MORE WOOD PORN FOR YA'LL...............

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  1. WoodButcher80

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    150-200 year old red oak , 4 feet in diameter. lot of work for the ol husky 61 . ok ok ..... a guy helped me with a stihl 660 with 42" bar :) right next to a house for 60 years, but getting too big.
    had to plunge cut a hole in those quarters to get the wedge to split em into eights , otherwise i needed a dolly to carry em. estimated 2 cords or so . havent stacked yet though. ...splits like a dream.

    oh yeah.... all free too !
     

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    Nice score! I know a lot of hard work goes into that bucking and splitting that monster.
     
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    got the chips a flyin!
     
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    guess theres no way of burning for this season since it is green.... guess ill let the pieces dry for 2010-2011 season.
     
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    Yes Woodbutcher, you have a winner for sure! In a couple of years you will really be smiling and will think back to this time with joy.
     
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    Nice score. It will be much easier to split the red oak with the pieces quartered. Red Oak splits pretty easy too. Have fun!
     
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    ya i noticed that when i was splitting them into eights with my monster maul and wedge. the 10" wedge would be halfway and the oak already had a huge split goin in it.
    shoot, you do that with a 24" sugar maple round and youll never see your wedge again ! buried alive!
     
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    DUUUUUDE real sweet.
     
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    how much wood do you think is in the trunk alone? its 40-50" in diameter for 15' in length...


    oh yeah, forgot to add ..... the guy with the 660 said he said the head shake on his bar for a second while he was cutting the trunk. what do you know, he cut right through a nail that was embedded one foot from the center! that means someone used this as a clothesline or something 150 years ago... oh the stories this beast would tell, kinda neat! oh and thats when steel was STEEL (no fillers).

    "there goes a 32$ chain" he said . shoulda bought a husky i told him! haha. :)
     

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    I would hope you at least reimbursed him for that chain for helping you...

    Nice looking tree, there's a lot wood right there. Red oak is super easy to split, but you're still going to work to process that old dog!
     
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    I hit barb wired fence 2x this past February with one of my better chains, given time and patience you can file that chain back to good cutting condition.

    You could always sharpen it for him or maybe buy him a new chain for that saw.
     
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    ya, he was taken care of with my granberg .... poor old feller
     
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    heres the endless pile at my house.... and one more load to go .
     

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    that is some really nice looking wood bro, enjoy the warmth it will give you.
     
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    it hurts my back just thinkin of havin to split all of it still ! hahh
     
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    final score at my pad..... i left about a dozen rounds that seemed to be about 24" long so they wouldnt fit in my baker... shame. i couldnt lift them or i woulda put them on my trailer and brought them for campfire seats out back!
     

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    Excellent score for free. Lets see how it looks when stacked!
     
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    Looking good, I am jealous of that free score...
     
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