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Splitting a score

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by NortheastAl, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    Got a nice load of free rounds of white and red oak, hickory and black birch. Split it over the weekend. We put that little 5 ton electric splitter to work. Definitely better than hand splitting.



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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    You live in Australia??
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  3. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Pic was (is) upside down.
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  5. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    Oh, you want to split your score? Great! Just leave my half on the patio. Thanks!
  6. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    It looks right-side up to me. Maybe I am in Austrailia.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I will help the North America crowd:
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Jags;
    Almost lost my coffee LOL ;lol

    Back to th OP:

    Nice pile of splits.
    Premium fire wood!


    1 pic was sideways & the other was USD on my screen too.
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  9. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    Mine has been right side up from the git-go. Must be my iPad or something.

    Jags, thanks for straightening it out for the rest of the crowd. Wish I could figure out how my ipad shows both mine and yours perfectly upright.
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    That happens to other's pic's too. From phones & ipads. ? ?
    Technology is only as good as the program, can't think or visualize!

    Thumbnail pics usually come out ok
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Turn the ipad upside down. :p
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    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    Now why didn't I think if that? Wait...it just self rights the page...

    I think bogydave is right. I'll put up thumbnails the next time and see how that works.

    This wood was real wet. I'm letting it dry in the pile a couple more day before I stack it. It's in the windiest spot for now. Had a few rounds that smelled like an Italian Deli when we split them. Was red oak, I believe, but it had a cheesy odor that was not unpleasant in the least.
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    Yeah...I know.;lol
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Get it stacked off the ground in a single row
    or double row with some space between the rows for a year.
    I'd separate the oak & season it for 3 years in your area.
  15. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    Bogydave. I am doing single rows in the places that get the most wind/breezes during the year. The oak will be dried at least two years, and three if I have enough other wood not to use it sooner. I put the wood up on raised racks for a while. You can see one in the back of the pile. Then I use pressure treated landscape lumber to set them up on. They are only off the ground a few inches at that point and I intend to season the splits fully there.

    I am trying to figure out a way to make a woodshed that either won't "P" off the neighbors, and won't need me to get a building permit. I might be stuck with having the stacks run along the property lines, though.
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