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very large white oak

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Ron Lloyd, Mar 17, 2009.

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  1. computeruser

    computeruser Feeling the Heat

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    Been there, done that. Lots of good firewood in a trunk of that size. It'll be a bit annoying to split the areas from which the limbs originated because of the strange grain, but it'd be a waste to just roll that into the woods to rot. If you have the right tools for the job, it's not that bad. If you don't, then it will be frustrating as hell.

    Here's a larger white oak that got turned into firewood. The ability to make full-width cuts with long bars made the process a lot less difficult.

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  2. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    That last series is awesome!
  3. heppm01

    heppm01 New Member

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    I crushed two vertebra and ripped three hernias just looking at those pictures.
  4. Bubbavh

    Bubbavh Feeling the Heat

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    Wow!!!
    I need a couple shots a few beers and a handful of vitamin A just from looking at the pics!

    Nice toys too!
  5. ramonbow

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  6. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Thats how we do it. We use sawdust instead of dirt then pound in a wood wedge.

    JUST LIKE BUTTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheese: :zip:
  7. wldm09

    wldm09 New Member

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    Locust! I love, just love, the firewood tracking spreadsheet. You are a man after my own heart.
  8. Wallyworld

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    Here's a red oak stump I cut down awhile back. Personally stuff this big is just a pain
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  9. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    I just split up some 36" ash, sure there is alot of wood there. but just the bucking and moving and splitting is a huge PITA. Not to mention the risk of injury doing this. But since this is whats most available to me Ill carry on.
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    TreePapa Minister of Fire

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