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Nice oak score!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by cableman, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. cableman

    cableman Feeling the Heat

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    image.jpg Local guy on cl and i ended up going to the same hs as him! Didnt know him though lol. The piles are huge, im gonna take as much as i can and get my wood supply ahead a few years!
    This is 2 trk loads from the front of his house and i just got another sat but thats not in the pic. Its gonna take a while!
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  2. lml999

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    Sweet!
  3. gregbesia

    gregbesia Burning Hunk

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    Yep, it's official - You suck ! :) Nice Christmas present.
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  4. smoke eater

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    Merry Christmas- nice score for sure. get it split asap.
  5. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Its good youre not letting crappy weather stop a good wood gathering. Santa came early?
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  6. cableman

    cableman Feeling the Heat

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    Lol yup! That snow is gone now, gotta go back this weekend and grab more!
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    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    Yes that's nice and frosty
  8. basswidow

    basswidow Minister of Fire

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    Grab it all. It may take 2+ years to season, but it will be awesome HEAT! Great score.
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    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    awesome:cool:
  10. cableman

    cableman Feeling the Heat

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    The 2 big trees in the pic are both cut 20' up too! Not sure what hes doing with them! I hope the weather holds out so i can grab as much as i can and get to some splitting.
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    Great find, including someone who went to the same school as you did. It is a small world.
  12. cableman

    cableman Feeling the Heat

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    Picked up 5 truck loads so far!
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  13. cableman

    cableman Feeling the Heat

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    Is this some white oak?
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  14. splitoak

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    Kinda looks like cherry from that pic...really smooth bark...splits very easily.....also do yourself a favor if u dont have an x27 get one..I just spilt about a half cord of green white oak and some old red oak rounds this morning..it was a breeze....
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  15. Woody Stover

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    The big split on the right kinda looks like it might be Oak but I don't know about the bulk of what's shown in the pic....
  16. cableman

    cableman Feeling the Heat

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    Its from the big load im getting which i thought was all oak! In the pick above what i posted today its the smalls on the left. Split it today and just noticed it wasn't red and smells more like maple! But its kinda hard like oak :rolleyes:
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  17. splitoak

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    Here is some freshly spilt cherry..the two on top one to see inside one foe out..lol

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  18. cableman

    cableman Feeling the Heat

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    Hmm i guess it could be. If its cherry or white oak or what ever hard wood it still needs more then a year to dry?
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    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    ( runs out in the rain to look at the one on the side of the house)

    it might be a branch of one.
    could be pin oak too

    trunk usually turns brown and isn't smooth any more by that size.
  20. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    I tried zooming and couldnt see the split grain well enough to rule on anything. But the bark in your pics are wet and give the appearance of the shine we associate with cherry.
    But not Black Cherry, the common timber cherry. Which is lighter weight/btus.
    Domestic cherry, sweet, cultivated is much harder.
    So both oak and cultivated cherry is more than one year.
    Plum here (being a stone fruit) takes 3+ years to season.
    Great firewood though.
  21. cableman

    cableman Feeling the Heat

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    I split everything from this branch pile so a lot are thin, it will prolly season in a year! The rest of the stuff that i still have to grab and what I've grabbed is def red oak! Lot of splitting left :eek:
  22. cableman

    cableman Feeling the Heat

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    2 more truck loads :cool: Had to bring the splitter, no way i was lifting some of these!
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    Nice work
  24. cableman

    cableman Feeling the Heat

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    Took a break then stacked it on the side, ill start splitting a hour after work everyday if i can! I took 4 piles.There is 3 big piles of logs i cant lift left! Im not sure i can fit all this on my 75x120 property :eek:

    The piles growing!
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  25. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    Just think of all the lawn you won't be cutting this Summer and the gas not used on the mower .....

    Raise the house up on stilts high enough for an ocean view, that should get ya alot more room for more.
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