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Oak Sucks!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by loon, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    Just kidden! ;)

    But it sure is a heavy wood to deal with. :)

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Send it north west :)

    Nice stacks & shed ;)
  3. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Stuff gets heavier every year. I guarantee it. :confused:
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  4. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Nice ... ahhhhm officially envious...until winter ;)

    I have little room for storing wood here; it's cramping my scroungestyle. And yes, Oak requires a lot of patience.

    But that sure looks like a nice setup there in the woods.
  5. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Tell me about it! I'm in the middle of a Red Oak score, a 30" blow-down, so it's soaking wet and heavy! I stayed here today and worked on a dead standing White Ash. Light as a feather compared to the Oak...almost like having the day off. :)
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  6. ClanCameron

    ClanCameron New Member

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    See you have Stihl - which saw are you running? Just picked up a MS290 - happily cutting through oaks, ash and elm this weekend.
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  7. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    The old 1 ton didn't complain about hauling oak this weekend. But made the load of cherry I cut the next day seem super light by comparison!

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  8. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Who said Elm sucks _g The 35" hickory rounds that I had to manhandle this weekend made me wish I was splittin 16" elm
  9. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Hey! Get that oak off the ground and get some pallets under it at least!;lol
  10. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I scrounged some Red & White Oak last fall, I'm not sure if I'll split it smaller but I will take a moisture meter reading this fall. It looks good Loon, your area has dried out pretty good.
  11. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I loves me some big oaks. Makes firewood, fast.
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  12. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Says the man with a FEL and ginormous log splitter....;)
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  13. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    ;lol;lol

    Wait...doesn't everybody?
  14. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    Had fun with it gang ;) But heavy as all getout :p

    Clan.. Got the same saw and it works great. The little 170 is a back saver for sure :)


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  15. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Looks good Loon and you'll appreciate all that hard work later when you burn it. For sure I found out that the oak I cut last winter did not lose any weight yet. Heavy stuff it is.
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  16. oldspark

    oldspark Guest

    More heat means less wood to cut, whats not to like?
    Loon, nice place you have there.
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  17. oldspark

    oldspark Guest

    Yea but like us geezers, it gets better with age.

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