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Endless cords will end :(

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by WellSeasoned, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Eventually.....

    Banged out another 4 cords today, 7 hours of skidding, cutting, splitting and loading before the 4"of snow tonight and tomorrow.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Just the pics make me tired. I am going to go lie down now.
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  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    With all that free wood, you gonna let a little snow stop you ? LOL :)
    Snow may melt.
    Easy to skid in the snow.
    Chainsaws & splitters run OK with snow on the ground.
    What's the problem LOL :) :)

    4 cord in 7 hours, good days work for anyone (2) guys.
    You are getting some primo wood. Gonna be hard to stop ;)
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  4. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    nice to get a lot done right before snow...
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  5. WellSeasoned

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    Planning on going back Sunday or Monday, my friend just got his late Xmas present today... a 455 Rancher, so I'll be doing most the splitting.
  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    That is some very nice firewood!!! Maybe you can also try out the new Rancher. Sounds like fun. I may try to cut a bit of wood tomorrow too.
  7. WellSeasoned

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    Dennis, I wanted to post a pic... temps today only got to 30deg F, and I noticed when splitting, the moisture in these rounds were all ice particles. Makes me wonder if actual seasoning wouldn't start until above freezing??
  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Naw, it will start the seasoning no matter what the temperature. Of course it won't dry as fast as it will in summer but it will still dry. Remember, it gets so dry in the winter that most folks even have trouble with their lips chapping but don't at other times of the year. I'm also reminded of the great Fred Bear, of Bear Archery. One year after starting his big factory in Grayling, Mi, he had to replace hundreds of bows, which almost broke him. The reason was that the air was so dry the glue did not work like it did during other times of the year. It was an expensive lesson but he showed what a good man he was when he replaced all of them. Then we can think of those guys who live a bit further north of us and they have very short summers but still have no problem drying their wood.
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  9. thewoodlands

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    Nice work WellSeasoned, seems like a dogs age since I cut.
  10. Halligan

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    Cut and split in the snow.
  11. WellSeasoned

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    I'm sore zap, sore. Last 2 times were easy, now we are getting into the bigger 30" stuff, dbl cutting means more bending with the saw. The 372 eats this stuff up. This supply over the past 3 times has yielded just under 10 cords, all for my friend and his parents. I need to clear space for 3 more cords on my property which can be done by either stacking in the woods or felling some smaller trees to expand the yards open space. The addiction is out of hand. Felling trees to make space for wood...:mad:
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  12. WellSeasoned

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    Will do, must get rest. Back is sore from going vertical. Sorry Dennis, nuff said.....
  13. MarkinNC

    MarkinNC Minister of Fire

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    How big of a bar are you running on your 372? Just curious:)
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    The addiction will leave once you get 6 plus years ahead, then Smokin or Thistle will get you into milling!
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    Gotta start looking at CL again. Would be nice to get some of those pre-cut rounds...
  16. WellSeasoned

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    24" A perfectly balanced match.
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  17. WellSeasoned

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    Zap, I've been thinking that, getting my own lumber to start the build in the white mountains....

    Woody, craigslist has been a Godsend. I used 0% of the wood on my property, that is down, but off the ground, plus I'm helping others.
  18. Blue Vomit

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    It's hard to tell but in pic #4, the log sticking up in the air looks like it could be cedar? If so, it looks to be straight and a decent size. If it is cedar, you may want to see if you can get PAID. Any mills nearby?
  19. corey21

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    Nice work.
  20. WellSeasoned

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    Blue... I believe you are correct. There is a nice mix of many species. What would a mill pay for something like that roughly?
  21. Blue Vomit

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    Good question. I would measure it and give them a call to see. One thing they do Not like is yard trees. They don't like it when they hit metal while milling. Not good. It's definitely worth a phone call IMHO. You might get some cash in your pocket.
    Others here do some milling, maybe they can give you a guess on a board foot price.
    Good luck.
  22. WellSeasoned

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    Thanks man!
  23. Blue Vomit

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    Maybe shoot Scotty, Thistle, or smokinjay a PM. I'm pretty sure they do some milling. I'm sure others as well. I think nrford runs a mill.
    Good luck
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    I think it should be a rule that anyone posting their processing accomplishments should also post their birth year. Helps keep things in perspective.
  25. WellSeasoned

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    1976.... :oops:

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