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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Beer Belly, Dec 10, 2013.
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Hey Beer Belly, I wouldn't sit across the table from Applesister cause you might get a fork stuck put in the top of your hand reachin for a chicken wing
Nice but the next time you cut, get that left foot down with the right one and off the log you are cutting.
There was nowhere to put it.....and I needed it to stop me from falling forward as the cut got deeper.....that right knee doesn't bend too well, so can't squat down, needs meniscus work
I agree with other posters, those logs are a bit bigger than I first judged them to be. Those nice clean rounds are just going to be a pleasure to split, the kind of work that's hard but satisfying and enjoyable. I'm sure there will be a few bears in there too (think I saw some crotches) but plenty of nice stuff. Great job!
Yeah, there's a couple that are bigger than 40 inches across, and will take some work with a 20 inch Bar, but I'll git-r-done.....oh, and to clarify....in the pics, I was putting some deep cuts into it so that I can finish up later after I decide how to separate some of these.....in the pics it may look like I'm gonna finish the cut my left leg is leaning on.....which would not be good
Beer Belly, you need a cant hook.
That is definitely not pickaroon territory.
THATS what I need.....except I need the part that lifts the log off the ground for cutting too
Next load you'll be prepared. It'll be a whole lot easier. With a pry bar and peavy/cant hook you can get a log like that ash maneuvered for easy cutting. That oak under it (or is that more ash?) looks unrollable, but on skids you can slide it with a pry bar. Next delivery say none of that crossed over log crap and get something under it, either metal or small diameter wood. It's near impossible to get them cut up without risk if part of it has to fall where you stand or you have to stand on it.
Yup, that's Oak under there. The truck had a grapple on it, but he just raised the bed and dumped.....I'm not gonna argue....gotta consider the price. I'm just being extra careful, and watching every move and try to think of the safiest way around this.
Well....got most of it cut and moved. Made deep cuts where I could.....used a 4x4x8 to pry them apart and roll them to finish the cuts....then rolled them on a 2x8x10 wood plank up into the truck, and into the corner of the yard. Whats left a bunch of BIG rounds to load and move (maybe 2 or 3 truck loads), and I have the big Oak in the pic that is on the bottom of the pile to lay the saw into yet.....gotta admit, not looking forward to it, and contemplating other options....that thing is 42" at the big end...then 13 1/2 feet to the other end at 27"
Nice wood.. did a couple pick up loads with my daughter today, pretty sure it is a maple. If you were my neighbor, I would bring my 066 over and give it alittle work out, just for fun. That saw is amazing. For me the cutting is fun, splitting not so much. I am sure you'll have it bucked in no time.
That is a nice load of wood, congrats.
Yea, it is probably not going to be fun with the 290's nose buried. I have an older 029 and it just sucks on the big logs. But look to the bright side, that log has 3/4 of a cord of wood in it or more. ( conservatively average the log's diameter at 33". Pi*r squared * 13.5 = 80 cu feet.)
My Wife complains I'm gonna kill the saw...then I tell her to let me buy a bigger one !.......nah, no way...
Just ask. Ask again. Ask a different guy. Keep asking. Ask the county road commission guys loading it on trucks. Bring them a box of donuts.
Look for tree crews staging equipment for the next day. Depending on your work schedule, if you can run around on the lunch hour, I have caught a few crews taking their lunch break. Ask them, always say thanks even if they say no. If they say yes I try to give them good directions and meet them at the dump location or have them follow you. Or catch them at the end of their day with a case of beer in your hands for them. Just keep looking and asking.
If a crew leaves you wood at a location where you have to cut and haul home, make sure you clean up after yourself and call when you are done and thank them.
A simple thank you goes a long way. And keep their phone numbers when it works out. A call back often pays off.
hey beer belly. nice work there. would love to see pics of that when split n stacked. btw, is that tarped garage in the back right side a 20 footer from tractor supply? I bought one just like it and have not put it up yet? do you worry about branches falling on it? did you attach to anything on the bottom sides to hold it down in heavy wind? looks like a popup in there. nice. also, I'm right next to Sherman if that's close to you?
These won't be split and stacked till Spring....just gotta get them cut and moved. The Instant Garage is a Shelter Logic 20x10x8 from Tractor Supply, it's a couple of years old....I do try and keep the snow off it when it gets above 5 inches. When building yours, make sure that the heads of the bolts are to the outside so the bolt doesn't cut thru the cover....might want to consider duct tape over them or something to cushion....and the ends at the peaks also are starting to cut thru the cover, so you might want to prep that area also so the pipe doesn't rip thru....they do not offer just the skin, will need to buy an entire kit if you need to re-skin it. I was only able to put in two anchors (one on each side) due to all the rock in the ground...kept hitting rock.....so I tie the garage to the Pop Up front and back....if a wind can lift it while tied to a 3,000 lb Pop Up, I'm heading for cover....Pop Up is 2007 Utah CP with all the bells and whistles....was thinking of upgrading to a Jayco Hybrid, but they are too darn expensive ($26,000)...then I'd have to pay personal property tax on it at $31.00 per thousand of value
Hello this is kjahnz's daughter. So we got some wood today, we have a Christmas gathering with some realtives so no cutting today. Was wondering if you can id some wood for us? I like getting out with my dad to gather wood. it gives me fresh air and a load of exercise which all in all makes me feel great. Well. Bye.