The Woodchuck and Firewood Hoarders Thread

Lawless

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Going to be in the 20s here for lows Fri and Sat, then again beginning Tue.

Lets Get some wood on the porch...
 
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powdahound76

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20’s?

I still run in shorts unless really wet or howling wind!

😁

And after that sitting by a woodburner would be awesome!!

Old school and I love a good fire in a wood stove.
 
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dallas34

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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.
 

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rope

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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.
You can noodle the rounds into 4ths so you can then move the pieces around and/or to the splitter.
 
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105gr

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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.
Jeebus thats a monster. Not many of those left around
 

powdahound76

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Cut those rounds about 5-6” thick.

Sell em as table tops.

I would dearly love to have one or two to make a couple tables.

Wish I had em from my folks red oak that had to be removed.
64” across 10” above ground once down and measured.

@rope - where are you in AK?
 
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MK20

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Yeah. Let me get in touch with the folks I got mine from and see how many they have left and what it would be shipping wise for a large order to get em to me and then I will do the math for individual cost.

Once I have all that figured out I will start a new thread and post it here.
 
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Mr. Zick

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And on the topic of axes, am I just a sissy or do most use them for soft woods? I use an 8lb maul to split and even frozen “green” red oak and elm takes a few swings to split.
 
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