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Second Day of Spring Break Wood Gathering....God Bless this day our Daily Scounge Part Deux

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ArsenalDon, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    So scouted 2 Douglas Fir Trees the other day, both snags......One a leaner that was tough to take down cleanly, but did it 3 feet at a time from the bottom up until it was almost straight up...then pushed it over. Slightly out of order but the first pic is after I pushed it over, the second is what I came across, the third is another snag that was broken off half way through (it was 26 inches across at the bass, the fourth is the resulting 1 cord plus in the garage, split most of it with the Fiskars in the woods, the last few rounds I had to bring home (no more energy) but split them all later after 3 beers.
    I know, I know....pics or it did not happen:

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  2. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    I've done that but it scares the hell out of me. :oops:
  3. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Believe me, I jumped way back (had my plan of escape well mapped out ahead of time) with every cut....re-surveyed and then next cut...did that about 10 times before I could get it upright to push it over. Scary stuff, but an adrenaline rush!
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice looking wood.
    How many trips for the 1+ cords?
  5. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    You are looking at it...just barely over a cord here.

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