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First post & first wood stack

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ChrisRphotography, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Craig S.

    Craig S. Member

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    Real purdy. Nice score. Wish there was walnut around here.

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  2. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I donate the uglies that won't readily split to a brother with a splitter ( and a big fire pit) .
    Life's too short for uglies although a challenge can be fun every now and then.
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  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    You can still cut some off those crotches. They will be short but that is okay as they are still useable. If they are cut right, you have lots of good wood there. On that first one, I hate to see them cut this way as there is much waste. Knowing how to cut limbs and crotches right seems to be something most have to learn but once learned, it makes both the cutting and splitting go much easier. Hopefully that will be another video making task for me this coming winter when we start cutting.
  4. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I would noodle those Y shaped uglies right down the middle then try to split them
  5. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Great job and great pictures....
  6. lumbering on

    lumbering on Feeling the Heat

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    That stack is a thing of beauty. Admiring them never gets old.

    I have almost all uglies. I scrounge leftovers. A half dozen wedges and a sledgehammer make for a nice puzzle and exercise session.
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  7. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    nice score, and good on you for following through on the advice posted here too.

    And check out that little dog! awesome..haha

    And those big ugly bits left over I just burn on a bon fire and sip some beers. But I dont know how much room you have and if its appropriate to have a big ass fire...
  8. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Cut them up in piece's , time for noodling 1 0 1
  9. ChrisRphotography

    ChrisRphotography New Member

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    I love me a good challenge plus I worked to hard for all of this wood and don't have a buddy with a splitter ;)

    Great advice and please post a video for us newbs I'd love to learn.


    Thank ya

    Thanks

    Wedges, and a sledge sounds like a great time

    Thanks so much and advice given is wastd if not taken and y'all seem like pros so thanks. Imogene is awesome and loves watching me split.
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  10. ChrisRphotography

    ChrisRphotography New Member

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    A little off topic but check out my newest finds

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    I plan to recondition and rehang them.
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