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Wood for today

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by chad3, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. chad3

    chad3 Feeling the Heat

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    Picked up a good score today. Friend asked me to help him with a tree that blew down from the next door neighbors house to his property. Asked him what it was, he didn't know. Went over today to start for an hour. Found a White Ash!!! Not that I need wood right now, this will be good for the end of the season.
    Chad

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  2. Corey

    Corey Minister of Fire

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    Not bad at all! Good score
  3. glacialhills

    glacialhills Member

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    Free wood is always good, Free white ash is really REALLY good! nice score.
  4. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Free white ash everywhere over here. Already seasoned, all you have to do is fell it buck it and split it. Darn EAB.
  5. chad3

    chad3 Feeling the Heat

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    Todays haul:
    These suckers were bears!!! I brought the larger saw (Husky 372, not the real big boy). It just hit the tip cutting all the way through it, 24", and ended up with 10 rounds of 20" each. I was thinking that ash was going to be a fairly light wood because of the whole lack of sap, etc. First, I couldn't lift the rounds, had to roll them up the makeshift ramp (everyone has cut the 6' limb to roll logs up right?). Should have brought the maul, but forgot it and I wish I would have brought it. Loaded my second bed, still have about a load left (so about a cord on the tree). Can't wait to burn next year. The farmer also has a few of the biggest oaks I've ever seen around here, maybe I can have him get rid of a few of those.
    The cow kept me company today, he was eating the leaves like it was his job.
    Chad
  6. countrybois

    countrybois Member

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    Have you ever burned for heat? I doubt it or you would not use "already seasoned" and "buck it" in the same sentence, let alone fell it.

    If hasn't been split for at least 6 months it isn't seasoned. I don't care how long it's been dead. In log form, it will rot before it will self-season.
  7. chad3

    chad3 Feeling the Heat

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    Another full haul today. The butt on one side (oval) buried my 28" bar. I have one of the original monster mauls (17 pound) and it was bouncing off the wood. Whoever says that this wood is easy to split is wrong in this case, give me oak for that.
    Chad
  8. Dill

    Dill Feeling the Heat

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    As a buddy of mine always says.
    "You just can't beat a nice piece of ash".
  9. SnaykeByte

    SnaykeByte New Member

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    I thing Clyde Eastburn said that too..............no wait, that was hickory.
  10. logjammed

    logjammed Member

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    First post to the wood shed . I am a new wood burner and this week split some free apple wood and was amazed at the smell , color and density. looks awesome !! had split some other wood that was just rank. So far all my wood has been free except the $100. i voluntarily gave a log truck driver to bring me two full loads of pine logs. it is amazing how much you can get for free if you ask.
  11. ikessky

    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    White ash can be burned fairly green. It already has a very low moisture content.
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