1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

I Guess My Wife Is Right...I Am A Wood Nut

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by velvetfoot, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,206
    Loc:
    Central IA
    About 15-16 cords for me.Little over 2 in cramped backyard here,remainder at parents acreage 1 hr west.Most winters I burn 3 cord max for supplemental heat,last year was barely 2.After the heat past few weeks,I'm more than ready for some cold temps.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,170
    Loc:
    West Michigan
    Ha, I know where you've been hanging out.::-)

    Here's the deal in our little cutting group. The most experienced guy does the felling, the fastest saw or saws limb & buck, everybody else splits & loads. I much prefer slinging a saw to hauling, splitting, loading, stacking etc.

    If my saws get outrun, I will be back next weekend with something better. I don't care what it costs, how late I have to work to make the necessary mods. or what color saw I may have to buy.

    I'm pretty sure I may have a problem, but if I keep denying the problem it's not real right? A C
  3. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,332
    Loc:
    Tuscola, IL
    I'll take 'em;lol
    ScotO likes this.
  4. Nixon

    Nixon Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    698
    Loc:
    West Sunbury ,Pa.
    I don't think that you have a problem ,or are even in denial. I believe that the problem is with those folks that just can't enjoy the zen of sawing .
    Btw ... Do you think that I can make a 372 xp killer if I mod my 562 xp ? :)
  5. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,170
    Loc:
    West Michigan
    Btw ... Do you think that I can make a 372 xp killer if I mod my 562 xp ? :)[/quote]

    If I can get a weekend pass from the wife, I'd sure like to drive out & we can give it a try. ==c
    Nixon likes this.
  6. woodsmaster

    woodsmaster Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,511
    Loc:
    N.W. Ohio
    My wife seriously gives me chit about my wood obession. I don't see it as an obssession , but I see how she does.
    I'm trying to get a year ahead so..... Any ways there;s more to it than the wood but we are going are seperate ways.
    ScotO likes this.
  7. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    You guys crack me up! I ain't that big, my wife's just really tiny. I weigh a feathery 202lbs, I used to work out all the time until I started the house project, then came the wood cutting, which led to the part time tree service, so working out has now become sporadic. I gotta say all the tree work and climbing keep me somewhat in shape, but I'm getting older and that belly is getting harder and harder to keep flat! ;)
  8. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,231
    Loc:
    Southeast Indiana
    Scotty, you may really not be that big and your wife might be tiny, but I think the reason why she is blocked in the picture is because you have a big tilted head!!!!!!
    Thistle and ScotO like this.
  9. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    That would be correct Tim! ;lol
  10. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Back to the original thread, WE'RE ALL WOOD NUTZ! Why else could one explain why we are all on here in the MIDDLE OF FRIGGIN' SUMMER?? DOH!!!!
  11. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    4,126
    Loc:
    Central PA
    Her point is what? Backyards are for storing firewood, right?
    Nixon, tfdchief and ScotO like this.
  12. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    15,283
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    I wished I weighed 202 pounds...just say'in.:(
    PapaDave likes this.
  13. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    15,972
    Loc:
    Anderson, Indiana
    I have to see pic's ppppplease!!!??? I can quite anytime I want to.;)
  14. Nixon

    Nixon Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    698
    Loc:
    West Sunbury ,Pa.
    This is embarrassing .... I have a confession to make . Last night in my exuberance to join this thread , I claimed 15 cords CSS .... Well I measure it again today , it's only 14 and a bit cords . Can I claim drying shrinkage ,or do I just have to live with being an exaggerator ?
    Thistle and ScotO like this.
  15. jwoair23

    jwoair23 Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2011
    Messages:
    234
    Loc:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    It's OK, you're in good company, they meet Mondays at 7. :)

    exaggeratorsanonymousshirt.jpg
    ScotO and Nixon like this.
  16. Nixon

    Nixon Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    698
    Loc:
    West Sunbury ,Pa.
    So , I guess calling it seasonal shrinkage is out then ?
  17. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,332
    Loc:
    Tuscola, IL
    We can let it go this time, but the next time it happens, you owe everybody that hit "Like" the amount by which you exaggerated. ::-) So, Scotty, Dennis, and Dave all get a cord the next time;lol Dang, don't know how I missed hitting "Like" but I won't let it happen again==c
    Thistle, ScotO and Nixon like this.
  18. golfandwoodnut

    golfandwoodnut Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,426
    Loc:
    Pittsburgh PA
    I am one of the original nuts, hence my name. Up to 24 cords now and still a lot of dead stuff laying around or still standing.
  19. Nixon

    Nixon Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    698
    Loc:
    West Sunbury ,Pa.
    I accept my punishment . I'll gladly provide a cord the next time I make the same offense .
    Caveat .... It's aspen and those that make a judgement against my veracity have to pick it up . ;-)
  20. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    15,283
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    Where is Eric Johnson when we need him to put all you slackers into place?;lol;)
  21. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,468
    Loc:
    Greenwood county, SC
    202!! You must not be very tall, i would of thought from your pic you would be 265!! I weigh 215ish and i dont look near as built as you do in that pic!

    And heck this pic i put in here is from 08 when i was maybe 205-210ish.

    Attached Files:

  22. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Yeah I'm only 5'9ish, so I guess I'm vertically challenged a little. But I'm not fat (yet), I work my ass off too much to gain any of that, don't drink beer either (I'm good friends with Captain Morgan, though);)
  23. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    592
    Loc:
    rondout valley ny
    14 cords here
    9 c/s/s
    5 in a pile for 14/15

    i love the first cold days of autumn. i feel like i come back to life.
    ScotO and Nixon like this.
  24. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,412
    Loc:
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Only up to about 6 css - 5 in my yard, 1 in a neighbors...her smoke dragon is a wood wasting beast, <> ...but she has a pool!
    as soon as my back stops hurting, i'll be back at it!
  25. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,206
    Loc:
    Central IA
    haha you got a little on me then.,5'7 & 170 here,I tend to stay 170-75 year round,been that for 20 yrs easily.Everyone told me when I quit smoking in fall '95 "You'll gain 20 lbs easily,even as active as you are..."Like Hell I will!;lol" First 3 days after quitting I gained 5 lbs,but after the shock wore off I lost that within a week & was a really grumpy SOB for 2 weeks.Been the same ever since. Weight that is.....;)
    Sure I still love to eat & drink a few beers too,but its all about moderation now & I eat much healthier on a daily basis than when younger too.

    Main thing is water water water,especially on hot summer days.Not unusual for me to drink 2-3 gallons,eat very light meals also.Working outside 8-10 hrs in cold winter months I eat lots more,but dont gain anything.
    ScotO likes this.

Share This Page