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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,819
Kirtland Ohio
Resized_20210729_184535_4829.jpeg Resized_20210729_184617_2967.jpeg Resized_20210729_193130_96.jpeg This is some ash a friend of my brothers had taken down. He didn't want the wood so we ended up with it since the tree guys wanted more money to haul it away. The 660 has a new 3 foot bar on it for this tree.

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,535
Eastern Long Island NY
That's so nice of you and I just bet they really appreciate them...clancey

I can't speak them, but I appreciate them. And given their limitations, this seems to be a right way to show said appreciation.
 

clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
1,398
Colorado
I repeat I think it is so nice of you to give your neighbors the short pieces because they have a smaller stove. At least you had " them"--the neighbors in your thinking and thought of them and it made their lives a bit easier especially to have some free wood. I wish my neighbors would think of me and give me some "free wood" even if they were smaller pieces.. clancey
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
5,936
07462
wow @heavy hammer, nice haul, actually a bit surprised another species other then locust was allowed on the property lol.
Heads up, I see the mighty Atlantic is starting to produce spinning circles of overtime again.
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
867
NW Ontario
View attachment 280871 View attachment 280872 View attachment 280873 This is some ash a friend of my brothers had taken down. He didn't want the wood so we ended up with it since the tree guys wanted more money to haul it away. The 660 has a new 3 foot bar on it for this tree.

View attachment 280874 View attachment 280875 View attachment 280876 View attachment 280877 View attachment 280878 View attachment 280879 View attachment 280880 View attachment 280881 View attachment 280882 View attachment 280883 These are 2 big piles of locust I have had sitting for the last couple of years. With all the new ash I'm getting I wanted this cut and stacked and I have room since I have moved a lot of wood closer to the house. These pics are from a couple of weeks ago I was in Florida for vacation so I'm behind.
That's a good lookin' saw right there! And some great wood - man, you do quite well for yourself in your wood scrounging. Awesome! :)
 

EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
1,206
SE North Carolina
Tree service dropped a long leaf pine ( same btus per cord as red oak) a few houses down. I got 30’ of mostly straight grained limb free 22-24” at the base. Parked trailer at my hair and we rolled it all down to the back yard. More than a half cord less than one when it’s all split and stacked. Didn’t even have to buck it. Will be dry in a year.
Evan

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I split Everything in the foreground. About 1/2 of the entire load. 3 mornings 20-30 minutes at day. Fiskars maul swinging HARD 4-5 swings to split down the middle and then two more to quarter the rounds and then The X27 after that.
 

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,819
Kirtland Ohio
kennyp2339 I see that storm forming down there. We have had some pretty good storms here this week. I'll probably work 16's till sat or longer. The ash is a nice score it can't hurt to burn a little something different here and there. Thanks MissMac, it is hard work sometimes but worth it once the cold comes back. I love that saw, but I would like to run a 661.
 
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Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
690
Southern WI
Had some storms come through earlier this week with strong winds. Grabbed a load of locust from a friend's neighbor. Got a couple more to get.
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,745
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I grabbed another two loads of Birch rounds out of the gully this morning and finished off the front and the back, the back stack needs some smaller rounds that will finish it off, we have some Ash, Maple and Birch rounds that will finish off the back rack.

After the above is done, I'll move the chit wood near the blue tarp over to the outside fireplace and get our stacking areas ready for the fall felling.

I stopped to take a picture of the first load after it was split and the fawn came running by and then stopped to eat at the base of a small Ash I felled last fall.
 

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EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
1,206
SE North Carolina
Put up a new rack. Have to stack off the ground here if you want to burn the bottom 2’ of the stack. It’s. We’ll see how I like this setup. It was fast and cheap. $1.50 a block, 3.30 a 2x4 and 5 for the landscaping timbers. 16’ long and stacking two rows. Decided to split it up. In to two 8’ sections. We will see how high it stacks stably.
Evan
 

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kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
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Worked 4 aft 16hr shifts in a row 8pm to noon, got some lazy napping on Sunday, mowed then pulled crab grass zilla from the one garden that got away from me this year.
 

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
690
Southern WI
Put up a new rack. Have to stack off the ground here if you want to burn the bottom 2’ of the stack. It’s. We’ll see how I like this setup. It was fast and cheap. $1.50 a block, 3.30 a 2x4 and 5 for the landscaping timbers. 16’ long and stacking two rows. Decided to split it up. In to two 8’ sections. We will see how high it stacks stably.
Evan
I like using pallets on the ends also.
 
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Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
690
Southern WI
Worked 4 aft 16hr shifts in a row 8pm to noon, got some lazy napping on Sunday, mowed then pulled crab grass zilla from the one garden that got away from me this year.
How is it that no matter how little rain we get, crab grab has no problem growing like mad?
 

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
690
Southern WI
Been helping friends clean up from the storm last week. And as a bonus, got a bunch of premo firewood! Oak and locust. Will work on this over the winter. 20210815_123030.jpg
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,745
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Except for the top of the second Pine and some branches that I'll take over to the outside fireplace, this area will be ready for some snow storage this winter instead of being just off the corner of the driveway.

I took two loads of branches and dead Pine over to the outside fireplace and then split & stacked all the Pine I had bucked up.

The first picture is what it looked like before I took down three smaller trees the other day and two Pine today.
 

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EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
1,206
SE North Carolina
More storm clean up. This time a load of Maple. The shed is full, 3 yr rotation all set. Now what? Build another shed?
I’m about out of space too. I Missed a drop off from a tree service I lined up. Should have been about 2 cords. Glad I missed it now.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
6,118
Downeast Maine
The pile of slabs I cut up recently and a one cord shed I started yesterday. Today is rainy, but I hope to finish it tomorrow. The floor is 6x8 (roughly 12-14" between rows), roof in the front is 6' tall and 5' tall in the back, 16" OC 2x4 floor and 16" OC 2x6 (actually 5.75") rafters, and the corner posts are tamarack 4x4's with spruce 4x4 beams. All of the lumber is rough cut I've been working on this year. The rafters are held to the beams with wooden blocks nailed into both and the 4x4's have something similar. I have some 18' live edge boards to make the side walls and add some bracing. The roof deck will be 1/2" CDX for now with a plan on clear corrugated plastic in the long term. It's just sitting on some blocks so I can move it in the future. The other small shed is where I keep my chainsaws and is the only outdoor storage I really have right now. This winter I hope to build a greenhouse and I'll use that for some tool storage as well. The wood line in the background of the photos will get pushed back another 25' or so and the greenhouse will go behind where the slab wood is piled up.
 

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MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
867
NW Ontario
A few days ago I moved all the wood I've been slowly splitting onto some pallets in front of my wood shed, up against my uglies bin that I'll be burning this winter. I used the big quarters from that spruce tree I scored to line the edges, so I could just hurl the smaller poplar splits without having to worry about them flying off the back of the pallet.
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With the exception of the wood in the uglies bin, I moved all that wood over the course of one day, which for me was a big win with my shoulder. I was able to get it all covered up before the big rains yesterday.

I still have a bunch of poplar rounds to split, which I will slowly keep picking away at this fall, and add onto the new pile.
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I couldn't help but try and take a shot of all my processed wood in one frame. Feels good heading into winter :)

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There's a bunch of trees down in town from the storm yesterday. I am kinda sad that I cant grab the saw and go out scrounging, but looking at what I've got here does give me some comfort. You all have a great weekend! :)
 

BCC_Burner

Feeling the Heat
Sep 10, 2013
450
Uptown Marble, CO
Finally got the chance to fire up the new Husqvarna battery saw (540i XP) today. Two fully charged batteries turned this pile:

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into this:

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and this today.

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Not a bad Saturday in the slightest.
 

clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
1,398
Colorado
Such a pretty picture with the mountain behind such a beautiful pile of wood--good for you--and so glad the battery "thing" worked out so well...Just beautiful--thank you..old mrs clancey
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
6,118
Downeast Maine

BCC_Burner

Feeling the Heat
Sep 10, 2013
450
Uptown Marble, CO
Sounds like the battery life is pretty stout. Does it feel heavy with the battery?

Full disclosure, the 540i is the only saw I've ever owned, and my previous experience running one was with a Stihl MS361 that a friend who worked for the USFS would occasionally "borrow" to cut firewood with, so the 540i is a lot lighter and easier to handle than the 361 with a 25 inch bar. For reference, I'm 32 years old and in pretty good shape, but I'm also only 5'8" and around 155 pounds, and I felt like I could run the 540i for as long as I would want to run a saw for.

I didn't feel like fatigue from handling the saw would be an issue, it's well balanced and even with the battery, bar, chain and oil I think it only clocks in around 12 pounds. I was cutting all softwood (lodgepole pine and quaking aspen) in the 6-13 inch diameter range, and a full battery lasted right around the same amount of time as a full tank of bar oil did. As with the brush cutter, the reduction in high frequency vibrations compared to an ICE chainsaw goes a long way toward reducing fatigue.

I'll post some more detailed thoughts in the Gear Room later tonight. I'm heading out to work on the pile a bit more in a couple hours.
 
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EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
1,206
SE North Carolina
All the LL pine is split and stacked. Ended up just sticking with the heavy maul to split the last half. It does a better job with with the stringy stuff.
Evan

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