It's probably too late, but the very first thing that comes to my mind with regards to "White Oak" is barrels. You'd said that because of how this grew, it is no good for 'sawn lumber' (or something like that). But my question is for the 'smaller oak barrels'. You know, the ones that 'private people' and 'hobbyists' and whatnot look to get for "their own purposes."This big one (white oak) came down at a friends house. DBH is about 50". Unfortunately, nothing is sawable for lumber as it grew leaning hard all of its life. You can see the offset pith in one of the pictures. The saw in the picture has a 3' bar and I'm about 30' up the tree. Splitting this will be a bear. If anyone knows a use for 4' diameter discs of white oak, let me know. Making it into firewood seems such a waste for something this big.
That for sure, I have to keeps the brakes on for my 11y/o or he would run his mom and I ragged taking him to the next job. He and 3 other boys have a yard handyman business. If mom will let him start riding the wheeler everywhere I would turn him loose. His little brother is going to be a money maker, @9 he has already started his truck fund.I never spent time up in Tok.
Was busy fishing and seeing the deeper wilds on my little free time when I was up there.
Either way, love AK and a bit of me wishes I had moved there before I got married.
Lots of firewood to be cut n stacked up there. Felled a few for the place I worked for in Talkeetna.
Just piled the wood per the boss.
One of the other guys paid me to haul it to his place and stack it. Always a dollar to be made if willing to work.
I know where it came from but I dont know when ot was cut, I split it just a couple days ago. Its definitely not seasoned but it's starting to show a few cracks in some of the rounds. I definitely dont have a schedule because I'd have no yard but I may start one for a cord of hardwood every year.Propper seasoning applies to all wood regardless of species. I run a 2-year seasoning plan, as do alot of guys on AS, especially for harder woods like oak. Do you know where it came from or how long its been split/stacked?
I would probably stack it as well. If you can scrounge some dryer stuff, you can blend it sparingly with dry stuff for cold nights. My stash is in our barn, so it doesn't get sun or air movement. With that being said, I try to stay 4-5 years ahead, and, 80% is cut dead standing unless is storm damaged or blow down.I would stack it. Not split=not seasoned. Rounds will stay wet on the inside for a long time
I tried top covered the first year I burned. Ended badly. The top layers were covered in mold. Now I dry one year outside uncovered then the 2nd year in the shed under roof. I modified my shed a little for good airflow.Top covered outdoors with sun and wind is ideal.
That's pretty well in line with what I've heard. I stack all my wood in the barn but most of it is downed trees from a wind storm too long ago. This year I'd say 80% standing dead Aspen.I would probably stack it as well. If you can scrounge some dryer stuff, you can blend it sparingly with dry stuff for cold nights. My stash is in our barn, so it doesn't get sun or air movement. With that being said, I try to stay 4-5 years ahead, and, 80% is cut dead standing unless is storm damaged or blow down.
Unseasoned wood is not the best for your stove and worse for your chimney. Plus, unseasoned wood takes more BTU's to dry in the stove so it's somewhat counter productive.
Top covered outdoors with sun and wind is ideal. Just my opinion, I'm wrong alot.
Similar situation here. Our climates are about the same, and the wood was always wet with wind driven rain, ice, and snow. Plus, with our wind, I gave up on finding a cover that didn’t end up 3 counties away every time a storm came through.I tried top covered the first year I burned. Ended badly. The top layers were covered in mold. Now I dry one year outside uncovered then the 2nd year in the shed under roof. I modified my shed a little for good airflow.
Trees out of the natural timber are the best. They grow straight and tall seeking the sun. Straight grained, easy to process and stack. Great score.I came up to my place in the Smokies and found a 20” or so long straight chestnut oak has fallen with the rootball pulled up. I noticed a couple down the road too so we must have had some good wind at some point.
Anyway, more firewood and easy too, at least 50’ of straight trunk before the first limbs.
Also better for "projects" unless it is something that needs "character", where I have settled I no longer need to cut firewood but I still have a love for timber. I see some live edge furniture appearing in our humble abode in the near future. Just have to complete some of the current work first......Trees out of the natural timber are the best. They grow straight and tall seeking the sun. Straight grained, easy to process and stack. Great score.
Oak? And that saw is just right for the job
Oak? And that saw is just right for the job
Know my 440 isn't ported but my 660 might be, it came from out west where the big timber is.Is too much saw a thing? I have had 4 of my saws ported, and love cutting wood along side buddies that say my saws are too big or no reason to port one. Add square grind chain....
If you think it may be ported, you need to run 32:1. If you want to play around get a works connection tach, then you can see the rpm’s and compare it to the stock rpm’s. That will tell you if it has a unlimited coil, then tune her out. See what the max rpm’s while still 4-strokin.Know my 440 isn't ported but my 660 might be, it came from out west where the big timber is.
My brother had the 440 out on a hunt club work day. The other guys had stuff like an 025 size saw. They started cracking on him when he put the ear plugs in. Then he laid into the throttle and started throwing chips. It sang a little too loud for them. Don't think he's needed to take the 660 with aftermarket air filter yet. It's even louder.
how much for the ford camper special you have hiding there, mr i have the best truck in the worldI’ve been enjoying this thread for some time now. Dunno why I didn’t contribute until now. Here’s my log stacks after processing what I need for the next couple winters. My bigger Husky is in there too. View attachment 7185268View attachment 7185269
I didn’t realize it was so sunny today!