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Got another 5 foot monster oak coming up.....

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by smokinj, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. smokinj

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    I done that years ago...lol but silver quick to season.

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  2. smokinj

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    Pretty sure its red just because its turning dark pretty fast.
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    I take it you ran the 460, how did you like it?
    zap
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    It's a strong saw....Would have used it over the 880, Got to be closer to 50 inch than 5 foot. ( that I was told) Non the less I am going to have 10 real cords of super hardwoods and drop in an epa stove for next winter.
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  5. ScotO

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    Nice!! I'm jealous. Wish I had the ol' 051 together and could come out and break it in on that hog! I got a big black walnut to help a buddy out with this evening. I'll be sure to post pics tonight. Nice job, SJ!!
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    How many hands were on deck for that big boy?
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    Thats a biggin. Don't look like it had much of a top to it ?
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    Tree company took the bush and we got the rest! Woot woot! and 3
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    Nice. Looks like a pretty good section of straight trunk, and fairly solid. The big ones I've cut were out in the middle of farm fields, and only had about 10-12' before hitting a giant crotch, and then all gnarly from there.
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    Tree company drop it and took all the brush.
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    Nice work smokin, just looking at them rounds makes my back sore.
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    You and me both. I will stick to the saw for the rest of those big rounds and thats not much easier.....(But I do have anti-vibe gloves);)
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    There's alot of btus there. You'll find the EPA stove much easier on the wood stash over the furnace.
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    As shaggy as the bark is, I'd have to say it is white oak. There's a week's worth of wood in some of those rounds. Looks like the saw and chain were dialed in pretty good....

    Did you get all that on one load with that flat-bed S-10?;)
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    LOL, he was riding with the lights in the sky......Somethings on that tree scream white oak but it would put it at the biggest I have ever seen, and the center of those big rounds are turning red very fast...That was only a few min's after I finnished bucking it!
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    Going to still use both but the shoulder season will be the epa, winter the furnace and very cold days both.
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    Very few of the white oaks I've gotten into have pure white wood. I always worked under the impression that "white" referred to the lighter coloring of the bark.

    My neighbor has a monster white oak that is hanging over his house. The trunk is about 50" and rotted half way through. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night, but he keeps saying someday he'll have it taken down and I can have the wood. My back hurts already...and it is on a steep hill...so extra fun. EASILY 5 cord in that tree, probably closer to 7.
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    Well then darn sure could be white oak, theres lots of signs that it is. But it is turning red in color fast.
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    I see, makes sense.
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    That thing is big for a long way.

    you will love the epa stove.

    I like this pic.


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    White Oak (and others in the White Oak group like Bur Oak,Swamp White Oak,Overcup Oak etc) dont have white heartwood -its tan or very light brown."White" does refer to the light ash-colored bark.Jay's looks a great deal like Bur Oak,with its darker reddish brown furrowed bark w/flat top plates instead of scaly.
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    I cut a 19-inch White a couple of weeks ago, and it looked pretty red. You can tell for sure when you start stacking splits; White has an unmistakeable sweet smell, as I'm sure you already know.
    With the mild Winter we had you probably have a decent stash of dry wood left over that you can use in the EPA, or is the furnace wood too long?
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    Most wood I get around 16 inchs because the rounds are so flippen big you cut them as small as possiable.o_O
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    That is a monster! Looks that would be more than a year's worth for me. I'd love to have something like that close to me. Just not on top of, or actually in, my house close!
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    If there's any leaves left around you could get a positive ID on that beast.
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