My "stacks" s l o w l y coming together!

Big Donnie Brasco Posted By Big Donnie Brasco, Jun 23, 2013 at 8:19 PM

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  1. Big Donnie Brasco

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    Not a lot yet and CERTAINLY not pretty, but it's WOOD! :)

    Hackberry, Mulberry, red oak, and ash. Shagbark and Hedge to come in the next few weeks!
    I still have a driveway full of oak rounds! Probably about 2 cords.

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    My red oak WALL .........

    8 feel long 4 feet deep and 6 feet tall :) * lots of air space tho!

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  2. Big Donnie Brasco

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    Since I am stacking REALLY loose for air flow, I am sure it looks like more that it is... How much do you think I have split... 2 cords?

    BTW... I LOVE LOVE LOVE splitting oak!!!! pops into perfect splits like ice blocks!!!
     
  3. TimJ

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    Be proud of your work Big Donnie and they sure look nice
     
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    Thanks Tim!!
    I REALLY like splitting wood by hand!! Lost 30 pounds in the past 6 weeks !!!
     
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  5. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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    I think you are doing a really Fine job, please keep up the great work that you are doing!
     
  6. WellSeasoned

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    Everything looks perfect. You just found out how wood heats you twice, and weight loss w/o a gym membership is good stuff. Stacks are awesome!
     
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    Neighbors think you are nuts yet ? LOL.

    Looking great.
    Before long, now one will be able to see thru your fence slats :)
    Cords & BTUs adding up !
     
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    May be slow but sure looks good! Before you know it you'll be a couple years ahead (and a few more lbs lighter ;) )
     
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    Slow but sure is good. One day soon you'll look at your stacks and say "Hmmm, that's quite a bit of wood." :cool:
     
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  10. ScotO

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    Damm good start IMO, Donnie! Gotta start somewhere, and with all that PRIMO wood I'd say you're off and running just fine!!
     
  11. Trilifter7

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    Great work Donnie!! You'll be years ahead before you know it. It's extremely rewarding when you can sit back and look at all your hard work!
     
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    Your wood stacks look great BDB, soon you'll be running out of room.
     
  13. Big Donnie Brasco

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    You think I have 2 cords yet?
     
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    You can get a rough guess of what you got by the pallet size your using. The average pallet is 40" x 42' "yes some are bigger and some are smaller" and a cord is 4'w x 4'h x 8'L or 128 cubic feet so that should give you a good idea:cool:
     
  16. TimJ

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    Hey BDonnie, don't convince yourself you have enough. When you think you have enough, then you gotta start on 14/15
    Keep the train a movin
     
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    oh, my PLAN is to CSS all summer and all winter!!!!
    Would like to try and get 9 cords in the next 9 months!
    Once I am a few years ahead I will just keep up.
     
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  18. ScotO

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    yeah, good luck with that!! That's what I said when I started out years ago........now I've got close to 30 cord out back!!
     
  19. Big Donnie Brasco

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    If I had the ROOM I would too !! :)
     
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  20. ScotO

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    Explain to your neighbors that THEY don't need a backyard......;)
     
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  21. Backwoods Savage

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    Good work Donnie. As for how much, I'd say measure the stacks and figure perhaps 65%-75% of that figure is what you have. If we use 70%, your stacks have 192 cu. ft and 70% of that is 134.4 cu. ft. With that, you have a bit over a cord. I hope that does not discourage you but instead spurs you on to keep on cutting! But we know you are motivated and will get it done.
     
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    Not discouraged at ALL !!! :) :)

    In fact I have more than I thought! That calculation is just for the ONE stack of oak!
    I have THREE other stacks, LOTS of dead standing oak, hedge and hickory, and a driveway FULL or oak rounds! :)

    Thanks

    BDB
     
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    Fantastic!
     
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  24. TimJ

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    Hey Scotty, give me some back up here
    Don't you agree that " BIG DONNIE BRASCO" is one of the baddest handles you ever heard :):)
     
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  25. ScotO

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    I agree, Tim! I can hear him now when his neighbor comes over asking for an armload of firewood and Donnie says in his best, raspy, New York voice "Fuggetaboudit!".....
    ;)
     
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