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Slowly getting this oak split and stacked

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ChadD, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. ChadD

    ChadD Member

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    I had 2 big red oaks dropped in late May.

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    Finally starting to make some progress.

    I saw this cool bug when I first got started today never saw one before I guess they are called eyed click beetles.

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    I threw together another log rack.

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    Split

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    Stacked

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    And shared a beer with the puppy.

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    ScotO, PA Fire Bug, chvymn99 and 6 others like this.

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  2. mikey517

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    Very nice!
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Excellent Chad but I do hope you do not intend to burn that next winter.
  4. ChadD

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    This is for 2014-2015 hopefully it is dry enough by then. I checked it with my meter and its between 36-38% now. I wanted a reference point so I can keep a eye on its progress.
  5. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    You may get by with it Chad for 14-15 but will be much better if you wait till 15-16 and premo if you can wait till 16-17
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  6. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Oh that Red Oak. Wait and wait some more. Nice heat though.
  7. ChadD

    ChadD Member

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    If I can score anything other than oak I will let all this stuff sit for 3 years unfortunately all the trees in my yard that need to come down in the immediate future are all oak and free wood goes FAST around here.
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  8. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice job
    Will surely be ready for 15/16 winter.
    Might be worth the wait too ;)
  9. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    Chad, any man that shares his beer with his dog is a good man. Man and dog in front of a fire on a cold winters day. Doesn't get too much better than that.

    Nice stacks. Preparing for the future is the way to go.
  10. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    Very nice... Looks like someone will be warm this winter.
  11. brakatak

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    solid pics. that beer looked good.

    nice wood racks too.
  12. Gark

    Gark Minister of Fire

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    Nice splitting setup there - oak sure is the stuff for burners that look ahead a good bit. That big rack must hold quite a lot of wood, eh?
  13. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    I saw one of those here recently. Cool fake eyes telling the predators "I'm watching you. ;lol
    Geez, how many did he have? He can barely keep his eyes open! ;lol You'll need to draw some fake eyes on him! ==c
  14. PapaDave

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    English Springer?
    My brother's got 8 of 'em.
  15. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    great photos...looks like a good set up you have there
  16. ChadD

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    She is a crazy 1 year old Britney
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  17. amateur cutter

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    Nice Job, nice setup. A C
  18. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I see some maple, cut it small and stack single row, in sun and wind, it will season faster then most say...gl
  19. ChadD

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    Thanks for the comments

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