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Cutting Osage orange / Hedge in the summer

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Big Donnie Brasco, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I've cut several loads that went from standing to stove in the same day. HFMM said they were 12%. Good enough for this guy.
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  2. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    The really old stuff patinas all the way through even when standing. It is that deep brownish orange color.
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  3. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    I am REALLY hoping to find some that is dead/dry enough for me to CSS for this winter. Maybe 3 cords. I have 5-6 HUGE pieces of land where I can cut, I'll just look for dead standing. I REALLY need to learn to identify the trees in KS !!

    I am planning putting together a CLEAR woodshed (redneck kiln) for the stuff I cut this summer so it will REALLY get HOT.... plenty of open areas to vent the moisture. Then build a better woodshed this winter.

    Thanks guys!!

    Don
  4. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Osage sounds like Black Locust on steroids.
  5. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    That saw will be just fine. Just keep a sharp chain on hand, but you'll usually cut quite a bit before needing it. Great stuff grab all you can. IF its got dead small stuff (limbs), keep that stuff too. Put that stuff away for fire starters in the fall. Good Luck.
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Ya pretty much "nailed it", Steve.

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