Springtime Oak Festival

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Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
2,003
Marshall NC
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I answered a craigslist ad for free firewood. And the guy wasn't kidding.
Pristine white oak not a cubic centimeter of rot.
The only bad thing was I had to drive 30 minutes, well worth it.


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Surprising how much wood the little Jap truck holds.



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Daisy also likes oak. I am going back tomorrow for another load, maybe 2 more. The guy said I am the only person who answered his ad.
 

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
747
Southern WI
Very nice score. Round here, never see oak for free. Everyone thinks it is like gold.
 
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kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
6,276
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Love it!!! I hand split nearly 3/4 of a cord of red oak shorties yesterday, fairly straight grain stuff but all 20"+ diameter, so I felt like a tough guy for a while.
 
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Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
2,003
Marshall NC
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I went back today. I brought my brother and his maul. He has a little Husqvarna with a 16 inch bar. That was not the right saw for this 23 inch oak. I cut it all with my Stihl with the 20 inch bar. Thank God I bought a new chain yesterday morning.
I sawed and brother split, this wood was rather hard to split.


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We got a good load of wood. It is surprising how much wood a little Jap pickup will hold.