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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1320 on: January 06, 2017, 08:06:50 AM »
Took this pic yesterday before the snow. Basically just some junk sawlogs for our mill. It was a good day for January. The mud was frozen and no snow.

Saw you tomorrow!

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« Reply #1321 on: January 06, 2017, 03:08:24 PM »
Fokke,I like that barn foundation. Looks old,but tight.

Foundation is old school it's natural stones piled up without mortar. The house is even better, signed 1923 it's all stone and wood

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 Cool for sure.

I always thought that they would fall apart without mortar. Can you tell why they have held together so nicely?

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« Reply #1322 on: January 06, 2017, 04:16:34 PM »
It requires skill to lay a stonewall, you can't find a master that'll do it like that today. You have to find a place for every stone so that they interlock and retain each other with their own weight. If you get it right it'll hold forever because there is nothing in it that decays like mortar. I think this method is called "dry stone" in English.

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« Reply #1323 on: January 06, 2017, 04:45:55 PM »
they took there time to build  it not like today hurry up and get it done and get to the next one to make a huge profit  :)

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« Reply #1324 on: January 06, 2017, 04:50:30 PM »
Coxy, never put a tape on it for diameter as its not that big , I cut lots bigger than those, once it takes 2 log trucks to load a stick them were getting there . I got a big bush that has lots of big oak just not sure yet if I'm going to cut it this winter , those will give my old 230A a work out

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« Reply #1325 on: January 06, 2017, 07:23:15 PM »
Fokke,interesting. Thanks for the picture and the why.
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« Reply #1326 on: January 06, 2017, 10:47:23 PM »
barge your using a chain saw and a dozer  :o :D
Its rough.  :D :D :D  hammering off the HW on some land we own, don't want to cut the pine right now so it's not worth bringing the big iron down. Be back on it in the morning.

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« Reply #1327 on: January 06, 2017, 10:57:42 PM »
Maintenance and firewood the last couple days. 

 
 That cab tipping takes all the work out of a miserable hose. 

 
 I wish the boom system on this was a little friendlier for transport, had to tighten all the bolts up again and go thru it, quite a bit more to limb. 20" and down she is an animal. 

 
 I appreciate everyone's recommendations on processors, playing phone tag with Brent Eastman right now. The problem is whatever I look at it doesn't quite fit or isn't quite as friendly as this one, that 2040 will fit if I cut the hitch and 4ft off the infeed. Bells will build me a circle saw that's "close". I've got to many irons in to many fires so not in a rush to upgrade, Dick from Comstock just dropped me off 4 bars tonight so she will be around for a bit more. 

  

 
Little clearing job for a septic system I cut the other day, all multi stem soft maple, track all the firewood out and throw in the pile, have to chip it on monday.

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« Reply #1328 on: January 07, 2017, 06:18:24 PM »
how will your forwarder handle this , they will use 2 trucks to load this , 68 inch oak 

 

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« Reply #1329 on: January 07, 2017, 06:19:38 PM »
Barge would it not be easier to change the building than the firewood  processor

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« Reply #1330 on: January 07, 2017, 06:46:04 PM »
Barge would it not be easier to change the building than the firewood  processor
That is some stick of oak. Wow.  :D. I know of a couple around here close to that but not that big.
 We have added onto this building about 5x, my sharpening room is to the left of the processor, chip cleaner in the floor, we have talked about it but unless we start from scratch it just won't work. I'm only doing 3digits worth of firewood a yr, not exactly "huge" production, couple guys around me doing 2-3000 cord. Lately the money is in loglength, got a panicked call tonight for 3lds tomorrow I'm glad I sat on that extra wood all yr.

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« Reply #1331 on: January 07, 2017, 07:18:06 PM »
 

  

 
 Cut. More. Wood.  :D
 

  

 
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« Reply #1332 on: January 07, 2017, 07:22:23 PM »
how will your forwarder handle this , they will use 2 trucks to load this , 68 inch oak 

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That's a  wooper !  Interesting they grow that big on sandy soil. How old is it ?
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« Reply #1333 on: January 08, 2017, 12:12:00 AM »
ehp, that is some stick! :o I might be able to pick one end of it and back under it, I don't know. That thing is huge!
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« Reply #1334 on: January 08, 2017, 12:47:53 AM »
This is about the limit that my crane will lift at full extension. That's a bucket of Balmy (aka Balsam or Black Poplar) 1/3 cord bucket over full, probably closer to 1/2 cord in that grab. Balmy is fairly heavy wood green, it's pretty waterlogged. I'd guess around 4800 pounds/cord.



A little dredging the other night, beavers made a dam out of a section of the haul road. It had a narrow corner coming into it, and then a hole on the side of the road that could've pulled a truck off the road. So I pulled some mud up and packed it in the hole. At -20F it set up quickly :) My bucket had a pretty gnarly frozen mud buildup, so I went and forwarded another load of wood before I shut down for the night.



Here is our Ponsse Ergo 8w getting after it in some black spruce, with White Pine and White Cedar reserved. This job has been tough on hoses with all these crooked cedars hanging over the skid trail



And lastly, a nice winter sunset.

Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #1335 on: January 08, 2017, 08:11:44 AM »
here in the great state on NY if you did that to a poor little beavers pond you would be put in the electric chair  :D

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« Reply #1336 on: January 10, 2017, 04:45:51 PM »
just stuff from today, first one is popular , sure not pretty but sound and has some size

 

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« Reply #1337 on: January 10, 2017, 04:49:06 PM »
table top log , mill scaled it at 1058 feet , 8 foot log and oak,  I cut a 8 footer off that other big oak and mill gave me a scale of 1682 feet , doyle scale  had to use chains to load that one as grapple would not even come close to going around the log 

 

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« Reply #1338 on: January 12, 2017, 08:53:30 AM »
I have to get better at taking pictures. Cut a few loads the last week or so. Lots of f/w and pulp right now and into some nice pine after this week.



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« Reply #1339 on: January 12, 2017, 08:55:46 AM »
Looks like someone is burning the midnight oil. But getting dark at 4:45 it's easy to do that.
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