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My first score...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by leakypuppy, May 4, 2009.

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  1. leakypuppy

    leakypuppy Member

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    A neighbor down the street was having two large oaks removed so I stopped by and asked for the trunk pieces. She talked to the tree guys and they said they'd be happy to bring them up to my house and 6 hours later the truck was in the driveway. It cost me $45.00 to tip the driver. This was my first score like this and I have to say it was a bit more than I bargained for. The problem is moving the rounds and finding a place to stack them. I don't have a large lot and my neighborhood is very residential. Ideally I'd like to drop them where I plan on splitting so I don't have to cart them around the yard.

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  2. leakypuppy

    leakypuppy Member

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    after some cutting...

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  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    nice score
  4. Mmaul

    Mmaul Minister of Fire

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    I know how it is to burn in a residental area, cut it get it behind your fence. Find a place to put pallets stack on the pallets.
  5. leakypuppy

    leakypuppy Member

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    I'll post another photo tonight of where I've stashed it all...
  6. btj1031

    btj1031 New Member

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    Wow, excellent score. Looking forward to hearing how many cord you got out of it.
  7. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Great score!
  8. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Thats not a score...thats a freakin mother load.....log lenght delivered to you house for $45 smackers......YEEE HAW.
    Your cookie in your avatar should have a smile on the face of a cig hangin our its mouth after scoring that. Giddie up!
  9. Wet1

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    Nice looking logs, almost a shame to see them cut for firewood...
  10. BucksCoBernie

    BucksCoBernie New Member

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    wow excellent score! as someone said earlier, please post how many cords you got out of that.
  11. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    Quit scrounging wood immediately. You've started at the top and have nowhere to go but down. Wood scores don't get any better than a pile of oak delivered to your house.
  12. fossil

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    Heck, for another $5 you prob'ly could've gotten all the larger limbs, too. %-P Rick
  13. iskiatomic

    iskiatomic Minister of Fire

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    SWEET!!! I love big oak.

    I noticed in your first pic the log on the top left had a "blue-black" stain on the end. What I have noticed when I see that, is that there generally is some sort of metal nearby. Careful with that chain.


    KC
  14. leakypuppy

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    I could've had the whole load for $45.00 but I'd no place to put it AND my wife would have freaked!!
  15. leakypuppy

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    Does that mean someone marked that piece or the blue is from a sawblade hitting metal? I don't recall hitting any metal but did dull up a chain pretty quick at one point while cutting and thought I'd touched my driveway...
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    Hmmm.... Thought this was going to be a thread about high school. :lol:

    That is a nice looking load of wood. My wife would have freaked if didn't take it all.
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    Well, now, BB, you've started all those sweet memories rolling around that really have no appropriate place outside my own brain. Thanks, it's been a while since I revisited that time. Rick
  18. Backwoods Savage

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    A few more scores like that and you are all set for sure. Congratulations.
  19. leakypuppy

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    A couple more pics of my stack, as you can see there isn't much room...

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  20. joshlaugh

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    Nice job on the oak. I, at times, have a hard time finding room for all the wood I get. My wife tolerates it pretty well but if I ever started stacking under my kid's playset, she would kill me! Good luck
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    Outstanding story from start to finish. Great score! I agree, you have nowhere to go but down, from being that lucky. ;-) Nice job stashing it all in a small back yard.
  22. Backroads

    Backroads Feeling the Heat

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    What he means is a long time ago a nail or screw or something METAL was put in that tree. The metal turns the wood around it blue as the tree grows around the piece of metal. That's the worst thing about residential tree jobs is all the nails/screws from people posting signs, hanging flowers and running clothes lines fills the tree full of metal over the years.
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