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This past winter we burned our wood pile down to absolutely nothing. So it was time to put my new Stihl MS 391 to work, (my Husky 55 quit and I didn't have time to work on it, good excuse hey?). The power company came through and dropped 5 or 6 trees so I dragged them out of the bush and got to work.

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Mrs. C playing with her Mother's Day gift, a Dewalt 20 Volt 12" chainsaw, she loves it!
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All done with the work, changed the oil for the season and ready for storage.
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By the way, I re-purposed my old battery out of my 1026R by putting it on my wood splitter. It should last years I hope.
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Time for a cold one.
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It feels so good to have the shed full again. This is about 3 chord which is good for just about two years. Mostly poplar but a little bit of maple mixed in there too.
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That's just about the nicest wood stacking I've seen in a long time. Much, much better drying! You do seem to have the whole enchilada for wood processing. :good2:
 

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Heh. Nice stacks!

I got tired of fixing our pellet stove constantly so we are converting over to a wood stove. At the same time, we're putting a 2nd wood stove in one of our fireplaces. I got a local guy to drop a logging truck full of tree-length oak logs next to my driveway, went and bought a new Stihl MS251 and got to cutting. I'm 75% through cutting and then I can move on to splitting. Should have 6-8 cords by the time I'm done but probably won't be able to burn any of that this winter. We've been burning ~5 tons of pellets/year so I'm guessing we'll end up burning 5-6 cords of wood.

At the same time, all of a sudden people around me are giving away firewood like crazy. Been watching Craigslist and Facebook and managed to pick up 4 cords of split, dry wood from people that are selling their houses and didn't want the wood pile in their yard when people were coming to look at the houses.

At some point this summer I'm gonna have to build a decent woods shed.
 

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Heh. Nice stacks!

I got tired of fixing our pellet stove constantly so we are converting over to a wood stove. At the same time, we're putting a 2nd wood stove in one of our fireplaces. I got a local guy to drop a logging truck full of tree-length oak logs next to my driveway, went and bought a new Stihl MS251 and got to cutting. I'm 75% through cutting and then I can move on to splitting. Should have 6-8 cords by the time I'm done but probably won't be able to burn any of that this winter. We've been burning ~5 tons of pellets/year so I'm guessing we'll end up burning 5-6 cords of wood.

At the same time, all of a sudden people around me are giving away firewood like crazy. Been watching Craigslist and Facebook and managed to pick up 4 cords of split, dry wood from people that are selling their houses and didn't want the wood pile in their yard when people were coming to look at the houses.

At some point this summer I'm gonna have to build a decent woods shed.
i did the same thing with a wood truck delivery. Also have an older coworker selling his house and said take the wood I want. Its just not a direction I travel often.
 

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Nice:good2:. I need to get mine full again. This fall I plane on filling it up. I have a lot of logs stacked that just need to be cut and split. Nice look wood shed.
 

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A keeper for sure. :thumbup1gif:
It kind of offset the situation of me buying a new Stihl chainsaw for myself, :laugh:. But yes Giz, a keeper for sure. We just passed 39 years last week with full intention to finish the ride to the end, even if it costs me a chainsaw once in a while.
 

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Nice stacking

This past winter we burned our wood pile down to absolutely nothing. So it was time to put my new Stihl MS 391 to work, (my Husky 55 quit and I didn't have time to work on it, good excuse hey?). The power company came through and dropped 5 or 6 trees so I dragged them out of the bush and got to work.

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Mrs. C playing with her Mother's Day gift, a Dewalt 20 Volt 12" chainsaw, she loves it!
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All done with the work, changed the oil for the season and ready for storage.
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By the way, I re-purposed my old battery out of my 1026R by putting it on my wood splitter. It should last years I hope.
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Time for a cold one.
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It feels so good to have the shed full again. This is about 3 chord which is good for just about two years. Mostly poplar but a little bit of maple mixed in there too.
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Really nice job on the stacking, and getting some help from Mrs. C. Pretty slick idea to give her a cordless saw. Nice to have the forks to lift the logs off the ground too.

Toward the end of last winter, I switched from stacking to using some repurposed 275 gallon totes and putting wood in them. I cut the plastic out and use it for covers. Right now the totes are our in the open, sometime this summer I'll probably move them under a shed using a TRACTOR and forks.

I need a few more totes as my 300 loader can't pick up a full tote, at least not when it was green. The wood may have dried out enough so I can top off the totes, I'll have to check it out next time I have forks on the tractor.

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It kind of offset the situation of me buying a new Stihl chainsaw for myself, :laugh:. But yes Giz, a keeper for sure. We just passed 39 years last week with full intention to finish the ride to the end, even if it costs me a chainsaw once in a while.
Happy belated anniversary. :thumbup1gif:
 

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Carvel Loafer? Doesn't look like you've been loafing...
I think I could have cut those logs easily in one day, but my God, my back hurts just looking at all that splitting and stacking.
I probably would have had to split a little every day for three weeks.
I really like that shed or barn you have there, especially the nice metal roof.
 

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I can feel your back aches from here. Nice work. Love the handy log tongs. Neighbor has one on his Kubota for “rescuing” firewood from downed trees around here. Makes quick work of getting wood out of the stickleberries :kidw_truck_smiley:
 

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I can feel your back aches from here. Nice work. Love the handy log tongs. Neighbor has one on his Kubota for “rescuing” firewood from downed trees around here. Makes quick work of getting wood out of the stickleberries :kidw_truck_smiley:
Those tongs work better than I expected, until I get a larger log, then I have to just wrap the chain around it. They are good up to about 16" or so.
 

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I've got 2019's firewood all split and stacked under a lean to.
I've got to move the last maybe 1/2 cord or so into the house garage for the winter.
2020 and 2021's firewood is already split and stacked under the lean to.

I have enough other stuff cut into 8ft logs and stacked cross ways on the layers about 5 ft high for another 5 years or so.

I have given away 12 loads of 8 ft poplar/aspen logs in last 2-3 weeks and I'd guess that I have at least 3 dozen more loads to go before I'm done.

I have been toying with the idea of splitting and selling some of my firewood stash just to get some room.

I have lots more trees that need cutting to finish clearing out my over grown woods.
 

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I've got 2019's firewood all split and stacked under a lean to.
I've got to move the last maybe 1/2 cord or so into the house garage for the winter.
2020 and 2021's firewood is already split and stacked under the lean to.

I have enough other stuff cut into 8ft logs and stacked cross ways on the layers about 5 ft high for another 5 years or so.

I have given away 12 loads of 8 ft poplar/aspen logs in last 2-3 weeks and I'd guess that I have at least 3 dozen more loads to go before I'm done.

I have been toying with the idea of splitting and selling some of my firewood stash just to get some room.

I have lots more trees that need cutting to finish clearing out my over grown woods.
You're ready to go!

We have a bunch of down/dying trees at the farm I need to start getting cleaned up. Mostly so we can begin replanting the shelterbelts before they are completely gone!

We don't use any of it, so I sell it for firewood. Not making any money when time is figured in, but I get $125 for an 8' pickup bed full. Probably in the neighborhood of a half cord?
It's beer money.

Dad keeps saying he's going to put in a wood fired burner to heat the house. We'll see.
 

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Good job Carvel Loafer! I'm curious, did you get the barn completely done? I think the last pic I remember was when you had the roof done but not the sides and winter was coming on that year. I'm getting older so memory is fading. :laugh:
 

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Great work, very organized.

Cutting firewood is my hobby and exercise in the Winter. You feel like you have done something at the end of the day.
 

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Great work, very organized.

Cutting firewood is my hobby and exercise in the Winter. You feel like you have done something at the end of the day.
All that firewood sitting out in the rain offends my sensibilities.:hide:

I can handle when its cut into 16in lengths but once its split it has to get out of the rain.

I like my firewood dry dry DRY, no such things as too dry.
 

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Maybe we need a new thread for this but... POST PICS OF YOUR WOOD SHEDS! :laugh: Seriously, I need to build one (or two!) this summer. What works? What doesn't? How big is to big? Is there such a thing as to big? Does anyone get critters living in their firewood stacks? I'm concerned chipmunks and mice will want to move in! Edumacate me please!
 

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Great work, very organized.

Cutting firewood is my hobby and exercise in the Winter. You feel like you have done something at the end of the day.
That's impressive. You are welcome to come down and cut/split in Virginia whenever you want. I'll even furnish the logs, lol.

I have a co-worker who lived in Maine for a while. He has the same idea- there's no such thing as too much firewood. . .

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All that firewood sitting out in the rain offends my sensibilities.:hide:

I can handle when its cut into 16in lengths but once its split it has to get out of the rain.

I like my firewood dry dry DRY, no such things as too dry.
I disagree. Firewood dries according to 3 variables. Exposure to sun/wind, time and the size of the splits. All this sells out every year and the key to making this happen annually is not making pieces thick. So I do what I call, "board or plank split".
 

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