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post #1 of 2933 Old 11-20-2014, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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I have my videos of timber work scattered over half a dozen or more of these threads. This time I decided to start a thread, and add to it as I take more. Feel free to add your own pictures or video, this is not my thread, just one I started for sharing.

This morning I took down this 18" Red Oak that died last year. Still show sign of being green wood, and cut like it compared to the big, super hard, long dead Red Oak I usually cut. This one will likely need an extra season.

(I've come to realize most people aren't interested in a real-time, several minute video, so this is edited down to under a minute)


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Good idea Jere!

Good video as well. The tree fell down and went boom just like it was supposed to.

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Great video Jere and nice job on hinge and placement!. I don't mind the longer videos at all.

Thanks for sharing. I don't know the first thing about linking up a video so I will only be able to add pictures whenever I finally cut anything again.
when that'll be.

Oh, Your Dolmar sounds excellent!

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Nice video,,,and you are right, any video that is more than one minute ,,gets turned off,,,,,,,unless it is really interesting,,,and few are
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Great video, I enjoyed it. I have a Sachs Dolmar 116 chainsaw that I have had for years, I think since the 1980's. Well made saws.
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Jacked and ready to split

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Looking good Jere. Was a nice day here for that kind of work.

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Re: Firewood Processing

Just want to add to everyone else reading to always think safety. The tree may not fall where it should or parts may break off. Also with the chainsaw taking a bit out of you. Had a distant (fathers cousin) die last year doing this.

Nice work though. Took a birch down month ago for my neighbor. And before that a 1/2 fallen tree. I had to cut branches on another pine tree to get it the rest of the way down. It was around 2 foot thick and didn't feel I wanted my young kids around when it let go on its own. Sorry-no video's/pictures.

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Finished up splitting and stacking the tree I dropped in post one on this thread.



Scout and I still need a little practice on our selfies, or the briar could have the common courtesy to bend out of the way.

Got just right at a cord our of the tree. Nice to have it finished before the forecast snow tomorrow, and the trip north after Turkey Day.
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Absolutely beautiful piles Jere. You and Scout should be proud!
Red Oak is such nice wood to process!
You split it all by hand? Or some splitter help too?
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I'm sure they're fine but it looks like a lot could go wrong in a hurry there.

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Finished up splitting and stacking the tree I dropped in post one on this thread.
Greetings from a just-north-of-you neighbor (Berks County) who used to live in North Coventry township. Nice looking stack! We use that same method to keep the ends in place.
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Mun, every last split done with the x27. The previous tree which was bigger (about 30" diameter), I used an older maul to halve the rounds in place because I couldn't lift them, and it is no great catastrophe if one gives up easily and the maul continues into this rocky soil here on the hill top.

WDB, I am guessing your lawn is white by now, mine is here. Hope you have a toasty warm place picked out for a great Berks County Thanksgiving feast. From my Norco hilltop I can see across the river into Berks and Montgomery counties. Norco is pretty much ignored by the rest of Chester County. Ok by me, the fewer gov't and municiple agencies tracking me, the better.

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Took the sears GT18 out and hauled in a few cedar round's to split up for Shop heat. I have a pile of slab wood from our sawmill that needs to be cut up. I'll probably use the Ford 9N w/cord wood saw for that job.
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