Finally gettin' some wood around this place.

MasterMech Posted By MasterMech, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:39 PM

  1. MasterMech

    Guest 2.

    First Irene, now Sandy. Hmm. I'm getting to be mighty friendly with the hurricane crowd. Whatever works. >>

    Anyways, have 3 1/2 cord (SWAG alert) of fresh downed Red Oak within 500 ft of my driveway to get hauled within' my borders. Thought I'd throw up some pics of the "local" scrounge rig. ==c Also picked up a couple loads of dead-standing Elm from "off-site".

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    The Elm, and there's plenty more I need to go back for. (SWAG: 2 - 2 1/2 cords already split there)

    EDIT: The second pic there is actually Oak rounds seen in the stack o' big 'uns later.

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    Got all the Elm and Pignut Hickory I had split. Still waiting for the stack fairy to show up. :rolleyes:
    Right pic is the "old" stacks. Still some 3yo Cherry in there. The cribbed stacks are 100% Pin Oak from Irene.

    This is what I've got hauled in from Sandy so far....

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    The "pile o' big rounds", Most of 1 good size (20" DBH, That bottom left round is about 24" at it's narrowest) Red Oak, 1 14" Red Oak that was in the way of the line crew restoring power so it had to go, and 1 dead standing (had some punk, but the heartwood is all 100%) Red Oak that caught the big one on the way down. Didn't get knocked over but caught a 30 ft widow-maker in a fork and was holding that 25-30 ft up. Wish I had a pic of that but it was dark when I had to drop it. Line crews showed up at 7 pm to restore power and were more than happy to move two service feeders and allow that hazard to come down. Second pic is smaller rounds from branches that fell or tops I cut off the big 'uns. Also all Red Oak. ==c

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    My "local" scrounge rig. It's been earning it's keep this week! ::-)

    Still have 1 more large (24" DBH aprox) Red Oak to haul back to my driveway for processing but it's the fun one. Has a 3" dia Poison Ivy vine wrapped around most of the trunk. :mad:
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  2. basod

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Sep 11, 2009
    Mount Cheaha Alabama
    Looks like alot of work.
    Leaves little time to get the front clip back on that GMC....wrecked or engine?
  3. PapaDave

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Feb 23, 2008
    Northern MI - in the mitten
    Makes the two 12" Oak I just did look like saplings.>>
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire 2.

    Feb 14, 2007
    That surely shows you have been a working man! Some very nice wood there.
  5. certified106

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Oct 22, 2010
    Athens, Ohio
    Great Job! The stacks look beautiful and so does that big mound of split stuff! I envy all these pictures of perfectly straight rounds! Did someone figure out how to grow branchless trees? If so I need to get in on the action......;lol
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  6. bogydave

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Dec 4, 2009
    So Cent ALASKA
    You have a fork lift? Big rounds on that truck. :eek:
    Those are rollers for me.

    Nice premium wood.

    I'm sure "Stacking fairy" will be around shortly ;)

    Nice setup & pictures
    You've been busy :)
  7. albert1029

    Feeling the Heat 2.

    Nov 15, 2011
    Southwestern PA
    looks great...loving the scrounge rig...
  8. weatherguy

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Feb 20, 2009
    Central Mass
    Lotta wood, those are "hernia" rounds you got there.
  9. MasterMech

    Guest 2.

    Tell me about it. That truck has been down for a year now and it's killing me. For both sentimental and practical reasons. I had a minor accident with it but did take advantage of having the front clip off of it to update the timing drive on the engine. (see avatar).

    Thanks! I learned to stack early on. ;) I'm still not any good at it. ;lol

    This whole neighborhood is 90% Red Oak, most of it 60 ft+ and arrow straight. I wear a hard hat come acorn season. !!!:p The remaining 10% is Pignut Hickory, just as tall, just as straight. Twice as heavy. :eek:<>

    The nice thing about being young and dumb is both affictions ease with time. They're rollers for me too Dave. ;)

    That poor truck sees more weight than it should, more often than I'd like. <>

    Those rounds are just right for me. Easy to roll up into the truck (was working on a slope and fortunate to be able to roll them down hill, up a slight ramp and into the truck.) but big enough to feel productive when splitting. ==c They aren't the ones that put my back into misery post-Irene. I got a little stupid (see first line of post... ;lol) man-handling 36"+ Pin Oak rounds for vertical splitting. Those threw my back into a fit for weeks and are now stacked in the back of one of those pics.
  10. geoff1969

    Member 2.

    Sep 16, 2012
    the second picture with the 6 or so big rounds in there = there some big old girls in there = must have been a job in itself lifting them in , once cut split stacked there will be many warm fires in those loads , good job master mech ..

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