Work Done In 2020

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,789
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I'm late but after some help with the thread title from @Woody Stover , the 2020 thread has started.==c

I have some American Hophornbeam ,Maple and Elm that needs splitting, that should be done by tomorrow afternoon. The attached picture is the A.H. that I'll be splitting.
 

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Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,100
Southern IN
Sweeet, I got the first post! ==c Just a token amount of work to offer, though.
I pulled up some big-bore ammo..3/4 quad load, 2/3 BL and 1/3 Pignut to complete this on-deck stack near the door. It's the cleaner-looking wood on the top. It's just a question of time until some real cold arrives; Now I'm ready. >>
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
Sweeet, I got the first post! ==c Just a token amount of work to offer, though.
I pulled up some big-bore ammo..3/4 quad load, 2/3 BL and 1/3 Pignut to complete this on-deck stack near the door. It's the cleaner-looking wood on the top. It's just a question of time until some real cold arrives; Now I'm ready. >>
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It looks like some solid firewood, we're thinking the same on the cold coming in so we'll put two nice loads of sugar maple and whatever else is mixed in with it tomorrow.
 

EODMSgt

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Dec 11, 2018
183
White Mountain Region, NH
Dropped a standing dead ash yesterday afternoon. Cut it in sections, drug them down the hill, cut into rounds, loaded up and brought home. A little punk at the very top but otherwise a good score. Almost at the point where I'll have to switch from the ATV to the snowmobile to get to this area.

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,789
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Dropped a standing dead ash yesterday afternoon. Cut it in sections, drug them down the hill, cut into rounds, loaded up and brought home. A little punk at the very top but otherwise a good score. Almost at the point where I'll have to switch from the ATV to the snowmobile to get to this area.
Nice work @EODMSgt , when I needed some extra traction when I was cutting in the winter, I put some chains on the back tires which did the trick.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
3,889
Downeast Maine
I prepped the tractor, but we haven't yet had enough snow to do anything about it yet.

Edit, I'm also thinking about putting the front chains back on as well. The dealer mechanic said he wouldn't recommend having the chains on the front unless I'm going to be in muck or deep snow. Apparently it's hard on the differential, which I assumed to be open. Do any of you more experienced tractor owners have any input on this? I don't take the forestry chains off the back, but the mechanic said that's fine.
 
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EODMSgt

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Dec 11, 2018
183
White Mountain Region, NH
Nice work @EODMSgt , when I needed some extra traction when I was cutting in the winter, I put some chains on the back tires which did the trick.
Sound advice Woodlands. I do have front and rear chains in the garage for the ATV, I just have been holding off putting them on. The chains will help on the main trails however some of the areas I'm hauling wood out of are at the point where it's just getting too deep. Add the weight of the loaded trailer and it gets bogged down quick. Besides, it's fun using the snowmobile and sled.

On a different note, I went out this morning and hauled a windblown maple out and then went back in the afternoon and took down a standing dead red oak. Everything was hauled out to the ATV by hand (as usual). Not a bad stack for today and yesterday's scrounge score (12' wide at the base and 6' high).

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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Sound advice Woodlands. I do have front and rear chains in the garage for the ATV, I just have been holding off putting them on. The chains will help on the main trails however some of the areas I'm hauling wood out of are at the point where it's just getting too deep. Add the weight of the loaded trailer and it gets bogged down quick. Besides, it's fun using the snowmobile and sled.

On a different note, I went out this morning and hauled a windblown maple out and then went back in the afternoon and took down a standing dead red oak. Everything was hauled out to the ATV by hand (as usual). Not a bad stack for today and yesterday's scrounge score (12' wide at the base and 6' high).

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Very nice stack of rounds. I've used my sled a few times with the sled behind it but it was for trail clearing after a ice storm.
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,100
Southern IN
went out this morning and hauled a windblown maple out and then went back in the afternoon and took down a standing dead red oak. Not a bad stack for today
Hmmm, blue snow..do you live near the nuke plant? ==c
 
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heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
1,600
Kirtland Ohio
I have been hauling all my wood lately the manual way. The yard is to wet and muddy to bring out the tractor. My younger lab tears it up just running. I do have some tractor work lights to install that my brother bought for me. The temps have been mild lately I have not been burning through the wood like most January's. I have a lot to cut and split and stack but I need some of my other wood burned to make room.
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
I have been hauling all my wood lately the manual way. The yard is to wet and muddy to bring out the tractor. My younger lab tears it up just running. I do have some tractor work lights to install that my brother bought for me. The temps have been mild lately I have not been burning through the wood like most January's. I have a lot to cut and split and stack but I need some of my other wood burned to make room.
Once we get the rain and melt, I'll keep the tractor of the trails until it freezes again too. We just started to burn some better wood that we burn near the end of December, last year mother nature made winter last too long.....hopefully that won't happen this year.
 

heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
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Kirtland Ohio
Friday and Saturday has the temps close to 60 with rain, and even next week is not that bad for mid January.
 
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EODMSgt

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Dec 11, 2018
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White Mountain Region, NH
Hmmm, blue snow..do you live near the nuke plant? ==c
Yeah, the cool, soothing glow of living near Chernobyl.

Didn't get out of the woods until the sun was going down (which right now is around 1630). Pic was low light.
 

shortys7777

Burning Hunk
Nov 15, 2017
228
Smithfield, RI
Almost finished stacking my oak. Ran out of room. There's another full cord to the left of the pic. hopefully finish tomorrow if the rain holds out. The stuff on the right is some soft stuff the neighbor gave me. Probably use it for camp fires next summer.
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Gearhead660

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Dec 20, 2018
227
WI
Had some clean up to do after the ice storm last night. Got about a half truck load of pine from the trees in my yard.
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
Lots of rain and most of the ice is gone. I suspect there will be no ice at all if the temps stay high tomorrow. Hopefully it gets cold Sunday night so I can fell some trees on Monday.
 
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heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
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Kirtland Ohio
Rain and 60 here I stacked wood in the garage today and was outside most of yesterday and today. It is rainy and muddy but had to stay inside when it is this warm in Jan.
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
It's 33.5 at the moment with rain, lots of trucks from different power companies went north of here today, the online report says there's over 100 trucks up here so they can help if needed.

All the rain today with the temp hitting 54 removed what ice was left on the driveway.
 
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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
Looking at the long range forecast, the nights will start getting down to the single digits or even some minus temps so tomorrow we'll put in some American Hophornbeam .(Ironwood)

@SpaceBus , we were going to hook the sander up to the tractor yesterday but they kept dropping the ice accumulation for our area, we didn't get any. I'm glad your area didn't get hit hard.
 

sweedish

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Feb 6, 2019
141
Michigan
rookie mistake. Don’t ever try and “help” the wood splitter. I have a splitter that came with a four way splitter. I was splitting some ash that was stringy and as the wedge passed I thought I’d “help” speed up the process by grabbing the split and pull it apart. Well that didn’t happen and as the wedge kept going the tighter the damn thing squeezed my stuck finger. I did have gloves on BUT they didn’t really help. I didn’t have anything close to pull it apart and the longer I waited the tighter it was getting. I finally just pulled it out. Damn that hurt. It was bruised and hurt a couple of days. The splitter is on its own from now on
 

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sweedish

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Feb 6, 2019
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Michigan
added onto the existing wood storage shed, did that about 2 weeks ago before frost got too deep, side and roof is in the trailer next to it, hopefully get that on this week. With this addition I should be 3 years ahead, each bay stacked holds about 6.5 cords.
Been too muddy to do serious cutting, after Thursday there is supposed to be a cold snap so the ground can freeze. The Laying dead I’d like to go after is in a soggier area.
 

JimBear

Feeling the Heat
Dec 15, 2017
389
Iowa
I got some wood cut today, about 1/2 cord of Cherry in the pickup & thinking about 2 cord of Mulberry in the straight truck. I am thinking there is about another 2 cord of Mulberry yet to be split. It should help to fill up the wood storage & my brothers farm.
Already about 1/2 cord of Hackberry & 3 cord of Cherry there.

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