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Yesterday's work

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by legrandice, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    Last summer my neighbor had some trees cut that were leaning over her pool. Since the area is all vines, prickers, and poison ivy i waited for winter to get it. We used the tractor to skid them into a clear section of my yard and then bucked and moved them to my splitting area. Good thing she took this one down...little soft in the center. There is more there to get but i ran out of time.

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like a great way to get the job done.

    I like the little Ingersol.
  3. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Very nice Legrandice, Nothing better than wood thats close by. There is a cherry in my neighbors yard that is looking like its starting to lean, He mentioned that he wanted to take it down. We may do it in the next few weeks.
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  4. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Good work Legrandice. I like the tractor. I am jealous of your chains on the rear. I need some for mine.;lol What type of wood you got there?
  5. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    Thanks...that little tractor gets a lot done. The chains made a huge difference. Before i was slipping all over the place and had a hard time getting traction even with an empty bucket.
  6. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    The wood is silver maple... not the best...but i am not picky.
  7. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    It'll burn, I've cut a lot of silver maple this year. And still have another big one that needs to come down.
  8. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Just finished up dinner and gonna go stack a little maple till dark!
  9. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Hey Sean. Does the silver maple season any faster than the harder types of maple?
  10. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Yup it does.I had some that was good to go in 7 months after being split/stacked in sunny windy spot.Normally its 9 months to a year though.
  11. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    I agree, I had some this summer at 17% after 6 months. Havent burned much since I don't need it yet but burned a little to test. Great wood to grab if you are short one time!
  12. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Yeah. Thanks guys I have access to quite a bit if I want it.
  13. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    Today we got the remainder of the wood from my neighbors yard
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    Had to drag some of them out to cut
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    Then onto the back of my yard. This tree fell over 4 years ago. I have been trying to get it since. It is pretty wet and soft back there. Last winter i thought it was frozen only to get the tractor pretty stuck in the mud. The wood that was previously cut was frozen in. I put a new chain on the saw and cut up a bunch to haul out monday. uploadfromtaptalk1359255160806.jpg

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  14. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Good stuff, that will be a great addition to the sracks
  15. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Nice GIBIR, should make for some nice fires.
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  16. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    Not exactly yesterday.... but got the remainder of this maple just as the snow was falling

    My hat
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  17. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Nice work (and tractor)!
  18. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    Thanks...tractor sure is fun to play around with!
  19. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    And now the cat is helping burn up some pine. Wish i could get him to turn down the stove a bit....

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  20. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    Got out and split for a bit today. Stacks are full so time to make room for a new row.

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