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WOODBUTCHER Posted By WOODBUTCHER, Aug 10, 2006 at 3:17 PM

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  1. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER
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    The Woodbuther has been a splitting maniac.......
     

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  2. DonCT

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    Nice custom wood rack!!!! Looks like that pile will provide plenty'o'warmth :)
     
  3. wg_bent

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    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.
     
  4. BrotherBart

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    Yep. And a lot easier for filling a firebox.
     
  5. Corie

    Corie
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    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.
     
  6. scfa99

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    Corie,

    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....
     
  7. elkimmeg

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    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
     
  8. NWfuel

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    Woodbutcher, where are you located? Looks like some Alder in that stack.

    Thomas
     
  9. tradergordo

    tradergordo
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    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.
     
  10. Sandor

    Sandor
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    Butch, that looks like a postcard!

    Great job.
     
  11. Roospike

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    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 .
     
  12. Roospike

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    Really nice looking rack of wood there brother man . Hand split?! Wow !
     
  13. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER
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    Hey Thomas.........I'm in Northeastern CT..........the pile is a mix of Oak, Maple, Ash
     
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