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Where is your prep area? (bucking, splitting etc)

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by CHeath, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Some of you have the most amazing wood piles I have ever seen...you sorta get a view of my splitting area here....the bucking happens in the woods
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  2. Stax

    Stax Minister of Fire

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    Holy Goodness Dexter!
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  3. claybe

    claybe Member

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    Just moved into a new house and the previous owner already built a fenced area in the front yard. I didnt think i would like it, but since the stove is upstairs it works out awesome. I think I can get about 7 cords in there and the will place another 10 cords around the property. I will post some pics when my area looks somewhat respectable, but holy cow you guys have some areas to drool over!!!
  4. claybe

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    Dexter can you share how you get your rounds so unified in length. PM would be fine. Great looking stacks!
  5. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    I have a stick that 18" in length. I use a paint stick or marker and mark every 18". Then make sure to have a sharp chain and let the the saw do the work.

    The entire "Story" of my last Log Load is in my Signature (Evolution of a wood stack).

    Takes time and patience.
  6. CHeath

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    Dang those last two are perfect! I'd hate to see y'all's houses. Bet they are tip top. Great thread!!!! Keep it up!
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  8. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Dex, I NEVER tire of looking at your set up and stacks...one of the Gold Stds on this forum.
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  9. ScotO

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    Usually we cut and split it right at the site.of cutting (my buddy and I do tree removal). That way, its pretty much ready to stack when you bring it home. But if we're in a hurry to get the site cleaned up, we'll load it up and bring it home. It then gets processed ASAP on the one corner of my backyard. I really like doing it at the jobsite, keeps the clutter to a minimum in my backyard.....
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  10. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Side yard, next to the garage. Due to a hump from the septic system and the lay of the land you can only see a bit of my firewood from the road . . . and I try to keep things relatively neat.
  11. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I usually bring home rounds or halves and quarters of rounds if its a big one. I try to split them right off the truck in the driveway and then haul to the back yard and stack.
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    0601111405.jpg Got a little help from Mrs.Flatbedford that day.;)

    The stack pretty much is the back yard of my .25 acre.
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  12. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Wow!
    Dexter, I'm glad you've got a handle on your Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder, because you are one step away from individually shrink wrapping all your firewood splits. :p

    Maybe I better keep my mouth shut, I don't want to be giving you any ideas? ::P
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  13. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Rear entrance of my 2 acre lot.

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