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My first large process. Not bad for a days work.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by freddypd, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. freddypd

    freddypd Burning Hunk

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    I took advantage of the mild temps and split my Sandy/scrounged/inherited wood pile. I am estimating a little over 2 cords in about 6 hours? I thought I was going to take advantage of my Fiskars, but a friend told me to give his splitter a try. That thing worked great! Funny how I get a wood stove and we have such a mild winter. My luck. I am guessing we used about a cord and a half so far. I attribute that to being a new wood burner and liking it warm in the house.

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    I am thinking of taking down that large pine behind the splitter. Should I keep it or have it hauled away? I am not afraid to burn pine, but was wondering how long it takes to season pine. I am also not crazy about that vine. I think there is some poison ivy mixed in.

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  2. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    nice job. once you get going, it adds up quickly. nice you're able to scrounge all that wood. great neighbor.....you probably owe him a six pack.

    cass
  3. nsfd95

    nsfd95 Burning Hunk

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    Today is going to be even nicer. Trying to get some inspiration to do some splitting.
  4. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    better get it done early, there is going to be a heck of a football game on later.....go pats!

    cass
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  5. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    poison ivy leaves turn red and fall off in the Fall here.

    take a close up of the vine, there are a few people here who have gotten tangled up in poison ivy and recognize it only too well.
  6. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Nice job, Freddy!

    I second the close up of the vine, but I doubt it's poison ivy.

    The pine will season quick and be ready next fall.
  7. The Beagler

    The Beagler Burning Hunk

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    The vine is Englsh ivy. The leaves stay on all winter.
  8. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    Nice work!

    Personally I wouldn't take the chance that hidden in the other vines is some poison ivy, you DO NOT want to burn that!
  9. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Nice job.....now ya gotta stack
  10. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    ;lol....aint that the truth
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    im not really allergic to Poison ivy so I would cut it and pull it off. But id say its 99% English ivy, but we cant really tell as PI would have no leaves no anyway. If you cut that pine even up to say may and split it ASAP I would say you would be good to burn some time next winter. It will season in a summer here, so 1 year is good nuff.
  12. nsfd95

    nsfd95 Burning Hunk

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    That Ravens Broncos game is why I am not motivated. Too much post game celebrating.Ravens Pats next week would be awesome!!!
  13. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Very nice bunch of wood Freddy..........keep it up
    How could Denver let them Ravens do that. They deserved to lose.
  14. freddypd

    freddypd Burning Hunk

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    My son became a football fan this year. He is a Seahawks fan (I think he is actually a fair weather fan, but what the heck, its fun watching games together) Hopefully he won't follow my lead, Jets, Mets and Islanders!
  15. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Nice work Freddy. Love those hydraulics! No problem with the pine and is should dry in a year.
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  16. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    Nice work Freddy. This mild weather in the northeast is crazy for sure. I'd like to split some kindlin but with the snowmelt and rain as of late my yard is all muddy so it'll have to wait.
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    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Nice work Freddy! +1 on the hydraulics.
  18. Wood Duck

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    Keep the pine. It will be ready to burn in a year. I agree with the others who say that most of the vine is English Ivy. I can't see the vines well enough to say if there is any poison ivy mixed in.
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  19. BEConklin

    BEConklin Feeling the Heat

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    Yeah - poison ivy drops its leaves in winter - I also agree that's probably English ivy on the tree behind the splitter.
    The way I can tell poison ivy in winter...when the vine is more than an inch in diameter - it starts to get covered with reddish brown shaggy hair. When it gets bigger the hair gets thicker.
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  20. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Great-lookin' pile right there, freddy! :cool:
    Me, I would get the Pine too. Split it small and it makes great starter wood...get the load going in a hurry. Or use bigger splits for a lively outside fire with plenty of flame. Not like Oak that just lies there and coals...
    Just wear gloves, cut any 'hairy' vines and pull them off.
  21. freddypd

    freddypd Burning Hunk

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    And stacked........

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  22. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Hey, those stack stabilizer cross-rows look like they would do a good job... :cool:

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