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Scoping out the future work

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Locust Post, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I have been looking at this shagbark off and on just haven't put the saw to it yet. I have been working on a lot of stuff that was knocked down last year with the dozer but I have that about finished up. Not sure still whether I will help it down or just wait. I have a couple other spots to cut but this hickory would be a fine addition to the pile and it already has a good lean. Should go right down with easy access to load after chunking it up.

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  2. Backwoods Savage

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    For sure get that thing down! Wish I had a few hundred of those trees. I think we have six.
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    It's gonna come down. With or with out your help,
    With your help you know when, with out your help, ? ? :)
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  4. Locust Post

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    It's funny when I look at the pictures I took of this it looks like it has even more of a lean than I thought. Maybe just because the picture focuses in on it more than out in the open live. Either way I think after looking at the pictures it just better go to the ground next time I get the chance.
  5. Locust Post

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    It came down today but it barber chaired on me and also turned just enough to get hung up slightly in some small trees. It fought me but eventually I won. Sorry right after it hung up I thought should have brought the camera. Had to be home early today so only hauled about 1/2 a pickup load will need to go back for the rest.
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    Glad to hear it went well after it barber chaired on you. That could have been bad, real bad.
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    You are absolutly right Ralphie those can be very dangerous and was I thinking with the lean it had it might do that. I made sure I had a good clear escape path. It didn't crack and swing way out because of it getting hung in the small trees. Just got the rest of it home.

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    Wow! You can heat your house for a couple of winters with that haul and have enough left over to roast a pen full of pigs in the summer!
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  9. ScotO

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    Looking good, LP! Glad it came down and no one was hurt. Looks like the ol' Ford is working good for you.
  10. Locust Post

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    Yep the old Ford is working out well so far. I do have to drop the gas tank and fix the sending unit. That darn hickory is heavy wood. I could really feel it in my arms last night and that's unusual for this time of year after all the wood i've cut and hauled. Just darn heavy.
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  11. ScotO

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    You need to split that stuff on 'da spot next time. I can't remember, do you have a hydraulic splitter?

    For backbreaking jobs, I take the splitter with me. If that huge locust and two cherry tree job I got pans out, I'll be taking the splitter with me.....
  12. Locust Post

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    I do have hydraulics but it was muddy so I didn't really want to chance it. Also I had to wheelbarrow some of it a short distance (15-20 yards) or I could have rolled it but once I get it lifted and into the wheel barrow may as well put it in the truck. Plus I had a date with the little woman so was on a schedule. Arms feel fine today "what don't kill you will make you stronger" Heck maybe I can pick that little woman up now and give her a little kissin :p
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  13. ScotO

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    As long as you make it back home in one piece at the end of the day (albeit a little sore), all's well......
    My wife (AKA 'Da Boss) gets mad at me when I'm out back throwing those big rounds around, and I come in the house that night complaining how sore my back is.....:p
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