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loon Posted By loon, Feb 5, 2011 at 12:09 PM

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  1. loon

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    thanks eh, and yah they always do 106... :)


    it does look like that? but will take a couple better pics of it tomorrow...
     
  2. tfdchief

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    OK loon but what I meant was, black locust wood should be pale yellow, but in the pics it looks almost white.
     
  3. loon

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    Looks like a locust grove and locust wood to me. Nice score!
     
  5. tfdchief

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    To me too. I just didn't see the pale yellow wood I am use to.
     
  6. loon

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    kinda hard to see but it is yellow/green right beside the bark chief :) the thorns are not alot of fun to deal with ;-P

    and the bark almost comes right off? will split some on the weekend just to have a look...

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  7. tfdchief

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    That is strange. I don't doubt that it is Black Locust because everything about it looks that way, except the color of the wood. All Black Locust I have ever cut was distinctly pale yellow. But then maybe it is a local thing, cause you are a long way from me. Looks like a heck of score!
     
  8. Flatbedford

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    Kinda like the guy who finds out that the black liquid that's been oozing out of the ground in his back yard for years is oil! Major score!
     
  9. loon

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    went out and did a quick split and this is how it came out...
    the only problem about the location of them is its totally covered in burr bushes..but will let it dry up a bit then take the tractor down to do some skimming :)

    ya i hear ya flatbed, not a friggen clue what i got into ;-)

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  10. tfdchief

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    Now it looks the right color! ;-)
     
  11. maxed_out

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    Another vote for locust here, sweet burning stuff.
     
  12. loon

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    went down and talked to the fella yesterday and asked him to paint the tree's he wants gone..

    wasnt expecting what i seen tonite!!

    just got a hold of my buddy from work and we will be doing the work friday. tractor/4 wheeler/trailers/trucks/chainsaws will be busy :cheese:

    will post a pic or 2 ;-)

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  13. loon

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    here are my boys helping out and there were 7 of us at it :) 28 trees down and will be bringing half of them up to the house..

    got more pictures but i am having problems putting them up???

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  14. tfdchief

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    That's quite a score loon. Nice to have all that help. Looks like you had great weather. My son and I got rained out getting the neighbor's tree. Hope to finish tomorrow.
     
  15. loon

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    chief the weather was great and yes it sure was nice to have help as the hill woulda done me in for sure :p

    there were a few large elm/maple on the right of the pic that i pulled out with the truck but basically we just worked down the left of the picture..the fella had been making brush piles before i started giving him a hand and we just added to them..

    i dropped all the trees and that went well except for a big hanger but we pulled that out with the tractor..

    it was good timing as we are getting big rain today and have fun with your wood today :)

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  16. SolarAndWood

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    Wow, sweet score loon.
     
  17. loon

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    thanks Solar..

    was wondering how you like your Shindaiwa? i am going to be buying another chainsaw as my 3 year old stihl broke again yesterday and the thing is costing me more than its worth... will post a pic of the problem in a bit.

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  18. SolarAndWood

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    Shindaiwa makes solid equipment. I have that saw and a string trimmer that has a pretty gnarly 8" circular brush cutter set up that has been in the family for a few decades now. Not sure what saw you are looking at, I have a 20" bar with full chisel on the 416. It gets the job done if you are patient but is underpowered for that set up IMO. The Husky 371/2 is a much better firewood saw IMO.
     
  19. loon

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    ok thanks eh :) i run 2 Husky's also but they arent mine and will look into the 371.

    a screw snapped and wedged up against the magnet,got it free but cant get the flywheel off??

    any pointers gang??

    thanks

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  20. loon

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    the rain finally quit and i wedged a piece of wood beside the screw to hold it away from the magnets but that only lasted about 20 minutes :cheese:

    we are still going at it though with the husky...gonna get the tractor and knock this wood down as it isnt the safest way to cut logs.. imo ;-)

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    [quote author="loon" date="1303517581"]here are my boys helping out and there were 7 of us at it :) 28 trees down and will be bringing half of them up to the house..

    got more pictures but i am having problems putting them up???

    loon



    Looks good Loon and keep the young guys working! ;-)



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  23. loon

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    thanks zap and the pair of them are pretty good to come out and give me a hand when needed ;-)

    my buddy from work is still stopping in down the road and collecting the downed trees. we should be cleaned up by the end of the weekend...

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  24. loon

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    did the usual today ;-)

    and just about ready to put a fire on :cheese:


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  25. thewoodlands

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    Loon it looks like you've been busy, have you finished with all the wood and the dogs look great.




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