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02-27-2018 08:47 PM

Driving to work, I noticed a nice cedar tree had been cut up into manageable pieces along the side of the road. Well, some were a lot more manageable than others. ha

So I got the idea that I’d go at lunch time and grab the pieces. With no way to park near the logs, I had to basically carry those logs quite a ways back to my truck.

Am I crazy to do this? Or has anyone else subjected themselves to this type of punishment?


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#1 posted 02-27-2018 08:56 PM

I’ve several times lugged out birch logs from the park where I go jogging. Once I had to make three trips probably close to 1/2 mile each way with a 5-foot log on my shoulder. No fun, but without a woodlot it’s really hard to get material for greenwood projects.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#2 posted 02-27-2018 09:03 PM

Yup, it was about 1/3 mile for me each way. I still have probably 5 trips left as I spent most of the time dragging the pieces back into the woods away from the road. Which turned out to be a good move, since the tree company came back by grinding everything up as I was making a trip. I managed to get one 4 ft piece and a small 10” piece.

I started a new hike on my exercise app, so I could find my way back to where all the wood was.

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#3 posted 02-28-2018 12:34 AM

I have worked up a good sweat bringing home some free wood myself

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#4 posted 02-28-2018 03:28 AM

If you don’t have a heart attack in the process, free wood is always good to haul out of wherever it is. The stuff may grow on trees, but can be hard to find at a decent price, sometimes. Free is best!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 02-28-2018 04:56 PM

Get a hand truck!

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#6 posted 02-28-2018 06:38 PM

I wish I could have used a hand cart. I got the last pieces today, but man am I wiped out.

The terrain was a mixture of trees, thorns, and small streams that I had to traverse. All in all, about 4 miles worth of walking while carrying upwards of 50 lbs.

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#7 posted 03-01-2018 01:59 PM

The final haul. Trying to decide where to store this now.

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#8 posted 03-01-2018 02:04 PM

About 10 years ago I found an un naturally massive dogwood tree covered in burls, it was about 14” diameter at the base and stood 12’ tall. It had died standing and was leaning between the crotch of a nearby tree and the base was still balancing on the stump, It had perfectly airdried for I dont know how long without rotting into mush. I split it into a few pieces and dragged it out of the forest by hand using a tow rope. I set it in the carport to continue drying and sealed the ends. That wood is the hardest wood of anything I have ever worked with and I still have a few slabs today.

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#9 posted 03-01-2018 02:05 PM



The final haul. Trying to decide where to store this now.

- bndawgs

nice haul! there are alot of bandsaw mill services on craigslist in my area. If you dont own one, you can probably have those milled for a reasonable price.

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#10 posted 03-01-2018 02:11 PM


The final haul. Trying to decide where to store this now.

- bndawgs

nice haul! there are alot of bandsaw mill services on craigslist in my area. If you dont own one, you can probably have those milled for a reasonable price.

- blueridge

I think that’s going to be my next step. I was going to look for someone nearby that might be able to slice it up for me.

This particular section of woods is filled with cedar and i noticed a few more that could be taken out. But no time soon as I’m still sore from the last two days. lol

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#11 posted 03-02-2018 05:00 AM

How long are your lunch breaks???

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#12 posted 03-02-2018 04:38 PM

ha, it was a slow week. so i probably took a little longer than an hour each day. i also had an hour trip after work as well.

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#13 posted 03-02-2018 06:25 PM

Winning!!!!

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#14 posted 03-02-2018 06:37 PM

Doesn’t everyone do this?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 03-02-2018 07:12 PM

I’ve never done this on the way to a gig wearing my nice performance clothes in the rain either. Ha!

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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