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Sounds like fun, can't wait to see the videos, Jere!

Nice job putting that little Gator to work!

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I am back from the mountain cabin, and completing some editing and loading of the video which I'll start placing in the "Felling" topic. But, as promised, my first task was to saw up the logs on our firewood pile. I sawed them pretty quickly, then because the guy who runs the splitter was delayed a day in arriving, I ran the splitter for a couple hours.

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Speaking of the mountains I need to get back up to Dad's and get all the stuff the logging company didn't take. I've just been so busy I don't have time plus I have all that wood from the tree job we did to split yet.
 

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I have a pile of apple that I split up into firewood size pieces(18” x4”). I would like to cut those pieces in half to make them the best length for my smoker. Any tricks for holding them safely to cut them with the chainsaw?


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Thanks for the reminder. I still need to get over to the MIL's place to pick up a giant maple. Hopefully it's not punked out by now.

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I spent some money today. 2 standard chains and a "noodling" chain for the saw.

now once I get the Duetz back home I can get the rest of the stuff moved around and get to splitting. :)
 

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Um... what makes it a "noodling" chain???

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“Full skip” missing every other cutter so it doesn’t load up as quickly with the long chips “ noodles” cutting along the grain.

I think the guys out west even use it cutting across really big softwood to clear the chips faster with really long bars. They run really long bars for the same power head size as we do for old hardwood.


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Thanks, I'd assumed that was it, but wasn't sure. Are you getting those locally, or can you recommend an online source?

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I have had good luck buying Oregon chains from Amazon. I use Oregon’s site to determine the part number I want, then go to Amazon to order.


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“Full skip” missing every other cutter so it doesn’t load up as quickly with the long chips “ noodles” cutting along the grain.

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Yes this is why I bought it. I was informed on this thread about these chains and figured for $40 I'll give it a shot.

Thanks, I'd assumed that was it, but wasn't sure. Are you getting those locally, or can you recommend an online source?

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I bought them at a local shop. They also do my chain sharpening. I'd rather deal local then on line anymore. I'd rather support small business that Amazon for lesser expensive stuff.
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I used a ratchet strap to hold some pieces of apple to cut them in half to fit in the smoker. It worked well, but was a little slow. I’m going to try a brisket tomorrow.


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I used a ratchet strap to hold some pieces of apple to cut them in half to fit in the smoker. It worked well, but was a little slow. I’m going to try a brisket tomorrow.


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That's when you get out the battery powered miter-box. ;)
 
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Yesterday got some points with my logger buddies. It was too muddy to work so they brought the on road/ off road log forwarder over to my house to weld a broken bracket that holds the hydraulic lines in place on top of the loader. Got some real rubberneck looks from the neighbors with it sitting in the driveway. I told the one that it was going to be my new wood hauler, he was speechless.
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LMBO! Yeah I guess that would strike so controversy.
 
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Mopar, your miter box comment gave me an idea. I screwed some 2x6 scraps to the side of a pallet and made a really crude miter box. It worked much better than the ratchet strap.
Thanks for the inspiration.



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Mopar, your miter box comment gave me an idea. I screwed some 2x6 scraps to the side of a pallet and made a really crude miter box. It worked much better than the ratchet strap.
Thanks for the inspiration.



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Nice! That's what we're here for.
 

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That's a pretty cool idea!

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Scout and I heard a tremendous crash in the woods while hiking before a coming storm. We eventually found this big old oak tree that was obviously hollow had blown over.

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I didn't think the winds were that high, so this old fellow probably only needed a puff to set it toppling. Much of this tree will not be worth much, but it took down a smaller oak that I'll get nearly a cord from when the weather turns back to woods work ready.
 

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looks like the compost in the middle would be more valuable than the wood around it.
 
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