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Red oak score!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by raybonz, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Ray, how I wish we were headed east as I'd gladly help you with that oak.

    You mentioned heavy. Not sure if you saw the thread I made and told about my wife moving those heavy logs. While I'd haul out a load, she would move more to where I could back the trailer up to them. Took a scales out and weighed some. Heaviest was 145 lbs. That was a 16" log that was cut 12' from the butt. Can you imagine what those butt logs weighed?!
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  2. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    lol - just went and figured out a mathematical formula for determining the weight of wood, assuming a perfectly round circle.

    Anyway, here it is:

    Assumptions
    6,000 pounds for a cord of red oak


    6,000/128 cubic feet in a cord = 46.875 pounds per cubic foot of wood

    36" diameter log cut to 18" long

    volume = (pie x r squared x height) = 3.14 x 1.5' x 1.5' x 1.5' = 10.6 cubic feet in that round

    10.6 cubic feet of wood times 46.875 pounds per cubic foot = 496.875 pounds for a 36" round that is bucked to 18".

    I can only imagine how many tons of firewood I moved in 2012. Just insane.
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  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Okay. That tired me out just reading about it.
  4. raybonz

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    Yeah I need to find my wedge as I talked to a coworker today who lives a couple miles from me and he agreed to try to cut that huge oak and we will split what's there.. Win-win situation :) This is better than getting none of the wood and who knows maybe my coworker will hook me up sometime? 3 years from now I will have some awesome firewood ;)

    Ray
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    That is great Ray.
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  6. BucksCounty

    BucksCounty Feeling the Heat

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    AWesome score. I had one like that 2 years ago. Finally reaping the benefits now with this cold snap. Dry red oak....nice! That will split nice too!
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    load it to the gills - its only a half mile away!!!!! sweet score ray
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    That truck is not that old and does not look that Low. And "YOU cant rent a saw"!!!???
  9. raybonz

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    Truck is 16 years old.. Guess I can rent a saw but not sure it's worth $60.00 for 1 day.. The Stihl 023 actually cuts well with a fresh chain.. Hard to find chains locally .063" .325 pitch 62 link chain not as common.. Can't imagine what Stihl would charge for one... Husky's seem easier to get parts compared to Stihl ..

    Ray
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    You don't have to use the Stihl chains.
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    Dang!! I should have paid much more attention in math class!:oops:
  12. raybonz

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    Went back today and cut up the big stuff. Hauled back 2 more loads and had help from my daughter Aimee and the home owners brother who loves splitting wood! The big oak was at least 20" diameter and my little 023 chopped this up great after I flipped the bar and used canola oil! :) There are more oaks in the back and all together I will have 3 cords or so;)

    Ray

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  13. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Nice haul Raybonz, some nice firewood. How did you like the Canola Oil?
  14. raybonz

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    Zap the canola oil works fine! Great tip thanks! The great value canola oil at Walmart is probably as good as the name brand for this purpose.. Still amazed at what the Stihl 023 has done!.. The bar is definitely worn on one side and flipping it over made a world of difference! Definitely will have some great firewood 2-3 years from now :)

    Ray
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  15. thewoodlands

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    I think the stuff you buy is cheaper (money wise) than what I bought so I'll be switching once I double check the price on Monday.
  16. raybonz

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    My wife who picked up the 48 Oz. for $4.00 said they had gallon size for around $7.00.. 48 Oz. will last me a long time..

    Ray
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    I had to order from Amazon as the oregon chains I need were not available locally... In my opinion Stihl makes a great chain and I cut lots of wood today with a 20 yr. old Stihl chain..

    Ray
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    When I went back in today I took the 390 with me, once I made it to the first tree across the trail I grabbed it, filled the gas then checked the (Canola Oil Level) the last time I used it I put the last of the veggie oil in it, thicker than thick so I let the saw idle until it warmed up, everything was fine.
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    I flip my bars ever time a chain needs to be sharpened, so about after every cord or so of cut wood. Helps to wear them evenly.
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  20. raybonz

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    Yes you're right and I knew this however I didn't do this so it's is my fault and have flipped the bar but for some stupid reason I stopped doing this.. The only thing that has been replaced on this saw is the pull rope and a sparkplug so no complaints about the Stihl 023..

    Ray
  21. Longpond paperboy

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    Great score.
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  22. raybonz

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    :) I am not done there yet.. This is the beauty of wood burning! We are surrounded by BTU's...

    Ray
  23. Longpond paperboy

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    When ever you need my saw just let me know. You can use it when ever you want
  24. raybonz

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    Thanx Brandon I am thinking of buying a new saw with more grunt factor.. It was hard work cutting and hauling that red oak but it felt great.. For around $300.00 I can get a pretty good saw..

    Ray
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    Don't forget to check the rails and file them level if needed...

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