BLACK LOCUST?

Coal Reaper Posted By Coal Reaper, Nov 5, 2012 at 3:09 PM

  1. Coal Reaper

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    right?
     

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  2. bogydave

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    I agree
    Premium BTUs there;)
     
  3. Coal Reaper

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    excellent. bark looks like it is twisted a bit. how hard you think to split by hand?
     
  4. blujacket

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    Yum
     
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  5. bogydave

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    Locust usually splits relatively easy. The sooner spit the better though.
    Dry twists in any wood get exponentially tougher .
    Dad & I made many fence post with hand split , 6' locust logs in WV.
    ( Man, that was a long time ago & I still remember :) )
     
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  6. Stax

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    Bingo bango. Smells like farm. Nope, splits sweet. Awesome...and I mean awesome wood. Congrats.
     
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  7. TimJ

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  8. blujacket

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    I love the smell of Locust. Both flavors ==c
     
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  9. FireBones

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    Thats sweet!! Congrats on the BTU's
     
  10. Coal Reaper

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    Mo congrats yet. Gotta unload trailer of oak before i go get this. Truck is packed to the top of the cap too. Maybe ill just take the old truck for a workout.
     

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  11. StihlHead

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    That stuff is better than oak. Great wood, splits and burns great. On my top 5 list of firewood.

    That would be gone here in about 10 minutes, BTW.
     
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  12. Backwoods Savage

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    Wish we had some of that.
     
  13. Lakeside

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    You Lucky Dog !
     
  14. certified106

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    That is some serious primo wood there you lucky dog! [​IMG]
     
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  15. timusp40

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    You just got some of the best! Plenty of BTUs from that stuff
     
  16. albert1029

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    that is some gorgeous BL...
     
  17. corey21

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    Congrats be some great wood.
     
  18. chvymn99

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    Thats a great find...
     
  19. Standingdead

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    Wow, awesome find! That twisted locust sure would make some nice fence posts. Congrats on your BTU haul :)
     
  20. cptoneleg

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    Sure looks like BL to me, you can allways tell for sure when you put the saw to it the chips and dust look like you were cutting treater lumber kind of GREEN.
     
  21. StihlHead

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    So I go to the CL this morning and at the top is a post for "Free Locust". I am thinking I am lucky today, and I am already there in my mind filling my truck with black locust firewood. As I click on the ad for the details, I figure it has just posted within a few minutes, so I can beat out the other 5 million firewood scrounges out there. Maybe...

    ...but then... this photo pops up...

    locust.jpg

    So no run to fill my truck with locust today. I mean, maybe if he was a mile away or something, but he is across town. I can't complain though. Last year I got 2 truckloads of locust, one from a couple that dropped a locust tree in their yard and do not have a fireplace, and another from an arborist that had some "old" seasoned locust. For some reason that I still do not understand he did not want the locust in favor of more room for doug fir. He just said that he hoped I had a stove capable of burning 'that stuff'. Me, not looking a gift horse in the mouth, I just said "I can burn it, no problem" while beating about 20 other people off who had arrived salivating and hoping that I could not get all the wood loaded into my truck. I left a few bits of bark and sawdust for them.
     
  22. MissouTreeKillr

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    Awesome! I love locust. Hate the thorns though.
     
  23. Coal Reaper

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    Bummer it gets dark so early now. Still 24-26" diameter trunk i might go finish up this weekend. It was about a 200' carry to the truck.
     

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  24. WellSeasoned

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    Nice score. Even 200' to the truck is worth it ( nice truck btw) I put some bl in the stove tonight and enjoyed the blue secondaries. Be well
     
  25. fabsroman

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    Very nice scores. However, 200' to the truck with logs that size would have me seeing a chiropractor or orthopaedic surgeon. I would have to get the splitter in there to get logs like that 200' to the truck. Definitely some nice logs though.
     

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