Some of my stacks

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

  1. schlot

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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

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

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

    Pete
     
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    Well, that should have made you feel better. Fresh stacks always make me feel better;)
     
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    Looking good... Love a good straight stack :)
     
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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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    Nice!!
     
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    The stacks look great. My wife & I moved some large rounds into the splitting area today and I am sore.
     
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    Now if we can just get you to throw those t-posts away.... ;)
     
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    Looking good. That area will look even better when you cover the pallets in rows..!!
     
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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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    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.
     
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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 ;)
     
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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...


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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...
     
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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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    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.

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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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