got about half of the tulip poplar trunk cut up, easiest thing I've ever cut, and it was medium heavy, but the weight was all water I'm sure.
And as for getting the ends of the piles straight, my friend Bill was not about to go under the scrutiny of hundreds of online woodhandlers, so he did one layer and told me to do the rest.
And I did and it worked, though not really straight. And I don't think I want to go up much higher either. Basically every two or three layers, change direction and go out to the end.
Using flat split wood seems to work best. I'm sure others have a better system, and I'd sure like to hear it.
Looks pretty good, if it will dry out and stay put what else would it need.
making progress, now on tulip tree and woods fall downs, and testing a new log sawing holder for smaller stuff.
This one does not use chains, and is of Swedish design. And built far, far away from Sweden, but the box at least was slathered
with "From Sweden" and "Designed in Sweden", which is an immediate tip off it's not built there, anymore. Not cheap, but I was
very pleased with the construction, almost no assembly required, and nicely finished, and so far pretty stable and useful. Will be put to the test tomorrow.
Got the main pile covered with plastic, likely to build another pile this size around the building's corner.
Then I will hopefully look at these piles and know I've got a year or two supply aging nicely for me.
Funny, this rack of wood is very different than what you buy. Much greater variety of sizes and types.
Which as anyone who has tried to get his fireplace going with nothing but big logs to use, will know the challenges.
So it's nice to have some little stuff mixed in with larger hunks of white oak.
everything is muddy here, so I figured it was time to do some sawing. Tired of splitting wood, so just changing routines for awhile. Using a larger chain saw is
not good on my back at all, and I'm hoping the log stand will help with reducing the bending over.
the coffee is still brewing, that's my excuse, and I reread your sentence twice Bruce, and then it finally dawned on me. I bought my wife a Kindle and we hardly use it, maybe I'm loading the wrong stuff in it...:)
Yesterday I loaned my log splitter to a brother in law who lost some big trees on his farm. I took one look at his amazing piles of wood, and said "see you in a week". All storm damage wood.
Sorry about the damage and lost trees, I know that is a lot of work to clean up the mess. Hopefully you will have this cleaned up soon and have some seasoned fire wood for next year. We lost about 250 homes in a forest fire in my locale this year so I understand what you are having to deal with. Good luck with it.
I can't imagine being in a forest fire exposure, nor a tornado one either. That whole community that burned down in NYC must have been plain awful.
Things seem calmer here, but with Gloobal Wandering, I supposed that won't last.
Yes, we have firewood "out the ying yang" or the "wazoo" or whatever local term works. And I'm happy to keep stacking...
Actually I'm headed to my local dealer this morning for a second Echo saw, this one a 600 with a 24 bar. My 450-18 will cut this big stuff, but too hard on me.