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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,813
Kirtland Ohio
Here are the stacks in the area close to the house ready for the coming winter, I have three or four more tractor loads to put in here and it is full. Resized_20190706_172021_4073.jpeg Resized_20190706_172035_3511.jpeg Resized_20190706_172051_3148.jpeg Resized_20190706_172128_2078.jpeg
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
5,948
Downeast Maine
I haven't transferred the photos to the computer yet, but we rebuilt another exterior wall last week. We picked up some scaffolding to move onto the second floor.
 

Bushels20

Feeling the Heat
May 20, 2018
417
OH
Basswood
Looking it up on the BTU charts makes it close to white pine, willow and poplar. Just split 3/4 cord and under cover for early fall/late spring. We'll see how it goes. Wondering how dry it will be by sept october. Never worked with it before. Maybe need to wait for next may. It was interesting to cut. The compression strength is close to nill. Where the saw is in the pict was about it, maybe a little further, 5-6" into the top. The rest had to be bottom up or from the side. I thought the chain was dull. No. Squeezed in the cut. Wierd.

I just got a dump of about a 1/2 cord of Linden/Basswood this week. First time for me too. Splits easy, saw eats it up. BTU rating on paper is weak, but good shoulder season wood. I’ve split half of it this week.

Stuff behind it is Maple and Pear.
 

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,813
Kirtland Ohio
Meddic21 was that tree close to your house? Sometimes to get peoples power back or lines up you have to do what you have to do.
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,813
Kirtland Ohio
I have know idea why it would be there. But someone put it in the tree for some reason. Sometimes you find stuff inside a tree and will never figure out why it ended up there.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
5,948
Downeast Maine
I ran several gallons of fuel through the tractor today running the chipper, stump grinder, and grading. I'll take some photos tomorrow.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,644
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I'll be bucking up some pine logs tomorrow from when we cleared for the new garage, I'll still have six more piles of logs left after I do one tomorrow.

Since I didn't have a picture of the pile, I attached a photo of how I did some ash using the forks which I'll use tomorrow.
 

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Bushels20

Feeling the Heat
May 20, 2018
417
OH
I'll be bucking up some pine logs tomorrow from when we cleared for the new garage, I'll still have six more piles of logs left after I do one tomorrow.

Since I didn't have a picture of the pile, I attached a photo of how I did some ash using the forks which I'll use tomorrow.

EAB came through our area well over 5 years ago. Not much to be had anymore.

Stuffed mushrooms?
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,644
Foothills of The Adirondacks
EAB came through our area well over 5 years ago. Not much to be had anymore.

Stuffed mushrooms?
I have my fall felling of ash all lined up, I hate taking a healthy tree but since EAB is in our county, it's only a matter of time.

Yes, those are some stuffed mushrooms I made this past winter.

I used the 4540 to get this pine up in the air, this pile has a bunch of smaller stuff but we'll use it for shoulder season wood in about three years and some will be burned this winter in the outside fireplace.
 

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
5,948
Downeast Maine
I had planned on taking photos of the last few days of work I've gotten done, but Mother Nature had different plans. Just as I got out of the shower a huge storm unleashed. I had to run out and cover up our lumber and plywood. This is the heaviest rain I've ever seen here in Maine. It's like the storms down in GA and FL that pop up daily and only last 30 - 60 minutes. This storm rolled in from the North which means I literally did not see it coming since none of our windows face north. Just as I finish typing this comment the rain is letting up.
 

Bushels20

Feeling the Heat
May 20, 2018
417
OH
I have my fall felling of ash all lined up, I hate taking a healthy tree but since EAB is in our county, it's only a matter of time.

Yes, those are some stuffed mushrooms I made this past winter.

I used the 4540 to get this pine up in the air, this pile has a bunch of smaller stuff but we'll use it for shoulder season wood in about three years and some will be burned this winter in the outside fireplace.

Same here. I hate taking live trees, but I too got all mine out before they died. Otherwise, the debris they drop is a huge mess. I tried to cut them all in the winter when the sap dropped and they were a (little) less green than they would have been in the summer.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,644
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Same here. I hate taking live trees, but I too got all mine out before they died. Otherwise, the debris they drop is a huge mess. I tried to cut them all in the winter when the sap dropped and they were a (little) less green than they would have been in the summer.
That gully at the bottom of the hill where the ash is was a mess but since I needed it open so I could get the rhino and splitter there, three quarters of it is open which we like.

I think that if I fell a cherry and pine that's in the middle of the gully, the tractor will fit down through.
 
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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,813
Kirtland Ohio
I ended up using the 660 today to clean up a pile of logs in the way of the tractor path and split a big stack of ash rounds I had and stacked it. I will put some pics up tomorrow.
 
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Bushels20

Feeling the Heat
May 20, 2018
417
OH
A few pieces of Bradford Pear. For it's btu value the nastiest stuff to work with in my book. Had to get it out of field I cut for a customer in my side mowing job. Nasty ass thorns. Otherwise not worth the agravation.

I actually split a little Bradford Pear this weekend. This was my first experience with it. I get the sense based upon the way it cut and split that it is good firewood. Seems very dense/hard. That true? I ended up with about a facecord worth.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
5,948
Downeast Maine
I actually split a little Bradford Pear this weekend. This was my first experience with it. I get the sense based upon the way it cut and split that it is good firewood. Seems very dense/hard. That true? I ended up with about a facecord worth.
Perhaps it's like poplar and it has a huge amount of water in it?