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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by CT-Mike, Nov 11, 2008.

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  1. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    Found a guy looking for someone to cut wood on his farm on a share basis (1 cord for him, 1 for me). He agreed that I can take 10-12 cords. I am going to fell and limb and cut into 30' sticks. He drags them to a landing area with his excavator, then I cut to 2' lengths for him to feed his OWB.

    I am hiring a grapple truck to take my share of the sticks to my house so that I can cut and split as I have the time. My father-in-law (retired NH lumberjack) is giving me a second Jonsered 2063 for a backup saw, and the wife let me pick up a Husqvarna 240 for the kid to limb the trees with once I drop them. Also picked up the helmet/shield/muff combo and chaps for the kid & I.

    Gotta like scoring 10-12 cords of hardwood, this should put me 2-3 years ahead.

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  2. cruzer

    cruzer Member

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    Did you find this guy off C-list? I saw an add that sounded similar to this in CT - If so good score!

    Stew
  3. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Oh man you have some work ahead of you. Good score.
  4. Risser09

    Risser09 New Member

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    Hopefully your son can keep up. That's quite a bit of work, but well worth it.
  5. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    The kid is 20 and still living at home. His help on this earns him a couple more months of room and board. :)
  6. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    I'd say that's a good deal with him dragging the trees to a staging area...maybe you can cultivate a relationship and do that for years to come.
  7. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    savage,

    Yup, I definitely can't complain about the landowner dragging the sticks out to the landing. Hopefully he is happy with my work and I can keep this relationship up for many years to come.
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