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Busy weekend splitting and stacking.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Gark, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Gark

    Gark Minister of Fire

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    These rounds were just begging to be split. We borrowed a neighbor's Speeco 22-ton machine, vertical method. IMG_20130616_110305_294-1.jpg IMG_20130616_110342_049-1.jpg
    So then the piles of splits laying around looked odd. They had to be stacked. The weather cooperated very nicely.
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    The stacked ash came out to a bit over 1.5 cords. It will be usable for winter 2014-15, I believe. IMG_20130630_184755_881-1.jpg
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    I have never seen ash split so stringy as this stuff did.

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  2. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Man, that's some clean-lookin' wood right there! :cool: '14-'15 that stuff will be ringing like a bell.
    Looks a bit stringy, but not bad....
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  3. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I cut down a big silver maple trunk the other day (it was standing dead), and split it....gave the whole truckful to my brother, for his firepit....
    We've been battling downpours every 4 hours or so, and I mean DOWNPOURS.......rains like crazy for a half hour or so. So I didn't do any splitting on my own stuff this weekend.

    That ash looks great, that's a fair amount of wood! I believe it'll be ready to go for '14/'15, no problem.....
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  4. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Looks good Gark. I have to come out of retirement tomorrow or Tuesday and cut up a silver maple that the farmer pushed over. I hate cutting this time of year but just can't let him burn this tree and he will if I don't get it.
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  5. oppirs

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    Field Ash is tough & stringy in my area but burns a long time. Nice work on those stacks !
  6. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    Those stacks look great! And I agree by 2014-2015 that wood should be more than ready.
  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Awesome stacks & great looking wood.
    Must have something to do with splitting it vertical LOL :)

    Good Job!
  8. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Nice work; ash is awesome!
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Nice work Gark.
  10. westkywood

    westkywood Feeling the Heat

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    Awesome. Love that Ash. That rubber roofing is exactly how I do mine. Can't imagine anything working better.....

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