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Posted By MotoBoyMatt,
Nov 30, 2008 at 1:57 AM
gotta love da big oak rounds :coolsmile:
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.
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.
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.
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.
hey Neil , what kind of oak are we talking about?!?!? thats a bigg'un
Red Oak a friend felled in Auburntown, TN.
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.
Take your lunch with you when you start to walk around some of the oaks around me...
THATS AS BIG AS THE CLOCK TOWER IN YOUR TOWN SQUARE
Look at the branches, how does that base hold hundreds of tons of wood?
I'm not sure which saw was used, but he and his brother have several different saws/bars.
That ain't nothin'.
Here in the USA, we got you beat. ;-P
You measure the bar in feet, not inches, for cuttin' that sucker down!
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.
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.