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Walnut & Pine

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by FireBones, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. FireBones

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    Hey guys and gals, I finally got busy cutting and splitting and have been addicted for about 2 weeks solid now, working away every free minute I can. I have processed a huge dead standing walnut and pine as well as 8 other 50' tall pines that were in the way and 2 other maples. I believe I should have about 20 face cord piled up now and not nearly done yet....just ordered my Garn2000 for an upcoming home build project so I'm feeling the pressure to get well ahead of the game early. Here are a few pics to share....
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    It smells so good back there by the piles hahaha cheers fellow wood cutters!
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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Looks great.
    The good feeling when you look at the piles & stacks of wood makes it well worth all the work.

    Got a method/plan yet to get it stacked off the ground?
  3. FireBones

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    Thanks boggy! Once I get done cutting and splitting I plan to stack it all on skids running north south along my back corner property line. I've never stacked before so im sure I'm in for a treat and a few lessons....I estimate when im done processing the trees I currently have down I'll have 30/35 face cord and my work cut out for me haha, I'm going to report some pics this week and as I keep going....I'm totally addicted to this stuff haha
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    That will be lots & lots of BTUs.
    Money in the bank ;)
    & you had fun doing it. :)
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  5. red oak

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    Wow - that looks great! And walnut and pine both season fairly quickly as well!
  6. FireBones

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    Thanks red oak, glad to hear the walnut seasons quickly!! I split it up med/small splits hoping I may be burning it 2013/14 winter....
  7. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    I had a walnut tree at my mother's come down last summer, the consensus here was that it would be seasoned in less than a year I believe. After a summer of drying, I bet yours should be okay.
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    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Wow that's a lot of work Firebones, great job!
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  9. nrford

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    ?? I see no walnut, you do have a large oak there though.
  10. FireBones

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    There were a few opinions around the farm wether it was an oak or a walnut and the vest mojarity said walnut. I'm not an expert so you may very well be right ?..
  11. FireBones

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    Went back out today and split and piled more maple...was a nice sunny afternoon and only -3* C so I figured a couple hours wouldn't hurt.....

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  12. Backwoods Savage

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    If all the wood you got are in the pictures, nrford is correct. No walnut there but a nice oak. Remember now that oak generally needs 3 years after splitting to be ready to burn. So you may want to put up a lot more wood. If you really want to get set up super nice, get yourself 3 years ahead and stay there. You'll never be sorry because the benefits are great.
  13. Thistle

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    I dont see any Black Walnut,but those big ones in pic 2 looks like White Oak to me.
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  14. FireBones

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    That's my plan Dennis to be a good 3 years ahead at all times, I've only been at it for just over 2 weeks and have no plans on stopping. Tomorrow I should get 2 more truck loads of the maple split and staked then I have my eye on a nice big cherry that has been seasoning naturally for a while. Timberrrrrrr
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  15. FireBones

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    Thanks Thistle & Nford for pointing that out! After some good seasoning I bet those splits burn beautifully :)
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    Sharp looking truck.
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    Nice to have the oak. That will burn like twice as long as what walnut would.;)
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  18. FireBones

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    Thanks!
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    Haven't been cutting for a few days now.....hoping to get a few down tomorrow. I'll post some pics if it happens.
  20. ArsenalDon

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    IT is nuts how addicting it is. Get some pine or find some snags and you will be good for next year, that will give the oak time to season.....not on to more important matters...that picture of the salmon is it? makes me want to have my trout stream fishing season open! I am dying to get my fly line wet!
  21. FireBones

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    Yes addicting indeed! The biggest pile on the right is all pine that was mostly dead standing, it burns well. The pic is a rainbow but it's a lake run "steelhead" thus the awesome chrome look. Our trout season is closed right now too, and like you I'm craving a few floats ( Im a centre pinner ) once I have some time I plan to pick up a fly rod and begin that chapter. That is ofcouse if I can stop c/s/s LOL.
  22. ScotO

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    Nice, very VERY nice....I'm with nrford, thistle and savage....you've got white oak instead of walnut, which is a GOOD thing because the oak is superior.....but.....

    Stack that oak in it's own pile, it's gonna be around three years til she's ready.......
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    Nice to see that back window is still intact.
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  24. ArsenalDon

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    A number of years ago I brought a big ocean going fly rod up to Lake of the Woods..they all thought I was crazy until I hooked a Pike on a leach fly pattern. It was the most amazing fly fishing experience of my life...the line got hung up in some tulies and the leach was hanging 2 feet up over the water and then BAM a pike came screaming out of the water to take the fly
  25. FireBones

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    Now that is satisfying! Bam pike on a fly!! Going to be trying my luck for some pike tomorrow....

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