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Title: Got Wood?
Post by: pinnah on August 18, 2011, 05:20:16 PM
I love to collect wood for winter burning.
Anyone else? 

Seems like a lot of work I suppose,
but man, stacking against the winter is good pastime!

I guess most of youns live in climates where it never gets cold... ::)

Here is what I have so far:

Some oak (hardwoods are a rarity in these parts), some ancient juniper, spruce (my mainstay) and a little fir.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/wood-1.jpg)

Nothing like splitting wood to get a thirst on.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: bo on August 18, 2011, 05:27:43 PM
I still have a lot left from last year when I really got after it. To me, it's one of those things I dread until I actually get after it. Then it's kind of fun.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: theDarkSide on August 18, 2011, 05:41:51 PM
I'm always amazed at how people can stack wood freestanding, with no walls or braces of any kind.  I tried and tried but finally game up and only stack bags of wood pellets now. 
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: bo on August 18, 2011, 05:44:09 PM
You have to alternate the direction of the wood with each new layer. Even then, it will fall sometimes.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: blatz on August 18, 2011, 05:51:41 PM
man, that stack reminds me of when I was a little kid and my old man was still here - he'd split, I'd stack, during the afternoons in August.  Odd how a sight like that brings you back.

pinnah - I'd bet sitting in front of the fire looking out the window at some of the views you have is nothing short of heavenly.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: dbeechum on August 18, 2011, 06:03:47 PM
I guess most of youns live in climates where it never gets cold... ::)

Dude, it gets all the way down in the 50's here!
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: beersk on August 18, 2011, 06:07:48 PM
Ah, I wish I had a fire place for the winter time.  I'd love to be drinking some nice ale while watching it snow storm outside.  I actually like winter.  Not a big fan of below zero, but most weather down to it as long as it's not super windy.  Snow is just fun, plain and simple.  Even more fun to ride a bike in.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: tschmidlin on August 18, 2011, 06:12:22 PM
We have a tiny bit of wood stored for the fire pit, it's just for summertime evenings with drinks and marshmallows.  The rest of the wood I have is for smoking, cherry, apple, madrona and the like.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: dbeechum on August 18, 2011, 06:13:52 PM
Also, I joke, but I do love my old school tile fireplace (Clay Craft - 1925).

(http://i.imgur.com/6awEL.jpg)

For me and wood, I can't store that much, don't have that much near me, but I have two firewood lots near me, so they get to store and season it.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: denny on August 18, 2011, 06:19:42 PM
I've got about a cord and a half left from last year, since it didn't get real cold.  We've got a small house and a big woodstove.  If you fire it up when the temp is above about 35F, you need to open every window in the house.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: punatic on August 18, 2011, 06:24:06 PM
I thought that was a pretty rude question, until I read your post.   :o

Lots of fireplaces here.  At sea level it gets down to the mid 50s at worst.  On the tops of the Maunas (Loa and Kea) there is often snow from October through April. Sub zero weather up there is not uncommon in winter.  My house is about 38 miles from the summits of both. 

Most people who live at elevation 1500' or higher have fireplaces.  It's too expensive to heat your home any other way here.  On this side of the island we burn mostly ohia wood.  On the dry side of the island they burn mostly kiawe wood (Hawaiian mesquite).  Both smell really good when burned.  My house is at 375 ft. but we are planning on building a fireplace in the future.  We have an outdoor fireplace that is lit a lot.no matter what time of the year it is.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: pinnah on August 18, 2011, 06:34:06 PM
man, that stack reminds me of when I was a little kid and my old man was still here - he'd split, I'd stack, during the afternoons in August. 

 :), me too.  I think that is the reason I like it so much.

Ya, that is one ugly stack job, and a bit of an embarrassment.

Mostly due to all the variety, and that juniper is not made to stack,
but is sure puts on a glorious aromatherapy burn.






Splitting is good work.  Although I just did this with that crappy axe I had:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/axe.jpg)

Funny...see the only decipherable words on the handle?  Um Yea.

I have been dreaming of one of THESE BEAUTIES (http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/gransforsbruksamericanfellingaxe35handle.aspx),
but man...$200 smackas for an axe?

Whoee Tom, I used to be able to burn madrone and a little manzanita...some cypress later on.  You guys have wood man.

I thought that was a pretty rude question, until I read your post.   :o

I almost posted got wood for wood?  Just for you. ;D

Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: hamiltont on August 18, 2011, 06:38:20 PM
Late last Fall. There's another stack behind this one. Splitting wood on a cool Fall day is quite therapeutic IMO. As you can see my brewing assistant likes to ride in the wheelbarrow... Cheers!!!
(http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k566/tjhamilton/DSCN1036.jpg)
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: blatz on August 18, 2011, 06:39:36 PM

I almost posted got wood for wood?  Just for you. ;D

what was even more funny, when I clicked "unread posts" a minute or so ago, the first three thread titles were:

"Got wood?"

followed by

"Jerky"

followed by

"When to add lactose?"

not kidding.  should have done a print screen had I thought of it,

back to your regularly scheduled thread...
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: 1vertical on August 18, 2011, 07:24:10 PM
Well, I am the ECOPUNK...I burn shudder  Coal .  Here is why,
BFEwhyomin has  a huge abundance of this fuel.  It is about $60 per ton at the tipple.
Time I get it home factor in another $20.00 a ton...total $80 a ton from the mine to the
stove.  I do not have to seek deadfall in the forest and then cut it and remove chunks
to the truck, then split it , then stack it, then carry it into the house to burn.

All I do is shovel it on the truck, shovel it off the truck in a pile, bring a wheelbarrow
at at time into the garage as needed.  

Then on the burn end, I just add to the previous embers (which last 2-3 DAYS) shake
the ashes out the bottom of the stove and dump em then go on about my buziness.  
Lot less handling than wood and a lot more heat value per ton.
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Coal1.jpg)
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: glastctbrew on August 18, 2011, 07:55:52 PM
Well, I am the ECOPUNK...I burn shudder  Coal


You're  not alone.  The previous owner of my house left a coal fired stove in the basement to heat that area of the house.  They also installed electric baseboard (the basement is finished).  I spend about $230 for a ton of Anthracite coal to heat the basement for the winter.  The alternative is to spend about 800 on electricity to keep it toasty down there.  I've gotten used to the thought of burning coal and I have to say, it provides amazingly comfortable heat.

Edit - Blah, just checked current pricing and the coal is up to 275/ton.  Demand must be up!
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: morticaixavier on August 18, 2011, 08:49:55 PM
I'm always amazed at how people can stack wood freestanding, with no walls or braces of any kind.  I tried and tried but finally game up and only stack bags of wood pellets now. 

The trickis to start with a alternating direction column at each end, separate out the half logs for this purpose and build a couple of big Jenga towers with that then go at it with the less regular chunks in between.

(grew up in Vermont with wood as primary heat source, stacked ALOT of wood as a teenager. All teenager/wood jokes implied)
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: theDarkSide on August 18, 2011, 08:55:56 PM
(grew up in Vermont with wood as primary heat source, stacked ALOT of wood as a teenager. All teenager/wood jokes implied)

Me too ( grew up in VT that is - Windsor ).  We never had wood as a heat source though, which explains my inexperience.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: bluesman on August 18, 2011, 10:01:30 PM
I still have about a cord +/- leftover from last year. I burn it in a firepit behind my property from time to time.

I also have a gas fireplace indoors that really warms up the first floor of the house.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: morticaixavier on August 18, 2011, 10:44:47 PM
(grew up in Vermont with wood as primary heat source, stacked ALOT of wood as a teenager. All teenager/wood jokes implied)

Me too ( grew up in VT that is - Windsor ).  We never had wood as a heat source though, which explains my inexperience.

Cool. I was up in Starksboro/bristol/burlington coridor
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: punatic on August 18, 2011, 11:11:14 PM

Then on the burn end, I just add to the previous embers (which last 2-3 DAYS) shake
the ashes out the bottom of the stove and dump em then go on about my buziness. 


Post a picture of your chimney when you've got a good coal fire going.   ;D
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: 1vertical on August 20, 2011, 12:48:12 AM

Then on the burn end, I just add to the previous embers (which last 2-3 DAYS) shake
the ashes out the bottom of the stove and dump em then go on about my buziness.  


Post a picture of your chimney when you've got a good coal fire going.   ;D
You got it!!....Invisible exhaust due to catalytic converter in the stove...
Edit F.Y.I.  http://www.portersmvs.com/stoves/vermont_vigilant.html  (http://www.portersmvs.com/stoves/vermont_vigilant.html)
and mine does have a catalytic
Pic about mid november
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: punatic on August 20, 2011, 03:07:15 AM

Then on the burn end, I just add to the previous embers (which last 2-3 DAYS) shake
the ashes out the bottom of the stove and dump em then go on about my buziness.  


Post a picture of your chimney when you've got a good coal fire going.   ;D
You got it!!....Invisible exhaust due to catalytic converter in the stove...
Edit F.Y.I.  http://www.portersmvs.com/stoves/vermont_vigilant.html  (http://www.portersmvs.com/stoves/vermont_vigilant.html)
and mine does have a catalytic
Pic about mid november

You have a catalytic cumbustor on a coal burning stove?  I'd like to see that.

Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: 1vertical on August 20, 2011, 03:41:54 AM
1vertical is getting feeble minded.  (http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/doh.gif)
Here is the parts diagram and you are spot on....I stand corrected...
no catalytic...onboard tho I swear in the unit I own, there is a
honey comb re-burner asembly...have to check further into the
exact model that I posess.
http://literature.mhsc.com/vermont_castings/manuals/2000898_Vigilant_10.pdf  (http://literature.mhsc.com/vermont_castings/manuals/2000898_Vigilant_10.pdf)
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: punatic on August 20, 2011, 04:14:27 AM
I didn't mean to dispute you, I was wondering if there was something designed for coal stoves.  All of the catalytic combustors I've seen are for wood fire and warn specifically not to burn coal.

Flue gas from coal fire is different from flue gas from wood fire.  Burning coal in a wood stove equiped with a catalytic combustor will poison the catalyst. They are not cheap to replace.

The honeycomb might be part of a heat recovery baffle?
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: 1vertical on August 20, 2011, 12:37:48 PM
With the tight emissions this stove meets due to epa regs, I think it may
have been a sales person that put that notion in my head....but then with
that notion, I did take the thing apart and see with my own eyes that
honeycomb and thought. to myself, hmmph...catylitic element...so
Yeah appears they do not have this in the design.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: boulderbrewer on August 21, 2011, 03:07:56 AM
I don't have a picture of my pile right now. eheheh!
We burn about 4 logger cords a year.
I call a loggers cord a 4'x4'x8' pile.

So I got wood, just ask the wife. She is always after me to get wood! ;)
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: boulderbrewer on August 21, 2011, 04:22:08 AM
Pinnah how are the goats and chickens? Hope all is well. You need to get more Wood!!! eh! eh! your pile is very small (maybe more fiber?) eh! eh! You wood last about a week in winter here, but good for the whole summer!!

Yes, I love the cheap an easy humor, who doesn't?
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: pinnah on August 21, 2011, 04:57:45 AM
 :D I have a couple new chicks this year
but they don't care about my wood.

True enough, that stack is more for pleasure burning and shop heat
than to really get me through winter.  I do have my eye on a couple more standing dead.

Good grief, the people's forest around here is rife with dead wood these days.


Goats are good, fat and spoiled.  Sheila turned up with milk, a virgin producer, I guess she really wants a kid.

Vert, I do love the smell of a coal fire as well...ecopunk aye?
Cheers.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: 1vertical on August 21, 2011, 12:58:07 PM
Good grief, the people's forest around here is rife with dead wood these days.
Vert, I do love the smell of a coal fire as well...ecopunk aye?

That pine beetle kill is crazy intense.  Don't go there in a strong wind.
ecopunk...aye!
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: pinnah on November 17, 2011, 01:39:38 AM

Post a picture of your chimney when you've got a good coal fire going.   ;D
You got it!!....
Pic about mid november

What you got Wyoming?  Still a bit balmy?










I went up just below snow line and scabbed some more wood today;  some old growth western juniper.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/IMG_2560.jpg)




What the heck was going on back..oh say.... 300 freaking years ago? 
yep this tree was starting out.
Sort of weird, thinking about burning some three hundred year old wood.

Plants grow slow out here in the the dry inter-mountain west. :o

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/IMG_2559.jpg)

Sure smells good.  I will be burning with reverence.  Cheer to old man winter.

Come to think of it.....I guess that coal has some serious history.
 8)
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: punatic on November 17, 2011, 02:01:07 AM
No?  Well then try one of these!    ;)

(http://buyingtadalafil.com/uploads/20911/viagra-heart-rate.jpg)

Sorry, couldn't resist...
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: a10t2 on November 17, 2011, 02:16:01 AM
I went up just below snow line and scabbed some more wood today;  some old growth western juniper.

Lucky you; I don't think I'll be able to get out again and I only have about three cords. Things could get interesting come March...
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: tubercle on November 17, 2011, 03:13:49 AM
I grew up in a wood and coal  burning family ( My Grandfather on my father's side owned a sawmill :o) and my Grandfather on my mother's side heated his quite large house with a coal stove and my Grandmother cooked on a coal stove until her death in 1977.

  It's weird how powerful the sense of smell is, and the recollection of it.

 Wood smoke always brings back the memory of my Dad fussing over the fire place trying to get the fire right. I aways wondered what the big deal was. Now I know. He was trying to keep his family warm and I'm grateful for his devotion.

 I can close my eyes and actually smell the mix of cedar and coal from my childhood as we gathered at my grandparents and re-live the many fond Christmases I shared there; they always has a huge cedar as a Christmas tree. I mean I can actually smell it. I guess I'm going crazy.

Thank you for letting me share a Tubercle moment with you.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: bo on November 17, 2011, 03:24:00 AM
I grew up in a wood and coal  burning family ( My Grandfather on my father's side owned a sawmill :o) and my Grandfather on my mother's side heated his quite large house with a coal stove and my Grandmother cooked on a coal stove until her death in 1977.

  It's weird how powerful the sense of smell is, and the recollection of it.

 Wood smoke always brings back the memory of my Dad fussing over the fire place trying to get the fire right. I aways wondered what the big deal was. Now I know. He was trying to keep his family warm and I'm grateful for his devotion.

 I can close my eyes and actually smell the mix of cedar and coal from my childhood as we gathered at my grandparents and re-live the many fond Christmases I shared there; they always has a huge cedar as a Christmas tree. I mean I can actually smell it. I guess I'm going crazy.

Thank you for letting me share a Tubercle moment with you.

Isn't it amazing what triggers fond memories? I think smell and taste do this more than the other 3.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: corkybstewart on November 17, 2011, 04:14:43 AM
In my old age I've gotten lazy, plus there's really no hardwood to cut around here so last year I bought a cord of oak and a cord of mesquite from somewhere around Austin TX-the guy even delivered it to Carlsbad and stacked it for me.  It's been way to dry to burn any in the fireplace but we have had a few fires in the chimney outside.
I used to get a permit and cut a cord or 2 of juniper every year in the spring so we had wood for the winter but all the really good juniper has either been cut or is off limits.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: 1vertical on November 17, 2011, 05:33:41 AM
I am good to go, got several ton in the storage area. I forgot that I need to
Take a pic of that chimney. I will get that done one balmy morning soon.
FYI, the fire has been burning fairly regularly ...low and slow but steady.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: pinnah on November 17, 2011, 01:24:44 PM
 :), thanks for the Tubercle moment. 


Lucky you; I don't think I'll be able to get out again and I only have about three cords. Things could get interesting come March...

 :D Everything gets interesting in that little valley come March.
I have heard the natives get restless and weird things start to happen.

Must be hard to get wood in that country. Avalanche runouts might be good. :-*

I was hiking this summer up there, and all of a sudden a big round of spruce flew across the road and crashed down the other side.  The wood cutter apologized profusely; that wasn't you was it?
You lose a round rolling down hill in that country and yea, you are not getting it back.

Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: majorvices on November 17, 2011, 02:28:53 PM

Post a picture of your chimney when you've got a good coal fire going.   ;D
You got it!!....
Pic about mid november

What you got Wyoming?  Still a bit balmy?










I went up just below snow line and scabbed some more wood today;  some old growth western juniper.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/IMG_2560.jpg)




What the heck was going on back..oh say.... 300 freaking years ago? 
yep this tree was starting out.
Sort of weird, thinking about burning some three hundred year old wood.

Plants grow slow out here in the the dry inter-mountain west. :o

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/IMG_2559.jpg)

Sure smells good.  I will be burning with reverence.  Cheer to old man winter.

Come to think of it.....I guess that coal has some serious history.
 8)


That's some beautiful looking wood. Pretty awesome! I'll be burning an old growth shagbark hickory this year that fell on my property over the summer. But it ain't that old!
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: morticaixavier on November 17, 2011, 03:53:48 PM
The big hackberry in my backyard generously gave up two big limbs this year for our fire wood. Nothing got crushed either! we will see if it lasts the winter. Not that much call for fires here but some. Luckily we don't have to depend on it!
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: a10t2 on November 17, 2011, 04:05:19 PM
I was hiking this summer up there, and all of a sudden a big round of spruce flew across the road and crashed down the other side.  The wood cutter apologized profusely; that wasn't you was it?

Nope. I wouldn't apologize. ;)
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: 1vertical on November 17, 2011, 07:36:19 PM
Pretty efficient and clean burning coal
Photo as promised stove has active coal burn at the time of this pic

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Chimney.jpg)
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 17, 2011, 08:01:30 PM
Pretty efficient and clean burning coal
Photo as promised stove has active coal burn at the time of this pic
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Chimney.jpg)

Which is why so much coal comes out of the Powder River Basin.  John McPhee covers that in his book "Uncommon Carriers".
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: pinnah on November 17, 2011, 08:06:00 PM
Boring ecopunk. ;)
Where is the smokestack when she first gets lit up?   ;D


but all the really good juniper has either been cut or is off limits.

For the record, this wood comes off a rollerchopped area, and got bulldozed over about 15 years ago for elk and deer habitat.
I don't think I have ever seen a natural standing snag of juniper this size.

Man, some hickory would be some amazing burning.  Ya'll are spoiled with all that nice hardwood back east.
I have never burned any hackberry either.  Seems like it would be real hard as well?



Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: morticaixavier on November 17, 2011, 08:37:15 PM
Boring ecopunk. ;)
Where is the smokestack when she first gets lit up?   ;D


but all the really good juniper has either been cut or is off limits.

For the record, this wood comes off a rollerchopped area, and got bulldozed over about 15 years ago for elk and deer habitat.
I don't think I have ever seen a natural standing snag of juniper this size.

Man, some hickory would be some amazing burning.  Ya'll are spoiled with all that nice hardwood back east.
I have never burned any hackberry either.  Seems like it would be real hard as well?



I say hackberry cause that is my best guess, I have never been able to find a picture that makes me sure of it. but yeah it's pretty hard. really light in color. After a couple weeks of 110* heat this summer it had great check marks but some of the crotch pieces were virtually imposible to split with a maul.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: 1vertical on November 18, 2011, 06:10:24 AM
Boring ecopunk. ;)
Where is the smokestack when she first gets lit up? 

It does belch a little before it gets warmed up good!  You wanna see that too...
might be a while before I let it go out......and have to fire it up from cold again.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: pinnah on January 23, 2012, 11:57:25 PM
Brought home 6 pieces of work this weekend.  ::)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/Photo301.jpg)

28 inch rounds of riverine cottonwood.  Standing solid dead.  Murderous to split.
Won't make that mistake again. 
I am thinking drink tables in the yard, or log rolling races on the lawn.

Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: 1vertical on January 24, 2012, 05:47:52 AM
Ya know, I would rather smell coal than that burnin....just sayin....
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: punatic on January 24, 2012, 05:56:34 AM
Ya know, I would rather smell coal than that burnin....just sayin....

Good god man!  Have you no decency?!   ;)

I spent 15 years working in a coal-fired power plant.  I have yet to smell any woodsmoke that comes near to stinking as bad as coal when burned (we burned bituminous coal from Kentucky).
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: 1vertical on January 24, 2012, 06:06:44 AM
Ya know, I would rather smell coal than that burnin....just sayin....

Good god man!  Have you no decency?!   ;)

I spent 15 years working in a coal-fired power plant.  I have yet to smell any woodsmoke that comes near to stinking as bad as coal when burned (we burned bituminous coal from Kentucky).
To each his own said the ole lady as she kissed her cow.... :-\
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: pinnah on January 24, 2012, 08:25:22 PM
Ya know, I would rather smell coal than that burnin....just sayin....

Totally agree.  Peeeyouuuu! 

I burned a whole piece.  Took me about 24 hours, and I broke my sledge in the process.   ::)
It burns clean once she gets going however, and I did not let it stop to smoke.

I actually love the smell of coal.
Probably because the only time we burned it was late fall, on the mountain, and it usually came with biscuits gravy eggs and bacon. ;)

How about the aromatherapy of juniper?   
Sometimes I ecopunk out and purposely let a nice slab smolder and smoke a bit all day,
but only if I am going to be around the place to enjoy it.

Cottonwood,
perhaps good for nighttime burning when only the deer say whats that stank?
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 24, 2012, 09:30:15 PM
Elm is another wood that stinks when burned.  Yuck.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: Joe Sr. on January 24, 2012, 10:18:17 PM

I am thinking drink tables in the yard, or log rolling races on the lawn.



We have termite issues by me.  Burn it quick or stack it by the neighbors fence.

Drinking tables would become infested.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: pinnah on January 25, 2012, 04:12:53 AM
Burn it quick or stack it by the neighbors fence.

 :D.

Out here we have it dry
and those pests caint survive too well.

I am thinking that these rounds may last 30 years
in the elements
but ifn I get a real sledge
they may be ash come spring.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: boulderbrewer on January 25, 2012, 04:19:07 AM
I have split oak that smells like poop, no bad smells in burning.
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: 1vertical on January 25, 2012, 05:51:39 AM
Another stanky one is boxelder...
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: boulderbrewer on January 25, 2012, 06:00:02 AM
nothing better than wood smoke and splitting wood that smells like poop and the drone of the wood splitter!
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: pinnah on August 03, 2013, 05:24:25 PM
Managed to get a load of ponderosa.  Also some rocky mountain juniper.
I love the smell of wood splittin.



(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/pondo13_zps13d05e68.jpg)

Whatcha burning this winter?
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: 1vertical on August 03, 2013, 05:38:03 PM
Whatcha burning this winter?

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Coal1.jpg)

Same as last year....no cuttin, draggin, sizing, splitting, stacking for me thanks

That beetle kill pinnah?
Title: Re: Got Wood?
Post by: pinnah on August 06, 2013, 02:42:56 PM
Not beetle kill; Right-Of-Way clearing material.

After thrashing my back last year, and crushing my foot this year,
I am thinking it may be time to look into a hydraulic wood splitter....



I must be getting old. ::)