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Planned for Monday

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by thewoodlands, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    In the first pic the maple wedged in against the cherry will come down first, the maple next to it will be next (it's topped off).

    The Cherry looks like it will have lots of back pressure, I usually v the top then cut up from the bottom, is there a better way?

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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    You find some very tangled messes on your place.
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    I gotta ask, Swagler, What are you doing in your avatar?
    I really don't want to say what it it looks like:p

    Oh yeah Zap he's right you always seem to have the tough ones.
    Set up a video camera and show us how to approach that.
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    That how I do it Zap.
    Sometimes with 10 to 12" ones, I just do it with an under cut, but know for sure which way thing are going to go.
    Bigger ones the notch gives you a second or 2 of movement before it falls. Time to back out.
    Had one that the top hung up in the tree, pulled it out with the ATV, didn't want to leave it out there.
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    Can't really see what's going on to say. For some reason pics are only about 1"x1"?
  6. Gasifier

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    Looks like some good BTUs there ZAP. Have fun. Looks like a good job to tackle. Monday looks like good weather for it. A little warm I guess.
    Monday. Breezy. High: 67 °F
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    Wow, that looks like it won't be any fun at all. Good Luck.
  8. thewoodlands

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    This is the last of the worst hung up trees from 2008 micro burst, have a few more but not this bad. I will be hooking a cable up to it so I (The wife) can pull it to the right when looking at it from the back.

    I think Hearth.com Members mentioned on another tree I was cutting about a v notch on the side opposite the side you are cutting from.

    zap
  9. thewoodlands

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    I'm not sure if it's still happening but the pics are coming up big on this end. What are you getting for temps up in Alaska?

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    Lol I never thought about that it looks like I'm takin a leak :)

    We were takin out trees at my house and the skidder was movin the logs as I watched
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  11. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Sure you were. ;)
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    I wasn't going to say anything swagler. I was wondering though. ;lol
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    Alright we'll at least I know my friends on here will tell me! If I wouldn't have friends like that I wouldn't have any at all.
    Lol
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    Not sure if it is better or not zap but I have never cut a vee. I simply cut straight.
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    Once again, I never cut a vee. However, Scott is correct in cutting the opposite side; just reach over the top. What happens is that you create a weak spot in the log and if it should decided to go sideways, guess which way it will go. Right. It will go on the side that you have weakened.
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  16. thewoodlands

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    Looks like the shotgun will be needed for this little hanger, not sure if I'm doing it tomorrow or not.
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    Blast away zap. ;lol
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    What skidder? :)
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    Hope the weather holds out for you and you have a productive day.
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    So is the vee cut to prevent the saw from getting pinched?
  21. thewoodlands

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    The v cut on the top, yes.
    zap
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    okay, that's what I thought. I hate cutting down the dead pines, they don't behave like lives trees. You realy never know where they are going and the tops snap everywhere too. The wedges sure do help though. Thanks.
  23. thewoodlands

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    This is a good book, a member fom this site recommended it.
    http://www.amazon.com/To-Fell-Tree-Jeff-Jepson/dp/0615338798

    zap
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    Thanks, I will pick one up.

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