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You Know You Are A Real Wood Burner If...

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BrotherBart, Dec 17, 2009.

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  1. Battenkiller

    Battenkiller Minister of Fire

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    ...when you take on extra woodworking projects just so you can burn the scrap.

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  2. WidowMaker

    WidowMaker Member

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    When you have a route you travel 2 or 3 times a week thru the orchards looking for orchards being removed in hope of scoring free wood...

    I'm am a 65 year old wood burner that still does the stump tp stove gig, travel at lest 100 mile round trip to cutting areas. Love it. Hope to be able to do it for many more years...
  3. ChillyNoMore

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    You're a (wannabe) real wood burner if you spend all your free time reading Hearth.com posts and your stove isn't even hooked up yet.
  4. MeLikeUmFire

    MeLikeUmFire Member

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    u dream about your insert and fall asleep thinking of ways to "tweek" it to make it just a little bit better.
  5. Ithaca

    Ithaca New Member

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    "You Know You Are A Real Wood Burner If…"

    Your not sure your oil furnace works anymore.


    (and fav from last year)...

    You use your splinters for kindling.
  6. rkymtnoffgrid

    rkymtnoffgrid New Member

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    When you have multiple burn scars on your loading hand/wrist
  7. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    Problem is that I'm a data junkie as well as a wood burner. Add the ability to run a spreadsheet to that mix and you get all sorts of strange statistics - and those strange statistics require data gathering. If it can be counted or measured it can be logged and eventually I can find a way to work it into the calculations. To what purpose I have no idea, but I find it as much fun as the rest of the process. So we have a calendar next to the indoor wood rack to mark down how many splits are fed into the stove each load - it is called the "log log" of course...

    So perhaps it isn't a sign of being a real wood burner - rather it is a sign of being a wood burner with other issues.
  8. garyh

    garyh New Member

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    You know your a true woodburner when 95% of the post's fit all of us;
    when the wife enjoys sitting in front of the Woodstock Keystone in the basement with a glass of wine now where before it was always too cold in the basement.
  9. Black Jaque Janaviac

    Black Jaque Janaviac Feeling the Heat

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    What are you if you secretly hope your chainsaw breaks so you can go back to handsaws?

    When I originally got into burning I used a handsaw, including a two-man saw.

    Then we moved, took a few years to scrounge up the bucks to put in an insert. As a result the insert went in this fall. I didn't have a proper stash of wood seasoning, so I got a chainsaw hoping I could "catch up".

    While the production capability is impressive the noise and the stink really get to me. I just liked being able to work without earplugs and hear the owls hooting while I'm working. Actually I am noticing that while handsawing makes you breath harder, I don't feel as achey because I'm moving. With a chainsaw you kind of just "hold" it out from your body. My back aches after a long time.

    After a long time of handsawing my back and legs and arms would be tired, but they didn't ache.
  10. dvellone

    dvellone Feeling the Heat

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    You know you're a real wood burner when your 5 and 7 year-old daughters instead of playing with barbies choose to play with Lincoln Logs building woodsheds and stacking firewood.
  11. woodjack

    woodjack Minister of Fire

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    How many splits have you burned in your stove?
  12. ckdeuce

    ckdeuce Feeling the Heat

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    While loading, you pull out a piece that is already on fire because you think that if you put it back in a different way you just might be able to fit more in......
  13. firelady

    firelady New Member

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    You know your a wood burner when the first thing you do in the morning is light the fire to warm your tush BEFORE making coffee for yourself or the hubby.
  14. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Nice
  15. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    As of 9:15 this morning 574 (estimated to be about .75 cords) how about you?
  16. CrawfordCentury

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    ...if you take an inordinante interest in the work of utility clearance crews

    ...if an oncoming p/u has a load of firewood and you watch it disappear in the distance in your rearview mirror

    ...if you think that red oak odor would be a marketable scent for women's perfume

    ...if the sound of a 2 cycle engine in the distance makes you wonder which of your neighbors is having all the fun.

    ...if your co-workers don't even mention anymore that you've got wood chips stuck to your sweater

    ...if a healthy callous has developed on your index finger from lifting the lid of your top loading stoce

    ...if your wood piles are organized by burning property

    ...if you have a rubbermaid container filled with the noodles you made quartering up the big rounds

    ...if your idea of a p/u bed liner is a layer of bark and wood chips

    ...if you've ever temporary left K-mark to turn off your headlamps after hearing an announcement begining with, "Will the owner of a Ford Ranger with a load of wood..."

    Yeah. I heat with wood.
  17. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Now that's a lie and you know it. The second it's gone past you are scanning the sideroads wondering which one it came out from and whether there is more wood where that came from.
  18. CrawfordCentury

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    I was wonderin' who swiped the rest of my load. Boy, you'll sure travel a ways for a load of free wood!
  19. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    If a chunk of ash falls off a trailer and you can ID the wood at 45 mph and stop and snag it for future burning.
  20. woodzilla

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    You score some of the wood from "north americas largest known bebb oak". And when you tell your wife she gets as excited as you. Yes, it happened today!
  21. trapshooter9

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    You know you're a real wood burner when you would lie to your wife and tell her you are looking at porn on the computer rather than admit you are really on hearth.com again.
  22. woodjack

    woodjack Minister of Fire

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    I have no idea how much I've used. I want to keep better track.
    . . . but let's not hijack this thread anymore.
  23. fire_man

    fire_man Minister of Fire

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    You know you're a real woodburner when someone drops a piece of lumber at home depot and the sound reminds you of a well seasoned split.
  24. burntime

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    If your forearms are branded, your eybrows are singed, your nose is dry, your wife is wearing less and less as the night progresses, and the family is all in the room with the fire...not a bad thing! Especially when the kids go to bed cause the bedroom is cooler! :cheese:
  25. sapratt

    sapratt Feeling the Heat

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    When you catch your wife and kids standing next to the woodstove like they are warming themselves in July.

    When your stove is considered part of the family.
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