Load of Red Oak

Flatbedford Posted By Flatbedford, Apr 27, 2013 at 2:15 PM

  1. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford
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    A friend of mine has been saving some Sandy dropped Red Oak for me. He's a little further than I usually travel for my wood, but I wanted to help him out and he cut it to my length. After we loaded it up there was still half of the bed left. He took me down the street to a nice big Oak that he had secured permission to cut, either for firewood for me or lumber for him.
    He cut three rounds for me.
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    I didn't bring my splitting axe so he noodled them into manageable chunks so we could get them in the truck. I like to use the noodles to start my outside fires in the summer.
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    The F250 gave a nice, smooth ride on the way home. This should just about finish up my '15/'16 wood, maybe even 16/17.
    It sure is nice to have somebody to help lift the monsters onto the truck.
     
  2. bogydave

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    :eek: Holly smokes !
    That there just looks like fun ;)
    Nice load of some beautiful wood !

    3 or 4 rounds = 1 cord

    Truck seems to handle the load well,
    headlights not pointing to the moon. LOL
     
  3. Flatbedford

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    I guess there's a little over 1/2 cord in the truck. 1/2 the load is 3 of those big rounds.
     
  4. ansehnlich1

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    half a load ;)

    That right there is $$$ in the bank!
     
  5. osagebow

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    wowza - Nice score indeed!
     
  6. smokinj

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    That 036 was work 'in IT!
     
  7. Flatbedford

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    That's my buddy and his Husky. I don't remember what number it is, but its a 70cc with 25" bar. Has a little more oomph than the 036. He's young, single, and has lots of big toys.
     
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    70cc it probably 372 a very nice saw!
     
  9. Flatbedford

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    Sounds about right. I can't remember the Husky numbers. I ran it a bit yesterday. It makes my 036 feel the same way my 036 made my 029 feel. 10 more cc is quite a jump.
     
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  10. Woody Stover

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    Ah, good ol' Red...I'm working on a 30" DBH score right now, myself. That one looks a mite bigger yet...

    "...didn't bring my splitting ax..." What the...?? ;lol
     
  11. westkywood

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    Very nice lookn wood. Kinda hate to have to split it up heh? I've got about 7 cords of Red Oak around here. Gotta love it
     
  12. Backwoods Savage

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    Nice work Steve and it pays to have good friends too!
     
  13. Flatbedford

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    I just drove down to pick up a load of already cut Red Oak. When we saw how much room was left in the truck, we grabbed his saw and went down the street for the big one.
     
  14. wingsfan

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    Nice load of oak there. I wish I could score more oak than the little bit I have. Most of my wood is ash.
     
  15. Flatbedford

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    I split and stacked about half of it yesterday. Boy did those big, straight rounds split easily! I split them into slabs with my X27 and them broke the slabs into splits with my old Fiskars Pro Spltting axe with one hand! Gotta love green Red Oak.
    I loaded my cart like this 4 times.
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    looks like I'm gonna get just over 1/2 cord from this. I think that it will be just enough to fill my wood pile until next fall.
    Before.
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    After.
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  16. TimJ

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    splits look like red oak flooring..........nice
     

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