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Firewood Cutting, and some safety tips
Denise
post Sep 29 2012, 11:58 AM
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There are alot of things one must do to be safe when out cutting for firewood. One of the first things to do is to evaluate the area you will be cutting in.
This is a picture of CP showing our son a BIG HAZZARD someone left, that he spotted when looking around the property we are working on.


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Here is a picture of what the guys are looking at smiley-shocked003.gif ........Can you see the hazzard? It's really easy to miss! Exactly why it is such a hazzard and could easily kill someone just wandering around not paying attention. stop.gif wacko.gif


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post Sep 29 2012, 08:00 PM
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WOW! jawdrop.gif That one took me awhile to find..... I wouldn't want to walk by there on a windy day! There'd be almost no warning!


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post Sep 30 2012, 05:59 AM
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"hangers", waiting to knock your block off!
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post Sep 30 2012, 07:21 PM
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Here is a closer look at what I was refering to. This is a tree that a previous cutter left (not Dan and myself). It should have been pulled down with a truck and chain. Never leave a cut tree hung up like this, very dangerous!! Natural hangers are bad enough to worry about.

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post Oct 6 2012, 06:21 AM
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Pulling the tree down was a bit of a task, especially with only 2 wheel drive but it is done. whew.gif

I took a video if anyone is interested in seeing.



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post Oct 6 2012, 08:49 AM
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QUOTE (Mrs.CP @ Oct 6 2012, 08:21 AM) *
Pulling the tree down was a bit of a task, especially with only 2 wheel drive but it is done. whew.gif

I took a video if anyone is interested in seeing.

I woud love to see it!

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post Oct 7 2012, 06:17 AM
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Here is a video of the first tree being pulled down.....

Attached File  Downed_Tree.wmv ( 3.87MB ) Number of downloads: 156


This is a second tree that also hungup in the other trees and had to be pulled down.....

Attached File  Downed_Tree2.wmv ( 535.58K ) Number of downloads: 112


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post Oct 7 2012, 08:20 AM
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Great looking firewood cutting area. If you lived closer I'd come out and join you for a day. I always enjoyed cutting wood. I took my kids a lot and they still remember it also.
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if Loenard would come down to help cutting of the fire wood, you better get a tractor trailer to haul all that gets cut! he is a cutting machine!:)
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post Jan 11 2013, 12:17 PM
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This is a private land owner that is giving Dan access for wood cutting. Quite a bit of dead wood as far as the eye can see.....for deep in the woods. giggle.gif

Forcast is calling for -29 tonight but is always colder than they call for. wacko.gif Felt like I was in the Frogger game dodging HUGE tumble weeds when I was outside earlier. desert.gif Ever get nailed by a tumble weed traveling around 40-50 mph? stop.gif Like having a Porcupine thrown at you.

Better get busy if we want to keep ahead of the weather..... chores017.gif


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post Sep 6 2013, 09:44 AM
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Time to get busy again! happy112.gif Warming up and making room for the "big" tree that will be coming down soon. biggrin.gif

Rats! Tree landed right on a bee hive on the ground, making it more interesting!
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post Sep 6 2013, 10:23 AM
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That's a big un!
Large enough to slab and make end tables.


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post Sep 6 2013, 10:46 AM
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The big one that he is going to cut down soon dwarfs that one. Dan was going to rent a bigger saw for it but the only "one" they rent is the same size as his. Not helpful! rolleyes.gif Guess he will have to saw at it like a beaver... giggle.gif Will yield alot of firewood including it's limbs!


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post Sep 6 2013, 11:28 AM
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The one in that pic would make a great tomahawk target... just the way it sits.


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post Sep 10 2013, 09:06 AM
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That tree was definately a limby beast. The larger one we are going to get should sit the trunk much higher off the ground. Those things are scary to cut up after they are down but we are very safe when out cutting. happy088.gif


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