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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by smokinj, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    I'm am still cutting, bucking, and stacking, I,ve got about 8-9 cord left to do.

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  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I have about four cherry ( two pictured) and some hard maple in the area I'm working that I want out of there before the second week of July.

    The tree on the left in the picture looks like a dead basswood then the cherry with the top blown off also on the back hill in the picture is another cherry with some hairy knuckle pine over top it.

    zap

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  3. ShenValSteve

    ShenValSteve Member

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    After this heat breaks, I'll be out getting some oak and hickory.
  4. fyrwoodguy

    fyrwoodguy Feeling the Heat

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    this white pine lot just down the street from my place, will probably take years to finish. at the burn rate of 3-4 cords a year.
    all the hardwood is being removed,largest so far is 12" ,most 2"-6" diameter. 14 acres total.
    http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o8/WILLIAMFGREENE/CONWAYLAKELOT.jpg
    99% of the wood removed remains round when cut to stove length. ;-)
    http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o8/WILLIAMFGREENE/conwaylakelot007.jpg
    the landing place.
    http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o8/WILLIAMFGREENE/conwaylakelot045.jpg
    http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o8/WILLIAMFGREENE/CONWAYLAKELOT131.jpg
    http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o8/WILLIAMFGREENE/CONWAYLAKELOT101.jpg
    wood is picked up & loaded on trailer by hand, off loaded hydraulically :-/
    all brush chipped.
    http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o8/WILLIAMFGREENE/CONWAYLAKELOT073.jpg
    http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o8/WILLIAMFGREENE/CONWAYLAKELOT048.jpg
  5. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Awesome set up looks like a blast and toys to make it even better if thats possible...............
  6. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    Is that your lot that 's being cleared??
  7. fyrwoodguy

    fyrwoodguy Feeling the Heat

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    nope, it's a friends lot. and it's not being "cleared",just the hardwood taken out.
  8. Cowboy Billy

    Cowboy Billy Minister of Fire

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    A JD 450 is a nice machine but its small. It only weighs 14900 lbs. With any machine its all weight and traction. Thats the smallest dozer I have ever run. At work I usually run a D-6 45000lbs or a D-5 34000 lbs. It doesn't not work very well trying to dig a stump out. I push the tree over first the weight of the tree really helps pop the stump out. A 20" or larger tree requires me to dig around it some and break off some of the roots.

    While I do have some nice trees a lot of the property has been logged so most of it is 6" to 10" DBH. It is so thick it was hard to walk through. My cousin (semi tree hugger) was complaining about all the trees I knocked over. I told him if you can't get into the woods to see it its not there anyways!

    I am trying to go around the larger trees too. That way I can go in and get them later when I have a use for them. I do want to go and get a bunch cut up into lumber and drying so when I want to do something I can just go to the lumber pile to get it.

    Been busy working on some IH wagons. One is a hay wagon with a dump bed and the other is a running gear with a log rack. I wanted to have them done yesterday and go to the farm with them today but it looks like I will be done today and go tomorrow. I got some spruce logs down I need to pick up with the log wagon so I can get them sawed up for the deck of the hay wagon.

    This is the dump wagon

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    And here it is as far as I got last nite. Hopefully I will have the color on today and put back together far enough to take up tomorrow.

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    Here are some logs I cut two years ago and built a addition to my trailer last year with.

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    Billy
  9. Cowboy Billy

    Cowboy Billy Minister of Fire

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  10. RLLD

    RLLD New Member

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    So far I have accumulated just about 8 cords, looking to gather perhaps 4-6 more, just to be "safe".

    it's been rather easy to find so far this year, plenty of nearby building....
  11. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    farmall A Thats what we mowed with when I was a kid great small tractor. We aslo had a super M
  12. Cowboy Billy

    Cowboy Billy Minister of Fire

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    It sure is Jay

    Although its a 130 which is just a late model Super A. We have two of them and a 100.

    Billy
  13. Cash Wiley

    Cash Wiley New Member

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    As a guy just getting started, it's great seeing the toys! Right now I'm trying to talk my neighbor out of their John Deere tractor they were storing in their garage, just needs a battery. Nobody knew it was there until they had a fire (small, minimal damage, bad electrical) and they were pushing it down the street while cleaning the garage out.

    Fiancee is all "hell no, you don't even have a woodlot!" No....but I do have a plan!
  14. fyrwoodguy

    fyrwoodguy Feeling the Heat

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    Howdy Fyrwoodguy

    That log cart looks like a really slick setup. How is it working out for you?

    Billy

    well howdy cowboy billy !
    that log cart works real good behind my taxter max atv. 'tis a good thing i logged for ' bout 15+ years,or i'd be in over my head ;-)
    you got that new garage of yours all filled up yet?
  15. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Cowboy do you have a fridge in that garage so the boys can come over and throw down some cold ones and watch you work! :coolsmirk:

    zap
  16. FireAnt

    FireAnt Minister of Fire

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    Cutting like crazy... That's why I haven't been on much. Just did some splitting 20 minutes ago.
  17. 'bert

    'bert Minister of Fire

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    Cut the last of my "in the way wood" last night and split it up today. Not sure when it will get stacked (if). While we were cutting last night my wife who was out helping thought she heard some thunder - turns out it was some previously stacked wood falling over. Have to load the tree mover on the tractor tomorrow, so it will be out of the way of the fallen row and hopefully she can fix that up.

    One of these days I will load up a bunch of pics that I have taken during our yard reno.
  18. Piston

    Piston Member

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    As you can tell from my incredible amount of posts, I am one of those 'un-educated' types that waited too long to cut. I finally got some sense knocked into me from this forum and realized I can't pull that crap anymore! I need to get a couple years ahead with my cutting this year. I am hoping to get 3 years worth of firewood cut by the end of this fall and into winter. I guess I have to start somewhere right! This winter will be tough since most all my firewood is still in the round. I hate to admit it but at least I can say I learned right :)
  19. willworkforwood

    willworkforwood Feeling the Heat

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    The thing to remember here is that none of us came out of the chute knowing anything about seasoning firewood. 25 years ago, I used to cut wood in mid to late Summer for the upcoming Winter. Back then I burned in a big ole Ashley, and would throw in 8-10" oak "all nighters". The wood was wet and so was I behind the ears. At least a couple times a year, I could hear the creosote in the chimney catching fire and "cleaning itself out". When I asked a couple of wood burning neighbors, they told me it was "normal". No Hearth.com (or Internet for that matter) to find out the right stuff. The problem was (and still is) that there are lots of folks who burn unseasoned wood. If you talk to a few of them, and get the same story, then it sounds better each time you hear it. So anyone who wanders on to this site and gets converted over to seasoning their firewood, that's another win. And, it doesn't matter if you're 21 or 61 - it's still a win. So, to answer the question in Jay's OP, I cut year round - something almost every day. Get ahead and stay ahead ;-P
  20. ShenValSteve

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    I've gotten a big wild cherry, a medium oak and a medium hickory blocked up and ready to be split in the last couple of days.
  21. MofoG23

    MofoG23 Feeling the Heat

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    I've got a nice cherry and white oak that fell at my parents house - going to work on that in a couple weeks. I try to avoid the blazing hot days and days that have over a foot of snow on the ground - other than that, I cut year 'round.
  22. Needshave

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    I got home from cutting about 1 1/2 hours ago. I just got my first saw about three weeks ago. I have a lot to learn. I hit a rock with the stock safety chain. Most of the trees I felled went down easy. One did not. I didn't take into account where the tree was leaning at the top.
  23. oilstinks

    oilstinks Feeling the Heat

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    I never quit; always looking for a free wood opportunity
  24. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    Don't keep us in suspense,... what kind of saw is it?
  25. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Thats where it started for me, and the clutch thing as well great tractor!

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