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Scrounge from today and last weekend

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bigbarf48, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    Last weekend I heard chainsaws down the street and went over to asked what was being done with the wood. Homeowner said I could have all I wanted!!!. I came back the next day and got all this: IMG_8419.jpg
    He had cut the trunk into about 6 inch slabs before I got there, it was a little disappointing cause it was probably about 40 inches across but I made out pretty well with the branches.I got most of it split up and some of it stacked over the week and have a few rounds left. Final shot is the tools of the day:cool:
    IMG_5278.jpg IMG_3771.jpg IMG_0652.jpg

    Then this morning I stopped by house with a biiiiig red oak down and asked about it, homeowner said i could have at it! All the wood I brought home came from a branch and 3.5 rounds! Halfway through a cut I noticed a bar nut had rattled off:mad:. Stihl dealer is closed sundays so Ill grab a few nuts tomorrow after school and get back to work on this monster!

    The tree:
    IMG_5111.jpg
    All loaded up: Two trips to get it all home, only in the mood for one trip to get it into the backyard haha. A little overloaded but the old bronco took it like a champ in 4lo;)
    IMG_1710.jpg
    Stacked:
    IMG_1843.jpg

    Hopefully ill have more to show tomorrow
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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice scrounge :)
    Remember 2 to 3 years for the oak to season well ;)
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  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I wouldn't mind at all having that oak! Good for you getting this wood.
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  4. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Nice haul!
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  5. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Ahhhhh... Nothing like well seasoned oak!
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  6. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Nice scrouge!
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  7. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    I went and got a little bit more today after school. Cut off 3 more rounds and got them split up. By the time i had them split into manageable pieces the rain wed been having all day had made the area around the tree into a mud slick. I figured Id come back another day rather than risk an accident. Made out with this for today:)

    Cant get the picture to post from this computer ill get it up later

    Here it is
    IMG_3653.jpg
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  8. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    very nice, love that oak. I have a bunch seasoning now that i wont touch for three years. Have a little that was cut a year and a half ago waiting for next winter. Tried some of it this year but it just hissed so will wait till next.
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  9. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Nice "round" two...;)
  10. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Nice. Sometimes it comes easy. Sometimes its difficult to get to. Love that oak!;)
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  11. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    looks like you are getting quite a pile at home to split! Great work.
  12. loadstarken

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    Its amazing how far the sound of a chainsaw travels!

    I heard one running today that I wanted to find but I'm a bit under the weather right now and I am taking it easy.
  13. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    Seems like I'm running in to more of the later lately haha


    You're right about that, it's a fun little game trying to track the sound down. Hope you get better soon
  14. Redlegs

    Redlegs Feeling the Heat

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    good looking haul!
  15. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    Went and cut some more yesterday afternoon. Ive got it down to one last round but ran out of gas. Im going back tomorrow to get that one and a few random pieces of locust that are in the yard.

    Splitting:
    IMG_4041.jpg

    The last round with a chickfila cup for size reference. My chainsaw bar guesstimate puts it at around 36 inches.
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    And all home and stacked up:
    IMG_5935.jpg
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  16. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    Also got all the pin oak split up earlier this week just needs to be stacked. I'm running out of racks haha
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  17. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like you have been a busy little worker bee. Good on ya. Future heat...gotta love it.
  18. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    Well I finally finished up yesterday. Got the last round of oak and a good bit of what I think is locust.

    Heres the haul:
    IMG_3207.jpg

    The man said he had another tree down in the backyard. Ill have to think about that one because the backyard is a good 15 feet higher thanthe front and theres a wall of that size between the driveway in gthe front and the cliff of the back.

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