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What a good feeling

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by daveswoodhauler, Apr 16, 2009.

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  1. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Ran into the newbie situation this year and ran out of wood.
    Set myself a goal, and said not going to happen again. SO...
    Have 12 rows, 9' long and 4 1/2' high..most are appx 16" splits.
    Front facing row is the less btu stuff....some pine and birch and small stuff...but the remaining 12 are oak/maple and beech.
    Best thing...only 4 of the rows I bought and resplit...the rest is scrounged.
    Splitting implementation is a 8lb maul from home depot....a little work here and there really paid off.
    Thanks for the post about the importance of getting ahead of the game.

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  2. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Another pick...I can see why folks feel good when the work is done.

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  3. Got Wood

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    Nothing more satisfying than looking at your wood pile.... sweet!

    Looks great!
  4. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Id be cutting wood now if I had somewhere to stack it.
    Your Pile looks great, It is a good feeling.
  5. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, my wife is starting to think I am a bit odd.....shes like...."are you going to cut down all the trees to make more woodpiles?"

    Sounds like a good idea, I said.........plus, I am not a big fan of Facebook and Twitter :)
  6. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Nice job money in the bank
  7. Bobbin

    Bobbin Minister of Fire

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    Be proud, be very, very proud. It looks terrific. I think only someone who burns wood appreciates the art of nicely split and stacked wood.

    I spent the afternoon moving 16" rounds to the site of the splitter. It took many trips with the gardenway but it was a great way to be outdoors, enjoy the sunshine, engage in some weight bearing exercise, and get something accomplished at the same time. It was important to get the rounds moved because the ferns will be coming up any day now and I didn't want to trample the emerging fronds by putting it off for too long. The dog and the cats had a fine time following me around and performing athletic feats for my enjoyment.

    There's now quite a pile to split and stack (red maple) but it shouldn't take more than a day, two if we spend only mornings on it. The husband will be relieved he didn't have to do any of the hauling. My next move is the master the chainsaw, but there are some things husbands ought not attempt to teach wives. ;)
  8. iceman

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    great lookin stack! but dont quit now get some rounds that you can stack in all that sun you got there then split them in oct, nov. so they will get even longer to season.....
    i was you last spring now i have 5cd that will be ready this fall but sittin since spring 08 so about 18 months i have 3 cd (almost) that was split nov 08 that will be used in nov 10 so thats what i need to get at least 3 more cord by this nov
  9. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Yup, the tarp is hiding behind the piles....usually put it on if it calls for rain, but once summer is here I'll probably leave uncovered.
    A few bungees on one end, and a couple small weights ftom and old weight set for the other side.
    Been sunny here for 3 days now, so I wanted to give the wood a good share of UV :)
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Good job ilikewood. You will have great pleasure every time you look at that wood pile and will be a very happy camper next winter.
  11. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Looks nice! What's that little pile off to the side?
  12. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    ilikewood........ the more i look at the pic..... for a so called "newbie" that is really neatly stacked!! its so pretty you are gonna hate to take from it!!!
    i can't gt mine to look that neat
  13. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Thats my little pile of chunckers and smaller stuff....had it thrown around here and there.... and then by the end decided I needed to stack it. Its about 5 feet tall now.....
    Its also the area I am going to start clearing for 2010-2011 storage, but the Mrs's doesnt know that yet :)
  14. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, debating that pooks....the pile now is about 2 years worth...but the Mrs's think its only a years worth, so I might cover half and let the other half bake..will check in the fall with a MM to see what the results are.

    Not too many UFO brokers in our area....might be a good business venture :)
  15. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    That is a fine looking pile of wood! Good work!
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