Work Done in 2019

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,218
Downeast Maine
The pine is down with some of it bucked up, more shoulder season wood. Good ole softwood makes me think I can almost sharpen. All the wood chips in the old wheelbarrow is from making the back cut when felling the pine.

We will mill up some boards from the biggest 12 foot section.
I wish we had some nice pines here, the slabs are great with the thick bark. I know most people don't like thick bark, but the live edge pieces are gorgeous. I was excited to find two medium sized cedars on the edge of the property.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,973
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I wish we had some nice pines here, the slabs are great with the thick bark. I know most people don't like thick bark, but the live edge pieces are gorgeous. I was excited to find two medium sized cedars on the edge of the property.
I actually milled up some slabs from a white pine mother nature felled but they all cracked pretty good. The best pine we have are on the backhill where I felled those ash, straight,big and tall.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,973
Foothills of The Adirondacks
My wife finally used the splitter today and enjoyed it. Next I'm hoping she will drive the tractor. I don't know if she will ever use a chainsaw, but who knows.
There are many married couples in our neck of the woods that have been married over 50 years for one reason only, the wife was never taught how to shoot. !!! The splitter,tractor and maybe the chainsaw are ok but don't be teaching the boss how to shoot.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,218
Downeast Maine
There are many married couples in our neck of the woods that have been married over 50 years for one reason only, the wife was never taught how to shoot. !!! The splitter,tractor and maybe the chainsaw are ok but don't be teaching the boss how to shoot.
She's probably just as good a shot as me with a hand gun ;lol. I'd probably out shoot her, and most other folks, with a rifle. I didn't teach her how to shoot though, she knew how before I met her.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,973
Foothills of The Adirondacks
It's raining pretty good so I took the utility trailer in for the annual inspection, all is good. Next on the list is to make sure the bolts are tight where the backhoe mounts onto the tractor.
 

Kevin Weis

Minister of Fire
Mar 3, 2018
932
Union Bridge, Md
Got my stoves switched out this past weekend (replaced VC Encore with new VC Intrepid). Woodshed nearly two thirds full. Need to cut one more dead Ash to fill it then good for no more cutting till Fall. Day's get shorter in four weeks. Hopefully get my break in burns done by end of October.
 

kvesi122

New Member
Nov 20, 2018
39
Worcester County Mass
Been working on 2 different wood supplies from neighbors the past few months when I have time. Had a 4 cord delivery of log length wood back in Feb as well. Hands haven't gone permanently numb from the maul yet! First 2 pics are from a section of the woods behind my house where a landscaping company cut trees down for my neighbor and left them all. It's slow going bucking everything up but I can cut it all to the lengths that I want.

The last pics are from the most recent cut. Another landscaping company bucked them up but some of the rounds are 30" + in diameter. Have to use wedges to bust them in half and the maul to break them into smaller pieces. The maul was just bouncing off. Rounds are still super green and some were cut at an angle.

After everything is done I hope to have a little more than 2 years of wood stacked up.

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,218
Downeast Maine
Got my stoves switched out this past weekend (replaced VC Encore with new VC Intrepid). Woodshed nearly two thirds full. Need to cut one more dead Ash to fill it then good for no more cutting till Fall. Day's get shorter in four weeks. Hopefully get my break in burns done by end of October.
I hope it works out for you. It's a handsome stove.
 
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Kevin Weis

Minister of Fire
Mar 3, 2018
932
Union Bridge, Md
Honestly can't wait to try it out. Does not have a downdraft exhaust like it's bigger cousins. Horizontal thru the cat and out. And it's a steel cat now. Operators manual says ceramic but it's not. Topic for another forum though.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,973
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I removed 4 smaller stumps for a lady earlier today, it took about an hour to remove the stumps and roots so that sharp chain (dull today) is getting a nice soaking in a degreaser (WD 40 Specialist) and I'll sharpen it tomorrow.

It was a perfect day to do the job, nice and cool without any bugs.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,973
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I put the pallet forks on the 4540 so I could move the sand in bags we used for the three point sander, the sand was in front of the backhoe so that is clear if we want to put the hoe on. Hopefully by fall we have more shelves up and a better place for sand storage along with everything else on the floor.

Once we get the hoe on, I'll give it a good greasing before I use it.
 
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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,218
Downeast Maine
I put the pallet forks on the 4540 so I could move the sand in bags we used for the three point sander, the sand was in front of the backhoe so that is clear if we want to put the hoe on. Hopefully by fall we have more shelves up and a better place for sand storage along with everything else on the floor.

Once we get the hoe on, I'll give it a good greasing before I use it.
One of my goals this year is better sand storage for winter.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,973
Foothills of The Adirondacks
One of my goals this year is better sand storage for winter.
We have three big garbage cans we fill early in the summer with sand off our property, that gets tucked away nice in both garages but the sand for the sander was new, I'm not sure where I'll store it but in front of the hoe will be off limits.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,218
Downeast Maine
So far this year I've processed about five cords. This weekend I plan on cutting quite a bit. Yesterday I found a rock hiding under a log and that was my last sharp chain. Tomorrow I'll set up the grinder and sharpen all three for the 460. I'm shooting for 12 cords CSS minimum this summer, almost all fir and spruce. It should mostly be ready by this winter. Someone in town is sitting on a bunch of seasoned maple they don't need anymore, but I am also out of covered wood storage for the time being. I'm hoping to build a rudimentary covered wood shed and fill it up with the aforementioned maple before winter, but we'll see. There's a lot of things I'd like to do before this winter! ;lol

The pic is just the racks I built that I can see from the house, I just think they look nice. There's two cords sitting in boxes I made out of pallets, and another cord in a similar setup elsewhere.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,973
Foothills of The Adirondacks
So far this year I've processed about five cords. This weekend I plan on cutting quite a bit. Yesterday I found a rock hiding under a log and that was my last sharp chain. Tomorrow I'll set up the grinder and sharpen all three for the 460. I'm shooting for 12 cords CSS minimum this summer, almost all fir and spruce. It should mostly be ready by this winter. Someone in town is sitting on a bunch of seasoned maple they don't need anymore, but I am also out of covered wood storage for the time being. I'm hoping to build a rudimentary covered wood shed and fill it up with the aforementioned maple before winter, but we'll see. There's a lot of things I'd like to do before this winter! ;lol

The pic is just the racks I built that I can see from the house, I just think they look nice. There's two cords sitting in boxes I made out of pallets, and another cord in a similar setup elsewhere.
Nice work @SpaceBus , you can never have enough firewood. I would get the maple and make room real quick.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,973
Foothills of The Adirondacks
These are the last two ash that I felled a while back, they're the last two that weren't bucked up. I do have some ash logs that are a certain length that we pulled out with the tractor that need bucking up. I'll split all these rounds before the stacking starts.

Pic 9169 are the two ash, the ash from further up the hill is across the bigger ash, pics 9171,72 and 73 are most of the rounds that need splitting.
 

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EODMSgt

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2018
265
White Mountain Region, NH
Very nice thewoodlands. Looking at your pics always makes me want to go get my own woodlot. Suffice to say I'll just stick with scrounging from the forest for now.

I scrounged up about a cord over the last week or so (all hardwood and primarily beech, birch and oak). Will get it all split next week, hopefully, and then head back out for more. I found a large beech tree that came down last fall (supported, not laying on the ground) so I want to tackle that. It's a couple hundred feet off the road so it'll be a lot of work to haul each piece out by hand but worth it in the end. Working on the 20/21 stuff now so not as big of a rush.

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,973
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Very nice thewoodlands. Looking at your pics always makes me want to go get my own woodlot. Suffice to say I'll just stick with scrounging from the forest for now.

I scrounged up about a cord over the last week or so (all hardwood and primarily beech, birch and oak). Will get it all split next week, hopefully, and then head back out for more. I found a large beech tree that came down last fall (supported, not laying on the ground) so I want to tackle that. It's a couple hundred feet off the road so it'll be a lot of work to haul each piece out by hand but worth it in the end. Working on the 20/21 stuff now so not as big of a rush.

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Nice work @EODMSgt , that beech will be worth the work. Beech is the wife's favorite firewood.

I think that I said it before but we lucked out on getting both lots but especially the lot I usually do most of my cutting, in a few months the big lot will be paid for.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,218
Downeast Maine
I'll get some pics tomorrow, but I bucked, split, and stacked about half a cord today. I always forget how heavy the 460 is. Some day I'll snag a 50cc pro saw and save myself a bit of effort. Well, I bucked more than half a cord, but I got tired after splitting half a cord.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,973
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I'll get some pics tomorrow, but I bucked, split, and stacked about half a cord today. I always forget how heavy the 460 is. Some day I'll snag a 50cc pro saw and save myself a bit of effort. Well, I bucked more than half a cord, but I got tired after splitting half a cord.
I like the bigger saws for the much larger trees but since my 310 is in the shop, I've been running the 028 Wood Boss which is a nice saw. I used it today on the smaller ash.... can't believe I haven't been running it.

I think the Wood Boss was the best buy out of all my saws, $60,00 Made In West Germany.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,218
Downeast Maine
I like the bigger saws for the much larger trees but since my 310 is in the shop, I've been running the 028 Wood Boss which is a nice saw. I used it today on the smaller ash.... can't believe I haven't been running it.

I think the Wood Boss was the best buy out of all my saws, $60,00 Made In West Germany.
Yeah, I need a lighter saw for bucking at least. Generally I don't have it in me to run more than two tanks on my 460 in a day. My Stihl 150-TC is easy to run all day, it weighs like 5 lbs dressed I think, but it bogs down if I get bold and try to cut firewood size stuff. It doesn't like to be man handled.
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,640
Kirtland Ohio
It seems like everyone is in firewood mode in one way or another. I love it, I moved a couple dump loads of ash and on pickup load of locust last night with the tractor till dark. I'll get some pics tomorrow. Everyone nice stacks and firewood piles looks like many will be ready for the coming winters!