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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by lpp5855, Nov 13, 2009.

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  1. lpp5855

    lpp5855 Member

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    GREAT Info on this site. I have been visiting it for a couple of years and finally decided to become a member. My friends and I are definitely wood scroungers...if we find out that there is firewood to be had, we go and get it. We don't always know if it is for the taking though, in which case we end up "cuttin' paranoid"and worry that someone is going to show up and say we can't have it...no trespassing laws have been broken yet! Sometimes it is questionable though. Here are some pictures of the loot. Wood piles for 2009-10, 2010-11, and just started for 2012.

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  2. lpp5855

    lpp5855 Member

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    Is it because I am a "firestarter" that my picture does not appear next to my thread?
  3. fyrwoodguy

    fyrwoodguy Feeling the Heat

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    nice lookin' dry wood you got there....
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Click on "Your Control Panel" at the top of the page and add an "avatar" and that will be the pic that shows up by your name.
  5. lpp5855

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    Got it. Thanks moderator. And thanks fyrwood... its about 12 cords total.
  6. madison

    madison Minister of Fire

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    Cuttin'

    Nice stacking, I am envious of your neat and straight standing stacks. As I am always looking for tips and tricks for keeping my stack upright, any chance you could repost the pics with the image size a little larger? I am trying to see how you mixed the "cross stacking" in the rows.... thanks for sharing
  7. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    Beautiful! I love pictures of firewood, and you got some real nice firewood there.
  8. bigtall

    bigtall New Member

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    That is real nice! It looks like you use a tape measure on every cut and split. Nice work indeed!
  9. lpp5855

    lpp5855 Member

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    Thanks for the compliments on the wood stacking. I take great pride in it.
    Madison - I have included some closer pictures of the "cross stacking" at the ends. The wood stacks easier if all the pieces are close to the same length. I have a 16" line scratched on the bar of my saw, so as I'm cutting I can use it as reference for the right length. Then while I'm splitting, I will throw my cross stacking pieces in a seperate pile. I use 5" to 8" diameter round pieces split once in half as, what I call my end pieces. Having the seperate pile makes it easier to locate these pieces when I start stacking. Hope this helps.

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    madison Minister of Fire

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    cuttin'

    thanks, perfect shots. i really appreciate the effort of the stacking as well.
  11. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Mine is bucked to 20 inches and my cribbed ends are usually "3 by" but sometimes "4 by" with smaller halves.

    This is a pic of my uber heap, a hybrid of heap and stack. I had hoped for better results than regular heaps but was disappointed.

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  12. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Wow I am impressed with your mass of firewood!! Welcome to the forum too



    Ray
  13. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    LOL at the cutting paranoid story. BWWAAAAAHAHAHAHA ...

    ...bet the crew is pretty fast too.
  14. lpp5855

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    Hey LLigetfa- That "uber heap" is AWESOME"! That is beautifully stacked on the outside. Please post the picture you use as your avatar. I would love to see that 12 cord woodshed that I think is in the background. Looks like you have a great system! Im considering a woodshed, so Id love to see what guys have out there.
  15. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Well, this is my avatar.
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    A pic from another angle.
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    Jotulf3cb New Member

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    Where in Northern NJ are you located?
  17. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Great pics Cutting P . . . and welcome to hearth.com . . . glad to have you here to share.
  18. wingsfan

    wingsfan Feeling the Heat

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    Nice stack of wood you have there.
  19. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Nice looking wood shelter! I like how neat the wood is stacked too.. Rustic beauty..

    Ray
  20. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    It's hard to understand if you are not sure who's wood it is, why would you take it.

    Zap
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    I'm guessing for the thrill of the chase or the adrenaline rush.
  22. varna

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    Someday you might be "scrounging" or how I see it....stealing from someone that is very good with a sidearm. I know you wouldn't want to be caught getting wood off of properties around me. BTW, no houses for miles, but privately owned. Easy for folks to get lost and never be seen again.......:)

    Oh Yeh, love the wood stack, pile pics
  23. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    Can you guys even have a sidearm in New Jersey? ;-P (Sorry couldn't resist)

    +1 Really nice looking pile "oh" logs
  24. glacialhills

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    I was wondering the same thing ZAP. Why is everyone congratulating a person on a nice wood stack that does not ask permission to cut and take wood from unknown sources and are ignoring the fact that this person more than likely is stealing wood from private property? I understand if you are out and about and see wood not near someones house that its tempting to just stop and load up but just because its not in someones front yard does not mean its ok to not get permission and to just take it.That paranoid feeling you have while cutting is your guilty conscience trying(unsuccessfully) to tell you you are in the wrong. My road is very sparsely populated but I would pity the fool that got caught doing that around here. Same might happen to a dog that is found running deer. You might get the 3 S treatment.

    How can you justify in your mind that you are not trespassing to get that wood if you don't own the land and have not asked the landowner? Amazing to me how a thief justifies his actions.

    That wood you are "finding" just might be that landowners next years supply that he is counting on to heat his home and just has not gotten to yet and you are robbing him...no different than stealing his car or his kids bicycle.The way I see it you have about $3000.00 worth of stolen property there. You need to start asking permission and quit your woodburning thievery!

    Can You tell I hate p.o.s. thieves and trespassers?

    Do the right thing and change your name to Cutting with a clear conscience.
  25. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Hmmm . . . I missed that fact as I was wowed by the pictures of the stacked wood.

    Zap and others make a good point . . . it's usually a good idea to find out if the wood can be taken . . . I know I would be pretty ticked off if I found someone taking wood off my property without asking first.
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