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Found us a nice big old growth fir log

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by westcoastal, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    Cut split n burning the same day ... cant beat that...
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  2. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    links wont work for me ?
     
  3. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    Yup... linky's no workee...
     
  4. GreginWA

    GreginWA Enumclaw, WA Member

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  5. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    LOL nice find. Didn't want to pay winter prices for seasoned wood when the cold season is almost over huh?

    I burn four cords a year and I like to stack a year in advance. Last spring I had a bit over two cords left over so I put up six more cords. Then in December I finally got a thermometer for the woodstove and kept it in it's efficiency zone, not only did I help the neighbors out with much less smoke but I've only burned a bit over a cord so far. I cut my firewood use by two thirds. :thumbup:

    I'm sure the six inches of insulation that I added when I reroofed helped. I expected to use less wood but not that much less. Looks like the chainsaw will get some rest.
     
  6. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    Nah have plenty of wood put up...
    Logs like this dont last long...
    Washed up in the bay...
    if I difnt get it out sombody else woulda...
    We burn about 8-10 cord a year .. Heat the whole house with wood
     
  7. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    Had to burn some tonight ... love the crackle old growth makes...
    The rest goes in the wood shed n will get rotated in .. The fir n hemlock I have put up (around 4 cord) is smaller 2nd n 3rd growth ...
    The rest is 5 or 6 cord of alder
     
  8. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    the greenes are going to get you...
     
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  9. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    What Stihl are you running? I love those saws!
     
  10. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    This ones the 039 .. They are great saws

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  11. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    Nice looking setup, kind of a carbon copy of my house! Ford pickup, Stihl 290 and 066. What's the thing with the hand crank next to the wood pile? Is that a log skidding dolly?
     
  12. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    Good eye ... it is ... my little log donkey.
    Either behind four wheeler, or end of wincn line
     
  13. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    You guys might like this idea...

    A buddy at work showed me some iPhone footage of his vintage gunpowder log splitter in action. I'd never seen one before. Looks a bit like a pipe bomb with a chisel on one end, and splits even the big logs. Not something I can use in my neighborhood, but I WANT one!
     
  14. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    Heck yeah! Can you get him to post his video? Gunpowder, flying chisels....what could go wrong?!
     
  15. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if he'll want to post, but here's a page I found with a couple samples.
    powder wedge
    Looks like a pretty inexact science to me. Perfect.
     
  16. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    Bahahahaha
     
  17. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    I did have a greeny wander out of his house on the bay...
    According to him I "shouldn't be doing that"
    No reason why or what I would be harming.
    Just that I "shouldn't" , ignored him after the first couple minutes.
    Another guy walking by just stopped n watched for 20 minutes or so .. Never said a word .. Smiled n waved wnen I said hi. N waved by when he walked on. I think he had a woody for my firewood.
     
  18. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    i dont think gun powder woulda went over well ...
     
  19. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    Ahhh, the self-appointed deputies of society. They seem to follow me wherever I go.
     
  20. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    Dang man... that is a sweet piece of wood!