWN SQUARE!!!
  11. guest5234

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    Look at the branches, how does that base hold hundreds of tons of wood?
  12. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    I'm not sure which saw was used, but he and his brother have several different saws/bars.
  13. cannonballcobb

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    That ain't nothin'.

    Here in the USA, we got you beat. ;-P

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  14. Spikem

    Spikem Member

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    You measure the bar in feet, not inches, for cuttin' that sucker down!

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  15. BJ64

    BJ64 Minister of Fire

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    Yea but we will all know who cuts that tree. Their picture will be in every post office till they are nabbed and the before and after pics. After the boyscout BB gun Fireing squad gets done with them. :)
  16. mobetter

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    Here's one right out our back door, It's a four banger with the three front trunks measuring ~ 30" The rearmost is ~ 48" . It's a monster I'd guesstimate about 7 to 8 ft diameter. Pictures truly don't do it justice. No I haven't cut it, and hope I'm gone when the day comes. I wonder how many tons that brute weighs.

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