Few more logs in today, Snowing again pics

bogydave Posted By bogydave, Jan 15, 2010 at 5:24 AM

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  1. bogydave

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    Got 10 total so far. Working out with the smaller saw on the uneven ground.
    Found a few thawed spots, went over my boots twice.
    Started snowing, got to change quad from log skidder to snow plow while it's still daylight.
     

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    Snow is pretty, but it's sure a lot of work! How did we ever live without those ATVs before? It's hard to imagine nowadays if I didn't have one, or three.
     
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    Nice set-up you have there, but why is the wood stack uncovered??
     
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    Is that as light as it gets up there this time o' year or is it just cloudy?
     
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    It is covered, with snow! Looks perfectly normal to me.
     
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    quads, I've wondered about the same thing. lol

    Dave is putting his snow blade on and today mine comes off.
     
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    bogydave,
    Sure looks alot like my routine. "Changing from the skidder to the plow" caught my eye.
    Any chance I can get a good look at that skidder? Was pulling from my rack last year and that worked fine until I broke
    thru the ice. That sudden stop wasn't so good for the rack if you know what i mean?
    rn
     
  8. bogydave

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    The high winds a few days ago took them some where? Now, not enough to cover everything.
    I guess I could round up all the shingles in my yard & lay them on the wood :) LOL
     
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    It's cloudy & snowing in the pics. I think we are over 6 hours of daylight now.
    When the sun comes out & snow covered like the pics it's so bright you need sun glasses.
     
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    I hook the pull rope to the trailer hitch & use a nylon rope so it stretches.
    The stretch helps when the log gets jammed, I set the brake & go un-stick the log & it shoots forward.
    Sometimes I get pulled backward if I'm moving fast & it gets stuck & really stretches.
    I'll try to get a pic of it next time I'm logging.
    If it breaks, it's like a rubber band, I try to not put a chain or big shackle on the log end, so if it
    breaks it won't hurt the machine or hit me in the back of the head :)
    But now, I can't get enough traction to break the 1/2" nylon rope.
     
  11. bogydave

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    Skidding logs
    I use a bowline knot to choker & hitch.
    Got a few more, turned into a nice day.
    Time to cut/split & stack.
     

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    Great pics!!
     
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    Mostly splitting good, except a few twists.
    Different color than the live stuff in the stack. A little more red color in the 1yr+ downed birch.
    Still mostly good & solid wood.

    Maybe I should keep it separate from the live stuff, it may season quicker,
    What do you think?
     

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    If you're not in a hurry to season any of it and are plenty far ahead with your supply, I would just stack it all together. Otherwise, if you're pressed a little for time on your supply of seasoned wood, might not hurt to separate it.
     
  15. bogydave

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    Thanks Quad;
    I don't think it will be ready for this season so I'll just keep adding it to the pile.
    If I need more for this season , I have some standing dead spruce I could burn right away, just needs cut.
    I have noticed, like the guys on the discussion "wood dries faster in the winter" debate
    that the wood I stacked up 2 months ago has some cracks on the end grain, so maybe one of them is right, it dries
    faster in the winter, but either way, it's showing signs of drying :)
     
  16. Lumber-Jack

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    Bogy it's nice too see you working away up there in the winter increasing your wood stores.
    It's a good thing that it's dry enough there that your wood will dry even in the winter, cause I doubt that your summers are long enough to have much of an impact. I mean if your wood only dried in the summertime and it happens to rain on that weekend, I guess you'd be SOL. ;-)
     
  17. bogydave

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    Now be nice.
    All those engineers were doing was measuring each others "bar lengths" ;)
    "Cabin fever" time also.
     
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