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Early Saturday Score & Wood ID Please

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by katwillny, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Driving home from work yesterday I saw a few guys cutting splitting and stacking on the side of the road. that land is state land so I doubled back and asked them if they were clearing the woods and what they were going to do with the wood. They told me that it was a tree that was in danger of falling on to the road so they had to take it down and that they were going to cut it into rolls and just leave it on the side of the road. I asked them if i could have it and they said yes but they couldn't guarantee that it will be there when i came back since it was a busy road. I was driving my sedan. I went to the near by deli and bought them all sandwiches and and sodas and coffee. they thanked me and I went on. I went back this morning and the wood was cut, split and stacked on the side of the road with a sign that read, "Not Free, Please do not take, state property" at the bottom of the note there was a second note saying "thanks for the sandwiches, please dont hurt your back". That to me said, Not Free unless you are the guy who brought us sandwiches and please take care of your back as loading it into your truck. LOL. do you all conquer.
    Now the important question, what wood is it.

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  2. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Looks like some type of oak to me.. The subs were worth every penny to get the wood cut and split for free! Great idea and score ;)

    Ray
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  3. katwillny

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    yes, ray, I actually got 3 tuck loads from that place all cut and split. i was out there at 6am today. Those are good guys to know. I gave them my cell number in case they are in the area doing work again they can buzz me.
  4. CHeath

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    Way to do it! Subs=BTU's!
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  5. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Great lil story!
  6. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    Nice! I love the note! These are good guys to know and even better guys to buy lunch for. I bet you will hear from them again.
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  7. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Holy cow! I was expecting them to leave it for you but not split. Nice deal.
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  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Kat, looks like white oak.
  9. katwillny

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    Those guys were great. I hope I hear from them again. Dennis. The only other thing I can say about the wood is that it smells like very old library books.
  10. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    I don't think it's oak because I can't see any obvious rays, but I have no idea what it is.
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Good karma all around.
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    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Same here. I never would have guessed that it would have been split. The OP made out like a bandit. I would easily buy lunch and coffee in return for 3 truckloads of cut and split oak.
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  13. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, I am debating between red and white oak. The splits look way too clean to be white oak. White oak usually leaves a few strings when split. Red oak splits nice and smooth. Most of the white oak I have gotten in the past 6 months has a heartwood that is close to the sap wood in color.

    The smell has me thrown off though. My red oak smells like a fine cheese. The white oak smells like old library books. Both great smells as far as I am concerned.
  14. nrford

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    Most definately not oak. I woull say either sycamore or yellow poplar.
  15. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    That fresh split would have an oak aroma especially red.
    The bark is throwing me off my guess of possible hard maple.
    Good looking scrounge!
  16. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    good score!!!!
  17. Scols

    Scols Burning Hunk

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    That was well played on your part congrats
  18. RORY12553

    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    +1 for the maple ...it is comparable to something I got next to my house. Would also add this guy has great karma! Helps everyone including myself!!
  19. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I can't say what it is, but I am pretty sure it isn't oak.
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  20. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Great score whatever it is.
    Has similarities to white oak. IMO
    but pictures are hard to tell 100%

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