The Woodchuck and Firewood Hoarders Thread

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Going up Friday to my house in mountains to get up that oak that fell. My FIL and a buddy going with me. Should be a good time.

I REALLY need to get a wood shed built there like the one here.
 
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Got huge oak cleaned up yesterday and all the limbs cut up, brush burned.

trunk and largest limbs are cut up into 15’ lengths and we were going to drag them to my log pile this morning but it is raining like mad.
 

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we had a produce market and the damn squirrels put a hurt on us.
they are completely addicted to apples, buy a box of apples almost done for cheep and bait them
 

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This is the coffee table I had my eye on though....
 

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This proves you don't need to have sense to be an expert. Article was about things not to leave in your unheated garage over the winter.

No matter how much firewood you buy, it’s a waste if the logs freeze in the garage, according to Stephany Smith, a home improvement expert at Bob’s Handyman Services. And that’s not the only reason you’ll regret storing firewood in the garage during the winter.
 

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Back at it after my time being tied up on other projects. Oak with a dab of Mulberry mixed in. In the low 20’s today with a “breeze” which makes it “fresh” outside. Happy to work out of the wind in the woodshed (barn). Started a forth course before I ran out of gas. Miss Lori stacked with me on the handle. This will feel nice in 2023.
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Cold here too, in the 20s at night. Thick frost last night.

Had a friend offer me around a pickup load of Oak because she’s moving, so I went and picked it up. I have about 5 cords here and about 4 at my mountain house.

Propane delivery guy came and filled my tank so my “when we’re away” heat will be good all winter.
 

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Stupid question, but alas, I suffer from that.

What are the pros / cons of the 50 gauge versus 63 gauge bar / chains?

Never gave it much thought until I went to the dealer and ask for a couple of new chains (gave them the old one to measure) and when I went to put on the saw, they would not fit, as I have 50 gauge and they gave me 63 gauge.

Is this a MIL / MOA thing?
 
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Stupid question, but alas, I suffer from that.

What are the pros / cons of the 50 gauge versus 63 gauge bar / chains?

Never gave it much thought until I went to the dealer and ask for a couple of new chains (gave them the old one to measure) and when I went to put on the saw, they would not fit, as I have 50 gauge and they gave me 63 gauge.

Is this a MIL / MOA thing?
I haven’t a clue, but, I’ll pass this along to a couple known chainsaw gurus that I know and see what we come up with.
 

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It was all so that each manufacturer made you buy their chain... now with companies that make them in every gauge and pitch, I don't think it really matters. I will say however, that .063" chain is quite a bit stronger than .050" (the drive links are .013" wider)... It's got a lot more stress area, so for big saws running long chain, its preferred...

Now, race guys want the lightest chain they can get... so .050" is pushed to its limits. They're usually more worried about chain speed than torque/tensile strength, and when you're cutting good clean wood, there's little risk of shock from hitting contaminants, unlike the real world.

Just don't try to run the wrong chain on your bar, give it to your friends and watch them struggle instead! Haha.
 
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Links are wider, but the rivets are the same size. .063 has an oil hole in the drive link, which may help with lubrication on longer bars.
 
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As mentioned before the largest benefit is more oil to flow through the channel being wider. Moving forward I’m going to try for .063 on all my bars. More is better right?!
 

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Boy a chainsaw thread in here?! Always seems to find me...anyway I’ve got a herd of 9 saws currently and always looking to add another one! I burn a little bit in the fireplace every year but also do some Alaskan milling on the side. Here in the PNW there’s no shortage to large maples or evergreen trees so large saws and large bars is the name of the game! Posted are some pics of stuff I’ve messed with.
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