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  1. walhondingnashua

    Installing wood stove

    I am going to install a woodstove in my new garage/pole barn. The closes combustible will be 7/16 OSB on the wall. Not sure what the stove is going to be yet but it will be a stove with a little age. Possibly a wood furnace. I know the minimum clearance is 36" but I would like to make it...
  2. walhondingnashua

    fiskars x27 . . . believe the hype

    I don't know the full history but I have 2 of the Gerber/ Fisker hatchets that I have had for a good while now. They really hold an edge and the handles do seem indestructible. Have a Gerber/ Fiskers hooked machete too that is one of the most used tools I have. I know 5 people that have...
  3. walhondingnashua

    Fixing Leaky Boots

    I picked up some shoe goo boot and glove because I saw it while out. I'll give it a try and if it doesn't work I will just cover everything with the aquaseal.
  4. walhondingnashua

    When are you going to light your first fire for the season?

    Burned in the cabin in the Upper Peninsula all weekend. Cleaning the stove and pipe in the house tonight and lighting first fire tomorrow.
  5. walhondingnashua

    Fixing Leaky Boots

    So I have a pair of Rocky Cornstalkers that I really like hunting in but they recently started leaking around the soles. They are to old to send back but they are still in good shape otherwise. Any suggestions?
  6. walhondingnashua

    T-Studs, new method of framing minimizing thermal bridging

    Yes I left that part of the point I was trying to make out. Things change over time and unfortunately we take to long to change simply because it is change. I've heard a story about a little girl asking her mom why she cuts the ends off of the ham before she puts it in a pan and then into the...
  7. walhondingnashua

    Chain won't stay on bar

    I do that with my Husky a lot, especially when I'm in a hurry. I get the chain stuck between the sprocket and the cover and as soon as I start the saw the chain flies off. You aren't the only one.
  8. walhondingnashua

    T-Studs, new method of framing minimizing thermal bridging

    I think this is a great, simple example of how simply looking at how something can be done differently, and making basic, inexpensive changes, can help with a lot of the energy/ environmental issues. There are two reasons why something like framing has always been done the same way... its the...
  9. walhondingnashua

    American Chestnut

    I have been considering buying some of the crosses. Any idea why these trees are sterile? It would be fantastic if they produced chestnuts.
  10. walhondingnashua

    American Chestnut

    So there has been some discussion about American Chestnut on another thread lately. My dad and I were driving around in a place on our farm that no one goes to very often and noticed this. We have not seen American Chestnut very much and definitely not in a long long time. They are growing out...
  11. walhondingnashua

    Wood ID . Is this white ash?

    Just cut and split a large one of those as well. Probably dead standing for 5-10 years. It was hard as a rock but I think it will make good wood.
  12. walhondingnashua

    Stone Masonry

    Will phosphoric acid work as well as muriatic? I have a gallon of it left from staining my basement floor.
  13. walhondingnashua

    Stone Masonry

    There is a learning curve with this that I am picking up on. By the time I am done, it might be ok. None of the stones are consistent so there’s a lot of piecing together and mortar.
  14. walhondingnashua

    Tree ID & Suggestions...

    That is fantastic. I have not heard of that specific cross and it sounds like it is pretty successful. If you don't mind me asking, where did you purchase your trees from, were they how old were they when you purchased/ planted them, who much did they cost and how long ago did you plant them...
  15. walhondingnashua

    Stone Masonry

    There is a learning curve with this that I am picking up on. By the time I am done, it might be ok. None of the stones are consistent so there’s a lot of piecing together and mortar.
  16. walhondingnashua

    Stone Masonry

    I think I am brushing to soon, especially with the first 10 or so stones I did. I am getting better but in the process of working mortar between everything, I still end up with some on it. If I know I can use the muriatic acid, I can at least clean it up when I am done.
  17. walhondingnashua

    Stone Masonry

    Just 60lb bags of quickcrete mortar mix. I am trying to keep it as dry as possible but still useable. The more I do the less mess I make but it still ends up on the stone. If I just clean the entire wall face with the acid, would the color change still be pretty even then?
  18. walhondingnashua

    Tree ID & Suggestions...

    There is reintroduction program going on right now. Not sure how much has actually been planted but they are genetically engineering a "modified" American Chestnut with the resistant DNA from the Chinese Chestnut. I read that at one point, American Chestnut made up around 50% of the canopy...
  19. walhondingnashua

    Tree ID & Suggestions...

    The last American Chestnut that anyone I know knew of was just off the shore of seneca lake but its been dead for a while now. There is a great book about the science behind the blight, the environmental and economic impacts and what they are working on to reintroduce them. Pretty good book...
  20. walhondingnashua

    Stone Masonry

    I am doing my second stone project. First was a small river stone wall behind my wood stove and I just used grout between the stones. It was actually more like a tile job, so I had more experience. This job is a stone retaining wall made from old road blocks from the city of cleveland. All...
  21. walhondingnashua

    I am starting to accumulate too much hemlock

    I don't burn conifers because they just aren't that readily available to me and I can get all the hardwood I want, but I would have no issue burning it. My grandpa used to say it doesn't matter what kind of wood it is, as long as it is dry. Trust me, as a teacher, I understand how hard it is...
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    Tree ID & Suggestions...

    Or a Chinese chestnut. I have a few neighbors with them and they let my son and I collect all of them we want. I am going plant a few this year and see what happens.
  23. walhondingnashua

    I need some boots, what do you suggest?

    I have been a big fan of the 3 pairs of Keens I have owned. All 3 have been different styles but I have been more than satisfied with all. These are my current ones. I very light and I know my saw can go through the aluminum but it might slow it down enough to save me. Very light boots.
  24. walhondingnashua

    Wood ID Please

    With a better look (on the computer rather than phone), I say aspen or cottonwood.
  25. walhondingnashua

    Wood ID Please

    Chestnut Oak? Not sure what grows in your area.
  26. walhondingnashua

    Wood Shed Advice

    I agree. Make less of them, but much bigger (maybe 8'x12') with a 7 or 8' roof. It would be like the Amish made sheds that they deliver from a flatbed truck. Just run a piece of pipe through the skids on both ends and you can drag them. Less sinking and its not "permanent."
  27. walhondingnashua

    Best and worst firewood for campground and outside fires

    Same here. As I'm splitting and stacking, I throw anything that I don't want to burn in the house off to the side and burn it up in my fire pit.
  28. walhondingnashua

    What to consider buying ATV for hauling wood around property and snow plowing.

    Whatever you decided on, tires will be the most important thing to consider (other than basic reliability lol. What's the point if it doesn't run). It doesn't matter how fancy a machine you have or how much horsepower it has, tires are what connect it to the ground. I've had 2wd machines with...
  29. walhondingnashua

    What to consider buying ATV for hauling wood around property and snow plowing.

    Have had one of the first 6x4 JDs on our farm for years (around 20 and it was used when we bought it). Used for everything, has a ton of hours on it and still gets used all the time. Has the 3 cyl. diesel and fires up every time. If you found a good price on one, they are a great alternative...
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    What to consider buying ATV for hauling wood around property and snow plowing.

    Haven't paid a lot of attention lately to any changes, but for a while, I believe Polaris was the only manufacturer that made true AWD. When on, if the rear tires slip, both fronts kick in. I liked the option of just flipping a switch and not having to worry about a locking diff. With Maxxis...