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Posted By WOODBUTCHER,
Aug 10, 2006 at 3:17 PM
The Woodbuther has been a splitting maniac.......
Nice custom wood rack! Looks like that pile will provide plenty'o'warmth
I think I cut my splits too small. I'd cut some of those you have as 1/2 rounds again. I figure that splitting into smaller sizes promotes drying better.
Yep. And a lot easier for filling a firebox.
I on the other hand like to leave about half the mix obscenely large. My father and I like to load enormous honkers in late at night, whereas the smaller pieces are usually consumed by mom and little brother.
I agree with you, I try to vary my splits too, some thin some very large for overnights. Too thin and it burns way too fast. Different sizes makes stacking a lot of fun....
This works very well for me I find a dead standing oaK tree 5-8" diameter I cut up and do not split add them tothe fire before retiring to bed. Unsplit seems to last longer that same vollume of a split log. I have a separate pile of such logs just for that purpose
Woodbutcher, where are you located? Looks like some Alder in that stack.
How long does it take the small stuff to dry (unsplit) if it wasn't from a dead standing tree? I was going to ask about this because I have a lot of smaller peices (1-6 inches diameter) and I wasn't sure what, if any of it, I should split.
Butch, that looks like a postcard!
It does make a difference of the wood type . Pine maybe around 3 months , mid grade wood 6-9 months , Hard wood ( oak ect ) 9 + months or two summers on the larger rounds. note: full sun drying . not under a shade tree .
Really nice looking rack of wood there brother man . Hand split?! Wow !
Hey Thomas.........I'm in Northeastern CT..........the pile is a mix of Oak, Maple, Ash