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my uglies

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by tsquini, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. tsquini

    tsquini Minister of Fire

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    It is time for my uglies to shine. I will be sending a few into the heavens tonight. This is just one of the finest ones in my collection.

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  2. Lakeside

    Lakeside Burning Hunk

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    Now that's one Uglie !
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I might get some of our uglies tomorrow to burn in the stove this week. Don't have too many of them though.
  4. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    I too have very few uglies this year. Only have about 10 cu feet of them left....and lots of little branches. Not much shoulder season wood left.
  5. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder lol! I've been burning my "uglies" lately too to get rid of them but I prefer to call them "chunks" or "cookies" as I don't want to hurt their feelings! ;lol :p
  6. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    Doesn't burning them hurt their feelings?
  7. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    I'll be through my shoulder season wood in a week or two. Pine walnut, some oak that is a bit punky, some maple, and a few random chunks/uglies. Of course with the recent cold spell I've switched to more of my multiple year seasoned oak, especially for overnights.
  8. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    ^:)^

    Praise be to the hard-working uglies, they don't get the recognition they deserve as they weight down the top cover on my stack, nad alternately get soaked then dried then soaked again.

    One could almost get attached to these weirdly shaped, gnarled and twisted pieces of tree
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  9. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    EWWW !....that is ugly, but is gonna burn beautifully
  10. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    The uglies actually are a great burning lot. Their odd shapes and varieties make for a plethora of stove jamming action.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2013
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  11. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Nothing Ugly there. I live for the odd shapes and sizes. Makes for fun burns
  12. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    In the teens tonight here, way beyond uglies.
  13. f3cbboy

    f3cbboy Feeling the Heat

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    been burning regular splits for about a week now....
  14. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    I have a cast iron chiminea I've been burning the uglies in while I split. Split wood get hot, stop and drink beer, feel cool go to fire...repeat as needed. Wood=locust Beer= Brooklyn/BluePoint.
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  15. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    that's so ugly it's purdy...
  16. Matt Ruggeri

    Matt Ruggeri New Member

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    That's a beauty, did you name it? ;) Been burning some 3 year dried Cedar uglies that just never made the firepit this year for the "shoulder" weather. Forgot how hot, fast and clean they burn. Plus I get the cedar smell while i'm outside hauling! Moving on to Maple uglies now, then it's on to the Beech and Oak!
  17. andybaker

    andybaker Feeling the Heat

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    I always enjoy burning the uglies. Makes me feel like I'm cleaning up the place. I try to burn everything from processing and watching the uglies often gets me through the shoulder season.
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  18. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    I think that happened when we calld it ugly!

    I'm surprised we have not had any uglies that look like a president or maybe Elvis...
  19. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    done with the uglies here too. But I should have taken some pictures, I put a more than a few spiders into heaven with these ugly things. I can usually clean the spiders off while moving the wood but some of the nasty uglies have the spiders deep inside them
  20. tsquini

    tsquini Minister of Fire

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    The uglies have a special place in my heart. I don't name, them but the kids draw faces. Maybe I should start.
  21. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    "My Uglies"

    Whew - I thought for sure by the title of this thread it would require mod action.;lol I was afraid of pictures.;lol;lol;lol
  22. Waulie

    Waulie Minister of Fire

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    Am I the only one that doesn't have any uglies? No really, everything just goes in my stack and I burn as I go. If I'm trying to load tight I might leave one odd one in the rack here and there but I don't separate them or anything. I think if you give them the confidence that they're really just like any other split, yet special in their own way like any butterfly or snowflake, they'll perform better when they get their moment to shine.
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  23. tsquini

    tsquini Minister of Fire

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    I put my uglies in an ugly pile next to my beautiful stacks. If mix them together the stack becomes unstable with the odd shapes. Unless I'm using an holz housen then they get tossed into the center.
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  24. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    The mods might have a game on their hands when we start sharing pics of our "crotches".
    Ive been saving them for years. Cant bring myself to burn em.
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  25. Fifelaker

    Fifelaker Feeling the Heat

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    Many years ago a guy I rented a room from had a crotch stained and displayed in the living room that was anatomically correct. It was female and quite accurate.

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