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Firewood

Discussion in 'Logging' started by gman2431, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. gman2431

    gman2431 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Crazy yoopers cut and split a dam birdseye maple and dropped it off to me for firewood....

    Guess I'm gonna have to pick through the pile and take some home...

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  2. Eric Rorabaugh

    Eric Rorabaugh Diagnosed with addiction by my wife..wood hoarding Full Member

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    :scare3::redcard::redcard::redcard:
     
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  3. rocky1

    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    Kinda looks like you need to take the whole pile home!
     
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    Nature Man Member Full Member

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    Really need to get he whole logs in the future! Chuck
     
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    That's some great looking stuff! Already in nice manageable size for the bandsaw too
     
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    Mr. Peet Member Full Member

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    Sad, so sad...
     
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  7. gman2431

    gman2431 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I dug out a piece that's over 6 inches thick and still showing birdseye from bark to center... this log, at one point, would have made some serious lumber.
     
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    gman2431 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    This is actually very common practice up here... maple is king for hardwood and most people dont care what heats them. Cant blame them, winters are rough here.
     
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  9. rocky1

    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    Sawing firewood was much simpler back before I started woodworking! :blush:
     
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  10. woodtickgreg

    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member

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    I'd be turning that! Some of my nicer turnings came out of firewood piles.
     
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    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    Yes, when you are cold, the line between wood working wood and firewood gets blurred.
     
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    You know Mike, just dropping the 'c' from the word cold, makes sense as well in some cases...
     
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    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    Grrrrrr
     
  14. rocky1

    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    Stepped off in that one with both feet didn't you?! :lol2::lol2::lol2:
     
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    Would make alot of nice bottle stopper and pen blanks and Knife handles, Probably even pepper Mills.
     
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    Cody, I assume 'Sugar maple'? I just looked at my reference samples and have a single sample of flat-sawn 'Sugar maple' with birdseye grain, 1/4" eyes. I'd like to add a truly 1/4 sawn sample of birdseye and a perpendicular to 1/4 sawn sample to show how the eyes can disappear and mask curly. A sample with tiny eyes or one with large eyes would also be awesome. So if any scrap fails to fill your desire and will fit mine, let me know costs. Samples finish at 3" x 6" x 1/2". Thank you.
     
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    gman2431 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I'll make sure ya get some!!
     
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    Offer them double what you pay for the firewood for the whole log next time...some gorgeous cabinets there.
     
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    gman2431 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Just some free firewood they dropped off at cabin in the UP. I didn't see the guy otherwise we woulda chatted for sure!
     
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    gman2431 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    First couple through the saw look cool...

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