First free wood (pic)

mjhfoster Posted By mjhfoster, Nov 21, 2009 at 4:47 AM

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  1. mjhfoster

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    The school where I teach has a sister nursery school (kindergarten) in the foothills of a local mountain with lots of cherry trees cut down and doing nothing. I was told to take as much as I want. I bought a chainsaw and this is the first load:
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    It is mostly cherry and will be stacked tomorrow, just as soon as I can clear some space for it. There is loads of the stuff and I will be visiting the nursery school every weekend until I get a few cords for next year. I must chop it up now.

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    This is my saw, an Echo GS35A, which cut up the logs with ease:

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  2. SolarAndWood

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    Nice score. I'd be headed there every day after school.
     
  3. raybonz

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    Very nice looking stuff!! I would imagine firewood is a commodity there...

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  4. jadm

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    What a great find! That wood will smell really nicely when burned.

    How cold does it get where you are in the winter?
     
  5. Tony H

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    Keep some for the fireplace if you have one. get as much as you can cherry will store well for several years
     
  6. mjhfoster

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    Oohh, cherry advice, thanks for that. I think I snagged about 1/10th or 1/15th of it today.

    It does get pretty cold here. Mid-winter highs or about 4/5C (40F) and below freezing most nights. We only get a few days snow every year but that doesn't stop people putting snow tyres on their road cars.

    Firewood is expensive so I'm glad of the free wood!
     
  7. quads

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    Excellent! Cherry is my favorite firewood.
     
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    Not the highest BTU's, but I will agree! I love everything about cherry. Smell, color, ease to split, etc.
     
  9. smokinj

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    when you see wavy cut patterns usually means rakers are to hi
     
  10. Hurricane

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    Welcome to the board, and what a great find. That wood will make you happy and warm. There is nothing like sitting by a warm fire on a cold night. I also like cherry for firewood.
     
  11. mjhfoster

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    Hi Smokinjay,

    If there are adjustments I need to make on the chainsaw or in my technique for sawing please explain further. It is a brand new saw with new chain and, I assume, set up how it should be. Could it be that Japanese chains are slightly different to those in the US? Let me know before I get back out with it on Monday (national holiday here).
     
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    Nice score bro!!
    Feels good don't it.
     
  13. jtakeman

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    Rakers can be filed or ground with a dremal. You will need a raker guage that matche the chain. I use the file method.
     
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