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EODMSgt

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Dec 11, 2018
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White Mountain Region, NH
Bucked about 2 cord mix of red oak, beech, ash and silver maple early this week and added it to the stash. We had our first threat of snow last night (didn't happen luckily) so I guess it's time to stop scrounging and get everything prepped, stored and stacked for the winter. Once that's done, I can go back into scrounge mode. Doesn't look like much from the picture however including the five stacks that have already been split, there is about 11-12 cord or more there (all hardwoods). I was pleased the temporary stacks and tarps held up to our 55+ MPH winds last night.


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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
Bucked about 2 cord mix of red oak, beech, ash and silver maple early this week and added it to the stash. We had our first threat of snow last night (didn't happen luckily) so I guess it's time to stop scrounging and get everything prepped, stored and stacked for the winter. Once that's done, I can go back into scrounge mode. Doesn't look like much from the picture however including the five stacks that have already been split, there is about 11-12 cord or more there (all hardwoods). I was pleased the temporary stacks and tarps held up to our 55+ MPH winds last night.


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I like your equipment/wood depot. Looks like a nice stash. We have a similar amount of wood but it's stashed all over. After we return the scaffolding and call it done for the year on our house exterior my wife and I plan on processing several cords and stacking in holzhousen arrangements.
 

Woody Stover

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Dec 25, 2010
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Southern IN
Doesn't look like much from the picture
Looks like a bunch to me! _g
I had that much a few years back, but have been slacking for a while. I'm back in "wood mode" now, vowing to get all the in-laws on the 'three-year plan.' I've been getting all White Ash so far. I've still got a 25" trunk that I left laying out there a couple years ago, about 25' long, and a 17" dead one close to the house. Then I start on fifteen or more dead Red Oaks, standing dead or fallen. Gonna be a busy winter. ==c
Stacked so far, plus a trailer load I picked up yesterday..I'm guessing five cords of Ash when it's all said and done.
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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
12,336
Foothills of The Adirondacks
After I finished the Basswood, I cleared a trail to this downed Cherry, the trail had plenty of deep dips on one side so it needs some work. I still have some rounds back in there, the trail in a certain areas was tippy so I didn't load up the trailer on the side that had the bigger dips in it, I'll get the rest this coming week. I'm not sure what happened to the picture of the Cherry before I bucked it up but it's not on the card.

Picture 9719 is the trail I cleared of dead rotting wood,9720 is the Cherry bucked up,9721 is heading out, 9723 & 24 are the Tamaracks in the swamp and the last picture is the brook that runs through our property.

The Tamaracks are turning.
 

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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
12,336
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Last winter when we received around 20 inches of snow overnight, this greeted us when we came through with the sleds. It's a Basswood mother nature put on the ground so I cleared it today.
 

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Woody Stover

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Southern IN
That black water looks really cool..in more ways than one. ==c
 
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SpaceBus

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After I finished the Basswood, I cleared a trail to this downed Cherry, the trail had plenty of deep dips on one side so it needs some work. I still have some rounds back in there, the trail in a certain areas was tippy so I didn't load up the trailer on the side that had the bigger dips in it, I'll get the rest this coming week. I'm not sure what happened to the picture of the Cherry before I bucked it up but it's not on the card.

Picture 9719 is the trail I cleared of dead rotting wood,9720 is the Cherry bucked up,9721 is heading out, 9723 & 24 are the Tamaracks in the swamp and the last picture is the brook that runs through our property.

The Tamaracks are turning.
Out in town and inland the Tamaracks are just starting to turn. On our property they are still bright green.
 
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heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
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Kirtland Ohio
Thewoodlands nice saw!
 

heavy hammer

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Kirtland Ohio
Nothing better than a brand new saw! I picked up a couple chains for my 660 last weekend and while there I was looking at the new mahindra tractors with my father. I'm trying to get him to finally get one.
 
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heavy hammer

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Kirtland Ohio
Everyone lately here has been processing a lot of wood looks great, keep up the great work! Last week or two all I have been doing is mowing and doing leaves. The temps haven't really been cold enough to fire up the stoves yet. This weekend temps are in the 60's and 70's. Me a the younger Lab Copper were doing leaves past 9 pm on Friday. I cleared the yard of leaves and he retrieved his duck decoy. The girls were getting tarp rides on the leaves when it was light out but they were done by about 7 pm. Was that wind bad for any of you guys in the northeast? We had just the tail end here and I worked late Thursday fixing broken lines.
 
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thewoodlands

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Everyone lately here has been processing a lot of wood looks great, keep up the great work! Last week or two all I have been doing is mowing and doing leaves. The temps haven't really been cold enough to fire up the stoves yet. This weekend temps are in the 60's and 70's. Me a the younger Lab Copper were doing leaves past 9 pm on Friday. I cleared the yard of leaves and he retrieved his duck decoy. The girls were getting tarp rides on the leaves when it was light out but they were done by about 7 pm. Was that wind bad for any of you guys in the northeast? We had just the tail end here and I worked late Thursday fixing broken lines.
We didn't get any real high winds, maybe wind gust near 30 mph.
 
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EODMSgt

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Everyone lately here has been processing a lot of wood looks great, keep up the great work! Last week or two all I have been doing is mowing and doing leaves. The temps haven't really been cold enough to fire up the stoves yet. This weekend temps are in the 60's and 70's. Me a the younger Lab Copper were doing leaves past 9 pm on Friday. I cleared the yard of leaves and he retrieved his duck decoy. The girls were getting tarp rides on the leaves when it was light out but they were done by about 7 pm. Was that wind bad for any of you guys in the northeast? We had just the tail end here and I worked late Thursday fixing broken lines.
Had wind gusts over 55mph Wed & Thurs nights. No trees came down and never lost power however it sounded like machine gun fire with the acorns hitting the metal roof. Surprisingly enough there wasn't a significant leaf drop so I'll have to deal with those buggers eventually.

On a different note, trying something new with the firewood shed. I've been stacking directly on the 3/4 stone for 10 years and it wasn't until last year's 9-month winter that I noticed any real moisture buildup on the bottom rows. I already have one bay filled however for the other bay I built a subfloor this morning out of spare 2x4's and 2x8's to get air flowing underneath (and provide great access for the millions of chipmunks). It would have been a PITA to fit pallets so I just made a floor (with gaps for air). Lost a bit of room for firewood however if the stuff stays drier then it was worth it. Will post a picture later.
 

EODMSgt

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Dec 11, 2018
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White Mountain Region, NH
Subfloor experiment on the left bay. We'll see how it works and if it helps.
 

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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
Today I spent a few hours cleaning up storm fall and finally got some time on my ported 346. Most of the time was spent feeding the chipper shredder.
 
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thewoodlands

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Subfloor experiment on the left bay. We'll see how it works and if it helps.
Great looking structure and the flooring should do the trick.

I took the day off except for cleaning the two saws that I used yesterday, I'm just heading out to take the rakers down and sharpen both with a file.
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
A while back a 50' tall pin cherry fell over our driveway. I didn't have time to deal with it at the time so I just moved it out of the way with the tractor. At the time I didn't really think anything of it and went on with working on the house. Today I had to clear some stormfall anyway, so I cut up the pin cherry as well. It was only 6" at base where it split from another trunk (still going, for now), but after counting the rings today, it was 50 years old! While cutting the thing up I couldn't believe how heavy it was, well now I know why. I should have taken pictures, but I left the camera in the house and didn't feel like going to get it with all of my cutting gear on.

Now I really know why cherry was such an expensive option when looking at windows a while back. I think it raised the price on a large triple casement window by $1,000. Obviously the tree I dealt with was a pin cherry, so smaller than a regular cherry tree. Still, I know regular cherry trees don't really grow that fast either.
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
Got another window put in yesterday. Going to get going on final prep for cedar shingles.
 
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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
The rain held off long enough for me to split and stack two face cord.

I did a count of how much stacked firewood we have in inventory and came up with just over 56 face cord with another three or four that needs stacking. I have one area left that is open which can hold another 12 face cord, I'm hoping to get another eight face cord of ash before the snow gets deep.
 

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EbS-P

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Jan 19, 2019
162
SE North Carolina
Well here is totally of 12months of work. I’ll call it 4 cords. Mostly poplar pine and some dogwood. All of from my my house lot from hurricane Florence. Still more poplar laying down if I want it for firewood. Slabbing it for tables and counters for a remodel now. Should be two years worth of wood.
 

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