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"The mother load"

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Descending sparky, May 2, 2013.

  1. Descending sparky

    Descending sparky Member

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    Hello there fellow lumber jacks and weekend wood warriors! so recently i started collecting some wood for the stove i will be getting installed for this coming winter! i lucked out with some good contacts and got in with the neighbour who happens to have a fair anount of property for his hobbie farm|! I CSS the wood i could get outta his field as it was just a wet mess and i tore up my lawn( his feilds beside my house lol) getting in and out! so i have gotten wood here and there off my property and like i said have some other wood on the back burner i have lined up once things dry up! WELL ladies and gents i happen to knoe someone who knew a guy who knows a girl yadda yadda yadda who knew where some wood was for cheap!

    Well that fell through lol but it worked out awesome! i drove 45 mins to get this cheap wood and it was a lost cause, however i was in the county where my buddie lives so i got together with him( works for a farm) well he told me they just plowed over dozens of trees to make there fields bigger! we drove out there and i was just stoked what i found! So i took the chance today as i am working tonight to go get a start at it! I think i could be there friday sat sun cutting the rest and hauling it back to my place 45 mins away but i am borrowing a trailer so it will be well worth the trips! i would like someone to let me know what type of trees i have here and roughly how much wood is here! seems like alot of wood to me so i am happy as can be!

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  2. Descending sparky

    Descending sparky Member

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  3. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Very nice score Sparky! Welcome to the forum!

    Ray
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  4. WellSeasoned

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    Quite a few good loads there.
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  5. Descending sparky

    Descending sparky Member

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    Yeah if I can cut and haul all this away in these couple days and there is time I will move to the next field where there is tons more lol! I have to have the wood home before they start planting or I can't drive in to get it! Need reinforcements lol
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  6. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Wow good luck with that! Cut it to max length you can handle then process it at home.. You need to hire someone with a strong back and weak mind ;)

    Ray
  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Lots & lots of wood.
    Thinking it's elm, might be some maple there too.

    Great score!
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  8. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Oh yeah.
    Like Ray said, get that home and worry about the s/s later.
    !!!
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  9. Descending sparky

    Descending sparky Member

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    Load number two.... What a hard way to make an easy living!

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  10. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    WTG Sparky! That's what I was thinking cut them big as you can handle then process them at home. This will maximize your total take.. Looks like some great wood too!

    Ray
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  11. Descending sparky

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    Pics to come of the total haul of the weekend! I am just swamped, alot of work but man I got alot of wood in the lane way!
  12. Descending sparky

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    Helllo folks, all said and done this is the wood i took away this weekend from my first " mother haul". All the long lengths and a bit of smaller log lengths still have to be CSS but that can be done few hours after work each night and weekends! I should have a better handle on cutting of these logs, with a sharp chain and the oiler cranked up on this 372xp it cuts right through these logs in no time!

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  13. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    That's an awesome score !!!
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  15. loadstarken

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    That is a bunch of wood!

    I see a sawbuck in your future!
  16. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Lots of Basswood there. Better get 4X more than you think you need. It burns fast and makes little heat. On the other hand you have got a lifetime supply of kindling.
  17. Backwoods Savage

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    Well Ray, I got half of what is required... With your strong back, perhaps you can help him better than I can though.
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  18. Descending sparky

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    Dammit, so if this is all basswood does this mean is wasn't really
    Worth it to spend a few days getting it! I got a whack of it and am hoping that between this wood and the poppler and maple and birch I have it will be good for the next 2 years! I have more wood
    I am going to acquire! Someone beat me to the wood
    Pile and I cut one remaining round left behind from
    What the guy didn't take, but I believe he knew what he was after and took all the good hard wood! When I find that round I will post a pick and get a wood I.D on it!
  19. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    It's okay to burn some bass wood. Just don't try for an overnight burn with it.
  20. Descending sparky

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    So that's a confirmation that its all basswood? I will learn these things eventually! U learn from your mistakes! Either way I got a pile of wood for free lol

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