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Forum topic by closetguy posted 12-20-2009 04:21 PM 911 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-20-2009 04:21 PM

It was a brisk 38 degrees yesterday morning as a couple friends and I gathered to make firewood out of a 150 year old red oak. This thing fell over on a friend’s property and she wants it gone, so we dragged a hydraulic splitter over there and started working.

Six hours and a half a fifth of Jack Daniels later, we hadn’t made so much as a dent in the pile. We figure that will take a few weeks and a whole lot of brown whisky to get everything split and hauled off to our homes.

Before anyone points out the obvious, yes I kept some large select logs out for future projects. There are four 36” diameter by 12 feet long logs that a guy is going to cut into boards with his portable sawmill. We are just trying to figure out how to roll or drag them up on the sawmill without renting a crane.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 04:25 PM

Awe, Jackie D the perfect lumbering lubricant! Looks like a very good days work deserving of a new tool purchase.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 04:29 PM

Chop chop….......ball buster for sure.

I have a maple in the back field that is about 4’ in dia.,....huge beast of a tree but its a fence line tree so its probably pure firewood and its coming down this spring.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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