Work Done In 2020

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,268
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I bucked up the punky Maple in my above post #646, I split it and brought another 4 or 5 loads of junk wood to the outdoor fireplace, hopefully we get some snow and rain so I can burn everything.

The last picture is the only good wood I kept form the Maple.
 

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ClintonH

Member
Jan 4, 2014
90
NW OH
Split and stacked just over a cord of red oak. This tree was taken down about 2 years ago at a coworker's house in town. They're happy to have the space back, I'm happy to have the woodshed full. 1.5 cords of pine, 1/2 cord ash also done this fall, 1/2 cord red oak this spring from the same oak today. SO, closing in on a year's worth--earliest I've had this much made for sure. Barn is getting full: probably 9 cord total under roof, some going on 7 years CSS.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,268
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Split and stacked just over a cord of red oak. This tree was taken down about 2 years ago at a coworker's house in town. They're happy to have the space back, I'm happy to have the woodshed full. 1.5 cords of pine, 1/2 cord ash also done this fall, 1/2 cord red oak this spring from the same oak today. SO, closing in on a year's worth--earliest I've had this much made for sure. Barn is getting full: probably 9 cord total under roof, some going on 7 years CSS.
Nice work @ClintonH , did the stacking crew give you any problems? ;)
 

ClintonH

Member
Jan 4, 2014
90
NW OH
Nice work @ClintonH , did the stacking crew give you any problems? ;)
No--the 4 y/o is coming in to his own! He will load splits on the trailer as fast as I can split them with the Fiskars. He also unloads and hands splits to me for stacking. Woop woop! The 2 y/o wants to help but can't handle the weight sometimes.
 

shortys7777

Feeling the Heat
Nov 15, 2017
286
Smithfield, RI
No--the 4 y/o is coming in to his own! He will load splits on the trailer as fast as I can split them with the Fiskars. He also unloads and hands splits to me for stacking. Woop woop! The 2 y/o wants to help but can't handle the weight sometimes.
My 2 year old loves carrying wood. He can only do one small split at a time but he's learning
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,686
Kirtland Ohio
My two girls age 7 and 3 like to help, plus they love the heat from the fires. The younger one loves trying to use the hatchet to split kindling, ( with my help of course). The younger they get involved the more they will appreciate it.
 

Couver

New Member
Sep 7, 2020
12
Whidbey Island
My two girls age 7 and 3 like to help, plus they love the heat from the fires. The younger one loves trying to use the hatchet to split kindling, ( with my help of course). The younger they get involved the more they will appreciate it.
Make sure you stress proper PPE too. Safety Glasses and Glove dress up time.
 

qwee

Member
Jan 17, 2013
32
I've been scrounging wood for the last month and a half. What have I come up with in this low wood Rocky Mountain area, you ask?
Five or six cords of Red elm, Russian Olive, White Ash (Yah!), and some sort of nursery sold Pine. I'm good with all of these. One more load of Pine/Ash and I'm done for the year, unless I suck it up and trek up into the Sawtooth Forest for Lodgepole Pine (why did I buy a 4-cord tag?).
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qwee

Member
Jan 17, 2013
32
To get the pine, I have to cut two 12" fallen trees off of a 'kind-of-road' (ie goat trail), than back my trailer in. Next, I've got to hike 100 yards up a hill to get to some burnt standing lodgepole pine (and sub alpine fir). The burnt bark has mostly fallen off.

And next, I have to clear a down hill path/chute to roll the rounds down - this will take 3 or 4 separate rolls to get them to the bottom. On paper, it seems possible. Maybe drive my car up, cut up 4 chords, roll them down the hill, go home (i'll be pooped), come back next day with truck, load 2 cords, & return and load 2 cords. My excuse - I can't find the new 24" Oregon chains I bought.
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
3,125
Eastern Ontario
You're not trying
That's what my better half would tell you
and your chain is right where you left it
It's not a big job just a whole lot of little jobs put together
 
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NickW

Feeling the Heat
Oct 16, 2019
273
SE WI
Took some time out from cssing. Finally had some old cherry & walnut sliced that I just couldn't bear to make into firewood plus some logs I brought home from up north to slice for building a mantle. GORGEOUS!!! Now it has to sit a year or two.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,268
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I started cutting some Ash again since EAB will kill it, pictured are the two I felled today and some rounds in picture 1124 I cut from some tops earlier this year. The two Ash I felled today and some of the rounds in picture 1124 are stacked.
 

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NickW

Feeling the Heat
Oct 16, 2019
273
SE WI
Moved about 4 cord indoors about a month ago, moved the 2 cord left out to a E/W layout instead of N/S to better air flow and have css about another 4 1/2 cord. Working on getting to that magic 3 years ahead. Another 3 1/2 cord or so to go. Hoping to get another 6-7 css and have more logs on hand to be ready for css next year when I move more inside again. Have more Aspen, ash, beech, sugar maple & red oak to haul.

Just ran out of logs though and I'm in quarantine... dangit! All good, no symptoms just an exposure (so far).
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Inside. Softwood (pine, Aspen & silver maple) on left, hardwood (beech, sugar maple & ash) on right.
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New E/W stack orientation. Left to right; stack 1 - Aspen & punky honey locust; stack 2 - Aspen & box elder; stack 3 - isn't there yet but figuring ash; stack 4 - honey locust, hickory & sugar maple; stack 5 - ash; stack 6 - beech. Stack 1 is 30" off the garage.
 

Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
461
Southern WI
Taking advantage of one of the last nice days before the cold returns. Got compost spread on garden(still need to till it in), split up the cottonwood that fell over the summer(messy, see pallet of bark in pic), filled up house with wood because we are going to be firing up stove again this week after a week reprieve from burning. Beautiful fall weekend...
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Jun 8, 2020
102
Craig County, VA
I worked pretty hard this summer cutting a load of logs that I had delivered. With the numerous pickup loads of scrounged wood this summer, I was good to go for this year. I really needed the break as my body was really feeling it by the end of summer.
Although my arthritis continues to keep me sore every time I try to do something, I am getting the fever to fire the saw back up.

My darn P/U truck has been a constant problem and won’t start. Having a load of logs delivered is the way to go in my opinion. It is extremely wet here and the area where he dumps them is not going to be accessible. Hope to get a load for Christmas and work on it slowly through the winter.
 

mcdougy

Feeling the Heat
Apr 15, 2014
481
ontario
I bucked,split and stacked 5 of these this weekend. Way too windy here to do much today but retrieve this load. I'm liking the red oak as all I've cut is ash primarily. Oak splits easy with the f27.
The neighbour's bush got logged last winter and I'm cutting up the tops and split logs/trees that they have left. Im guessing there's 25+ cord on the ground.....its just a matter of getting it out. These first loads were the easy stuff. Now I will start dealing with the ravine. Slopes always make it that much more work I find.
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Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
461
Southern WI
Bucked up a large dead Elm that was standing until the wicked winds came through last week and dropped it across a trail. Whats in the truck was only the bottom 20 ft or so before before it split off. Gave the 20" bar a workout. Had a heaping load and still couldnt fit it all in truck.
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JimBear

Minister of Fire
Dec 15, 2017
516
Iowa
Bucked up a large dead Elm that was standing until the wicked winds came through last week and dropped it across a trail. Whats in the truck was only the bottom 20 ft or so before before it split off. Gave the 20" bar a workout. Had a heaping load and still couldnt fit it all in truck. View attachment 266986
That looks like it could Slippery ( Red ) Elm. Nice find regardless, it will burn nice.
 

Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
461
Southern WI
That looks like it could Slippery ( Red ) Elm. Nice find regardless, it will burn nice.

My cutting grounds is full of these dead elms. Started burning some that I gathered last year, burns great!