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Work with the new saw, wood ID

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Wood-row Wilson, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Wood-row Wilson

    Wood-row Wilson Member

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    Picked up a new-to-me saw (http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/choose-me-a-saw.86327/page-2) on CL on Friday, was able to bust it out and buck up some rounds. It's believed Honey locust, but bring it to the professionals here.

    Split quite easily, all pretty straight-grained, yellowish heart-wood with a ring of white around the outside (you can see the end of a small round on the right of the first picture). The trees had few branches which made for pretty easy splittin'! IMG_20120428_174300.jpg IMG_20120428_174255.jpg

    Here's today's work. Quite marginal, but an addition nonetheless to the already split and 1 year c/s/s silver maple in following pictures. I'd estimate about a rick of work done here! IMG_20120428_174250.jpg

    3/4 of the silver maple c/s/s over a sustained period last spring/summer. Should be well and dry by winter!

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    Grandpa bucked all these round and the others in the post above. He's a bit of a "Rambo" with a chainsaw and doesn't care much about same-sized rounds. Here are the ones that will need to be trimmed down that wouldn't fit in the friend's stove after I offered him to use what he needed over the winter after losing his job (Another reason to stay ahead, right? :eek:)

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  2. chuckie5fingers

    chuckie5fingers Member

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    I would agree with your honey locust ID
    nice!!
    chuck
  3. The Beagler

    The Beagler Burning Hunk

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    It's locust....black locust. Very nice!
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  4. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Yep, Black Locust. Honey almost always has huge, mean, sharp spikes growing from the trunk. Both Bloack and Honey Locust season rather quickly, but maybe not quite ready for next winter, but with enough sun and wind maybe.
  5. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Yes that is locust for sure. With that size splits it should be fine for this coming winter.
  6. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Looks like you've got a nice, open area there Wilson, maybe good sun and wind? I'm not sure if those splits are from live trees (kind of looks like they are, and the bark's not falling off.) But as pointed out, they're small splits, and all cross-stacked they might get enough air to be pretty decent by Winter.
    I'm getting to where I can tell by the heft if BL is getting pretty dry. It's all heavy but the wet stuff is really heavy. I've been getting a mix of down dead BL and some that hasn't been dead as long. Everything that's pretty dry is going on the pile for this Winter, the rest is getting stacked for later.
  7. Wood-row Wilson

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    Yes, it's very open where you see the pictures...full sun and full wind. I'm banking on the fact that they will be ready by this winter. And yes, the trees were just pushed down recently...I think cross-stacking all the silver was over kill, but think it will pay dividends for the locust if I want to burn it this winter.

    Think I should single-row cross stack as I continue? I have the space, and the pallets, however, two cross-stacked rows help keep each other up better.
  8. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    All of that locust looks to me like Black Locust, not Honey Locust. You got the better locust! For me Honey Locust is prone to powder post beetles while Black Locust is not. Both are great to burn.
  9. woodking

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    Locust for sure. Great burning, I get it now and then,watch for ants tho!!!

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