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  1. #1351
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    fuck, next you will be eshewing the splitting of said wood, a wonderful bit of Americana
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  2. #1352
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    Well here I am again. Hard at it. Should be at least 4 yrs of heat there!
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  3. #1353
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    Quote Originally Posted by whipski View Post
    Well here I am again. Hard at it. Should be at least 4 yrs of heat there!
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    That’s cheating!😀. I just got my permits for 2 cords. Basically six pickup truck loads for $20. I might fill two before the snow gets too deep around here. Usually I space wood cutting out over the summer and fall, but I had a knee replacement in mid June and am getting a late start this year

  4. #1354
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    Got some of my artisan wood prepped today before the stormageddon starts tonight. Will be selling on my Etsy site. Wolf spider bonuses with each order of two or more. Black widows are an extra fee.

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  5. #1355
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    Haven’t cut wood in awhile, neighbor cut up these rounds (~30” or so) so I’m cutting them to length…Splitting some ��
    water is the driving force of all nature

  6. #1356
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    Bucked up one of the log decks that I made a few years ago from thinning Doug firs on our little property.
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  7. #1357
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    I love that you guys get after it in the spring. Some motivation for me to rally mine as soon as the snow melts.

  8. #1358
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    I probably wouldn’t had done much yet this spring if I hadn’t injured my mcl at the beginning of April. I had plans to be on Lassen about now.

  9. #1359
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmedslc View Post
    I love that you guys get after it in the spring. Some motivation for me to rally mine as soon as the snow melts.
    Ya I love to get the wood done early. I bucked up about a cord today. My wood pile just melted out. I’ll get the rounds done before June and then I hand split in the evenings after work. Usually all my wood is stacked and done before aug, then I can pile logs up for next season.
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  10. #1360
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    My bougie new fireplace likes old growth fir. I better get after it before the wife and cat start breaking into some of next year’s stack.

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  11. #1361
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood26 View Post
    My bougie new fireplace likes old growth fir. I better get after it before the wife and cat start breaking into some of next year’s stack.

    Fyi, barkClick image for larger version. 

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    Damn that's pretty. What kind(s) of stone? Always get jealous of any options outside of pine/fir. Certain transplants here love to pay for hardwoods to be delivered to their 2nd home.

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  12. #1362
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    It is a Western Interlock kit. Their plant is local to my area.

    We have the Deschutes kit.
    "Let's be careful out there."

  13. #1363
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood26 View Post
    It is a Western Interlock kit. Their plant is local to my area.

    We have the Deschutes kit.
    What's the approximate cost on the kit? Their website has a quote request form to fill out so a sales person can call to give you a price....

  14. #1364
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    Who is cutting wood?

    Any hard earned advice on woodshed builds? Looking to build one this summer. Probably 8’x20’ ish. Would like to get 6-8 cords in it with a little room for yard equipment. Have a line on metal roofing. Pier blocks vs poured footers? General designs? Any advice appreciated


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  15. #1365
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronco View Post
    What's the approximate cost on the kit? Their website has a quote request form to fill out so a sales person can call to give you a price....
    Our install guy gave us his cost for the kit. We had a 10x10 patio and the fireplace installed for $7k. The wood box alone is $520, he se we went with one instead of two.

    The kit can be a DIY, but just know it was pretty intensive. It needs a concrete pad foundation. Specific joint compound, and timed phased install; basically needs a day to set up between each tier.
    "Let's be careful out there."

  16. #1366
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    Went home to France a couple weeks ago and my dad recruited me to help clean up some dry stuff on various plots of land he owns. Mostly skinny trees leaning over a river with the occasional decent size piece up to 50cm in diameter.
    Had to pull some of them with the ancient AEBI using cable/pulley so we wouldn't lose them into the water. Cut everything in 1 m pieces, split on site, hauled it all back to the house, stacked it. About 15 steres when it was all said and done, should keep the house warm for a few more winters.

    First load, some white maple, some green alder, some ash.

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    Splitting. So much easier than with the old home-built splitter, that thing was horizontal and a major pain in the dick to use. The new one is an absolute beast.

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    Hauling loads back to the house. The AEBI has been in the family since forever, my dad's uncle bought it sometime in the 60s. It's still going strong but is so hilariously slow when loaded. In 1st low it's barely crawling along but could probably go up anything you put in its way regardless of the load. The monocylinder engine is probably not what you want for speed...

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    The real purpose of cutting wood is to create napping spots:

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  17. #1367
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    Biking thru south France it struck me all the tree's must have been harvested at least once cuz you look up at the canopy and it seemed too neat to be natural, the stone buildings were neatly repaired instead of getting ripped down, there was no old junk lying around, very nice

    those links don't work btw
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  18. #1368
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    Just bought this, qualifies for 25D tax credit at 26% and the Montana $1000 tax rebate. 77% HHV efficiency.
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  19. #1369
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Went home to France a couple weeks ago and my dad recruited me to help clean up some dry stuff on various plots of land he owns. Mostly skinny trees leaning over a river with the occasional decent size piece up to 50cm in diameter.
    Had to pull some of them with the ancient AEBI using cable/pulley so we wouldn't lose them into the water. Cut everything in 1 m pieces, split on site, hauled it all back to the house, stacked it. About 15 steres when it was all said and done, should keep the house warm for a few more winters.

    First load, some white maple, some green alder, some ash.

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    Splitting. So much easier than with the old home-built splitter, that thing was horizontal and a major pain in the dick to use. The new one is an absolute beast.

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    Hauling loads back to the house. The AEBI has been in the family since forever, my dad's uncle bought it sometime in the 60s. It's still going strong but is so hilariously slow when loaded. In 1st low it's barely crawling along but could probably go up anything you put in its way regardless of the load. The monocylinder engine is probably not what you want for speed...

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    The real purpose of cutting wood is to create napping spots:

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    That lifestyle would suit me very much.

  20. #1370
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    I feel real damn dumb for asking this but why split 1m rounds into sticks and then cross cut those down to stove size for stacking? I’ve always cross cut rounds to a desired length then split and stacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    That lifestyle would suit me very much.
    I have the hardest time leaving after 2 weeks out there. It's such a different pace. Granted the parents are retired and I'm there on vacation but still... I particularly enjoy sitting down for real meals that always end with espresso and a square of dark chocolate. None of that eating at the desk bullshit. Napping post lunch is also something I could get behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by present tense View Post
    I feel real damn dumb for asking this but why split 1m rounds into sticks and then cross cut those down to stove size for stacking? I’ve always cross cut rounds to a desired length then split and stacked.
    Split dries faster and 1m stacks easier I think. Things don't dry super fast over there since it's fairly humid so the paternal unit stacks crossed to improve airflow. After a few years of drying he cuts the 1m into 40cm pieces which are re-stacked closer to the house for burning that winter. He's a bit anal about the whole process.
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  22. #1372
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    I was working outside today when an old man drove down my driveway. He told me that he’d owned my house about 30 years ago. He’s a realtor. Back then he’d buy a home, do some improvements and flip the house a few years later. He told me that he painted the inside and outside of my home, replaced most of the windows, and planted about 1,000 Douglas Fir sprouts with the idea of a Christmas tree farm. It’s under 2 acres…..

    Now I know why there are hundreds of 30 year old Doug fir living as understory on the property. We’ve spent hundreds of hours cleaning these out. For the longest time, I thought there must be a big momma Doug fir somewhere nearby and some previous owner suddenly stopped maintaining the property. Now I know…

  23. #1373
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    We cut some oak today. Hopefully get a little more done before it gets hot and dry. Click image for larger version. 

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  24. #1374
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    Used some friends hookaroon the other day while we were processing some wood for the stove and immediately ordered myself one. What a great tool! I only wish someone had introduced me to it sooner.
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  25. #1375
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    handier than a hole in the butt
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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