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Oak is a joke

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by schwaggly, Dec 2, 2009.

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  1. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    I'll take oak any day of the week... those that don't like it are just jealous because they don't have access to any. :cheese:

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  2. CrawfordCentury

    CrawfordCentury New Member

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    We go through a lot of pine in our Crawford Century cookstove. Plus a lot on the margins of heating season when a hot and fast quickie is in order.

    Owing to the fact white pine and red oak often times comprise mature stands, there's a saying I've heard in relation to heating with them. "Burn it as it grows," with the fast fire pine igniting the heat holding oak.

    We have 2 types of cherry in cantral NH. Pin cherry is very light and goes to punk about as quick as white birch. They even look a little similar, excepting the bark color. Then there's black cherry. Like oak, it rots from the outside in and has a longer shelflife if you're hunting dead and down stuff.
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