THE firewood thread

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by Ole and Lena, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Overrun With Chickens

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    Watched the Stihl National Lumberjack Competition - or something like that - yesterday afternoon. Its amazing what those guys can do.
     
  2. CanuckBock

    CanuckBock THE Village Ijit

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  3. fishy steve

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    haha your birch temptation reminds me of me last year lol they logged down the road from my house, and left a big pile of birch sitting there all summer... finally in september, i couldnt take it anymore and i called the company that logged it, and asked if i could buy it... $800 later i had 35 cords of wood sitting at the end of my driveway... made some money selling it, and kept my house warm :)
     
  4. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Overrun With Chickens

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    DH and I had worked two weekends on getting about 2 1/2 cord of wood trimmed out of the burn pile, cut into 4' lengths and stacked into a neat pile over at the neighbors ranch. We found that once it was stacked, that beetle killed wood dried quite a bit in the first couple of weeks. We went back three weeks later to move it home and someone had picked the pile and took every log that was over 10" in diameter, we have maybe a 1/2 cord left.. The jerks didn't even restack what they left. DH was so ****** and our friend was really upset. She thinks she knows who took it but we told her not to make a big deal out of it. What a disappointment! At least there are some nice trees left in the burn pile that we can pull out.
     
  5. Trent Hardy

    Trent Hardy Out Of The Brooder

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    That really sucks. Can't believe someone would just steal someone's firewood. I always heard stories about how the old fellas would drill holes in some of their sticks and pack them with black powder when they thought someone was stealing their wood :). Not sure how much of that is true though.
     
  6. Ole and Lena

    Ole and Lena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here in Minnesota we have "Sven and Ole" jokes about a couple of mischievous Scandinavians. You've got to read it with the Fargo accent.

    Ole vas suspektin Sven uf stealin' his firewood. One day he come up vit a gut plan. Ole wrote up a sign ant hung it by da voodpile. Da sign said "ONE uf dese logs is full off gunpowder, Steel at U own reesk!"

    Next mornin' ven Ole vent to get an armload to stoke da stoaf, anudder sign vas hangin' unter his. Da new sign said "NOW DER'S TWO!"
     
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  7. Trent Hardy

    Trent Hardy Out Of The Brooder

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    Ba ha - awesome.
     
  8. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 20 years ago, I had to remove some trees for a local town. We had to actually have the police come and sit all day while we took the trees down. People were grabbing the wood, causing a rucks as we were removing them (in the work area). I thought the ground men were going to abuse a few of them. We tried explaining that we were leaving the wood, but didn't matter. So we had to get the police to baby sit us. I have seen people do funny and not so funny things for wood.

    Kaj
     
  9. Trent Hardy

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    Lol - yup like I said cutting firewood's a sickness. :)
     
  10. Trent Hardy

    Trent Hardy Out Of The Brooder

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    Just like to take a moment and apprise you all of a little near miss I had this weekend. Hopefully it'll prevent this from happening to anyone else.

    We were finishing up with processing some sticks of wood that we'd had in the backyard for a while. A bunch of these sticks were really thin - think the diameter of your wrist or less. To save time, I figured I'd cut them with a chainsaw, so I had the missus hold them across the sawhorse so she could quickly advance them while I did the cutting. I've done this before without incident, so I'm not sure if it was the saw, or the way the stick was being held, but basically on my very first cut I had a 12" piece of wood thrown at me. The end struck me just below the eye, giving me a an~2"cut under my eye and a pretty nice shiner, but I consider that to be a lucky shot as (as usual) I wasn't wearing any of the appropriate PPE, so a bit higher and it likey would have blinded me and a little lower would have been some pretty expensive dental work.

    Consider yourselves warned - be careful out there :)
     

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