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I want to show off my scrounge...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ChelseaFC, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. ChelseaFC

    ChelseaFC Member

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    Just want to show off what I been working in the past two weeks.. this is just half of what's back there. I'm starting to get into the habit of using wood as my workout from now on. It's working wonders on my diet.

    What do you think? Ash?

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  2. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Ash...one of my favorite if not the favorite all things considered. Nice score!
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  3. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Great work - detailed pics are ash - looks like some darker rounds in the first photo though - all from the same tree? Cheers!
  4. ChelseaFC

    ChelseaFC Member

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    No not all the same tree. I bucked 5 trees. I'll be asking about those dark pieces later on. Just didn't take a picture of them up close.

    But I do remember them smelling like mint, not sure.

    Thanks, it feels so good.
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    osagebow Minister of Fire

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  6. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Nice work
  7. andybaker

    andybaker Feeling the Heat

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    If your splitting by hand then the work out just begun.;) Nice stack, and yes, I know the feeling.
  8. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    I've been trying to spread my Ash gospel on here but I see not all have heard my sermons :). Look on the flat cut side of those rounds and in the center you will see a small pinhole-that means that it is Ash.

    Now please put something into the collection plate! ==c
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  9. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Yep, I agree with the preacher of the woods and the others, that's ash. Great all-around wood.....dries fast, splits easy, smells great when burning......love it.

    And if the other stuff you have smells like mint, I'd be betting on black birch. Another decent wood.....
  10. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    It sure looks like ash. You're right its a great way to stay in shape too.
    Pushing a wheelbarrow full of locust or oak all day is a invigorating!
  11. AJS56

    AJS56 Burning Hunk

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    Another vote for ash... good to cut and process, burns nice, and with the EAB there is an ever increasing supply around here. Nice looking score there!
  12. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Don't let anyone steel your ash from the parking lot
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  13. ChelseaFC

    ChelseaFC Member

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    I hope that's not a threat... even though someone did take a small pile of rounds I placed near the street. It wasn't you was it?

    First load already split. Now onto posting the other wood that I don't know what it is.

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  14. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Chealsea, nice work. Nice score.
  15. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    ??????
  16. Iembalm4aLiving

    Iembalm4aLiving Feeling the Heat

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    Very nice scrounge. I'm a newb to the scrounge game and dreaming of a score like this!
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  17. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Ash.
  18. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    You mean you still don't know?
  19. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Slit some larger ones for the overnight burns.
  20. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Great job!
  21. ChelseaFC

    ChelseaFC Member

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    Nope.. in these parts is a free for all. No one knows my rules of scrounging, not sure if there are any.

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