More hickory

TimJ Posted By TimJ, Nov 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM

  1. TimJ

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    Spent a few hours on 3 big hickories that were down for awhile. The bark was falling off and all the wood is solid and the rounds are big. This will make a mess of splits. There's more still to get.
     

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  2. cygnus

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    That's a lot of BTUs!

    I'm burning hickory for the first time. a neighbor had about 30 big rounds under cover for about 3 years. I split them up and got a reading of 18-22% so been toss'em in with every load. I've heard how difficult it is to split bug these were dry and seemed to crack open pretty nicely. Is hickory easier wet or dry?
     
  3. Stax

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    Gotta get me some. Never had hickory.
     
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  4. jdp1152

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    I'd be interested in seeing some aggregate information on which woods are better to let sit as rounds for a bit before splitting.
     
  5. thewoodlands

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    Some nice size rounds along with the btu's. Those are big enough that they should bring back that old pal of yours, ROID!
     
  6. javier

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    Congrats!! I am warm right now from some Hickory we cut back in 2010. 2 years in an open field, and its absolutely great.
     
  7. JOHN BOY

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    WOW that awesome ! I'd get all i could hickory is One of thee best :cool:
     
  8. bogydave

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    Hickory is "tops of the wood chain" firewood IMO
    Awesome!
     
  9. Backwoods Savage

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    All wood that I've ever worked with will split best right after it has been cut. We do cut from December to March and then do all the splitting but if I still split by hand then I'd split right after each tree was cut. Don't wait.
     
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  10. corey21

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    I love hickory.

    Wood is easier to split when green.
     
  11. Beer Belly

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    I've got about a cord of Hickory that was CCS 1 year now....MM reading is showing 18% on a fresh split, but I'm gonna give it at least another year
     
  12. ScotO

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    good stuff there, Timmy. I love that hickory. One of the best.
     
  13. tfdchief

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    Sweet, Hickory is great stuff.
     
  14. onetracker

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    i burned some last night. holy moley what a difference after burning pine! the pine has been fantastic to burn this fall, and one drawback is that it leaves no coals for the morning. i threw in a few small daimeter hickory rounds and 6 hours later i still had coals. my personal favorite, but i've never burned osage.
     

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