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Firewood Cutting, and some safety tips
Denise
post Oct 25 2014, 09:36 AM
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I agree Lostnewb, one can get very careless by the end of the day. We always make sure we work just till were exhausted, never over exhausted. giggle.gif Nice chainsaw! Stihl is definitely the way to go I think!! A lighter saw is best but seems to me like they are all too heavy to hold up all day. laugh.gif Those two huge pieces are definitely big enough for chopping blocks. The chopping block in the last picture was chopped up into kindle and was replaced with one of the bigger ones. The other is still being used as a tomahawk throwing block. biggrin.gif

A hydraulic splitter would be nice but one can't beat the workout doing it the manual way!
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post Oct 25 2014, 03:01 PM
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QUOTE (Mrs.CP @ Oct 25 2014, 09:36 AM) *
A hydraulic splitter would be nice but one can't beat the workout doing it the manual way!


You're not trying to split pinion...... it's kinda like...... bash.gif


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post Oct 26 2014, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE (Caveman @ Oct 25 2014, 04:01 PM) *
You're not trying to split pinion...... it's kinda like...... bash.gif


Pinion sure can be a pain in the butt even with a hydraulic splitter. I used to get a bunch of pinion off of highway 69 south west of pueblo reservoir. I used to wait until it was very cold to split the bigger pieces. For some reason it seemed to work better.

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post Oct 26 2014, 06:27 PM
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Been using wedges..... just got the last one back after 2 years.... Damn tough wood.


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post Oct 27 2014, 08:15 AM
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QUOTE (Caveman @ Oct 26 2014, 07:27 PM) *
Been using wedges..... just got the last one back after 2 years.... Damn tough wood.


Yes it sure is. Kinda like cottonwood. Seems to never have a straight grain to it so splitting can be fun. Two years ago I had a piece of wedge come off and hit me in the shin. After pulling the piece out figure it was time to grind down that wedge. greensmilies-025.gif


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post Oct 28 2014, 09:09 AM
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Nope, no Pinion Pine here to chop! The Pine we do have is hard enough to chop!! Definitely be careful using a wedge, those things can be very dangerous! I use goggles when I do but the pieces still hit me. wacko.gif If I get to a piece that I struggle with, I just put it aside and get back to it later. Have caught myself fighting pieces for over 15 minutes till I finally say...."I surrender". biggrin.gif "Till we meet next time"! laugh.gif

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Dayummmm Denise.... that sketch is incredible! I would most definitely have that one framed.


I tried to get you a copy also but she didn't remember what tribe she got it from...not even with looking at the artists name. slaphead.gif kick_can.gif sad.gif


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post Dec 28 2014, 11:40 AM
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How's this for some heavy artillery!

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post Dec 28 2014, 11:54 AM
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QUOTE (Mrs.CP @ Oct 16 2013, 08:51 AM) *
You need one of these Dan......but I can guarantee that you would be safer with yours though. happy112.gif

"Big Stihl" Tree is HUGE in this video!!!

I could think of more usefull ways to do something like this also, but in ways that you wouldn't have to lift it....
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Was my thought exactly Crusty!! This was my thought on chopping it also. happy088.gif

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If I could choose something for helping split the firewood, it would be something like this dandy machine.
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"AUTOMATIC VERTICAL WOOD SPLITTER"

For now I will just use the axe.
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post Feb 20 2015, 03:49 PM
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I have been enjoying watching this during the off season from falling trees. thumbsupsmileyanim.gif happy112.gif Love it!! purple_heart.gif
Gets the blood pumping just watching it!

"Ax Men" on Hulu.
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post Feb 27 2015, 09:36 AM
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Granted, those folks do have the best equipment for getting the job done but it can be accomplished with a bit of will power and a lot of strength. happy112.gif

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Here are a couple of pictures from a few years back. Dan would drop the trees, buzz off the brush and cut up the limbs into fire wood chunks. Then I would pile up the fire wood, brush for mulch and then load the fire wood after the truck was backed up to it. Then Dan would strap the log to the back of the truck and we would pull it to the log pile, then unload the firewood...then back out for more. We did this for several months. By the time we were done, the land owner had PLENTY of firewood and over 50 logs for future building.


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Amazing what just Dan, myself, a chain saw, and a beat up Blazer got done that year in 4 months.
That land owner had so much fire wood that year, he was able to sell several loads not counting what was used for firewood on his property.

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Is it time to fall some trees again yet?! giggle.gif



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post May 19 2015, 08:05 AM
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It's time. Love the great outdoors!! chores017.gif


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post Jun 22 2015, 03:18 PM
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Whew! Temps have been hitting in the upper 90's! whew.gif Have been chopping away and swinging the sledge hammer with a wedge on some of the tougher pieces. Sure wears you out fast in these temps so had to take a break.......only because CP said I was going to kill myself out there in the direct sun. tongue.gif He's my voice of reason! laugh.gif


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post Jun 22 2015, 04:22 PM
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That's too hot for me, be careful. Lot's of water or Gatorade! Definitely take it slowwwww.


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post Jun 22 2015, 04:27 PM
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Thanks Chris! I'm definitely being careful but I need to be outside keeping busy.
I listen well though.........I took a break..........Now back to work. biggrin.gif

I'm loving seeing the chopped wood pile growing, especially from last years haul still. Will definitely need to be falling more trees this year though.
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post Nov 28 2015, 10:07 AM
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Here is a hilarious video on YouTube of "How NOT to cut down a rotten tree". smiley-laughing021.gif
These guys are really lucky no one got hurt! wacko.gif I love how thy added Benny Hill music to them working.

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