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Got Oak?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by timusp40, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. timusp40

    timusp40 Feeling the Heat

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    Tree service called last Friday. This Oak won't be ready for a few years, but I could not pass up another free scrounge. Took 2 of us to lift some of the rounds. Growth rings count make the tree almost as old as I am. DSCF3814.JPG

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  2. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Great score . i get all the oak i can even if thats all i can get . Never pass up Oak Just got myself about 3 cords from to recent Oaks 1 red and 1 chestnut
  3. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    Love it! Usually splits easy and great heat once it's seasoned!
  4. Gark

    Gark Minister of Fire

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    Now that's a neat picture - new wood and old wood. Nice score and yeah, those chunks look super heavy.
  5. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Look great. Those will split beautifully. I can tell all the way from here.
  6. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    You have plenty of seasoned wood. Add that to the supply:)
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  7. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Am I seeing that the wood is two pallets high off the ground or do you have something else under the pallets?
  8. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Bricks maybe?
  9. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Sweeeet
  10. jaychino415

    jaychino415 Member

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    Nice score! Looks like 30" rounds you got there.
  11. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    Nice clean rounds there, fun splitting
  12. timusp40

    timusp40 Feeling the Heat

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    treepointer, applesister,
    Yes, pallets and brick pavers under the stacks. I am not cheap, but if I can get stuff for free I am on it. Left over pavers and pallets from a friend that has a landscaping business. And about the Oak, I've said it before, I have a hard time seeing this type of great fuel going into a huge bowl chipper, but it does around here every day. They would rather sell landscaping mulch or ground up dyed pallets that came from who knows where than try to sell firewood. All about the almighty $$$$$$. Not complaining, just explaining.
    Tim
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  13. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I've only seen red oak so I can easily be mistaken, but that wood looks a lot like the maple that I have....but anyways, great score, I love clean looking wood like that
  14. timusp40

    timusp40 Feeling the Heat

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    Ram 1500,
    Red Oak it is!
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  15. timusp40

    timusp40 Feeling the Heat

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    DSCF3816.JPG
    Photo should clear things up.
  16. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Good for you Tim. Looking at those rounds reminds me of an oak we cut last winter. Yes, they were heavy buggers but some really nice firewood. Easy work for the splitter but a bit harder work for the guy getting them onto the splitter. ;)
  17. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Ok, looks different then my red oak, that's all image.jpg
  18. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    I like using pallets, but sometimes I wish they were off the ground a little higher. That's why I was interested in your setup. Your stacks certainly look nice.
  19. timusp40

    timusp40 Feeling the Heat

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    Well, I finally started splitting that Oak. Check out the surprise inside one of the rounds. The nails were some thirtyfive rings deep and I almost hit them. DSCF3846.JPG DSCF3844.JPG DSCF3845.JPG
    Perhaps one of you could explain the deep blue color that the wood developed over the last 35 years totally hidden from view.
    Take care,
    Tim
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  20. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Just a chemical reaction from the nails or bolts.
  21. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Don't you just love the really red inside splits that are square? Those are my favorite....
  22. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    So how old are you , I mean the tree ring count?
    Just curious.
    That is quite a bit of wood there in them stacks, nice.
  23. timusp40

    timusp40 Feeling the Heat

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    BIGDADDY,
    Don't mind admitting that oak is about the same age as I am. I'll be 68 in November, and I counted around that many rings.

    Ram 1500,
    Yes, The squarer splint are nice. I like criss crossing them for the stack ends. Only problem with the Oak is drying time. That tree was cut green, so it will be a few years before it is prime fuel.
  24. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    It's amazing how long it takes for one of those trees to grow.
    Have a great 68th next month!!
    Like the pics
  25. CageMaster

    CageMaster Feeling the Heat

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    very nicely done....got a few lengths in the back yard I'm going to c/s/s tonight. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation lol, just needed a slow morning at work to browse and see all the pics to feel inspired again, got the wood cutting fever....tis the season
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