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Cutting/ Chopping Grounds..........

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by WoodMann, Dec 4, 2008.

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  1. WoodMann

    WoodMann Minister of Fire

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    Wondering if anyone has a home base that they bring the bounty home to to finish cutting and splitting. Or do you do everything on site and load up the truck with yer splits ans stack it when ya get back to the North 40. I cut, acquire and bring everything home in the truck, well from the end of the lot, anyways and cut to size and split in the deignated area. I know- looks like a good setting for a horror movie, like Wrong Turn 2...............

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  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    My neighbors probably don't like me. Not going for curb appeal. My front yard looks like a redneck's. My wood processing area is at the first 100 feet of my property near the road and just off my driveway. I take delivery from a big truck that carries 12 cord and he backs it right into place in the winter on frozen ground.

    In the summer you cannot see my house which is set back 250 feet from the road. I deliberately made my driveway serpentine to hide the house from the road. When the foliage is off, the house is visible from the road.
  3. Rick

    Rick Member

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    My front yard looks pretty bad. My wife is a saint for putting up with it, my neighbors pretend not to mind. This is the view looking at my house from the road.

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  4. CTBurner

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    looks great to me :coolsmile:
  5. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    I cut in the woods but I never split in the woods unless I find a round I cannot lift.
  6. FLINT

    FLINT Feeling the Heat

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    Same here, I block up the logs in the woods, but dont split unless i cant lift the blocks. This spring I cut up a huge chestnut oak, who's blocks had to be quartered to carry up to the truck.
  7. fattyfat1

    fattyfat1 New Member

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    right in the road. I live on a dead end that sees three cars a day. leaf blower cleans up the street when i'm done.

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  8. bsruther

    bsruther Minister of Fire

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    I usually bring a trailer full of wood up on the hill, behind the house and split it right where I'm going to stack it for drying.
    Most of this wood is down by the house now.
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  9. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Ilwaco? Naselle? Raymond?
  10. bsruther

    bsruther Minister of Fire

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    Hey Bigg_Redd, every time I see your avatar it makes me laugh because I have a personal connection to that sign.
  11. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Sweet. I have no personal connection yet it makes me laugh as well.
  12. Jeff S

    Jeff S Feeling the Heat

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    I also like to bring wood back to my storage area before splitting but will often split those larger pieces to more manageable sizes before transporting.
  13. CowboyAndy

    CowboyAndy New Member

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    our side yard is about 50' x 150', and that is my processing area and stacking area. I started almost at the very back of that portion of the yard against a tree line with my rows. When I come home with a load, I back in and chuck everything into a pile. When the pile gets big enough (and my buddy with a splitter isnt busy) it gets split and stacked. Right now I am a year ahead, thats with cutting 2 years worth this summer because its our first year. I am thinking that I will get so far ahead at some point that I will have to start forning rows on the front lawn (the back yard gets too much shade).

    My wife will not like that.
  14. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Cut up in the woods and hauled to a spot nearby (actually right next to my buddy's house), split and stacked there until it's time to move it to my house in the Fall (at which point I am in hopes of putting it into a woodshed.)
  15. awoodman

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    I have a 1.5 acre spot in the country. I get free wood from a friend who has a tree service.
    His guys load me up I hawl it back home and split right off trailer when possible.

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  16. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    If i can load them thats the way i get them home.
  17. WoodMann

    WoodMann Minister of Fire

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    Yeah- I second that, honest...............
  18. fattyfat1

    fattyfat1 New Member

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    Kelso
  19. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    AH-HA! that's how I can get out of mowing. Thanks for the idea!
  20. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Everything gets cut in the woods, hauled up near the house and stacked. Come Spring, it gets split and, of course, the final stacking. The following fall or early winter, it gets covered; top only. After a few years, it gets burned in the stove.

    I have about 1/4 of a year's wood supply already stacked and ready to be split, but I work very slow.
  21. Rick

    Rick Member

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    Thanks for all the kind words. I never thought about the time I save now not mowing the lawn that used to be there, sweet!
  22. chad3

    chad3 Feeling the Heat

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    I'm the jerk for a reason.
    Neighbor wanted to go against me and won for a variance. I ended up lining the shared driveway with wood and topped with plywood that that F*$k$r made me pull down. Right now I'm hoping it looks bad, but I have a nice 10 cord pile that he can look at each time he drives down. Not the best for neighbor PR, but..
  23. BucksCoBernie

    BucksCoBernie New Member

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    Heres my splitting grounds...my backyard.
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    The $10 wood shed is almost filled. left side is sassafrass, right side is mullberry. Im building an extension for the rest of the mixed rounds that need to be split.
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  24. Adabiviak

    Adabiviak Feeling the Heat

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    I bring the rounds home from the cut site, then split them.
  25. WoodMann

    WoodMann Minister of Fire

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    Cool. Y'all got some nice woodsheds fer sure. I was always concerned with mouses with a woodshed, how do ya'll deal with that................
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