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Today's project

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by madtrapper, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. madtrapper

    madtrapper Member

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    Dropping this nice oak today
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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Be safe. Remember that you are dealing with tons of potential energy that is probably not all that happy about being cut down.;)
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  3. madtrapper

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    It's on the ground ImageUploadedByTapatalk1354548535.811830.jpg
  4. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    Your tree looks almost as nice standing as it does laying down.
  5. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Nice work! Lots if warmth laying there.
  6. madtrapper

    madtrapper Member

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    Tops cut and brush cleaned up
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    Now the trunk
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  7. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Nice drop madtrapper, what type of Oak was it?
  8. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for those pictures...........felt like I was there doing it with ya
  9. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    Looks like a red from here, I though I felt the ground shake this morning!
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  10. golfandwoodnut

    golfandwoodnut Minister of Fire

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    good job, it is nice when you do not have anything in the way like that
  11. jackofalltrades

    jackofalltrades Member

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    That is no type of red oak I have ever seen for sure. It looks a lot more like white oak than red, but that green back is strange looking to me. We don't ever see that around here.
  12. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    Our red oaks here have the same greenish growth on them.
  13. madtrapper

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    White oak here is the rounds ready for splitting
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    The little stuff
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    Counted 84 rings on the tree it won't be sucking any more moisture out of our fields now. It's amazing how far our from oak that the crops don't grow.
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  14. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    you didn't play around with it that's for sure
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Great pictures
    As fast as you are at felling , liming, bucking & clearing the brush,
    got it split & stacked yet ? LOL :)

    Good job. Some serious heat in a couple years ;)
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  16. madtrapper

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    No it's a little wet to get splitter back there hopefully it gets cold enough this week to harden the ground up. Plus now that deer season is over the beagles needed some running
  17. Boom Stick

    Boom Stick Feeling the Heat

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    Nice work.....Nice wood
  18. coltfever

    coltfever Member

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    That sure looks good the way you have it cut and all cleaned up. Pictures look great. I even like the looks of your worked up field.
  19. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Trapper, that looks like a nice tree to make into firewood. For sure you had no problem telling where it would fall because it was on the edge. It will make some really good firewood too.

    As for the ground getting hard, I think that will be into next week rather than this week. It will turn colder starting tomorrow but doesn't sound like it will be cold enough for frost as daytime temperatures still well above freezing. Hope it does freeze up soon though.
  20. madtrapper

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    Time for splitting
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  21. madtrapper

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    Got it all split ImageUploadedByTapatalk1354731534.603335.jpg
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    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    Wow...Waste no time eh?
    Nice score on the White Oak!
  23. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

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    fr#%in' love white oak.
    i spend as much time smelling it as splitting it.
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  24. oppirs

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    Love it, you did such a nice job so fast. Great score!
  25. madtrapper

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    Finished stacking it today it will sit here in the open for 2 years then moved inside
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