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Ironwood / 1st Load

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by thewoodlands, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. thewoodlands

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    Today was a wet day, rain mixed in with some snow. I started off up top grabbing around four Ironwood that were topped off or bent over.

    Made another trail down in so I can start cutting in this area.

    zap

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  2. bogydave

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    You are getting to like running the big saw ;)
    Nice pics
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  3. thewoodlands

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    I like the 660 but used the 390 on the Ironwood all day except for when I cut the downed maple for the new trail, also used the 660 when I got the 390 pinched in the rotten part of the first Ironwood I cut for the second load.

    zap
  4. ScotO

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    Lovin that ironwood Zap. I just went and looked at some local property owned by a guy I know that was LEVELLED by that hurricane last week. Thousands of trees down, I'm going to talk to him about getting in there this winter (after the new year) and helping clean some of it out. I still have lots of tree jobs to do, but it will be a nice spot to scrounge out of over the coming years. Enough wood there for dozens of people to cut and use for heat for the next 25 years or more....
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  5. thewoodlands

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    Mother Nature sure put a hurt on people in that area, is it a mangled mess or will it be easy cutting?

    zap
  6. ScotO

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    It will be a bit of a mess, this particular hollow where the ground is located was probably the hardest hit place in our area. The wind came down that hollow (which is shaped like a big funnel, wide at the top and narrow down where this ground is located), and it must have "supercharged" coming down that narrow spot, because that is where TOTAL devestation occurred. Quite a few houses with trees through the roofs, on cars, etc. Lots of damage there, you go a mile down the road and very little damage at all in those spots...
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  8. thewoodlands

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    Thanks for that - quite different looking bark, but the leaves are similar. Wikipedia says they are related species.

    Our is excellent firewood - very dense, and it was traditionally used to make charcoal for the iron furnaces in this part o fthe uk
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    Zap, I had to laugh at your last pic. That's not a traditional "zap" laser leveled stack? What gives? :confused:
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    I worked out in the drizzle rain for about 4 hours also. Got quite a bit done with that splitter
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    I worked in a drizzle today too! But had no where near the scenery or the fun.......trimmed the bushes:confused:
  13. thewoodlands

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    Just a dump off zone, once we push in another load of pine (tomorrow) I'll be splitting the bigger stuff an stacking in the area we had the pine, big wind & sun area.

    zap
  14. thewoodlands

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    The orange sweatshirt was soaked but it still was a nice day in the woods, what kind of wood did you split?

    zap
  15. thewoodlands

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    The deer seem to trim everything here!:cool:
    zap
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  16. TimJ

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    Zap, I started with a truck load of oak but I have stayed on that for so long I decided to change. I started out by quartering some big maple rounds with my wedge. That took an hour. I hauled them all back to the splitter. I split, loaded and stacked the rest of the day. I got quite a bit done. I will post some pictures tomorrow.
  17. thewoodlands

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    We have some on our property (Sav pointed it out on their visit) I keep saying I'll grab some but never do, is one year seasoned good?

    zp
  18. thewoodlands

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    Nice work, this time of year we see the benefit of our work.

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  19. mesuno

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    Zap - didn't check it with a moisture meter but it still felt heavy after 12 months. It is in our stack for 2013/14
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    European Hornbeam is preferred for mallet heads,tool & chisel handles,bodies & soles of fine wooden planes because of its hardness,shock resistance,stability & smooth-wearing qualities.Even better than European Beech,which is also used for the same purposes.

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  23. Realstone

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    If you throw a round into the water and it sinks, it's ironwood. At least that's how we measure it up here.

    Nice score Zap. It's good to be you!
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  24. thewoodlands

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    Looks like a cold night tonight, they are calling for 15 degrees over here, how about in your area?
    zap
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    -5C which is about 21F Light winds.

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