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Nightmare on "oak" street...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by eightpilot, Sep 18, 2008.

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  1. eightpilot

    eightpilot New Member

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    Rented the splitter and went at the 3 cords I had finally finished cutting last week. All splits are cut to 22" for my new Oslo. Can't wait to burn these in 2009/10. 8

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  2. CTBurner

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    Nice looking wood, is that pile 3 cords???
  3. brooktrout

    brooktrout New Member

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    Nice pile! I have a bunch of big oak logs waiting for 2010/11.
  4. eightpilot

    eightpilot New Member

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    It was 380 cf when it was on the truck in 100" length logs. The picture is deceiving from that angle though. 8
  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Nightmare? Looks like sweet dreams to me.
  6. InTheRockies

    InTheRockies New Member

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    Nice sized pile. I'm still cutting and manually splitting a dump truck load of seasoned pine that was delivered last Thursday afternoon. The pieces are logs that are between 3-5 ft in length. I seem to only get 50 cf cut and split per day. Boy will I be glad when I'm done. (I probably still have 2-3 cords to process--I've got 300 cf cut, split and stacked in the wood shed.) I'm hoping to beat the rainy season that moves in here in the fall. We may have some rain over the weekend so I may be tarping the pile and moving the cutting and splitting to inside the shop. (Thank goodness for ibuprofen--certainly helps my achy hands.)
  7. Tfin

    Tfin New Member

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    Mmmmmm.....oak.....aaaarrrrgggghhhhh.
  8. moondoggy

    moondoggy New Member

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    yea! take that wood! there will be no more unionization!
  9. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    Ah yes, real nice pile, I got an Oslo, and cut/split 4.7 cord of red oak back in March..... all at 22 inches too! I won't burn that stuff 'til winter 09/10.

    I got another 7 cord of stuff to burn this winter.

    Nice to have big piles of wood layin' around.
  10. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    Let's see if I got this picture thing right this time.....

    pile on left is about 5 cord!


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  11. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    Here's the same pile, now on the right, from the other direction...

    on the left is another 5 cord or so, and not pictured is 2 cord split stacked and ready to burn :)

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  12. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    one more shot for you picture junkies! I split and stacked the pile here on the left back in March and it's just gonna sit there til fall of next year.

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  13. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    I apologize for being a thread hog, but I'm 48 and somewhat techno challenged, so I'm trying to get this pic posting thing down to a science, promise, this is the last one.

    The pile on the left in this pic has been sittin' there since last winter, it'll be the first to burn in my Oslo in the next couple months....about 2 cords sittin' pretty eh?

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  14. Rockey

    Rockey Minister of Fire

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    Nice pics Ansehnlich1 . I don't know where you guys find all the "cookie cutter" straight as a nail wood the stacks so well. It seems everything I have looks like a dogs hind leg or is a crotch section that makes for terrible stacking. Oh well, it will all look the same after its burned.
  15. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Ansehnlich just emasculated about half of the guys here. Damn- I'm impressed!
  16. jeffman3

    jeffman3 New Member

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    My stacks aren't that pretty either. I used pallets to build Racks for the wood. The size works out to .7 cord per rack, even in the racks they aren't that straight, or even, or well,,,pretty. Well done.
  17. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    Hey I didn't mean to make anybody feel bad!

    My piles are stacked nice 'cuz I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, :)

    Call it anal, whatever it is, I got it!

    I simply cut the log load of oak pretty close to 22 inch rounds and when stacked it just squares up real nice, trust me, I got some piles in behind there that ain't so pretty for sure.

    I find the log man round here does a bunch more loggin' in winter, so I go see him around February, when the grounds froze, the leaves off the trees, you know, and he brings me a good load, I goof around sawin' and splittin' in March. Lucky to have a ford tractor and a 3pt. splitter, works out real nice.

    Thanks for the compliments men (and women if there's any of 'em postin')
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    RedRanger New Member

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    [quote author="ansehnlich1" date="1221961931"]Hey I didn't mean to make anybody feel bad!

    We don`t feel bad. Just a little green with envy :sick:

    Seriously, very nicely done.
  19. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm suitably impressed, but feeling only about half-emasculated. I have some nice piles too. Piles of wood, that is. Of course. Rick
  20. myzamboni

    myzamboni Minister of Fire

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    I don't feel bad. the wife is the OCD one in our house. If we were both OCD the marriage just wouldn't work. I figure my lack of attention to detail and having things just so helps quench her OCD 'thirst'.

    Still, nice stacks!
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    Where at in Gettysburg do you live??? I was just there about three weeks ago. Hum. I figure I am about 2 1/2 hours from you. I could have a truck there and gone before you know anybody has been playing with your wood...LOL very nice. And by the way, feel free to PM me your address.
  22. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    haha, I'm just around the corner from where the union 12th corps hospital was in 1863 :)
  23. Tfin

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    Very nice indeed. My stacks are close in neatnes, just not in volume.

    Visited Gettysburg as a kid....did all the historical site seeing. Beautiful area.
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