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Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
991
Northern Indiana
First day since December it’s been frozen enough to get back to the woods around here. Cut up and processed about three cords of red Oak. And then tried to kill myself hanging a walnut up that I had to wedge over against its lean in a birch tree. Split it up for about a total of 4 cords to haul tomorrow and Saturday morning.

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,889
Foothills of The Adirondacks
First day since December it’s been frozen enough to get back to the woods around here. Cut up and processed about three cords of red Oak. And then tried to kill myself hanging a walnut up that I had to wedge over against its lean in a birch tree. Split it up for about a total of 4 cords to haul tomorrow and Saturday morning.

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Nice work @Medic21 , we have some warmer weather coming in starting tomorrow so I plan on getting two damaged maples.
 
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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,624
Kirtland Ohio
Medic21 it seems like all of us are in the same boat as you. We finally had temps cold enough for the ground to freeze these last couple of days but like thewoodlands said we are looking at 40's this weekend maybe even close to 50. So back to mud.
 
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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,096
Downeast Maine
I haven't been out doing too much. The weather has been chaotic to say the least. I'm hoping on Monday to get a few more trees down.
 
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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,624
Kirtland Ohio
Looks good a good days work there. I want to go and cut I either don't have time of the weather has not cooperated.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,889
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I did a full clean on the pellet stove inside and out today, took the truck in and washed the salt off it and then took the 4540 Mahindra and cleared some snow,slush and water down in the woods away from the new garage.

We're expecting rain,wind with 3-6 inches of the heavy white stuff starting on Wednesday.
 
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BigJ273

Burning Hunk
Feb 15, 2015
209
Maryland
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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That’s beautiful
 

Woodcutter Tom

New Member
Apr 28, 2019
48
Northern Illinois
First day since December it’s been frozen enough to get back to the woods around here. Cut up and processed about three cords of red Oak. And then tried to kill myself hanging a walnut up that I had to wedge over against its lean in a birch tree. Split it up for about a total of 4 cords to haul tomorrow and Saturday morning.

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Could you please tell me how long will it take for that walnut to season properly? What MC are you aiming before you burn it? I have walnut that bubbles and smokes. It was cut down 3 years ago. I cut into rounds and split last spring.
 

JimBear

Feeling the Heat
Dec 15, 2017
410
Iowa
After it’s split I would think 2 years probably 3 would be best. Everyone one I have spoken with said it’s slow to season.
 
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Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
288
WI
Could you please tell me how long will it take for that walnut to season properly? What MC are you aiming before you burn it? I have walnut that bubbles and smokes. It was cut down 3 years ago. I cut into rounds and split last spring.
I burned through walnut this winter that I split 2 years ago. Burned great, nice and dry after 2 years.
 

kvesi122

New Member
Nov 20, 2018
38
Worcester County Mass
Had 4 large trees dropped this week. 2 oaks, 1 huge dead pine (30”+) and one live pine.

Busted out the Pro Mac 10-10 and 55. The main trunks of the 2 oaks are bucked and split with the Fiskars now. Shoulders need a rest.
 

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Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,157
Southern IN
Done, almost 2 cords brought to the shed, ended up hitting a lot of mud in the none grass areas
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Does the snorkel thingie on the the end of the shed roof measure wind speed, temp and dew point, then predict how much additional drying will take place in the shed? Man, you guys are high-tech. ==c
 
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kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
4,875
07462
Did a little more splitting this weekend, didn't get as much done as I wanted to because of the weather, what started off as a chilly but decent morning turned into a heavy snow shower and a stiff northwest wind that was blowing at 10-15, the temps dropped from 38 to 27 and it was just uncomfortable, to warm to wear a jacket, to cold for just a heavy sweatshirt and work bibs so after 4 hrs of bucking and splitting I hung it up, did get about a cord done, trying to mix the small logs and really big ones to keep flow going.

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kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
4,875
07462
Does the snorkel thingie on the the end of the shed roof measure wind speed, temp and dew point, then predict how much additional drying will take place in the shed? Man, you guys are high-tech. ==c
Its just a home weather station I got for x-mas one year, its actually pretty cool, all the info goes onto a main tablet which just sits on a coffee table, but it also gets re-linked to wifi and I can see the current conditions on my I phone, whats real nice is the indoor sensors, I can see what the temp is inside the house and get an idea of what the stove in the basement is doing.
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
4,875
07462
Works not done but have made some progress
Well my little pile isn't much lol. what you thinking 20 cords all said and done?
 
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JimBear

Feeling the Heat
Dec 15, 2017
410
Iowa
Well my little pile isn't much lol. what you thinking 20 cords all said and done?
I doubt there will be much over 4-5 cord of Osage after I cut the posts out or that’s what I’m hoping for. The post will pay more than the firewood. I got about 4 cord out of the Mulberry (pic with the sunset)
 
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