Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by smokinj, Jun 25, 2010.
I purchased a new Makita DCS 6401 online.
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Not today, 101 degrees, with heat index of 108.
DID SOMEBODY SAY A100??
Archer39: You still letting that boxer drive the truck?
I picked the hottest weekend of the summer in VT to buy a new saw. Works great though. The safety gear holds in some heat, but that's better than getting injured in my opinion.
I'm going to build a pallet sawbuck this weekend (same one someone here posted a pic of) and zip through some pine rounds I scrounged last August.
A storm hit 2 weeks ago and I scrounged about a cord and a half maybe more (2 rows deep) and I started splitting it today before the rain hit.
Went out and cut another load on Saturday, it's probably my last one until fall. Gotta make some room to put it...
burntime, what sort of trailer are you pulling with your Ranger? Do you have any pics of it? What engine is in your Ranger? I have a 2005 2.3L and keep wondering whether or not to get a trailer for it.
My neighbor just had a huge mulberry taken down Saturday and he gave me the wood, so I will be cutting and splitting the next few evenings- I figure it is about 2 cords worth. I love that yellow wood! burns great and splits easy and I have not had any for a few years.
Thats a nice milling wood as well.
Funny, started looking at this thread back in June when the wife found a gratis Craigslist posting for wood around the corner here in Central CT.
That turned out to be 9 full-size U-haul pickup loads over two days of oak and maple, one oak having a diameter greater than the length of my maul. The trees had been down about a year, bucked by a tree service, though a bunch to a length too long for my Jotul Rockland. I got two cords split by the Fourth of July, and the remainder mostly done by last weekend.
And yesterday, the mailman leaves me a note, connecting me with a me with a guy the next block over who just had tree work done. That turned out to be anotherr 3+ truck loads of rounds. That makes this winter the first time I've been ahead since getting the stove two seasons ago - for $140 in truck rental fees.
My back aches, the yard is a mess, and I've broken three mauls, a twenty pound slege, and taken back three muhsroomed wedges back to Sears as "Craftsman' swaps. Great feeling though, being ahead. I've got double wide stack out back 35' long by 4.5' high. And a pile of rounds good for another 1-2 cords that I'll work after my hands heal and we get a freeze.
Seems like wood is free once you've more than a year's supply on hand - otherwise your at the mercy of the tree service guys...
I never stop, so, I guess I'm still cutting.
Cut down, bucked up and split another trailer load of white birch, yellow birch and maple yesterday . . . bit sore at the end of the day.
How long do you wait for the white Birch to season?
I cut down and bucked a few last spring, split them 3 weeks ago and was very surprised at how dry they had gotten.
Same as all the rest of my wood . . . I believe in equality for all . . . this wood will be roasted and toasted in the Year 2012 . . . or 2013 . . . assuming we all make it past December 21st.
Still c/s/s wood for 12-13. I will probably stop for the winter, unless my sister-in-law lets me take some downed trees from her place. Then, I may only stop when I can't get into the woods from too much snow. Time will tell.
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