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Just got off the Phone big SCORE

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by tigeroak, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. tigeroak

    tigeroak Burning Hunk

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    A guy called me a and asked if I wanted around 50 white oak tops, all down and on flat ground and close to the road. Will post pictures as it comes in. Also about 3 miles from me.

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  2. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    That is huge! Some of the best-burning wood out there. :cool: Sure, there's a little more work with tops, but worth it IMO for that kind of wood.
  3. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    As long as you dont have to take it all with you!!! There still is a bunch of trash below say 2"s that you will never take.
  4. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    I would love to get a phone call like that!
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  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like a great find. Only 3 miles and close to the road on flat ground. Congratulations.
  6. tigeroak

    tigeroak Burning Hunk

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    I drove down by the wood and a couple of the trees are what I would call MONSTERS. I will not be able to cut all the way through . Looks to be on the range of 50 inches plus at the base of the tops. About 5 walnut trees the rest are all white oak.
  7. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Sounds great. I hope you can take your time.
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  8. ScotO

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    Sounds like a great score indeed, Tiger! I cut everything 2" and bigger for firewood. I LOVE having those smaller 'rounds' in the stacks, I use them every morning on re-starts and also to pack the stove tight and full on a really cold night (which we haven't had in YEARS). Get all you can and I have to remind you, WE NEED PICS.....;)
  9. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    That's going to take a good bit of time and that is alot of wood. What's the plan before you lose it
  10. Wood Duck

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    ... and you said, "No, I'd like to let my buddy wood duck have this one." Oh, wait, you're in Kansas. Thanks anyway!
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Time for a saw rental?
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  12. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Two words---score...pics.
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  13. ScotO

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    Gather up your gear WD......WE'LL GO OUT TOGETHER!!
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  14. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    So what did you say? What did you say?! ;lol Nice score man!
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  15. NH_Wood

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    I'm also a fan of the smaller rounds from the tops - I can get a lot of shoulder season fires out of the stuff that most folks around me leave in the woods. A PITA, sure, but not a big deal. At my work, they are having a fairly big red oak lot cut - I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they leave a lot of tops - I'll be all over it! Congrats on the score!
  16. Thistle

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    If I was a little closer,I'd bring the gear & give you a hand.Sure its nice to get big (over 20" ) rounds,but in reality for burning I prefer 6"-9" rounds the best.Very little or no splitting needed,rounds that size are perfect for long or overnight burns when the temps really take a nosedive.
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  17. Thistle

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    Me too.Last winter was so mild 80% of what I burned was 2"-5" tops,fallen branches,dead saplings & other miscellaneous "junk" deadfall gathered during normal cleanup.Almost a cord of that stuff.Very few cold nights where burning straight through was needed.Most all was bone-dry Red/Black Oak,remainder White/Bur.Slow,intense heat,low bluish-white flames from the coal bed,very little ash remaining. ::-)
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  18. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    even though it was mild last year even here in SC I had plenty of nights where I burned straight through the night. Maybe its the lack of insulation in my house that I have to run the stove even in what yall consider a mild climate??
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  19. fabsroman

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    Might as well just buy a bigger saw for as long as he will need it to do that job. Have to buck 50" rounds and then probably noodle them too. I did one 36" oak last month and my dad was over tonight looking at the wood I stacked from it, thinking about what he has stacked from it, and he says "We sure got a lot of wood from that lady." He helped me split up some wood with the new X27 and make kindling out of it while the kids played around outside. It was a good afternoon. His toe is almost mended, so we will be back out cuting and splitting again soon.

    Ah, he also looked at my racks and noticed that I had burned almost 4 racks of wood. To which he said "My Lord, you sure burned a lot and it wasn't even that cold. Now I understand why you want to get so much more."

    Of course, a lot of the burning had to do with poor draft control on my part, so unless it is really cold next year we should be in pretty good shape.
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    Don't make me think about tagging along with you guys. lol
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  21. Ralphie Boy

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    Some people have all the luck! The only people who call me are bill collectors!!!!
  22. ArsenalDon

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    And I got a stop by from a buddy...his sister owns over a hundred acres of almond trees....she is ripping a mess out and said...come down and get all you want....not as good of a score as yours and it is 80 miles out...but Almond sure burns better than most of stuff I burn..mostly Ponderosa pine.
  23. Backwoods Savage

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    Don't know Don. 80 miles out is a long way to haul that stuff. Almond should be really good though.
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    I would rent a big Uhaul to haul that stuff home if its that far. Make one trip! get a chain and toss that stuff inside. Then sweep it out when through!!
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  25. Thistle

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    Pack that sucker tight! Its roughly 1 hr one way to where I do most of my cutting.Sometimes when cutting smaller (3"-9") rounds off parents land I'll leave them 3'-6' long,stack them in pickup bed parallel with truck between the wheelwells all the way to the top (it has a topper that I wont remove even though it took some getting used to the first year or so). Then bring them home & cut them up in an hour or so when I get to it later.Most of the time I fill up sawbuck & cut them to length at their place,but if I'm short on time to work in the woods they get bucked here later.Never figured out which was faster,think its pretty much a tie.

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