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Yup, just another day at the office.......I love it!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by quads, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    But I think I need to have a serious talk with the maintenance men, sometimes I have to wear a sweater in my cubicle and when it snows the parking lot is slippery. HOHO!



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    When I get going at a good pace in the woods, I take my brown coat off and sometimes hang it in a tree (the picture I posted above shows where it was hanging yesterday). While I was running the saw, out of the corner of my eye I saw someone standing there watching me. I'm not used to anyone else out in the woods, 99.9% of the time I am alone, so it scared the crapola out of me! But it was just my coat hanging on the tree. HA! Scared of my own coat........

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  2. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    is that one of those new fiskars handles on the old maul??

    nice, office witrh a view
  3. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Funny how you just happen to show that 260 # showing through that (V) opening.
  4. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Alright. I have to ask. How is the maul standing there? Nice office. Nothing like a day in the woods. Thanks for sharing the pics. A nice "fix" for all of us fire wood obsessed folk.
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    quads, I had to hang my coat the same way yesterday. It got above freezing but still that little breeze was cold once you stopped working, which is something I seem to do a bit more often nowadays.
  6. fireview2788

    fireview2788 Minister of Fire

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    Great, now I have the urge to go work on that walnut tree some more......grrrrrrr.


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  7. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Looks great Quads, how is the 260 running?


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  8. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Great looking scenery there Quads.Looks like White Oak with the ash-gray flat top bark.Almost done for the year myself,only about 1/3rd of original pile from past few weeks left to split & stack.If any heavy snow stays away a bit longer,I just might be able to drop those 2 dangerous intertwined snags near the ravine before Spring.If not,no big deal.
  9. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    Nope, that's the new Truper maul I bought last Spring. It's shape was about as close to the old maul as I could find, but still, the old maul worked better. The old maul generally splits on every swing, the first time. This Truper would make a THUD on the first swing, usually cracking the round, but would almost never split until the second swing. Well, I have since modified this Truper maul. I ground down the weird flare that it had on the head, then finished it off with a big flat file, making it match the old maul's shape almost perfectly. Now it splits on the first swing every time, almost without fail. I haven't taken the two out into the woods at the same time yet for a side-by-side comparison, but it I'm sure it's a really close call now.
  10. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    Yup, just 'happened' that way! HAHA!
  11. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    That there is one of those magical mauls, like my antique maul, since the modification. It does whatever I tell it to do.......HAHA!
  12. quads

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    It was just below freezing yesterday, but right around freezing today. Cold front just moved through though so temp will be dropping this afternoon. I sweat, then I stop working, then I get cold. But I'm on lunch break right now, with my feet up by the fire, drying the sweat off, so I can get back out there shortly.
  13. quads

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    HA! I've never cut a walnut before (have only seen a few ever, but none out in our woods). I know a guy that had one growing in his yard that got killed by a storm. He cut up every little piece of it, including the roots, and sold it all to some cabinet maker! Me, I would have chucked it in the stove.....HAHA!
  14. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    Runs great! I still have two old 026 also, one of them runs really good yet and I use it for a spare. I had the spare out the other day, just to run a little gas through it.
  15. quads

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    One is a white oak, and the other (with no bark) is a black oak. I'm never done, but I would be happy if I can get up to what I have sold and burned this Fall so far before the deep snow comes. If not, well, I cut in the snow too as long as I can still walk out there! Been selling a load or two almost everyday now so catching up is going kind of slow!
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    Are you cutting the whole way through the logs while the logs lay on the ground? Seems like you'd hit the dirt and dull your chain. i know I would.
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    HehHeh . . . sounds familiar . . . I often work with a knit cap . . . but every once in a while it gets hot and I take it off and hang it in a branch . . . and invariably . . . like you turn around at some point and catch the cap out of the corner of my eye and wonder for a brief second if someone is in the woods with me.
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    quads, this one likely would have made some great boards. Very straight and great color to it. Unfortunately you can't make boards out of 16" rounds :cheese: .


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  19. quads

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    Yes, I always cut them laying on the ground. Never hit the dirt. After a lifetime of doing it that way, I kind of got a feel for where the bar is in the tree. If it's going to pinch, or come too close to the ground, I will stop short, then go on to the next cut, until I finally get to one spot where I can undercut it. Then I roll that section of the log over with my foot and finish the cuts, if needed.
  20. quads

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    HAHA! Never been scared by my hat.....yet!
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    Well, the loggers around here tell us that they don't give more than pulp price for the white oak because most of it grows with a black center? Personally I don't know, I have cut up some very fine looking white oak that looked like it would have made nice boards to me, but I have also cut into some that had black centers.
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    Loggers around here won't give much for anything right now. Two more mills shut down.
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    They just announced that they are shutting a mill down to the north of me too. Laying off 450 people in a few months.
  24. Backwoods Savage

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    This is not good at all but hopefully they will all start up again. I talked to some fellows yesterday who were walking a neighbor's woods trying to come up with a price that the neighbor wanted. They don't think they can do it. They came from about 100-120 miles away too.
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    Great pics
    Looks like in a few years, it'll be a pine forest.
    Lots of new ones coming up. Must be some mother trees up wind.

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