This is red oak.It must be "Big Wood" week :fing32:
Look like nice clean burning wood you picked up, what kind of tree was it from ?
Last year a tree service delivered free of charge, (OK I lied, I gave them a 12 pack of Mountain Dew), black walnut that was much larger than those in the pictures. They dropped them in the ditch in front of the house. Busted it all into fire wood.:drunkie:I'd like to get a hold of a few rounds like that. I want to make a coffee table out of a 2-3" thick slice of one of those.
Don't need no stinkin splitter. The trailer is emptied and all the wood is split and stacked along with the bark clutter raked up.And a log splitter, or at least a helper!
Please tell me you are joking about busting and burning black walnut. Please?
So you are saying hardwood isn't good enough to burn?yea black walnuts only worth a couple dollars a bd foot.I planted many years ago to get to where i could thin them out.I can,t say i would burn bw .unless that.s all i had to burn.
I agree with Jere 39.You guys are absolutely killin me with bustin and splittin all of those nice beautiful lumber logs...:crybaby:
Take those Black Walnut logs for example, they could have been sold for enough $$ to buy you some decent firewood and have some $ left over for Momma to buy a new pair of shoes with...:banghead3
From what I understand, black walnut leaves have something in them that will hinder the growth of other vegetation. I don't imagine breathing any sawdust is good for you and smoke in general is, [Mr. Mackey] "Smoking's bad, mkaaay", [Mr. Mackey]. (from South Park:fing32You know, black walnut is somewhat toxic. The sawdust is not good for you to breath and some plants won't grow around the trees. Do you know if the smoke is bad for you?
Ahhh............ That's a very nice saw!What do you cut big wood with??
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I'll bet this is a "limbing saw" to some of you guys!!
I agree.:thanku:We dropped a black walnut in our front yard, because it hurt our garden.
I think that most sawdust is toxic- I have seen many labels on kiln dried, unfinished oak hardwood warning of the cancerous effects of raw saw dust. Fortunately, it seems to only be in the state of California...
Yes that qualifies for big wood.:fing32: That also qualifies for Big Saw:trink39:Does this qualify for "BIG WOOD"? 090 Stihl w/ 50 inch bar.
Very manly pose there Jere 39.:thThumbsU:howdy:No skidder handy, in fact, not even a full size tractor. Moved these the old fashioned way, a little fall in the contour of the ground here, a stout hickory handled Peavey Cant Hook, and a lot of grunting. But, then I got to climb up on one and pose for the picture. This was a 42" poplar, and not worth bucking and splitting for firewood, so I moved it out of the way, and into the woods where it will gradually dispose of itself.
That is a dandy of shagbark hickory. One of the biggest I have seen. Pretty hard on chain?I cut them all up also with a Makita 6401 with a 20" bar and my Stihl 045 Super with a 32" bar.
We still have many red oak and hard maples that measure 13.5 feet around. I prefer to leave them standing - but when they fall I cut them up, split them up and burn them. Also have a few huge Shagbark Hickories that seem to date to 1780. We had a size-age-region calculation charge.
Shagbark Hickory that dates to 1780 . .
You are going to love it. :fing32:I'm hoping to get a call tomorrow from the hardware store i ordered the X27 from:fing32:
Your back is going to thank you at the end of the day also.:fing32:My X27 came in on Friday and I've already split a good load of wood with it. It is absolutely amazing -- compared to my splitting maul it's like night and day. (I will post some more observations later.)
I am only a bit taller than you and I have no trouble with the X27. Although I am not as proficient as I used to be, I grew up splitting a lot of wood so am comfortable handling axes, mauls, etc. If you are too, I think the X27 is the way to go. The handle is long, but the entire package is much lighter than a typical wood-handled splitting maul -- which makes it very manageable.