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Re: American elm?
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2013, 08:46:14 PM »
A lot of people would consider the smell of white elm to be like horse urine. Thus given the label **** elm.  ::)

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Re: American elm?
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2013, 03:53:31 PM »
Well Swampish has never replied yeah or nay about the aroma of horse pee .He only made reference to the likeness of elm saw dust  not weather he liked it or not . :D

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Re: American elm?
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2013, 02:59:08 PM »
It'll be firewood.

Elm is the absolute devil to split.  If you hit it with a splitting hammer or ax it will come flying back at you.  A hydraulic splitter will mash it into. 

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Re: American elm?
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2013, 04:34:01 PM »
It's resiliancy is why it was favored for wagon tongues ,wooden axles and parts of wooden spoked wheels .

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Re: American elm?
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2013, 05:10:42 PM »
It'll be firewood.

Elm is the absolute devil to split.  If you hit it with a splitting hammer or ax it will come flying back at you.  A hydraulic splitter will mash it into. 

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Well so far this stuff is much easier to split than what I've done in the past.
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Re: American elm?
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2013, 08:47:07 PM »
My uncle always burned firewood for heat, but two big elms he helped take down around the farm were hauled back on the hill to rot. :D
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« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2013, 11:36:07 PM »
I guess a carpenter who deals with elm all the time, you could call him (an) Elmer.  ::)

Especially if he glues it.
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« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2013, 12:15:48 AM »
My grandmother broke her nose splitting elm for the wood stove... :-\
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« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2013, 12:16:54 AM »
I guess a carpenter who deals with elm all the time, you could call him (an) Elmer.  ::)

Especially if he glues it.
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« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2013, 12:41:04 AM »
My grandmother broke her nose splitting elm for the wood stove... :-\

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« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2013, 06:48:39 AM »
Not really. I heard the story from my dad who was just a kid at the time, so this is probably 80 years ago. Grandma has been gone for over 30. Apparently a chunk flew up when she chopped it with an ax and hit her in the face. I remember her nose had an unnatural kink in it.
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Re: American elm?
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2013, 09:20:16 PM »
Like all wood elm does burn and produce heat but it's really not the best choice if you have a choice .Even with a hydraulic splitter it's a chore .

Every couple years I go through my little woods and clean up the dead which includes some elm .It's usually less than 8 inches in diameter and doesn't require splitting .I really have no idea if it's Americam elm or slippery elm .They still grow they just don't get very large .


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