Exploits collecting "free" wood #4: slow load

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 10-27-2013 01:23 AM 1718 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Colors of the kill Part 4 of Exploits collecting "free" wood series Part 5: This will leave a bruise »

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.

15 comments so far

View Bluepine38's profile


3379 posts in 3021 days

#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 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

View jaykaypur's profile


4017 posts in 2344 days

#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!

View maplerock's profile


529 posts in 1736 days

#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

View bullhead1's profile


228 posts in 2185 days

#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.

View jfk4032's profile


364 posts in 2463 days

#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!

View stefang's profile


15878 posts in 3270 days

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

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View DocSavage45's profile


8489 posts in 2778 days

#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

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

28624 posts in 2274 days

#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.

View DocSavage45's profile


8489 posts in 2778 days

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

Be very carful. Please :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View gfadvm's profile


14940 posts in 2626 days

#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

View cajunpen's profile


14575 posts in 4002 days

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

The Bounty!!!

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

View doubleDD's profile (online now)


7226 posts in 1979 days

#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.

View robscastle's profile


4805 posts in 2140 days

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

Wow I am impressed !!

beats my pallet exploits hands down!!

-- Regards Robert

View Roger's profile


20916 posts in 2740 days

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

Certainly a gr8 haul.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

View AngieO's profile


1267 posts in 2083 days

#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!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics