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Just a wee bit of wood!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by oppirs, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. oppirs

    oppirs Member

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    DSC01613.JPG A logger refused this Ash & Maple. It mine 4 the taken.

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  2. wishlist

    wishlist Minister of Fire

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    Looks good oppirs. Plenty of heat once its seasoned. My one concern is in the background I see a broken splitter pointing towards the sky? :eek::eek::eek:
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  3. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Nice haul:cool:
  4. oppirs

    oppirs Member

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    Info on this pick, a land-owner sold his timber this was what the buyer rejected. Nice 10' footers stacked, that land-owner called me to take it off his hands. A Win-Win!




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    Good eye's ////\\\\ That splitter is on it last legs after this work-out! Not! A 21 ton 2 stage doing it job. But I feel the work-out. Only half the wood taken. I think another 5 cords are in order....



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  5. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Very nice score!
  6. oppirs

    oppirs Member

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    Thanks everyone. This was an out of the blue score. Owner sold his Ash/Oak/Maple. And I didn't even have to deal with the tops. More rejects than I can handle, so other wood-user are gettin' a stab at this in my area. It's a free for all.

    This kind of work-out beats the gym....Now to stacking!




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  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Super score.
    Yep, no gym membership needed if you process fire wood ;)
    Gonna make some beautiful stacks :)
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  8. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Great stuff.Really like Silver Maple for inbetween days.
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  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Wow Oppirs. That is a super find! Don't worry about Wishlist and his statement about the vertical splitting. He just likes to pick a bit. Vertical is the easiest way to get wood split so continue on.

    The only question I have is why all the separate piles of split wood? Is there a reason you don't split all in one spot?

    What we do is cut during December-March. We do sort of stack it in one spot in the winter then do all the splitting in the spring. When finished, we simply stack the wood right there rather than moving it again.

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  10. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Nice score there oppirs. Good for you. Some nice BTUs and a great price to boot.
  11. Gark

    Gark Minister of Fire

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    That is an outstanding cache of firewood-to-be! Very nice find, oppirs. Makes me sore all over ("but it's a good sore") just looking at your pictures, heheh.
  12. AJS56

    AJS56 Burning Hunk

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    I have to pile on - nice grab on that wood. Will c/s/s into a nice bunch of heat. Well, it won't actually c/s/s itself. But you know that...
  13. aussiedog3

    aussiedog3 Feeling the Heat

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    Wow Oppirs, Nice location! You sling any lead at any whitetails across that field?
    By way of 30-06 or shotgun?
    also love the big rounds on that trailer, yep, take what you can get. Never found a round I couldn't get split.
    Nice work.
  14. oppirs

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    @ BS... No real reason to the multi-stacks, just how the wood rolled off and to fit the trailer on my land which is 1 acre. Made it easy to pull the splitter around to each group of rounds. All the girls got to feast on the ants, didn't want the goodies buried to deep.


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    @ Aussiedog... Thx for the comment! I don't sling lead like I use too. But Buck a plenty, pix just up to the North.


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  15. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Hey, them's not all girls.
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  16. oppirs

    oppirs Member

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    opps says


    Name the chicken in yellew
  17. Standingdead

    Standingdead Burning Hunk

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    Looks like the yellow one is a mix of Buff Orpington and Aracuena. Are her eggs a bit greenish or light blue colored?
  18. oppirs

    oppirs Member

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    Aracuena is the for off blue eggs
  19. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Very nice ! That looks like a little ADD piling but still fantastic all the same. ;lol

    Pete
  20. oppirs

    oppirs Member

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    I know everyone likes updates. My pix of the stack (4 - 20") deep with SE IL snow.

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  21. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Seeing all them rounds and splits is giving me the D,T's! I ain't had a good scrounge in weeks;sick
  22. oppirs

    oppirs Member

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    RB THX! Please do it!

    If you put me in the Wood crazy camp. I'm Gulty!

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