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Had a visit from the pine tree fairy

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bacffin, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    I had to take a break from the grapple load. This fell into my lap. Eastern white pine. Can anyone estimate how many cord are there? I'm thinking about 4. it was a bugger getting the saw through it because of all the pitch. I'll let them sit until next spring so the sap can harden up a bit. It would be a chore to try it now.

    Thanks,
    Bruce

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  2. CageMaster

    CageMaster Feeling the Heat

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    thats a lil work for the saw
  3. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    Looks like a nice pile white pine, shoudl be atleast 3cord probably close to 4.
    Is the saw gumming up from the pitch? or are you clogging up the clutch cover. They sell skip/semi-skip tooth chains that provide better cleanout in pitchy softwoods - some of the guys from the Northwest will know better.

    How do you like the backhoe attachment on the tractor?
  4. bogydave

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    3 to 4 cords.
    Good idea to let is set a year then cut.
    Cutting on cold days reduces the pitch problems too.
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  5. Shadow&Flame

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    Very nice...one of the reason I dont mess with pine too much. That pitch is a...well you know. I have burned it but I dont go looking for it either.
    Looks like you got alot of work lined up....take it easy and be careful.
  6. EatenByLimestone

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    White pine makes a quick seasoning wood. I love how fast it will heat a stove up and primes it for a denser wood.

    Matt
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    Nice group of logs you have there.
  8. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    2.75-3.25 cord. Good btus for ya when it is good and dry.
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    Nice big logs.
  10. PapaDave

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    Let those sit for a while and get the grapple load split.
    Hurry up.;)
    We'll wait for those pics.:cool:
    Nice score, and they look almost knot-less. Wait 'til you hit some of THOSE. Fun to split.....not.
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  11. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    I'll have to check the chain and cover tomorrow. It's cutting hardwood fine. It is just a regular tooth chain, but I can see why not to use it. I have a chain that says non kick back rated. Is that what you are talking about? The backhoe with the tumb is a big time saver.
  12. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Slow and steady for sure ;)
  13. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Yes dear......
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    Pine fairy good.
  16. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Gonna give it 2 years seasoning just like all the rest.
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    Be sure to tie it down when in the stove. I'd hate to see the draft pick it up and get it lodged in the chimney. :D

    Matt
  18. ScotO

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    Nice pile of lumber there! I'd be running those logs through my buddy's mill to get some boards piled up for my woodshed I plan on building down the road. That stuff is some of the best building lumber.

    Makes good firewood too!! ;)
  19. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    I saved it from the mill :)
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    No, he is talking about "skip tooth " chain not "anti kick back" or full chisel chain which the latter is what your talking about. Look it up at like baileys, but basicly skip-tooth is a cutter every other ploce you normally have them. Basically your skipping a cutter every other time. You will only have half the cutters on a skip chain as a normal chain, this helps you pull a longer bar on a given saw than if your running full tooth chain. Use it for running an oversized bar for your saw or on those huge 6ft bars. For example i can run a 20" bar on my MS390 fine but when i go up to a 24" bar i will run skip tooth so that you dont bog the saw up with all the new cutters in the additional length.
  21. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Dude...To me this is good stuff, cool! :cool:. Wait -a-minute, Baileys is a drink; mix it with..well you know the rest :) ,I'll google it!. I have not run into this situation....yet. Actually. I have a smaller bar than called for on the 455 Rancher at 18" as opposed to the 20". I will try a skip tooth for it when I cut up the pine. Thanks alot, excellent!

    Bruce
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    I personally dont recommend a skip tooth in pine. I am a forester and primarily deal with loggers. Pine is 95% of what we cut, not white pine but the southern yellow species, all but pond usually, which actually to lumber graders is not a southern yellow....has to do with fibers or something?

    Anyway i have not seen a logger around here with a skip-tooth chain, period. I can see the extra ability to clean as there is more area to carry the chips out. My ms390 will flat out EAT pine compared to the oak im use to cutting. I can dly through 18" pine rounds with a 20" regular chain.

    Be aware you could potentially over rev your saw with a shoreter bar and a skip chain due to less than ideal loading of it.


    And incase you dont know or found it. Their website is baileysonline.com. I have ordered form them, they have a good cataloge and good sales on bars and chians, their shipping is just really pricy!!
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  23. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Okay, good to know clemson. I never really gave over-reving a second thought before and I don't believe I have created the situation either. I'll just wait until the sap hardens up before bucking them up.

    thanks Again,
    Bruce

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