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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by basswidow, Apr 10, 2009.

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  1. basswidow

    basswidow Minister of Fire

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    Rented a 24 ton splitter for $ 60 and split 3 cords in about 9.5 hrs. It could be used either horizontal or vertical. I can't tell you how great it was to just sit and split. I didn't like the stand vs a jack stand - it was extremely heavy to lift onto the hitch and move around.

    One tree I scrounged ( the rounds with the brown centers near the splitter ) must be sweet gum, because it was all stringy. I used the splitter on all the rounds - and I will finish it off with a saw.

    This picture is when I was just getting started and took a break for lunch. My 3 year old is in the picture - but my 10 year old actually enjoyed operating the splitter and watching it work.

    Who ever created a splitter is a bonifide genius and deserves some sort of national notoritety. I'm eating crow - thinking I could hand split all this.

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  2. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    Nice work! I need to help dad split this weekend, but I have a mild hernia, and I'm supposed to be "taking it easy". :-(
  3. bill*67

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    nice picture of the splitter and your little foreman. how many cord do you have there? keep the little guy interested in your operation, in time he will be a big help!
  4. Eisele

    Eisele New Member

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    Nice job with the wood. When I was a young kid my dad and grandfather used to let me control the lever on the splitter and now my dad gets to control that very same lever. Its very good to get them interested at a young age good job.
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I walked around my processing area assessing how much snow there is still to melt before I can get started on the splitting. I even poked at the snow with a shovel as if it would speed it up. Looks like it will be a few more weeks of waiting.

    My two sons have grown and moved away and the wife's no help so I get to pull my own lever.
  6. Stevebass4

    Stevebass4 Minister of Fire

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    you and me both LLigetfa ;)
  7. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    Nice work Basswidow. Its great to get the kids involved, whether it speeds you up or slows ya down. That bright green grass in the pic was starting to hurt my eyes. Enjoy the rest of your splitting this Easter weekend. Maybe hid some eggs in those piles of splits and have the older one start stacking it. :lol: I rented a splitter last year myself and will never do it any other way again unless I'm camping. Cheers. N of 60
  8. Backwoods Savage

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    Yes, it isn't fair that you have green grass already....

    Good job and glad you have a good helper.
  9. basswidow

    basswidow Minister of Fire

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    Wednesday 4/9 I cut two truckloads of Cherry in the snow (flurries).

    Thursday 4/10 I split it all in short sleeves - mid sixties.

    I am not sure how much I have - the pictures don't do justice, the far pile is very wide. I won't know till I get it all stacked.

    The thing about the green grass - is mowing. My neighbors are already cutting. I hate mowing, because most of my yard is too sloped and I have a walk behind. But I am happy for spring.

    Happy easter all!

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  10. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    iam going with 4.25 cords in them 2 piles
  11. basswidow

    basswidow Minister of Fire

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    That would be great - if so. 4 is all I need per winter.

    Can't wait to get it stacked. Need to get a big hand truck. Tractor Supply - here I come.
  12. terrywillie

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    I even cheated on that. I got one of those DR power wagons.
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