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mpaul

Member
Got my first wood score delivered today.

Last month I had a local tree service take down a few trees that were too close to my house. Two hickory, two pine and trimmed back an oak.

Owner told me he is always trying to get rid of wood from jobs he’s on. Surprisingly he said most people do not want to keep the wood.

He dropped off this load of oak today. Hard to gauge how much it will yield split and stacked. Maybe 2 cords I’m thinking. Free delivered wood is free delivered wood.

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
Nice!

I don't think it's two cords though. But it is nice wood, straight.
 

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
822
Southern WI
It's the best! Cut down, brush removed, and delivered to you. Don't get much better!
 
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RockyMtnGriz

Burning Hunk
Apr 19, 2019
166
SW Montana
Beautiful wood! My eyeball from here guesses that will turn into about half a cord of wood once it's processed, maybe a little more. Still, that's probably the equal to a cord or so of the wood I can get here, and you didn't have to limb, burn, etc. Nice deal.

I was walking today, and noticed that the drift cuts on my road are still about shoulder high, so it'll be a while before I shift from burning mode to accumulating mode!
 

Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
2,109
Marshall NC
Fresh cut, rot free oak, delivered! That is a beautiful sight.
 
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fvhowler

Burning Hunk
May 4, 2018
164
Heart of NC
Nice! It's always very satisfying to score free firewood logs. Good size to work with is a bonus. Congrats.
 
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bigealta

Minister of Fire
May 22, 2010
722
Utah, NJ
Cord 4'x4'x8'. Are those around 10' lengths?
if so maybe it could be around 1 cord?
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
1,257
Massachusetts
Prefect score. I'd estimate a touch over 1 cord. For reference this is about 2.5 cords of girthy red oak. The bigger rounds weigh hundreds of lbs:

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Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
2,109
Marshall NC
Caw that is a beautiful sight.
 

Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
2,109
Marshall NC
That big oak splits easier than that damn 11 inch dry locust I was splitting the other day with the Boss.
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
1,257
Massachusetts
That big oak splits easier than that damn 11 inch dry locust I was splitting the other day with the Boss.

Oh yeah absolutely. The hard part is getting the maul in the round on the first swing, it wants to just bounce off like you're hitting a tire. Once it's in though a few whacks with the sledge takes care of business. After you get the big rounds split in half you can chisel off perfect pieces every time with minimal effort.
 

bigealta

Minister of Fire
May 22, 2010
722
Utah, NJ
Oh yeah absolutely. The hard part is getting the maul in the round on the first swing, it wants to just bounce off like you're hitting a tire. Once it's in though a few whacks with the sledge takes care of business. After you get the big rounds split in half you can chisel off perfect pieces every time with minimal effort.
For me its easier to work around the edges first chunking off outside pieces. When its smaller then go for splitting in half if there is a natural crack to hit.
 
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mpaul

Member
Ended up being about 1 1/2 cords. I cut everything to 20” and each one of the bays in the below photo is 8’ long and 8’ high.
I’ve got the one bay completely full plus a little of the one in front. I also have the top 1/4 of the bay behind (that you can’t see in this photo) filled with this delivery too.

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