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clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
1,806
Colorado
I took a copy of that cord calculator from your posting before but what do you think about the link on posting 649...I do not know how to bring it over so you get just the posting number..Its very long but its simple to read and has a whole bunch of material to look at especially a newbie like me...You most likely know most of it already but do you think it is somewhat accurate with the information..
 

clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
1,806
Colorado
I made a extra wood shed out of the shipping containers..clancey
 

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
2,049
Long Island NY
I made a extra wood shed out of the shipping containers..clancey

Good job, carpenter lady ==c

If you have stuff to create a little overhang (as eaves on the roof of a home), it'll help keep the (bottom) firewood drier.
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
871
NW Ontario
Niece and nephew were down for the weekend and wanted to give me a hand splitting those big spruce rounds that I got my hands on. I hauled out the 8lb maul, as I knew the wood would be difficult to split (i.e. super knotty because it was in full sun). The poor kids didn't even get through one round before they threw in the towel - the wood was difficult, but there was also a lack of precision swinging that was definitely not making things progress any quicker. They also managed to get both my wedges lodged in the round. If you look closely you'll see why - there's 2 branches at the bottom of the split preventing the cut from being completed. Unfortunately I wasn't there as they were feverishly pounding the wedges into a lost cause hahaha.

But, I'm not sure how to proceed (and really there's nothing I can personally do about it at this point, so the round will just sit like that for awhile). Will that eventually loosen up now that it's open and drying or am I going to have to procure another wedge do you think? I've got the round safely away from everything in case one of them shoots out of the wood, but I'm just not sure how I'm going to get them out of there.

I think the rounds will sit until next spring when I can noodle them with the chainsaw. Any suggestions for how to get the wedges out are welcome :)

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
6,316
Downeast Maine
Niece and nephew were down for the weekend and wanted to give me a hand splitting those big spruce rounds that I got my hands on. I hauled out the 8lb maul, as I knew the wood would be difficult to split (i.e. super knotty because it was in full sun). The poor kids didn't even get through one round before they threw in the towel - the wood was difficult, but there was also a lack of precision swinging that was definitely not making things progress any quicker. They also managed to get both my wedges lodged in the round. If you look closely you'll see why - there's 2 branches at the bottom of the split preventing the cut from being completed. Unfortunately I wasn't there as they were feverishly pounding the wedges into a lost cause hahaha.

But, I'm not sure how to proceed (and really there's nothing I can personally do about it at this point, so the round will just sit like that for awhile). Will that eventually loosen up now that it's open and drying or am I going to have to procure another wedge do you think? I've got the round safely away from everything in case one of them shoots out of the wood, but I'm just not sure how I'm going to get them out of there.

I think the rounds will sit until next spring when I can noodle them with the chainsaw. Any suggestions for how to get the wedges out are welcome :)

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I guess noodle it down until all that is left is the two wedges in a piece of firewood. Burn the last piece containing the wedges in your fire pit.
 
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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,831
Kirtland Ohio
Can you get a hold of any more wedges?
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,831
Kirtland Ohio
I have not been cutting at all but I have been moving loads of splits from the woods to the stacking area closer to the house. It is about 3/4 full three or four more stacks should get me there. I don't have any pics. I'm hoping to get some cutting in soon but with all the rain I have been focusing on other projects around the house when not working.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,048
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I have not been cutting at all but I have been moving loads of splits from the woods to the stacking area closer to the house. It is about 3/4 full three or four more stacks should get me there. I don't have any pics. I'm hoping to get some cutting in soon but with all the rain I have been focusing on other projects around the house when not working.
Accu is calling for just under half an inch tonight for us, after a very dry spring & summer, mother nature is keeping the faucet on.
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
6,129
07462
Niece and nephew were down for the weekend and wanted to give me a hand splitting those big spruce rounds that I got my hands on. I hauled out the 8lb maul, as I knew the wood would be difficult to split (i.e. super knotty because it was in full sun). The poor kids didn't even get through one round before they threw in the towel - the wood was difficult, but there was also a lack of precision swinging that was definitely not making things progress any quicker. They also managed to get both my wedges lodged in the round. If you look closely you'll see why - there's 2 branches at the bottom of the split preventing the cut from being completed. Unfortunately I wasn't there as they were feverishly pounding the wedges into a lost cause hahaha.

But, I'm not sure how to proceed (and really there's nothing I can personally do about it at this point, so the round will just sit like that for awhile). Will that eventually loosen up now that it's open and drying or am I going to have to procure another wedge do you think? I've got the round safely away from everything in case one of them shoots out of the wood, but I'm just not sure how I'm going to get them out of there.

I think the rounds will sit until next spring when I can noodle them with the chainsaw. Any suggestions for how to get the wedges out are welcome :)

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I'm far to experienced with this type of issue, take the round, flip it onto its side and saw the round in half, then split again to free the wedges.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
6,316
Downeast Maine
Was hoping to mill lumber and stack splits today, but the fog is so thick we can't see more than 50 feet.
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
871
NW Ontario
Can you get a hold of any more wedges?
I might be able to borrow one from a neighbour - I just don't know if it will make a difference because of the diameter of those 2 branches down at the bottom. It makes me a little nervous having those 2 wedges loaded up with so much energy in the round.
 
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MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
871
NW Ontario
I'm far to experienced with this type of issue, take the round, flip it onto its side and saw the round in half, then split again to free the wedges.
I will try that thanks. In your experience, have wedges released and come flying out of the round like missiles? They make me a little nervous to work around.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
6,316
Downeast Maine
The sun came out so I made some adjustments to the mill and made some sawdust. Just a 4x4, a 2x6, and some 1x6's so far. Might get back at it later today.
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
6,129
07462
It makes me a little nervous having those 2 wedges loaded up with so much energy in the round.
I dont think its cocked back like a spring, I'd just cut the round in half parallel with the wedges then flip the round upside down and whack it good with a maul to split it, wedges should pop out towards the ground.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,048
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I checked some trails today, it was the first time since we had some high winds in our county last Tuesday. This Maple came down from the wind so I cut some rounds up and brought them home. There's more over there but I wanted to limit my time outside until I'm off the doxycycline.

The leaves were dark green on the top side and a lighter green underneath. The pants, t-shirt and long sleeve shirt were all treated with Permethrin, it was muggy out so it didn't take long to get both shirts drenched.
 

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MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
871
NW Ontario
I dont think its cocked back like a spring, I'd just cut the round in half parallel with the wedges then flip the round upside down and whack it good with a maul to split it, wedges should pop out towards the ground.
i took my one good arm and my little hand saw and cut into the log at the base of the wedges. after sweating about half a litre of water out, i managed to cut the face of the slab off the round and retrieve my wedges. :)
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
6,316
Downeast Maine
Made some more sawdust today. I've got the mill pretty well calibrated. Everything is within 1/16" in most cases, some stuff is more like 1/8" off, but pretty good for a chainsaw mill I say. Logosol doesn't tell you that it's extremely difficult to set up the full six meter mill in the woods with three lifters/legs. I've got it on two lifters set to four meters and that was much easier to calibrate. At some point I'll have a nice graded place to put it and have all six meters set up all the time. The closest I got with all three lifters was within 3/8", and that's just not close enough for me. When I have a planer and jointer I'll be a little less of a perfectionist on mill setup.
 

ClintonH

Burning Hunk
Jan 4, 2014
123
NW OH
Made some more sawdust today. I've got the mill pretty well calibrated. Everything is within 1/16" in most cases, some stuff is more like 1/8" off, but pretty good for a chainsaw mill I say. Logosol doesn't tell you that it's extremely difficult to set up the full six meter mill in the woods with three lifters/legs. I've got it on two lifters set to four meters and that was much easier to calibrate. At some point I'll have a nice graded place to put it and have all six meters set up all the time. The closest I got with all three lifters was within 3/8", and that's just not close enough for me. When I have a planer and jointer I'll be a little less of a perfectionist on mill setup.
The more precise you are at every step, the better the outcome. Error propagation sucks! Get 'er dialed in and let the dust fly.

Cheers!
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
6,316
Downeast Maine
The more precise you are at every step, the better the outcome. Error propagation sucks! Get 'er dialed in and let the dust fly.

Cheers!

I fussed over the mill some more today, in between cuts at times, and it is a bit better. Every time I adjust the rail in one place, it needs attention in another place. It feels like aligning a car with three steer axles.
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,831
Kirtland Ohio
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I was able to get a few pics this weekend. The stacking area is almost full a few more tractor loads to get it done. It has been a hot summer so the labs have been swimming a lot. It's to hot to run them. I have been clearing around the pond here and there, it is pretty over grown. I'm just about done getting it cleaned up I wish it was on my property but the neighbor is very friendly and lets me use it and maintain it.