Wood to long???

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Binny, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Binny

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    What is the safest and time effective way to trim firewood. I have 3 cords of wood that is 6 inches to big! is there a method people have for trimming? Or is it not worth it>??
     
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    Nah... build a jig and start trimming.
     
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    Every year I end up carrying more than a few loads up from the basement and into the garage so that I can cut them on the miter saw. Either that or I bring the sawzall down to the basement. The miter saw takes less time though.
     
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    this is why its important to get the length right when bucking. if i'm scrounging rounds that are already cut and are too long, i'll shave off a cookie BEFORE splitting it!! before stacking it, before bringing it into the basement, before carrying it upstairs to the living room stove.
     
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    Someone on here built something like this that I copied:

    Built mine the same except with a plywood back sheet
     
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    I do the same, I scrounge all my wood and it is usually to long for my small insert, So I fire up the 361 and start making cookies, I have come to find out those cookies season fast and burn real nice
     
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    What length is it, and what length do you need the wood for the stove?

    Just wondering, because if you have wood that is, say 2ft long, and your stove takes 18", trimming 6" will be great.

    The short bits may well go perfectly in your stove N/S instead of E/W.

    You are not the first person to need to trim wood. I cut a load of wood before we got the stove, anticipating drying it a bit whilst we spent time choosing a stove.

    A whole load of it was the wrong length. By 2". So I cut it down by 5 " and used the offcuts N/S at one end.

    It all burned fine, and the stove never made a single complaint....... ;)
     
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    I built a small one, but if you have to do 3 cords Id build it bigger

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    I have seen some guys stick the wood into a milk crate and cut a bunch at a time that way. Have seen others make jigs as shown above. Me, my dad just holds the log to be cut on a stump and I cut it. Those cut ends do burn really well. Been using them this shoulder season and they fire up real quick.
     
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    I did just that this fall with some lumber cut-offs.

    Big thing though. Whether you use a jig or milk crate, I like to use a ratchet strap to hold the wood tight while cutting. This will make the work go better and it is safer too.

    Many on this forum have built jigs to do this task so a search might find lots of ideas.
     
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