Exploits collecting "free" wood #4: slow load

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 10-27-2013 01:23 AM 1421 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First I want to show that I stood the trees back up properly

I was under the delusion that I could hold 10-12 logs. After killing my winch and seeing the trailer squat with these I decided to take half at a time.

Good color though. Running late. But getting them home.

Thanks for looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 10-27-2013 01:34 AM

Looks like a good load of wood, if you could squeeze the moisture out you could probably take all of them.
Now you have something to do tomorrow, nothing like having job security.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 10-27-2013 02:08 AM

You are a working machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good work and some good looking lumber too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 10-27-2013 03:27 AM

Wow Monte, that’s a big project. It will be satisfying when you can use the wood in some of your builds!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#4 posted 10-27-2013 04:04 AM

Monte, good to see the snow is melted and you can get some wood for your winter projects. I would love to see some action pictures of your sawmill in action.

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#5 posted 10-27-2013 09:23 AM

A video clip of that big ole sawmill working away on those logs would be great to see…and make all of us jealous too!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#6 posted 10-27-2013 09:56 AM

Wow, I’m surprised you managed 6 of these Monte!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 10-27-2013 01:57 PM

A lesson in woodworking! Did you have help cause those are pretty impressive.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 10-27-2013 02:31 PM

As with most of the LJs, I work alone. It’s my exercise program.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 10-27-2013 03:13 PM

Be very carful. Please :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 10-27-2013 03:44 PM

Sorry about the winch but it’s always good to know just how much they can take (so you won’t kill the next one).

That does look like a load to me. My tires are usually the weak link when I overload trailers (and no fun jacking that up and changing tires on the side of the road). By blowouts usually happen 2 at a time and who carries 2 spares?

Glad you got those trees stood back up!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 10-27-2013 05:45 PM

The Bounty!!!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 10-27-2013 06:54 PM

Good to see that load on the truck. Now comes the anticipation to see what they look like inside.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 10-28-2013 07:17 AM

Wow I am impressed !!

beats my pallet exploits hands down!!

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 10-30-2013 02:39 PM

Certainly a gr8 haul.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 10-30-2013 04:02 PM

All I can really say is…. WOW!

I made a comment on Blackies forum post today. I mentioned that I did not cut down my own tree or mill it…. All your projects seem to be one of a kind anyways… but…. Just sayin.. wow!

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