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Post by DRIVEN » Sat May 16, 2020 6:48 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by wayno » Sat May 16, 2020 8:22 pm

It's easier and quicker to cut them into 37" pieces and load them than to cut them into 18" pieces, but once home it takes way longer to get them cut up and stacked, I got tired today and quit at 8:30 with 3 pieces left to cut in half, it had started raining and I was soaked.
I have made 6 trips so far and I have close to 5.5 cord, I also have a lot of saw dust piling up.
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Post by wayno » Sun May 17, 2020 7:01 pm

I made 2 trips today, only took photos of the 2nd trip, it was pretty heavy, I only have room for maybe 2 more loads and the wood shed will be full.

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I put a new chainsaw blade on both chainsaws yesterday, they both cut fast now, but the big saw chain is on its last cycle, there is not really much left to sharpen anymore, it will be tossed when dull, need to find a new chain to replace that one, I have 3 for each chainsaw.
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Post by wayno » Wed May 20, 2020 9:39 pm

Well I have not really posted a photo of the shed lately, I think I have just over 8 cord in the shed, I will need to move the dry wood on the right(have a place for it) to get around 4 more cord into the shed which would be around 3 years of firewood with what I already have(couple cord), this will be 3 years of heat for me during the winter months at a very reasonable price.

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The pickings were getting lean at the guys place, but there are supposed to be 7 or 8 large trees left(3'+ round at the base) that are supposed to be taken down tomorrow, I suspect there will be around 20 cord or more available, but this stuff is green while the stuff I have been bringing home has been down for a while, long enough to season check.

I feel pretty good today, I split half a cord of wood today after working 5 hours, after this is all over(the wood thing) I should put this energy into working on my Datsun's.

I am already eating strawberries but so are the squirrels, I need to do some weeding soon before it looks overwhelming, the corn I planted doesn't appear to have done well, I have a few coming up but I expected more, the watermelon doesn't seem to be growing much either, the ground likely has to be warmer, I am burning wood tonight to get warm, it is 54 out right now and my house was around 60 degrees when I started the fire(60 degree high today), it is finally 73 degrees inside now, I used one foot round/16" long piece of wood to have a warm evening.

I have a bunch of glass I have collected over the years, I was considering making a small green house next to the shed but do I really need a greenhouse.(insert face palm here)
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Post by wayno » Sat May 23, 2020 3:01 pm

One to two more cord and the wood shed will be full.

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat May 23, 2020 4:43 pm

Stay toasty next winter.
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Post by wayno » Sun May 24, 2020 5:15 pm

I went and got this big log the guy cut up into 15" thick pieces, his tractor would barely lift the pieces, to get it high enough for the second level he would move forward and backward and use the momentum of the bucket to get it higher, a couple of the pieces were 4' across, once on their side I cannot lift them back up, one I had to split on the truck as i could not move it(lower back one in photos), the lower front one slid off when I raised the flatbed.

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I got all but one split and stacked, one had a nail in it and I hit it with my chainsaw when I was cutting it in half, once split in half I could do the rest with my splitting maul, but splitting them in half with the splitting maul is a bitch, it is easier to have it on its edge and cut it 2/3rds of the way down and then split it, that's the one I hit the nail right near the middle, that nail was likely put in that tree a 100 years ago.

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No one wanted this log, it was huge, he cut it in 15" thick rounds, loaded it, and gave it to me for free, but my chain hit that nail so it wasn't completely free, I am going to have to pay someone to sharpen the chain now, if that one had fell on its side like the rest I would have split it with the maul and not hit a nail.

I think one more load and I am done getting firewood, then I will likely get back to my garden, snails are chopping all the corn starts down, not sure I am going to have corn this year at the rate they are eating them starts.
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Post by DRIVEN » Sun May 24, 2020 5:21 pm

Wow, that nail is a one in a million hit. Did you count the rings?
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Post by wayno » Sun May 24, 2020 7:47 pm

I can hardly believe it, I counted the rings on the one not split yet, you can see the gray hue on both sides of the center radiating out from the center, that was caused by the nail/nails, the gray circle out of center is a branch, that round has exactly 100 rings, so the nail was likely put in the tree 90 something years ago, that 100 years I mentioned was just a guess.
I now know why the wood was gray, next time if I see gray I will avoid using my chainsaw in that area.

In the photo below you can see the nail that appeared after I split the wood, this part was buried in the wood, the part I hit was angled so I had to go thru more nail, maybe it was bent over or something, it really dulled the chain.

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This is why lumber mills do not want trees that were cut down inside the city, nails and other metal inside of them to ruin or blow up the giant band saw blade, bullets are a softer metal and don't destroy the blades, nails destroy the blades, you do not want to be around one when it breaks, that is one of the reasons the operators are in a box with safety glass with metal screen inside the glass, to keep them safe.
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Re: Around Waynos house

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Post by Taterhead » Tue May 26, 2020 11:09 am

You should be good and toasty for a while.



Another thing to think about as far as building a greenhouse is that if you are close to a ceramic tile store you can get some of the contractors to save the glass from shower doors and shower surrounds where they are replacing the glass and shower tile. I work at a flooring store and once saved enough glass for my father in law to build himself a greenhouse.

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Post by wayno » Tue May 26, 2020 1:33 pm

I already have more than enough glass around here to build a giant green house, I have 50 pieces that are 22" X 62" and 25 pieces that are 32" X 76", and I also have 7 pieces that are 36" X 60" with bird designs etched into them, behind them are 5 pieces that are 34" X 79", all are thick glass except for the 50 pieces, they are fairly thin but I suspect would make nice roof pieces, the hard part would be figuring out how to put it together and still be able to replace pieces if they got broke without having to take a bunch of stuff apart.

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I could make it but not sure if it would be worth the effort and if I were to die or sell this place it would just be another thing that would have to be tore down to make it legal to sell the place, I have a shitload of that kind of stuff around here already.
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Post by Taterhead » Wed May 27, 2020 6:21 am

Yeah you’re probably covered on the glass then. I understand completely about having too much stuff around the house that you would probably never need

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