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Small scrounge.... turned big

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Auzzie Gumtree, May 5, 2013.

  1. Auzzie Gumtree

    Auzzie Gumtree Feeling the Heat

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    Replied to an add at the weekend for some free wood ~ 5 miles up the road. Turned out to be quite a big score i made 4 trips and there were still over half left.

    I managed to split it there and load it into the Ute. The rounds were way too heavy to lift. The lady who posted the add put the wrong address so there was only me there ==c it doesn't get much easier than this. Its Tasmanian Oak - very nice and clean and easy to split as well. The lady said i would have to have a chainsaw to cut it as the rounds were sooo big - i managed very easily with the X27 just started at the edges and worked my way in - the lady couldn't believe how easy it looked. I was knackered after it though. :rolleyes:

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  2. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    holy crap thats awesome...was that a gumtree ad?
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    That's auzzome, auzzie.:cool:
    Knackered, eh?
    How much would you guess is there, and are you gonna' get the rest?
  4. Auzzie Gumtree

    Auzzie Gumtree Feeling the Heat

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    i think i spot the mistake in the address too....Sylvan?
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    Nice snag, Auzzie! :cool:
    Tasmanian Oak, huh? There's a character called the "Tasmanian Devil" in the Warner Bros. cartoons. He turns into a tornado more or less...is that what happens when you light that Oak? :)
    What he means is he's "plumb tuckered out." ;lol Yeah, you gonna keep grabbin' more?? ==c
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    Not a word used here, but I got the idea.;)
  8. Auzzie Gumtree

    Auzzie Gumtree Feeling the Heat

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    I split and loaded 4 ute fulls. It normally takes me 3 utes to a cord so i guess there will be 3 cords total.....

    There is actually another tree that had fallen over onto the neighbours roof. It pretty much destroyed half the house. They had a tree guy in and he has chopped all the wood but he has left it on the fence line which is very hard to access. I would guess there would be 6 cords down there maybe more. But a bugger to get to.
  9. Auzzie Gumtree

    Auzzie Gumtree Feeling the Heat

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    The Tasmanian Devil is actually an animal in tasmania - not to be messed with very vicious.
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    Knackered is a probably an English word (I was born in England - only been in Aus for 6 Years) just means really tired........ ;lol
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    Nice score.
    Got a close up of the splits,
    be nice to see if /which oak, if it looks close to , any of the lower 48 oaks :)
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    Nice score - just taught a bit about marsupials like the tasmanian devil and tiger in my Bio class. Australia is on my bucket list, but needs to be at the bottom. As a snake enthusiast, I'll probably be dead 20 minutes out of the airport! ;lol
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    if not the snakes there are always plenty of other animals down here ready to give you some grief...;)
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