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Scroungers delight

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Got Wood, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. Got Wood

    Got Wood Minister of Fire

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    Saturday I headed over to a friends lot to take down some smaller trees. I was working alone (I know not a great idea but the friend was in his house and keeping an eye out)....just plugging along at a steady pace and took home two loads (in my F150 Supercrew I only have a 5 ft bed so a load is approx 1/3 cord) in about 4 hours of work. So today I'm sitting in my home office and the phone rings and another friend tells me he was doing a job for a lady who asked him to take down an oak tree which he did. He had bucked it up and loaded his pickup full (to bring to me) but asked if I could free up to pickup the rest... which I did - it filled my truck up. So I got close to a cord of oak today and spend about 30 min. Go figure...

    Lesson to me is keep many people informed that you want wood, you never know when a score will hit.

    Now I got some splittin to do

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  2. Chief Ryan

    Chief Ryan New Member

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    That appears to be the trick. Tell everyone you know you want wood and it will come.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    You have some great contacts.

    As for working alone, that is how I normally work! My wife used to always be with me but she no longer can do much and it does not bother me at all working alone. I rather enjoy it.
  4. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    It's a sweet thing when the wood comes to you.
  5. Got Wood

    Got Wood Minister of Fire

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    Must be my lucky week... I ran into a friend who I coach youth sports and golf with. I had not seen him since the fall. We got to talking and I told him about my new fireplace and all the wood scrounging I was doing. He said, I had 2 trees taken down last year and left on the side of my proprety near the road, come take them if your interested. So, I dropped over to check it out after work yesterday. Jack pot! There is easily 2-3 cords worth of logs (Ash) cut to about 6 foot lengths. Between this and my original post my March workload is set! Then its time to get the golf clubs out (I hope)
  6. Hurricane

    Hurricane Minister of Fire

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    I saw an add on CL yesterday for free wood. He said he took down two trees and the wood was cut but not split on the side of the driveway. I stopped by and took a load of red oak rounds that filled my truck, the other tree was a pine that was dead standing. No bark nice and dry. When I went back for the second load it was gone but I got a whole load of red oak. The best part is it is partially seasoned, I split it last night and it was all cracked already and looks to be about 50% seasoned. The logs were cut a while ago they were frozen to the ground. I got 19 rounds 16 - 18 in diameter.
  7. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    This is how I get 90% of my wood.
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