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One tough splitting birch

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bogydave, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Today I spilt the tree I cut from the yard last week.
    One tough tree, twisted & stringy. Growing on the edge of the yard, getting hammered by the wind made it tough.
    Top started to die so I knew it was starting to rot in the center.
    Several rounds, the splitter "down shifted into 1st gear" to get thru the gnarly grain.

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  2. woodchip

    woodchip Minister of Fire

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    Makes our silver birch here look easy to split.

    Presumably that will start seasoning now, and be ready to burn next winter.

    Nice mountain view too..... :)

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