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  1. #1201
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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Not sure if it's nation wide, but local (Montana) forest service has said firewood cutting is free though June 1. No permit needed, 12 cord max.
    Yeah I plan on taking advantage. Although it's only like 5 bucks anyways for 5 cords or whatever. I'm actually running a touch low and need to start seasoning for next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifelinksplit View Post
    Yeah I plan on taking advantage. Although it's only like 5 bucks anyways for 5 cords or whatever. I'm actually running a touch low and need to start seasoning for next year.
    Same. Mostly just waiting for the snow to melt off the roads.

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    A little rainy day thinning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    Check out this website if you want to learn how to get every last bit of heat out of your stove/firewood: http://www.hearth.com/talk/. Definitely a great resource that has helped me trouble shoot some issues.
    Quoting some old posts to add one more: www.firewoodhoardersclub.com/forums/

    Totally agree Hearth.com is great resource, tips picked up from there are too many to count.
    ďThe best argument in favour of a 90% tax rate on the rich is a five-minute chat with the average rich person.Ē

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    I have the chance to get some wood that is cut and stacked so just needs to be bucked and loaded in the trailer which can be parked along side of the pile. Went to take a look at it and its all cottonwood. Its all big stuff 18-20 " at butt. Going by dry weight I'd say around here that cottonwood is about the same or slightly better than aspen. Not sure if its worth it but don't have much to do these days.
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    dougW, you motherfucking dirty son of a bitch.

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    Got some aim today. Threaded between that oak and madrone in the midground
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougW View Post
    I have the chance to get some wood that is cut and stacked so just needs to be bucked and loaded in the trailer which can be parked along side of the pile. Went to take a look at it and its all cottonwood. Its all big stuff 18-20 " at butt. Going by dry weight I'd say around here that cottonwood is about the same or slightly better than aspen. Not sure if its worth it but don't have much to do these days.
    It's worth it. Esp dry weight. wet 22" rounds are .. heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steepconcrete View Post
    Cottonwood is actually a softwood. Cost me a sixer once...
    Quote Originally Posted by Grange View Post
    I was cutting and splitting a fallen basswood yesterday and this thread popped in my head. So reading the thread I read that post and went on to comment as well. While cottonwood and basswood are definitely softer wood compared to oak and hard maple, they are not considered soft wood trees.
    Quote Originally Posted by DougW View Post
    really??

    Definition of softwood (Entry 1 of 2)
    1: the wood of a coniferous tree (such as a fir or pine) whether hard or soft as distinguished from that of an angiospermous tree
    2: a tree that yields softwood
    Sorry I misspoke-> yall are 100% correct that any deciduous is hardwood.

    I think the bet we made was in comparison to white/balsm fir or maybe cedar? Regardless It was way softer than I thought when we looked it up.

    Anyhow Im not sure what I was trying to say other than itís super damn soft.

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    I decided to chop this one at home: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_54imbp...=1545xl8rbkwre

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    Damn good video:



    I learned from it. The fir fluently flies. Chainsaw pants. Nothing not to like, except gloves are better careerwise and eye pro is mandated where you live.

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    I agree, good vid. I watched it a couple of weeks ago and wondered about the lack of gloves. Since then, other arborist videos pop up on my feed and I see other a few others who don't wear gloves. Is there some reason for this?

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    the BC fallers training standard is on line its at least 17 youtube vids ... really good instruction
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    Is Inbred Jed init?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steepconcrete View Post
    Sorry I misspoke-> yall are 100% correct that any deciduous is hardwood.
    Not entirely true. Larches are softwood but deciduous.

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    Funny -> I thought of this post as I was cutting madrone several days back. My mind wandered thinking of Eucalyptus, Myrtle, citrus Avocado and all the trees of the tropics.

    So when I was done I looked it up-> FWIG itís all about the reproduction/seed. Hardwoods are angiosperm and softwood are gymnosperm.

    Anyhow I meant to post it but forgot. Thanks for bumping it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    Is Inbred Jed init?
    The BC fallers training standard vids have many good safety tips, they are cracker free, buddy the narrator speaks canadian and never mentions god
    Last edited by XXX-er; 05-23-2020 at 06:56 PM.
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