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In over my head

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by USMC80, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. milleo

    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    Lol I can't believe all you guys noticed the lamp and me the girl couldn't take my eyes off the wood....

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  2. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    I had a pile a little bigger than that 3 years ago when I was working on getting ahead 3 years. It took me 8 months to get it all cut to size, split and stacked. I have my wood area in a corner of the yard out of the way so my wife doesn't care what that area looks like. I suppose if it was in plain sight I'd have to clean it up quicker.
  3. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Makes me think of a song....slightly adjusted.:cool:

    You're just too good to be true
    Can't take my eyes off of you
    you'd be like heaven to burn
    Can't wait, til it's my turn
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  4. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    got two hours in yesterday, a little progress was made

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  5. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    Little more done

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  6. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    HOLY CRAP !.....look at the size of some of those !
  7. oppirs

    oppirs Member

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    The locals come up to the wife about downed wood for free. It's when I spend too much time on it....about 2 days,
  8. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    ya some are huge, biggest one is just left of center near the back
  9. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Nice score! Looks like you're making good progress.
  10. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    When is your next load coming. :)
  11. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    you guys with your free wood delivered to your door, argh.
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  12. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Unless you have absolutely nothing to lose, hiring a local teenager for a job as potentially dangerous as processing big rounds is a very bad idea, IMO.

    That's the slowest possible way to reduce a round, not to mention harder on your saw. Instead, lay them on their side and make noodles.
  13. BillLion

    BillLion Minister of Fire

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    Ha, ha. I just accepted a FREE, delivered red maple tree on Friday exactly 2 weeks after receiving a FREE, delivered sugar maple.

    After some conversations with the wife, it is clear I have to turn down all the sweet deals that are "too good to refuse" for awhile until I can catch up!
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  14. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    I hope your wife isn't too concerned about having an immaculate front lawn, because processing a pile of wood on it like that can be a little hard on it. :oops:
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  15. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    +1. I process in the back corner of our lawn, where no one can see the mess, but just the act of moving 10+ cords per year across the lawn (twice!) does a number on the grass.
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  16. CMAG

    CMAG Member

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    I give the driver a $20 tip :p:)
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  17. BillLion

    BillLion Minister of Fire

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    I think it all depends on your area. In some areas with a lot of burners people have to do all they can to get wood free. In areas like mine (not too many burners) it's a little easier to get free wood.

    This will kill you. The guy that brought me a free sugar maple 2 weeks ago told me the day before he took 10 loads of oak he just cut to the dump...ugh! What a waste.

    So our free wood actually works out for guys like that who don't have to pay the dump fees and drive as far.
  18. teutonicking

    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

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    What kind of wood is it?
  19. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    nope, front lawn is just a mud pit anyway for now, bringing the grade up and re landscaping next spring
  20. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    same here
  21. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    mix of hardwoods, maple, oak, tulip polar and some birch
  22. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    got a little more done this weekend including two of the monster rounds

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  23. JrCRXHF

    JrCRXHF Burning Hunk

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    The wife use to think i was nuts until she watched the NG bill go from 500 a month in the winter down to 100.00 then she said it was a warm winter. When i did it two years in a row she thought this wood thing was not such a bad deal just wished the wood cut it self. I told her that is what kids are for (but we don't have any)
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  24. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Which bring's up another way to keep warm. >>
  25. CMAG

    CMAG Member

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    Looks like ya got to cut a path to the front door
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