View Full Version : Just makin firewood for the winter

Mark Norman
07-11-2009, 4:22 AM
Chose a tree to fell


My buddy Ev got the honors.


the second victim to succumb to the saw..


All cut up and ready to haul out.


The kids helped load the ole pick-up and Randi had to see how heavy the saw is...:eek:


Frank Hagan
07-11-2009, 2:01 PM
Sounds like you've been sitting in the "moaning chair". I find myself there often, looking at a mangled piece of wood, wondering how much "per board foot" I just wasted.

Kiln dried hardwood does burn the best, according to the LOML. I wouldn't know; I can't watch it.

Dennis Peacock
07-11-2009, 2:06 PM
I feel for ya bud. I've watched some really pretty looking firewood burn and start fires in the woodstove over the last few winters. :eek: :o

Mark Norman
07-11-2009, 3:03 PM
Got about two chords out of the two trees. I saved a couple crotch pieces that have some potential.

Gonna go rent a splitter and get some more work done this afternoon.

Steve Schlumpf
07-11-2009, 3:40 PM
Man - that looks like a lot of work! Plus - living where you do - this time of year must be hotter than heck! I just when out this morning and split some wood cause the temp was 62* and wanted to take advantage of it! Can't imagine doing that kind of work in real heat! Guess it is a little easier when you have 'helpers'!

That's quite the bar on your chainsaw! The trees up here do not get large enough to use a bar that size - but we might be able to cut 2 at once!

Hope you get to enjoy your weekend!

Mark Norman
07-11-2009, 7:08 PM
Yeah a bit warm this time of year Steve, didn't hit the hundred mark but got close. Right now it 94 outside, not bad as long as there is a breeze.

The bar on the big saw is a 32" 404/.63. Just bought a new chain for it and it was $56 :eek::eek:
But it cuts real nice;):cool:

I didn't see the bother with renting a splitter just yet. Minimum rental is 4 hrs and I only have about an hour or two worth of splitting to do. I'll wait till I drop another tree or two before I spend the coin on a rental.

Tony Sade
07-11-2009, 7:14 PM
Looks like a fun day. Gotta note that your buddy likes to live dangerously--not a shred of safety equipment to be seen. Does he also cross cut on a table saw without a miter gauge or use a grinding wheel without safety glasses?

Mark Norman
07-11-2009, 7:50 PM
We live dangerously Tony:D
I figgured someone would have to comment..


Thanks for your sinceer concern...

curtis rosche
07-11-2009, 7:57 PM
almost looks like a burl on the tree in the third pic

Mark Norman
07-11-2009, 8:04 PM
almost looks like a burl on the tree in the third pic

I set that piece aside Curtis:D

curtis rosche
07-11-2009, 8:27 PM
i hoped. i saw that and went "i hope he didnt, i hope he didnt......"
what kind of wood?

Mark Norman
07-11-2009, 10:38 PM
Its an Oak Curtis, I thought these diciduous oaks in these parts were Black oak but a friend of mine says they are blue oak. No matter realy, they burn real well when they have six months of summer heat to dry. I have a lot of live oak too, it will burn green.

I was dissapointed with the punky stuff I found in one piece I thoughtwasaburl..:eek:


curtis rosche
07-12-2009, 4:59 PM
its just spaulted! ive never seen oak like that. all we got here is red and white oak