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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by OldLumberKid, Nov 25, 2012.
10 Years ago - yeah, I would have been serious. This day and age, I am serious about very little.
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Wow looking at that log weight chart makes me wonder how I haven't slipped a disc or done other long term damage to my back. I've dead lifted rounds heavier than I am because of my firewood sickness. Now I Noodle anything over 24" in diameter to save the week of hobbling around after a good scrounge.
http://sca.isa-arbor.com/PDFs/Green Log Weights by Mark Adams.pdf
I'll usually halve or quarter the big stuff with the maul. If I can't pop it after a couple whacks I'll noodle it.
I came back to this to add a bunch of "likes" I missed the first time round as a rookie here, and to say that 103# 16" round that was/is my chopping block — well it was like concrete when I laid the Fiskars to it last week. Guess over time it got harder or something! Still almost too purdy a piece of wood to split.
That other block hasn't shown up yet, but it might soon.
Had no idea what that was back when I joined.
But now, well ... a chainsaw's gotta have some fun sometimes!
The folks on hearth.com are very patient and are always willing to impart some good advice for those seeking it. I don't post much....but I read as much as I can...
I figure besides all of the info I have learned here this site has saved me $1,000 or more. I found out I needed a liner for my stove to reach its full potential. After reading a bunch of insert install threads with lots of pics of busted out dampers etc. I realized I could do it myself. Hard nasty work but got done with the virtual help of the great people here. Nothing like doing something new yourself and knowing it is done right. Thanks to all.
I have found that my recently home made hookaroon works great for dragging chunks over to the splitter, and I picked up materials to make a long one for pulling wood out of the trailer, it might even work to drag chunks up the trailer ramp, but that remains to be tried.
There is nothing wrong with using these kinds of tools to work smarter.
Home Made hookaroon ,I just had to go and make my own hookaroon
Never have weighed them but judging by the 50lb box I mailed at the post office (I was guessing it was 20-25lbs) and that chart I have picked up a few that were probably 150+lbs. Back before I broke my back I would lug 2 20mm ammo cans from the pallet to where we were loading it, they are a bit over 150lbs each. Looking back wasn't exactly smart. We were supposed to have 2 person lift for even 1 can.