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Work 4 Saturday

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by thewoodlands, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    This Cherry is up top so it would be nice if I could get it c/s then down off the hill before the storm hits.

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  2. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Nice! The storm may do it for you zap!...But what fun is that now.
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  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Severe lean on that puppy. No barber chairs ;)
    Maybe the top is supported a bit & will help little.
  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    The saws are clean an ready to go, tomorrow night I'll sharpen a few chains then Saturday grab some gas.

    Stay Safe
    Zap
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  5. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Very straight , should split easy. Chery smeels nice when burned . One of my favorites.
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  6. Bacffin

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    Zap, do you cut down the tree it is leaning on to take it down?
  7. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    No, it's hard to tell by this picture but the Cherry is barely touching the small maple. In pic 4823-001 if your looking from behind the tree it should roll off to the left.

    I'm not sure if I'll notch the bottom but this should go smooth.
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  8. TimJ

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    Zap, you get alot of leaners with the root ball pulled right out of the ground.
  9. thewoodlands

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    Must be the soil makeup, still have this one up in the bowl, the widowmaker came down an the Cherry dropped even more.

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  10. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    I'd cut the tree that the cherry fell onto , kinda like a two for one cut ;) . thats almost on the ground from this pic.
  11. thewoodlands

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    Don't take this the wrong way but I'll never do that, that chits not for me.

    zap
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  12. Gasifier

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    Hopefully it is not raining on Saturday morning. Looks like a chance of it. Looks like some good BTUs ZAP.
  13. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Oh i dont Zap to each his own, you gotta do what you feel is safest way for you.. Leaners can be very tricky. dont wantit springing on you, dont want it falling on you either. Goodluck and be safe.:)
  14. thewoodlands

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    Only 30 percent chance, it should be okay compared to what's coming. Is Saturday the day your having family and friends over?

    zap
  15. thewoodlands

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    We never can tell how these things will act when cutting, the 28 inch bar with a clear path out will do the trick. When your cutting the back and you hear the crack u drop the saw an run like SMOKIN!
    Zap
  16. ScotO

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    Be careful, brother. We just got a call, have an emergency "top" to cut out before the storm hits. I have a big ash tree (its a DANDY trunk), with a small top, scheduled to cut down next month. Got a call today and one of the branches broke off and the homeowner's concerned that the rest of the top may come down during this storm that's headed our way on Sunday. so we're gonna knock the top off on Saturday morning real quick (while I'm out getting the drywall for the living room project) kill two birds with one stone. We'll get the rest of the tree later next month....
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  17. thewoodlands

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    http://autonopedia.org/garden_and_farm/Trees_And_Woodland/Tree-felling_safety.html
    Towards the bottom of the page, do you do it like that on heavy leaners?
    zap
  18. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Looks like some nice cutting and splitting, straight and not alot of limbs Zap.
    Scotty, see that your going for drywall, hows that Thanksgiving deadline looking ? :mad:
  19. Gasifier

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    Yes. And 30 percent would be nice. I thought I has seen 50 percent earlier in the week. Here is what they are saying now. Check out that high of 77 today! Just like yesterday afternoon. That is crazy. Nice, but crazy. I think we are going to see some rain over the next 4-5 days. ;)

    7-DAY FORECAST

    • Today Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 8 mph.
    • Tonight A chance of showers, mainly after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 53. Light west wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
    • Saturday A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 57. North wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
    • Saturday Night Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 41. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    • Sunday Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 49. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    • Sunday Night Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    • Monday Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 52. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
    • Monday Night Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
    • Tuesday Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
    • Tuesday Night Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
    • Wednesday A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
    • Wednesday Night A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
    • Thursday A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  20. Gasifier

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    When you get done that living room project I want you to build the little women a nice new closet, walk in preferrably, with lots of shelves! You know, the kind that take a long time to build. You got the time Scotty. Nothing better to do. Right? :confused: It sounds like the honey do list is never ending. Don't get me wrong, ya gotta love em. ;lol
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    With the ground so saturated I imagine the 60 MPH gusts will take down a lot of trees. Like others here on the forumn I sharpened a bunch of chains and plan on mixing more fuel later today. At least the prospect of free wood somewhat offsets the running around buttoning up the farm in anticipation of a big storm.
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    The ground is wet Standingdead. But we are still behind in water up hear. Man it was dry for a long time. I am glad the rain is coming again. I hope we get plenty of rain, and later (I hate to say it but...) plenty of snow. To early for snow yet. I am glad the temps are up there still. Rain will be okay. Lots of wood will be put away, I will finish today, and I may even cover the tops of the piles left outside for the winter. Then it's time to get to work on next years wood. I have to get further ahead. My plan is to have two years ahead by spring of 13.
  23. Thistle

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    That's the only time I dont wear hearing protection,during felling.Even a 'normal' tree.I want to be able to hear any different sounds like cracking,twigs falling etc.Have my escape path planned out,sometimes I'll think it over for a few days or weeks trying to come with the best plan.First thing is remove any fallen material/brush in the area,at least move it away from where I'll be running! ::-)
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  24. Backwoods Savage

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    Plan it out good zap and I'm sure you can handle it fine. Actually I sort of enjoy cutting those buggers.
  25. thewoodlands

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    I think I'm all set for this, the 660 and the 390 are ready, just wondering what type of winds we will get from Sandy next week. I think tomorrow they will have a better idea for our area.

    zap

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