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Some of my stacks

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by schlot, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    I missed out on a great scrounge today. A big hard maple someone a few blocks from me brought down, but someone already talked to the owner about it. So I did some splitting and stacking to ease the pain.

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    Finished out some ash and elm for next year

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    Some aspen and boxelder for this coming year.

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  2. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Nothing like a hard day of splitting and stacking to ease the pain. More will come, it always does. Looks great.
  3. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Nice wood pile Schlot by the way I want my pallets back [​IMG]

    Pete
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  4. tfdchief

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    Well, that should have made you feel better. Fresh stacks always make me feel better;)
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  5. DexterDay

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    Looking good... Love a good straight stack :)
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  6. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Thanks...nothing compared to alot of you guys but I guess I will keep slugging away at it.
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  7. CHeath

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    Nice!!
  8. Mitch Newton

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    The stacks look great. My wife & I moved some large rounds into the splitting area today and I am sore.
  9. Backwoods Savage

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    Now if we can just get you to throw those t-posts away.... ;)
  10. Hills Hoard

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    Looking good. That area will look even better when you cover the pallets in rows..!!
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  11. bogydave

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    Nice stacks.
    Good separation for air.

    It adds up, just keep slugging.
    I missed on some stuff close to home a few times, only hurts until you find another score :)
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  12. schlot

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    Thanks....first attempt at using pallets and t-posts. By the way they aren't touching the old elm behind it.Not sure I'm talented enough to stack without t-posts though.

    The other stacks are at my house like the one shown so I built wood racks to keep the neighbor ladies happy. LOL.
  13. FireBones

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    The stacks look awesome! I sure hope my turn out nice and tidy like that! Practice makes perfect I suppose. I am still in debates wether I'll buy some T posts or just do it like Denis does cribbing the ends? I have a feeling he has a lot of practice under his belt haha ;)
  14. Woody Stover

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    I just half-arse cribbed this one; I think I might get away with it. ==c Could have left less space before putting in the next set of cross-splits to give more stability...


    [​IMG]
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  15. ScotO

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    Cribbing the ends is easy with the right splits. When I'm splitting wood, I try to make a bunch of "square" splits out of the nicer rounds. I pitch all of these similar and symmetrical splits in one pile. I then use those splits to cross-tie or "crib" the ends of the stacks.

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    I also put cribbing in the stacks around every 8 lineal feet to add some rigidity to the stacks. That way, as you are using the stack theouout the heating season, the whole thing doesn't come crashing down on you....;)

    Nice looking stacks, guys. Schlot, it sucks that you lost that scrounge but as the others have already mentioned, there'll be more...
  16. Backwoods Savage

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    I have had a bit of practice. I recall, not so fondly of when I learned how to do this. My father was a believer of a swift kick in the seat of the pants taught young kids quite well. So, being as how I never liked those swift kicks, I took my time even as a little boy...::-)
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  17. Pallet Pete

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    I just dont care enough to take the time lol. I have green T-posts and unabashidly use them it makes life much easier when the clock is ticking away. I love splitting and even stacking but I have this little lazy streak in me with certain things.

    Pete
  18. schlot

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    Thanks for the info on cribbing. If I try to use that method on the rest of the pallets in that picture and they fall over, you guys will come fix it right? LOL.
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    No.:cool:
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    Nice stacks!

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