Tonights work!

Bwhunter85 Posted By Bwhunter85, Aug 22, 2013 at 7:14 PM

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  1. Bwhunter85

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    Got to the farm after work and started cutting. I can cut a truck load in an hour flat, so I've been going a couple times a week. Mostly all dead elm, easy cutting. All of it looks to have been down for a good amount of time, still great wood and not at all soft or moldy. I'd love to know the moisture content of these dead elm!
     

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  2. basod

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    Moisture content would be pretty easy with a multimeter(more useful than a wood moisture meter) see the sticky in the top of the forum for directions.

    Either way nice bark free rounds for the pile...cut on:)
     
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  3. Locust Post

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    That's the stuff I like to cut....no bark to mess with.
     
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  4. Richie

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  5. ChadD

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    Nice!
    Back window wood related?
     
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  6. JOHN BOY

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    Looks like Black Locust to me ?;) Any other locust trees around . were you got this.
     
  7. Woody Stover

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    It does look kinda like BL. Could be Slippery (Red) Elm but I think we would be seeing a little more sapwood. How heavy are those rounds? (Red Elm is not light by any means.)
    Split one open and post more pics. ==c

    I've had some Red Elm (and BL) like that, with the bark gone, that was ready to toss into the stove right after I cut it. That might be really close, but I think you have probably got this year covered and will be stacking this for the future?
     
  8. TimJ

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    elm...........split those in half asap.
    Let sit for 8 weeks and heat in a wood stove on a nice December day.
     
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  9. steeltowninwv

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    locust...about twice as good as elm
     
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  10. Locust Post

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    Yes Sir.....Locust post sure does like some locust chow for the stove. That'll go well in that new insert Steel, looks like a nice one. I thought you had pulled the trigger on a new Buck stove or was you just kickin tires at that point.
    Edit....sorry got mixed up on the OP when I saw Steel had posted about the locust
     
  11. Woody Stover

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    If they lie around on the ground for a while, that stuff will be gone.

    Red Elm is better than American. I've seen it rated at about 22 Mbtu, about 3/4 of what BL has.....not too shabby. ==c I love burning that stuff. I've got one out there to get, probably the biggest one I've found here. All the bark just fell off the trunk last year and is lying at the base of the tree. That stuff is gonna be in great shape, unlike some of the ones that are down for quite a while.
     
  12. teutonicking

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    I vote elm. I had some barkless rounds earlier this year that looked just like that.
     
  13. Missouri Frontier

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    Not sure if it is elm or locust. I do know I'd split it stack it and then burn the hell out of it. Good score!
     
  14. bogydave

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    Good work
    Split & stacked it should be ready to burn in a few months if needed this winter.
    Will be primo wood next winter, will almost light itself.
     
  15. Mitch Newton

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    Looks exactly like red elm I had earlier this year.
     
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  16. Bwhunter85

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    Here is a split. I'm thinking red elm.
     

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  17. Woody Stover

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    Reddus Ulmus, hunnapacent. :cool:
     
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  18. Backwoods Savage

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    It would be interesting if you do check the moisture to see the difference in a butt log vs one from the top of the tree or close to the top. It is not the elm we have around here so probably red elm.
     
  19. steeltowninwv

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    i stand corrected...elm it is....

    locust post...went with the enviro venice 1700 instead..the buck would have been a super tight fit.....and possibly wouldnt have fit...
     
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  20. ScotO

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    Definitely red elm......

    And if you use a bow drill on it, it certainly WILL light itself! Elm and ash is what I've been making all our friction fireboards and drills out of for the scouts.....did you see my vid?;)

     
  21. bogydave

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    You da Man with fire. ! :)

    Multi talented , nice video
     
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