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Title: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on August 02, 2014, 09:54:38 AM
Thought I would start a post for all firewood related conversations. Feel free top post up pics, storeys, offers, info and organise cutting expeditions for those of us who like lumberjacking!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on August 02, 2014, 09:56:11 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/02/ybavuhah.jpg)

Here is what I do most of my cutting on. Ever reliable electric motor.

And my chainsaw

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mace on August 02, 2014, 10:33:18 AM
Ever used one of these?
Wear shin guards.

This isn't my pic, still trying to find one of it. It's a Mobilco Barrow Saw. Powered by a Villiers 5hp engine.  Dad brought one in the early 60s, used it once or twice and then put it in the back of the Barn.

It stayed there until about 2002 when I gave it away to a local to restore. Motor still had spark when it was turned over.

Brutal things, glad I never used it. Mite have been the initial trigger to my career in WHS. The blade cut direction threw things at you at ground level. Bounce bounce whack!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on August 02, 2014, 12:25:00 PM
I've never used one but seen plenty in use. My uncle has one. He used it once and vowed never again!

The bench does a good enough job for us.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: grafy82 on August 02, 2014, 12:46:08 PM
Ever used one of these?
Wear shin guards.

This isn't my pic, still trying to find one of it. It's a Mobilco Barrow Saw. Powered by a Villiers 5hp engine.  Dad brought one in the early 60s, used it once or twice and then put it in the back of the Barn.

It stayed there until about 2002 when I gave it away to a local to restore. Motor still had spark when it was turned over.

Brutal things, glad I never used it. Mite have been the initial trigger to my career in WHS. The blade cut direction threw things at you at ground level. Bounce bounce whack!

Looks like death on wheels!!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on August 02, 2014, 01:44:00 PM
lino looks handy for trimming bodies or even firewood . Wouldn't want to make a mistake though     >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Dibdab on August 02, 2014, 02:59:50 PM
Many men suffered fatal injuries cutting sleepers when the blade was in the horizontal position. They were called widow makers by the old time timber getters.
Regards Dibdab.
 
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on August 03, 2014, 11:49:11 AM
Cut up fuji's wood today!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/03/eda3u8ad.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on August 03, 2014, 06:45:03 PM
Should have tied it down to stop it bouncing out of the trailer . looks 1/2 empty but theres a trail of kindling down the road    >:D :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on August 03, 2014, 06:57:12 PM
Should have tied it down to stop it bouncing out of the trailer . looks 1/2 empty but theres a trail of kindling down the road    >:D :cheers:
It was only the termite dust!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on August 03, 2014, 07:02:21 PM
That would only blow out if you were speeding over 110Ks . So l have been told ,not that l would know from Esperance :angel:   :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: 6knights on August 03, 2014, 09:52:17 PM
Here is my effort , saddly it's all gone now. Time to start again

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarps on August 03, 2014, 10:06:35 PM
Here is my effort , saddly it's all gone now. Time to start again
see lino6, told you that's the way to go. No messing about with 6x4 trailers for you timetogo:-)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on August 03, 2014, 10:51:00 PM
 
Sent from .................
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on August 04, 2014, 07:36:09 AM
people were short then  >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on August 04, 2014, 07:45:00 AM

Sent from .................
Better get scarps on the axe now, should be finished by March!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on August 04, 2014, 08:16:45 AM
March ,,,,,,, what year    ???     ???  He would start complaining about his doggy shoulder  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: JD-120 on August 04, 2014, 09:08:46 AM
did a dump run yesterday, getting rid of green rubbish from the back yard.

dropping off the ute load and looked over and saw someone had just dumped a sh!te load of hardwood. loaded up and off set the weight of my rubbish with about 50kg of wood. Saved myself a few dump vouchers and some dollars on buying wood for the next trip away
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on August 04, 2014, 03:01:58 PM
Cut up fuji's wood today!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/03/eda3u8ad.jpg)



And it's where?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 04, 2014, 03:40:31 PM

And it's where?

At my house I burnt it already oops.  >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on August 04, 2014, 05:45:49 PM
That's okay sweetie, you deserve it more than me. ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 04, 2014, 05:47:33 PM
That's okay sweetie, you deserve it more than me. ;D

Ah you are too kind I am not sure if anyone deserves firewood more than someone else but certainly have been needing it at night time at least the days are being nice at the moment.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on August 04, 2014, 05:55:27 PM
Gezzzz you told me you were going to load  fujis trailer with cut , split wood cause he such a good bloke & not feeling at his best with Man Flu . Now you burned the lot & all he gets is a bag of Potash .. Hardly fair . ??? :'(
 The Karma bus may park upon you  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 04, 2014, 05:58:15 PM
Gezzzz you told me you were going to load  fujis trailer with cut , split wood cause he such a good bloke & not feeling at his best with Man Flu . Now you burned the lot & all he gets is a bag of Potash .. Hardly fair . ??? :'(
 The Karma bus may park upon you  :cheers:

I was going to but then I found out he didn't have a trailer and I didn't have a spare one at home to load for him haha. So bring on that Karma bus I reckon, even for me that would be a big effort to have burnt all that wood over night haha
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on August 04, 2014, 07:33:39 PM
Are you trying to tell me Fiji has missapoperated  somebodies trailer for his own devices    ???. So he can come up & collect a trailer then pop in & fill it for the trip home to keep his family warm  ??? ???. What a great bloke lending you a trailer almost so long you reckon its yours  :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 04, 2014, 07:36:02 PM
Are you trying to tell me Fiji has missapoperated  somebodies trailer for his own devices    ???. So he can come up & collect a trailer then pop in & fill it for the trip home to keep his family warm  ??? ???. What a great bloke lending you a trailer almost so long you reckon its yours  :cup: :cheers:

My words exactly I think um maybe
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on August 04, 2014, 07:40:38 PM
Nay-DMAX
             Are you being  indecisive or not  ???
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on August 04, 2014, 08:06:19 PM
Isn't it my trailer now, possession is 9/10ths of the law :police:

P.s. Can you let Andrew know that I can't make it up there this weekend. Have my wayward son staying.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 04, 2014, 08:12:24 PM
Nay-DMAX
             Are you being  indecisive or not  ???

I am still unsure I will go and put more in the fire and that might help me decide.

Isn't it my trailer now, possession is 9/10ths of the law :police:

P.s. Can you let Andrew know that I can't make it up there this weekend. Have my wayward son staying.

It's still on loan. No worries I will let him know I am sure he will see the post, do you want him to call in and pick it up?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on August 04, 2014, 08:20:30 PM
Get it back if you can ,,,,,,l have the word   ,  Fuji hangs around with Crims  . lts a vocation  not a job  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 04, 2014, 08:23:07 PM
Get it back if you can ,,,,,,l have the word   ,  Fuji hangs around with Crims  . lts a vocation  not a job  :cheers:

Oh dear lucky we have a spare one here then. I have heard some dodgy things about him for sure
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on August 04, 2014, 08:42:39 PM
lf you don't know dodgey things we can make them up as we go along   ,  by yourself belive it or not l can get into trouble by meself    ;D ;D :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarps on August 04, 2014, 09:55:08 PM
Get it back if you can ,,,,,,l have the word   ,  Fuji hangs around with Crims  . lts a vocation  not a job  :cheers:
I could swagmail it? Epping to Shepparton. Might be best if I use the Nagambieville bypass. Heard there's a few dodgy's might reside there.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on August 05, 2014, 07:50:23 AM
Swagmail isn't that code for Gumtree /Ebay here l come  . Or is that just with scarps  ??? :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on August 12, 2014, 06:22:28 PM
Well after all this time father and his youngest are reunited. The youngest was seen loitering at the rear of the Epping Cop Shop. Quick phone call to dad, and he showed up with the wagon and tow bar with rated shackles. Unfortunately mum won't be too happy because the wayward prodigal son has returned to live with his siblings. Sorry Renee. Thanks for your patience Andrew and for the loan of your trailer.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 12, 2014, 06:24:12 PM
Well after all this time father and his youngest are reunited. The youngest was seen loitering at the rear of the Epping Cop Shop. Quick phone call to dad, and he showed up with the wagon and tow bar with rated shackles. Unfortunately mum won't be too happy because the wayward prodigal son has returned to live with his siblings. Sorry Renee. Thanks for your patience Andrew and for the loan of your trailer.

No worries in all honesty I haven't even seen it since it got home glad it was of use to you and enabled you to get a bit of firewood for winter.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on August 12, 2014, 06:30:01 PM
Well after all this time father and his youngest are reunited. The youngest was seen loitering at the rear of the Epping Cop Shop. Quick phone call to dad, and he showed up with the wagon and tow bar with rated shackles. Unfortunately mum won't be too happy because the wayward prodigal son has returned to live with his siblings. Sorry Renee. Thanks for your patience Andrew and for the loan of your trailer.

I will probably have to send the trailer back to you for a while, then point out that now I am a trailer short I'll have to build my tipper, reckon that'll work?!

No problems mate glad do help out. Now to wait for Barmah to open and you can tow a load back in it!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on August 12, 2014, 08:43:19 PM
[quote author=lino6

No problems mate glad do help out. Now to wait for Barmah to open and you can tow a load back in it!


Trying to cut out the Little Man , mealy trying to eak out a living suppling fire wood & lunch to passing Swaggers .
 Bloody Gratitude    :-[ , That's you off the Xmas list ,,,  ::)off to Barmah are we ,,, Well . Go . Enjoy
    lm not upset , passed over for a whole forest of wood   ,  such is life  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on August 12, 2014, 08:46:06 PM
[quote author=lino6

No problems mate glad do help out. Now to wait for Barmah to open and you can tow a load back in it!


Trying to cut out the Little Man , mealy trying to eak out a living suppling fire wood & lunch to passing Swaggers .
 Bloody Gratitude    :-[ , That's you off the Xmas list ,,,  ::)off to Barmah are we ,,, Well . Go . Enjoy
    lm not upset , passed over for a whole forest of wood   ,  such is life  :cheers:

Don't worry mate, I'm sure you won't be forgotten. After all red (gum) goes faster....!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: StrvnMrvn on August 12, 2014, 09:24:56 PM
My supply of firewood comes from the FIL!

He works in a timber mill that makes pegs for surveyors, so I get the left over hard wood!
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarps on August 12, 2014, 09:59:54 PM
[quote author=lino6

No problems mate glad do help out. Now to wait for Barmah to open and you can tow a load back in it!


Trying to cut out the Little Man , mealy trying to eak out a living suppling fire wood & lunch to passing Swaggers .
 Bloody Gratitude    :-[ , That's you off the Xmas list ,,,  ::)off to Barmah are we ,,, Well . Go . Enjoy
    lm not upset , passed over for a whole forest of wood   ,  such is life  :cheers:
speewa, may not be a consolation, but I'm still happy to be your firewood friend. I say boo to the Barmah boys!!!!!!!
Plus there's a slab of green cans in it for you.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on August 12, 2014, 10:33:23 PM
My supply of firewood comes from the FIL!

He works in a timber mill that makes pegs for surveyors, so I get the left over hard wood!

There is a red gum mill on Deniliquin that I got a couple of loads at, till they worked out they could put their prices up 1000% and send it to Melbourne. Was good stuff all the mill ends were already cut into 300s so no cutting or splitting.

speewa, may not be a consolation, but I'm still happy to be your firewood friend. I say boo to the Barmah boys!!!!!!!
Plus there's a slab of green cans in it for you.

Doesn't take you blokes long to turn. I reckon it was one of scarp's cans that had split open, I saw him with a cordless drill moments before........  >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarps on August 12, 2014, 10:36:24 PM

There is a red gum mill on Deniliquin that I got a couple of loads at, till they worked out they could put their prices up 1000% and send it to Melbourne. Was good stuff all the mill ends were already cut into 300s so no cutting or splitting.

Doesn't take you blokes long to turn. I reckon it was one of scarp's cans that had split open, I saw him with a cordless drill moments before........  >:D
talk about splitting, I had another go on the weekend to split the firewood from the speewatree, and no go.
Looking like next weekend I may need to hire a HD log splitter.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on August 12, 2014, 10:42:09 PM
This is similar to the one we hire, works brilliantly. Lifts the logs up for you and everything.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarps on August 12, 2014, 10:42:43 PM

This is similar to the one we hire, works brilliantly. Lifts the logs up for you and everything.
noice
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on August 13, 2014, 04:55:30 PM
very noice.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: briann532 on August 13, 2014, 05:49:51 PM
We have one of these on the tractor..........

Haven't actually used it yet  :-[ BUT we can't wait.......

http://sotatractors.com/836 (http://sotatractors.com/836)

Its the wx 370

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarps on August 13, 2014, 06:48:38 PM
We have one of these on the tractor..........

Haven't actually used it yet  :-[ BUT we can't wait.......

http://sotatractors.com/836 (http://sotatractors.com/836)

Its the wx 370
bring it down this Hume Hwy this weekend and we'll give it a run:-)

On another note, you'd think speewa could buy one of these for his tractor!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: briann532 on August 13, 2014, 06:55:14 PM
bring it down this Hume Hwy this weekend and we'll give it a run:-)

On another note, you'd think speewa could buy one of these for his tractor!

Sorry Mate, I only go down the Hume as far as Gunning, but you're more than welcome to travel North. Follow the sunshine and I'll get you the firewood and some lamb ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on August 13, 2014, 07:04:48 PM
bring it down this Hume Hwy this weekend and we'll give it a run:-)

On another note, you'd think speewa could buy one of these for his tractor!
Yep you'd reckon the high prices he charges he would buy one
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 13, 2014, 07:06:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VX0xwwrPgc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VX0xwwrPgc)

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on August 13, 2014, 07:42:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VX0xwwrPgc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VX0xwwrPgc)

GG

Not sure what to think of this, seems a good way the become a mill operator!

But an interesting idea
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on September 22, 2014, 06:53:38 PM
Benched the last bit of firewood I had left at home. Just need to split the bigger stuff and that should see out this firewood season. With the first brown snake sighting on the weekend for the spring might be a good idea to get it all tidied up. Bastards those snakes.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on September 23, 2014, 06:14:38 AM
lts spooky what some blokes get up to in sheds all over the country . Then introduce a chainsaw & it a whole other level  :cup:   :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarps on October 19, 2014, 02:19:26 PM
My chainsaw is all bright shiny clean and sharp. I can feel a speewaville trip acomin.


Are we there yet?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on October 19, 2014, 04:20:04 PM
Wonder should I sharpen a chain and come help, or just to a speewa and supervise!  >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarps on October 19, 2014, 05:04:20 PM

Wonder should I bring the crane truck and come help, or just to a speewa and supervise!  >:D
fixed it for you. Plus last time I went speewa brought the new Kubi to move the snakes on. Very helpful. I think He figured they'd get me on the ground before thinking of slithering up the tractor to get Him.



Sub post - At the moment I should be wiring in a uhf, instead I'm posting on myswag.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: staghornflat on October 20, 2014, 07:38:32 PM
Just looking through photos and thought I would share our fire wood collecting apparatus!!
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/20/5ab2b2c689598c4414d77355078fb51b.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on October 20, 2014, 07:42:27 PM
Just looking through photos and thought I would share our fire wood collecting apparatus!!
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/20/5ab2b2c689598c4414d77355078fb51b.jpg)


What a great setup, though towing that from home to speewaville might attract a bit of  :police: attention!

I was thinking of getting my own log splitter, but the one I usually hire is brilliant and are about $5k new. Minister for finance won't approve that!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 20, 2014, 07:45:20 PM

What a great setup, though towing that from home to speewaville might attract a bit of  :police: attention!
was thinking exact same thing:-)


Sub post - At the moment I should be wiring in a uhf, instead I'm posting on myswag.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: staghornflat on October 20, 2014, 07:50:26 PM
What a great setup, though towing that from home to speewaville might attract a bit of  :police: attention!

I was thinking of getting my own log splitter, but the one I usually hire is brilliant and are about $5k new. Minister for finance won't approve that!
We built this one in 1996, it's on it second engine and have replaced a few hoses in that time. They make easy work of it.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: gumboot on October 20, 2014, 07:53:27 PM

Just looking through photos and thought I would share our fire wood collecting apparatus!!
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/20/5ab2b2c689598c4414d77355078fb51b.jpg)


Do you need an articulated licence for that beast....:-)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on October 20, 2014, 07:55:07 PM
We built this one in 1996, it's on it second engine and have replaced a few hoses in that time. They make easy work of it.

I went to buy a home made tractor mounted one at a clearing sale months ago. It went for $1500, could by a new one for that....

I usually just get a stockpile and hire a splitter, but I mostly just cut stuff that I can bench and put straight in the fire.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: staghornflat on October 20, 2014, 07:55:54 PM
Do you need an articulated licence for that beast....:-)
Yep got one.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on October 20, 2014, 08:34:39 PM
Yep got one.

2 trailers is MC isn't it  :D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Black-Pig on October 20, 2014, 08:36:46 PM
What does everyone use?
I use a Stihl MS660 and MS310 for wood cutting, and an MS170 for Trimming and pruning. The splitter is a 30T splitter and works a dream, whhy one would break your back splitting I dont know. Big bits sometimes split by cutting with chainsaw then bash and lift onto splitter.The bloke cutting is my mate, but shows the size we cut normally.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: staghornflat on October 20, 2014, 08:38:42 PM
Yep that's right, I've only got HC. It's only used on the farm most of the time, but has had a couple quick runs on the road.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on October 20, 2014, 08:46:50 PM
Yep that's right, I've only got HC. It's only used on the farm most of the time, but has had a couple quick runs on the road.

Reckon you'd be right around you area anyway, if there were any  :police: around they would be too busy enjoying the view!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 20, 2014, 09:22:51 PM

What does everyone use?
I use a Stihl MS660 and MS310 for wood cutting, and an MS170 for Trimming and pruning. The splitter is a 30T splitter and works a dream, whhy one would break your back splitting I dont know. Big bits sometimes split by cutting with chainsaw then bash and lift onto splitter.The bloke cutting is my mate, but shows the size we cut normally.
great set up. We could use you soon:-)


Are we there yet?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bird on November 06, 2014, 11:56:26 AM
http://firewoodhoardersclub.com/ (http://firewoodhoardersclub.com/)
(http://firewoodhoardersclub.com/pictures/banner720.png)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: DannyG on November 06, 2014, 12:18:49 PM
We get our own wood. Although next year we are going to use a larger trailer, our little box trailer turns the springs inside out with less than a tonne on it.

Its hard work for a fat old fart like me ;)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 09, 2015, 11:16:18 AM
I am now the proud owner of a new 6x4 trailer with 18 inch sides. Complete with tool box, spare tyre, jockey wheel, extra long drawbar, new LT tyres on Ford rims :'(. Purchased from Europe trailers. Now to find some wood to cut.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 09, 2015, 11:17:11 AM
The image is not the actual trailer purchased. ;D
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 09, 2015, 11:25:14 AM
I am now the proud owner of a new 6x4 trailer with 18 inch sides. Complete with tool box, spare tyre, jockey wheel, extra long drawbar, new LT tyres on Ford rims :'(. Purchased from Europe trailers. Now to find some wood to cut.
noice.  Will find out when the season opens.  With a swish new trailer like that, you better grab some of GG's security cables or GPS tracker:-)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 09, 2015, 11:28:14 AM
I am now the proud owner of a new 6x4 trailer with 18 inch sides. Complete with tool box, spare tyre, jockey wheel, extra long drawbar, new LT tyres on Ford rims :'(. Purchased from Europe trailers. Now to find some wood to cut.

What was a rough cost Fuji, need something similar for my place for wood and the likes as well

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 09, 2015, 11:55:29 AM
What was a rough cost Fuji, need something similar for my place for wood and the likes as well

GG



The trailer was $1050 with high sides 18inch, Add two LT tyres $100, toolbox and added 1feet to drawbar $320, Jockey wheel and spare $140, leds and $130 reg as I added the extra foot to drawbar.
Total 1750. Alot of $$$ but it will see me out. Went to Victorian trailers and they were okay but quality didnt seem to be there.  You can save a few bucks by putting in your own tool box and not getting the LT tyres and extra foot on drawbar, no reg. about $500 there.
Wayne
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 09, 2015, 12:07:55 PM


The trailer was $1050 with high sides 18inch, Add two LT tyres $100, toolbox and added 1feet to drawbar $320, Jockey wheel and spare $140, leds and $130 reg as I added the extra foot to drawbar.
Total 1750. Alot of $$$ but it will see me out. Went to Victorian trailers and they were okay but quality didnt seem to be there.  You can save a few bucks by putting in your own tool box and not getting the LT tyres and extra foot on drawbar, no reg. about $500 there.
Wayne

Thanks for that

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 09, 2015, 04:17:28 PM
I am now the proud owner of a new 6x4 trailer with 18 inch sides. Complete with tool box, spare tyre, jockey wheel, extra long drawbar, new LT tyres on Ford rims :'(. Purchased from Europe trailers. Now to find some wood to cut.

Yay now you just have to find somewhere to store it but Scarps is an ideas man about getting the security cables for it.  Wont be long until firewood season.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Beachman on February 09, 2015, 04:25:43 PM
Seeing I’m a city dweller I’ve annoyed builders doing house renovations around my local area and with their permission taken old hardwood studs/noggins which were only going to be thrown in the rubbish skip.

Nails can be a pain, but cut is into short lengths and seeing its 40+ years old it burns for ages.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 09, 2015, 06:57:16 PM
Yay now you just have to find somewhere to store it but Scarps is an ideas man about getting the security cables for it.  Wont be long until firewood season.



No, this is what I need. ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: D4D on February 09, 2015, 07:01:17 PM
Purchased from Europe trailers.

Very nice, the guys at Europe know how to build a trailer :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 09, 2015, 07:06:56 PM
Yes nice trailers for sure. Could have spent more for sure, but where do you stop? Hanging out to collect. Now does anyone know where I can get an insert so I don't scratch the paint from the wood?
fuji
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: D4D on February 09, 2015, 07:11:38 PM
The first scratch is always the hardest :)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on February 09, 2015, 07:13:07 PM
Fire wood Prices for 2015    .   

                          Pm Me for Details
                                                       :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 09, 2015, 07:38:44 PM

Now does anyone know where I can get an insert so I don't scratch the paint from the wood?
fuji
http://www.rhinolinings.com.au/auto/sprayed-on-truck-ute-liner-products.htm

Or just do what I did, buy 1/2dozen cans of their touch up paint when you pick it up. $15 per spray pack:-)
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 09, 2015, 07:41:57 PM
Fire wood Prices for 2015    .   

                          Pm Me for Details
                                                       :cheers:
I'll pay double last year's rates....... ............... If ya cut, split, dry and load? Rather pay you than the local hire place for the hydraulic splitter.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 09, 2015, 07:43:51 PM
I'll pay double last year's rates....... ............... If ya cut, split, dry and load? Rather pay you that the local hire place for the hydraulic splitter.



Have to wait for Woolies specials two for 80 ???
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on February 09, 2015, 07:49:13 PM
I'll pay double last year's rates....... ............... If ya cut, split, dry and load? Rather pay you that the local hire place for the hydraulic splitter.


 Would you want me to tote said wood from where l stacked it after splitting it after l loaded it in the trailer after l had cut it up . Then l could place  it in  the heater & return to rubbing you tired feet that  have not used for so , so long  . :'(


 The Price has just gone up yet again , buy Beans & use Gas to heat the family  >:D >:D :cheers:
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 09, 2015, 07:53:04 PM
I'll pay double last year's rates....... ............... If ya cut, split, dry and load? Rather pay you that the local hire place for the hydraulic splitter.

Would you want me to tote said wood from where l stacked it after splitting it after l loaded it in the trailer after l had cut it up . Then l could place  it in  the heater & return to rubbing you tired feet that  have not used for so , so long  . :'(
ok.......triple last year's if you do that:-)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on February 09, 2015, 08:10:13 PM
Fire wood Prices for 2015    .   

                          Pm Me for Details
                                                       :cheers:
Knock with ya elbows?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on February 09, 2015, 08:13:53 PM
Nice looking trailer fuji san. I'll break the news to my trailer gently...  :D

Now to organise that firewood run. Better service and sharpen the Huski!

BTW if you are looking for a place to put it let me know, might be able to crane it on top of ya roof, will make it hard to steel then!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on February 09, 2015, 08:36:12 PM
I know a rigger >:D
Sent from .................
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 09, 2015, 08:41:15 PM

I know a rigger >:D
Sent from .................
with dodgy straps?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 09, 2015, 08:57:06 PM
 :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 09, 2015, 09:02:38 PM
Crane someone?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2015, 09:07:07 PM
Quote from: fuji
Crane someone?
this one maybe of more use
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--AHgDWJDj--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/18kzoczas0fcnjpg.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 09, 2015, 09:08:49 PM

this one maybe of more use
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--AHgDWJDj--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/18kzoczas0fcnjpg.jpg)
looks like something out of Thunderbirds
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2015, 09:11:18 PM
Quote from: scarpsD40
looks like something out of Thunderbirds

LOL... now you mention it... Thunderbird 54.
or is that Car 54 where are you...........
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 09, 2015, 09:15:30 PM

LOL... now you mention it... Thunderbird 54.
or is that Car 54 where are you...........
use this to de root the tree
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2015, 09:20:37 PM
use this to de root the tree
fire starter....
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7JHp0oykQn4/TaY-e6PrG5I/AAAAAAAAAGM/RvaadQWUP3o/s1600/tb1-lands.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: dales133 on February 09, 2015, 09:27:49 PM
Twisted fire starta
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on February 10, 2015, 05:25:32 AM
looks like something out of Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds are GO
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 12, 2015, 10:00:22 PM
 :-[ :-[ :-[ today. Justin rang and they have run out of toolboxes and will takeup to two weeks for delivery of the trailer. :-[ :-[
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 19, 2015, 10:00:29 AM

:-[ :-[ :-[ today. Justin rang and they have run out of toolboxes and will takeup to two weeks for delivery of the trailer. :-[ :-[
ok 2 weeks is up. Where's the pics?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 19, 2015, 10:02:02 AM
Probably another week :'(
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 19, 2015, 10:03:39 AM

Probably another week :'(
shoulda started a build thread;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on February 19, 2015, 03:44:11 PM
I would have taken it without the tool box just to get it!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 19, 2015, 03:50:09 PM

I would have taken it without the tool box just to get it!
then He wouldn't had anywhere for the dual battery system.......
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on February 19, 2015, 03:52:07 PM
then He wouldn't had anywhere for the dual battery system.......

You're full of 6b&s!  >:D

Probably another week :'(

We'll have to organise a Barmah run when you have it to test out the wheel bearings!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 19, 2015, 08:18:41 PM

You're full of 6b&s!  >:D

We'll have to organise a Barmah run when you have it to test out the wheel bearings!
All B&S - No Treble!

Also did He order it with Japanese or Chinese bearings?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 20, 2015, 01:31:06 AM
All B&S - No Treble!

Also did He order it with Japanese or Chinese bearings?



Ahhhh bearings, hope they are Simkin.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on February 20, 2015, 04:48:23 AM


Ahhhh bearings, hope they are Simkin.
Timkin bearings with NOK seals
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 23, 2015, 05:37:11 PM
See, what do I know about bearings? Zilch. Nil news about the trailer. :-[
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 23, 2015, 06:40:50 PM

shoulda started a build thread;D
x2
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on February 23, 2015, 07:15:27 PM
Wack some bearing buddies on to force feel the grease for hi speed & heavy running , & oversize mudflaps. So  :police: cant see the colour of the tread to know its overloaded    .       ;D
                         but what do l know about these things                 >:D                      :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 25, 2015, 05:52:05 AM
No go for the wood run as the roster boss has deemed I will be doing a booze bus at 3 pm on that Sunday. Following Sunday is good. :-[
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 25, 2015, 06:40:56 AM
So have you got the new trailer?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 25, 2015, 07:19:29 PM
No but I will Friday a.m. He rang me and said that I get a bonus 1200mm toolbox. Paid for a 900 and I think they stuffed up. So rather then ask me for more money, they threw it in. ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on February 25, 2015, 07:23:59 PM
Did you turn up to inspect in the company banger ,,,, ???   its amazing what they would chuck in when the  " Blue Block Special " is parked in the car park   .         ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 26, 2015, 04:31:09 PM
What are you saying Jamie?  Don't know what you're on about with your ramblings  ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on February 26, 2015, 06:56:27 PM
Somebody should have a chat with you about things . unfortunately lm not qualified to do said same .
                    lm a lawn mower man              :cup:                          :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 27, 2015, 09:25:56 AM
The trailer
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 27, 2015, 01:33:23 PM
Noice. Let the mods begin
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on February 27, 2015, 04:19:11 PM
Yes, a heap of firewood will do for starters. ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on February 27, 2015, 04:27:07 PM
l was beginning to think that it was just something you dreamed up , but now there is a pic of it its seems more real .
Nice tool box you got there , so whats in it  ???              :cheers:      May the firewood Gods be good to you  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on February 27, 2015, 07:23:48 PM
l was beginning to think that it was just something you dreamed up , but now there is a pic of it its seems more real .
Nice tool box you got there , so whats in it  ???              :cheers:      May the firewood Gods be good to you  :cheers:
They gotta carry the green cans somehow, as vehicle will also be full >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 28, 2015, 06:54:55 PM
So the Vic collection season opens tomorrow and DEPI still haven't uploaded the maps to show where.....
Do Govt departments work on Sunday?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Andrew_C on February 28, 2015, 07:11:01 PM
Probably still trying to get the name correct on the website. As of the 1st of Jan, they are now known as the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: D4D on February 28, 2015, 07:22:03 PM
Don't forget Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

Talk about a moronic idea, good for IT guys though :)
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 28, 2015, 07:24:39 PM
Timely warning re hidden tree cameras
http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/2913671/man-wife-face-court-over-illegal-firewood/

http://www.milduraweekly.com.au/2015/02/27/firewood-collection-season-starts-on-sunday/
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 01, 2015, 01:37:25 PM
l to might have a track cam in the trees     >:D      :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 01, 2015, 04:25:43 PM
First load for the season out of Mt Dissa. Funny, I couldn't find anyone up there to give the block of green cans to. Oh well, I might have to drink it;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Streetkid on March 01, 2015, 04:47:41 PM
That's some fancy rope work.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 01, 2015, 04:52:28 PM
That's some fancy rope work.
Should see his knots.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Streetkid on March 01, 2015, 04:56:12 PM
Don't know knots tie lots?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 01, 2015, 05:35:24 PM

That's some fancy rope work.
it's just for show. Those blocks and wheelbarrow weren't going anywhere
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 01, 2015, 06:01:47 PM
it's just for show. Those blocks and wheelbarrow weren't going anywhere
Scarps Knot right?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 01, 2015, 06:54:03 PM
     Scarps Bondage             ,         starts with logs & wheel barrows . Then moves on to other things ..


   OSB              One   Sick   Bickie                      :-* :-*               >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 01, 2015, 07:54:44 PM
Didn't know you were going today otherwise I would have come up. I thought it was next Sunday. :-[
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 01, 2015, 08:00:30 PM

Didn't know you were going today otherwise I would have come up. I thought it was next Sunday. :-[
Thought you were rostered today?  DSE maps finally went up lunchtime today. Had just about given up, then drove up at last minute. I'll send you the link.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 02, 2015, 06:14:10 AM
Better sharpen my chains and service the Huski!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 02, 2015, 06:40:26 AM
Better sharpen my chains and service the Huski!
Thought you would've always have the chainsaw raring to go
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 02, 2015, 10:15:53 AM
Thought you would've always have the chainsaw raring to go

What gave you that idea?! I'm as lazy as the bloke who wont put a slab down to knock on a door  >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 02, 2015, 12:04:48 PM
Just read on the DELWP web site there will be no firewood collection in the Barmah forest after June 30 2015. Sounds like they are closing it down again....  :'(

So fuji san, if you want to get some red gum, June 30 is the deadline.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 02, 2015, 12:07:31 PM
Just read on the DELWP web site there will be no firewood collection in the Barmah forest after June 30 2015. Sounds like they are closing it down again....  :'(

So fuji san, if you want to get some red gum, June 30 is the deadline.
We better make a weekend of it.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 02, 2015, 01:06:04 PM
Might have to be a sneaky weekend or someone might need to bring their badge they are saying residents of Shepp, Moira and some other shire only. Being the last time they might be cracking down.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 02, 2015, 05:37:08 PM
Okay might have to give you a hand cutting a couple of metres and storing same. Especially if they are putting cameras in the trees
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 02, 2015, 05:54:49 PM
Might have to be a sneaky weekend or someone might need to bring their badge they are saying residents of Shepp, Moira and some other shire only. Being the last time they might be cracking down.
Were there to help ya as Its all going to your place, right ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 02, 2015, 06:07:47 PM
Were there to help ya as Its all going to your place, right ;D ;D
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Of course ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 02, 2015, 06:25:03 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/02/559274c9e5fc8203081e5cebff0c905c.jpg)

So here is today's effort. Slight hitch, blew a tyre on the way home. But a reasonable load to kick off the year. The DMax can handle these bigger trailer loads

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 02, 2015, 06:48:04 PM
lino  you need more rope  . Go to the Fuji RopesRus school of tethering to keep the kindling in the trailer  . Or come to Speewaville   ,   for a good deal  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 02, 2015, 07:40:35 PM

lino  you need more rope  . Go to the Fuji RopesRus school of tethering to keep the kindling in the trailer  .
yep, the load was originally twice as high. Musta settled on the way home;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 02, 2015, 07:55:53 PM
If you blokes bothered to read the load restraint guide you would know that the friction coefficient of red gum on checker plate means not as many restraints are required.

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 02, 2015, 08:01:09 PM

If you blokes bothered to read the load restraint guide you would know that the friction coefficient of red gum on checker plate means not as many restraints are required.

tappa tappa tappa
I call bull Shit;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 03, 2015, 05:52:35 AM
lino also wares elastic sided boots ,,,,,,," He cant tie knot "  Drag coefficient of what on what     ???
                                     Scam Alert ++++++++++++++++++++++++       
                                                                    :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 03, 2015, 08:59:41 AM
You blokes know when I'm talking about friction coefficient it is to do with the contact made between steel and timber and not the need for some product that scarps sells????

Back on topic though, might have to do another run out to Barmah soon, this time with a smaller trailer with better tyres.....
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 03, 2015, 11:50:46 AM
You blokes know when I'm talking about friction coefficient it is to do with the contact made between steel and timber and not the need for some product that scarps sells????

Back on topic though, might have to do another run out to Barmah soon, this time with a smaller trailer with better tyres.....
Ahh the gecko and teflon friction coefficient. >:D
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 03, 2015, 01:09:06 PM
You guys are just wasting posts, increasing your count and taking up valuable server space.......
Seriously, you should know better.........
Who am I kidding;D
Carry on
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on March 03, 2015, 01:14:48 PM
Looks like we are going out again this arvo.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 03, 2015, 05:55:41 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/02/2f5246f95fceae11d556d4a7025b1887.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/02/3ba76a7a84bc21e3b600201102d9fa5a.jpg)

Today's effort. Seems that all of my trailers are full now...

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 03, 2015, 06:33:36 PM
Ooooohhhhhhh, extra rope and net today!!!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 03, 2015, 06:57:07 PM
Ooooohhhhhhh, extra rope and net today!!!!
[/quote
Drag coefficient on steel  ??? ???, Do tell us about the unrestrained plastic chainsaw box drag co , thingie  on red gum kindling ,   trailer overload thingie thing   .                               >:D                     ???                          :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 03, 2015, 06:58:29 PM
Ooooohhhhhhh, extra rope and net today!!!!
must not have had the friction coefficient of the last load
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 03, 2015, 07:00:25 PM
Think you blokes know too much about personal friction  >:D

Chainsaw is restrained using speewa tape. Its hard to work out at time and works well on green cans.....  :D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 03, 2015, 07:21:36 PM
Green Cans in My Grip    ,   will never escape . But your chain saw box might be another thing  .
Ask Fuji about unrestrained loads FINES  .                         >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 03, 2015, 07:26:34 PM
You blokes know when I'm talking about friction coefficient it is to do with the contact made between steel and timber and not the need for some product that scarps sells????

Back on topic though, might have to do another run out to Barmah soon, this time with a smaller trailer with better tyres.....




Sounds like a job for super trailer
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 03, 2015, 07:28:07 PM
Might be a quick trip to Kialla in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 03, 2015, 07:32:13 PM
Might be a quick trip to Kialla in a couple of weeks.

Better bring the new trailer for a run.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 03, 2015, 07:37:41 PM

Better bring the new trailer for a run.
i'm just coming up for the horse Shit Nay offered
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on March 03, 2015, 07:38:43 PM
Green Cans in My Grip    ,   will never escape . But your chain saw box might be another thing  .
Ask Fuji about unrestrained loads FINES  .                         >:D

Fair enough if it is unrestrained but since it was tied in probably wont need to speak to him
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on March 03, 2015, 07:42:17 PM
i'm just coming up for the horse **** Nay offered

No worries they just keep making it
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 03, 2015, 08:02:18 PM

No worries they just keep making it
so you have a 3hp engine in your horse Shit factory?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 03, 2015, 08:34:04 PM
Hmmm, might need some horse poop.
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 03, 2015, 08:47:06 PM
Hmmm, might need some horse poop.
I've ordered a half and half. I know the poop is ready to go. Just hope Lino has that red gum docked and split ready for us;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 03, 2015, 08:49:46 PM
I've ordered a half and half. I know the poop is ready to go. Just hope Lino has that red gum docked and split ready for us;D

Oh, I thought I was working on the crap, already started a stockpile....
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on March 03, 2015, 08:51:31 PM
I've ordered a half and half. I know the poop is ready to go. Just hope Lino has that red gum docked and split ready for us;D

I thought your order was horse poo and pine blocks  ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 03, 2015, 08:52:50 PM
Horse poop is ideal for the garden. The cat might dig it up though or the dog will. I think at least two trips to Barmah will be needed and one or two to Dissa. That should see me through. ;D
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 03, 2015, 08:54:05 PM
I thought your order was horse poo and pine blocks  ;D
oh ok then;D thought Andrew must have thought the redgum kindling was easier to get......lol.....
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on March 03, 2015, 09:04:40 PM
oh ok then;D thought Andrew must have thought the redgum kindling was easier to get......lol.....

Haha we dont get kindling out there. So far we have done a trailer tyre and lost the wheel and handle off second trailer jockey wheel going out there. Will have blocks I am sure
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 04, 2015, 05:52:41 AM
Let's gets some real kindling.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 04, 2015, 09:24:22 AM
Let's gets some real kindling.

I can het you the stuff that doesn't need to be cut up though mate. If I was allowed my tipper trailer I could park it under the conveyor and just tip as much as you want in your driveway!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 04, 2015, 02:17:21 PM
Benched the ute and trailer load this morning. Might have to do another run before my holidays finish!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 09, 2015, 05:49:15 PM
Another loadnin the shed today, a heap also cut ready to split. Didnt even have to leave the front gate which was handy

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 09, 2015, 05:58:00 PM
Hmmm cutting down the backyard are you?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 09, 2015, 05:59:06 PM
This afternoon's load.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 09, 2015, 06:00:00 PM
This afternoon's load.

How does the rubber tree burn..?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 09, 2015, 06:00:55 PM

How does the rubber tree burn..?
you birthday drinks?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 09, 2015, 06:05:23 PM
you birthday drinks?

Too busy for drinkin....  :'(
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 09, 2015, 06:14:59 PM
Too busy for drinkin....  :'(





  N E V E R    , make time  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 09, 2015, 06:23:50 PM
Hmmm cutting down the backyard are you?
Big backyard with standing and falling dead wood

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 12, 2015, 07:13:57 AM
This afternoon's load.




Home Sunday?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 12, 2015, 07:59:33 AM
Yes, but at conference all week. Could be an OH&S issue if I tried to use a chainsaw for a few days after
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 12, 2015, 09:30:18 AM
Yes, but at conference all week. Could be an OH&S issue if I tried to use a chainsaw for a few days after

I got some of those .05 breatho sticks if you need to check!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 14, 2015, 02:36:18 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/13/7bda2cfbaf1b626e8cb6e0fa67df8c6b.jpg)

Turned this into this.....

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/13/649d4b23b70b9d7c11baea4f54d122e7.jpg)

But being fuji's trailer had to put a layer of cardboard first to protect the paint!

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 14, 2015, 03:05:36 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/13/7bda2cfbaf1b626e8cb6e0fa67df8c6b.jpg)

Turned this into this.....

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/13/649d4b23b70b9d7c11baea4f54d122e7.jpg)

But being fuji's trailer had to put a layer of cardboard first to protect the paint!

tappa tappa tappa

Surprised eack log is not in bubble wrap
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 14, 2015, 07:27:33 PM
I actually have bubble wrap and was going to bubble wrap the trailer but ran out of time.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: xcvator on March 14, 2015, 07:56:50 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/13/7bda2cfbaf1b626e8cb6e0fa67df8c6b.jpg)

Turned this into this.....

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/13/649d4b23b70b9d7c11baea4f54d122e7.jpg)

But being fuji's trailer had to put a layer of cardboard first to protect the paint!

tappa tappa tappa



That's a pretty good trick with the trailer  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D dunno about the wood tho
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 14, 2015, 08:36:42 PM
That's a pretty good trick with the trailer  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D dunno about the wood tho

Easy trick, put the trailer in the tumble dryer and it shrank!


Did some running repairs to the saw bench after todays use. Quick couple of welds and changed over the blade. Ready for the next load!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 14, 2015, 09:00:31 PM
Special  :cup: to Renee and Andrew for putting me up for the night and going out to cut firewood. :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on March 14, 2015, 09:15:50 PM
Special  :cup: to Renee and Andrew for putting me up for the night and going out to cut firewood. :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

Anytime mate no worries  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on March 14, 2015, 11:30:44 PM
Scarps told me he will be fit and ready for the firewood run in the morning.  Pick him up from the airport about 9 he said. ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 15, 2015, 05:43:07 AM
Neither fit nor ready this morning......
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on March 15, 2015, 06:53:41 AM
Neither fit nor ready this morning......

 :cup: should be on the plane now
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: tracker on March 15, 2015, 07:03:05 AM

    Hmmmmmmm....Never ever needed fire wood up here......May be just for camping !!!

                                        Funny people down  there in Mexico
                                  ;D ;D ;D ;D   :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 15, 2015, 07:10:58 AM
We build camp fire that can be seen from the Dark side of the Moon  ;D ;D ;D ;D   :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: tracker on March 15, 2015, 07:22:15 AM
We build camp fire that can be seen from the Dark side of the Moon  ;D ;D ;D ;D   :cheers:

   Wowwwww........I certainly thought i'd get a bigger bite that that....hehehehehe >:D >:D >:D

                                         
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 15, 2015, 08:26:02 AM
We have learned to use fire as a camping tool /necessity . Becomes the focal point of the camp  &  :cheers: as well   :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 15, 2015, 09:35:23 AM
   Wowwwww........I certainly thought i'd get a bigger bite that that....hehehehehe >:D >:D >:D

                                         

No one takes any notice of banana benders, they just talk crap!  >:D

Looks like plans are in place for another run....
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 15, 2015, 11:48:07 AM
Poop for Good Scott. Finish work at 2a.m unless doctor gives me Friday off as well. So be leaving about 6 if I get up.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on March 15, 2015, 12:48:21 PM
No one takes any notice of banana benders, they just talk crap!  >:D

Looks like plans are in place for another run....

Pmsl, I hd a beer with a bloke on Saturday that was taking plenty of crap.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 15, 2015, 12:53:31 PM
Pmsl, I hd a beer with a bloke on Saturday that was taking plenty of crap.  ;D ;D

He is originally from Old East Wales isn't he, so probably got the overspray from the crap talking crop duster that covered the state!!  ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 15, 2015, 02:12:36 PM
lino6  Don't be to hard on him , he cant help it . Hes from QLD you know  :-* :-*      :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 15, 2015, 04:43:15 PM
Pmsl, I hd a beer with a bloke on Saturday that was taking plenty of crap.  ;D ;D
all shackles & 6 BS ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on March 15, 2015, 04:44:10 PM
 ;
all shackles & 6 BS ;D ;D

 ;D ;D. LED's and all sorts of crap.
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 15, 2015, 06:34:51 PM
Pmsl, I hd a beer with a bloke on Saturday that was taking plenty of crap.  ;D ;D
man, if you think that was crap, wait til the day comes and we get time around a campfire. Then you'll experience crap to a whole new level;D

Btw, be careful, you're taking the thread off track.  If ya not careful the mods will cull the thread and you'll lose post counts.............lol........
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 15, 2015, 06:47:43 PM





                wHAT yOU tALKING aBOUT  Willard  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 15, 2015, 06:58:38 PM
man, if you think that was crap, wait til the day comes and we get time around a campfire. Then you'll experience crap to a whole new level;D

Btw, be careful, you're taking the thread off track.  If ya not careful the mods will cull the thread and you'll lose post counts.............lol........
Oh no, not the post counts
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on March 15, 2015, 06:59:39 PM
man, if you think that was crap, wait til the day comes and we get time around a campfire. Then you'll experience crap to a whole new level;D

Btw, be careful, you're taking the thread off track.  If ya not careful the mods will cull the thread and you'll lose post counts.............lol........

Sorry guys. Didn't mean to take this off topic. My bad.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 15, 2015, 07:06:53 PM
Poop for Good Scott. Finish work at 2a.m unless doctor gives me Friday off as well. So be leaving about 6 if I get up.



Fiji   That's not correct   , Why should we debate things with you , When you  " Don't Know Sh1T " 
 l know  " Sh1t " as l have dished out a fair bit in my time   ,   & received some back  .                         >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 15, 2015, 07:56:11 PM

Sorry guys. Didn't mean to take this off topic. My bad.
+1
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: KingBilly on March 15, 2015, 08:53:56 PM
You guys, such touchy feely stuff with all your apologies.  So sweet.  Group hug?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Snow on March 16, 2015, 07:57:20 AM
Really fellas? Those poor little critters look cold and are just trying to stay warm. They need a campfire, which needs fire wood, which puts this thread back on track..hey!!

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on March 16, 2015, 08:05:03 AM
Lol snow.

I love firewood
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: KingBilly on March 16, 2015, 09:32:07 AM
Really fellas? Those poor little critters look cold and are just trying to stay warm. They need a campfire, which needs fire wood, which puts this thread back on track..hey!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D ;D

 :cheers:
KB
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 16, 2015, 01:44:49 PM
Really fellas? Those poor little critters look cold and are just trying to stay warm. They need a campfire, which needs fire wood, which puts this thread back on track..hey!!
sorry Snow, enact my right to disagree with you on this one. Seems a bit out of precedent given the valuable history and data that has been removed from other threads.
Argue that the umpires decision is not uniform and shows bias!!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 16, 2015, 01:46:49 PM
Really fellas? Those poor little critters look cold and are just trying to stay warm. They need a campfire, which needs fire wood, which puts this thread back on track..hey!!

 :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bird on March 16, 2015, 01:48:01 PM
(http://images.soulpancake.s3.amazonaws.com/PHOTO_3709496_38346_7473153_main.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Snow on March 16, 2015, 02:09:13 PM
sorry Snow, enact my right to disagree with you on this one. Seems a bit out of precedent given the valuable history and data that has been removed from other threads.
Argue that the umpires decision is not uniform and shows bias!!!
;D ;D Knock yourself out Scott, but I am only one of a team of umpires. I did not conduct the last round of culling of 'invaluable and hysterical, sorry, read historical' posts from the one, read only one thread. All other threads have been split into year based components that have been preserved. I am amused that this is an issue but, I am willing to address it here or around a campfire, as I have been known to happily do.   :cheers:

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: xcvator on March 16, 2015, 03:04:50 PM
Sorry, I forgot that us Mexicans are in the minority here  :angel:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 16, 2015, 03:33:07 PM

;D ;D from the one, read only one thread.
actually I think it might be 2 threads, unless of course your saying the one word thread has no relevant value, in which case I agree, it's only the one.

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 16, 2015, 05:23:39 PM
Can we just talk about firewood and cut out the other crap please?
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 16, 2015, 05:38:16 PM
Can we just talk about firewood and cut out the other crap please?
agree x 100tonne
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on March 16, 2015, 05:52:04 PM
Nice wood  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 16, 2015, 06:02:42 PM

Nice wood  ;D ;D
i find early mornings best
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 16, 2015, 06:14:12 PM
Anytime?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 16, 2015, 06:19:37 PM
This is getting to complicated for me ,,, Fire Wood  Stuff you chuck into a ring of rocks or a PDFP , to build a fire that can be seen from the Dark Side of the Moon .                         :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 16, 2015, 07:28:40 PM
If your PDFPs get too deep don't you set fire to China?

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 16, 2015, 07:33:19 PM
If your PDFPs get too deep don't you set fire to China?

tappa tappa tappa
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 17, 2015, 06:03:07 AM
If your PDFPs get too deep don't you set fire to China?

 No Mate that' called a " Sink Hole " & they cost more . lts freight you know , harder to put on trucks  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 21, 2015, 06:18:03 PM
Today's session
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on March 21, 2015, 06:19:41 PM
Nice wood ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 21, 2015, 06:24:04 PM

Nice wood ;D
always better in the morning.....
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 21, 2015, 06:57:37 PM
No pics of today's load but here is the test burn this evening with Nay-DMAX and fuji!

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/21/d694300c79d78ba2ba40a3f66a84b832.jpg)

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 21, 2015, 07:18:09 PM
Burning the evidence under police supervision?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on March 21, 2015, 07:24:30 PM
No pics of today's load but here is the test burn this evening with Nay-DMAX and fuji!

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/21/d694300c79d78ba2ba40a3f66a84b832.jpg)

tappa tappa tappa


Awesome.
Burning the evidence under police supervision?

Would seem that way
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 22, 2015, 01:53:18 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/21/57179962887069695bb75a6316175bb7.jpg)

Quick load this morning. Went out with a mate who grabbed this load.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/21/f9b079a0990b9114a30b807ca67cd447.jpg)

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: xcvator on March 22, 2015, 02:34:29 PM
Luv the way the number plate can't be seen by the cameras  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 22, 2015, 05:15:23 PM
My load from yesterday. Pile is getting there. About a tonne and a bit. Compliments of Lino and Nay :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: peter01 on March 22, 2015, 05:29:37 PM
Luv the way the number plate can't be seen by the cameras  >:D >:D >:D

Keith, only 1 traffic camera in Shepparton  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 22, 2015, 05:52:50 PM
Luv the way the number plate can't be seen by the cameras  >:D >:D >:D

That stuck to his trailer, he backed into another trailer and the plate came off >:D

Keith, only 1 traffic camera in Shepparton  ;D ;D ;D

Yep and it gets stolen so often I doubt the  :police: check it! They sent a bloke out to fix it one day then they had to send out the homicide squad.......  >:D

Shepp isn't that bad.......! Actually it is!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 22, 2015, 08:26:04 PM
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap       ;D ;D ;D ;D                            :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: heath74 on March 22, 2015, 08:36:01 PM
There is some serious firewood porn in this thread.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 22, 2015, 08:49:52 PM

My load from yesterday. Pile is getting there. About a tonne and a bit. Compliments of Lino and Nay :cup:
noice pile
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 23, 2015, 04:36:28 PM
Needs to be bigger.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 25, 2015, 08:04:19 AM
Seen a couple of ad's for red gum locally for $80 - $90 per metre. Must have been busy doing Barmah runs!

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 25, 2015, 06:49:20 PM
Might get you to order several metres after our next cut. Saves us cutting. ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 25, 2015, 07:34:50 PM

Might get you to order several metres after our next cut. Saves us cutting. ;D
sure it's not lino6's add?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 25, 2015, 08:04:45 PM
sure it's not lino6's add?

Sssshhhh, don't tell him!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 26, 2015, 04:31:55 AM
Sssshhhh, don't tell him!
Even funnier if Fuji helped ya collect and load up
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 26, 2015, 04:55:23 AM

Even funnier if Fuji helped ya collect and load up
lol.......
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 26, 2015, 07:04:23 AM
I can only do so much, speaking of which, has anyone cranked up the fireplace? Might need it today.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 26, 2015, 07:11:11 AM
Our's it's stacked ready to light later today.  Our Son and His mates are currently 4WD'ing on the West Coast of TAS. Waiting to hear how cold and windy it was there last night.....brrrrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 26, 2015, 07:33:30 AM
I can only do so much, speaking of which, has anyone cranked up the fireplace? Might need it today.

Had ours on two nights ago, this cold spell hit a bit early

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 26, 2015, 04:58:58 PM
I think I will dig out the electric couch warmer.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on March 26, 2015, 06:00:13 PM
Yep getting a bit nippie up here to, just watch the weather and they said it will be a few degrees cooler tomorrow, down to 30. Might get the reverse cycle ready.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 27, 2015, 06:25:37 AM
Seen a couple of ad's for red gum locally for $80 - $90 per metre.



Dry Yellow Box Gum
All you can stuff into your trailer  1 Slab of VB cans  T & C  apply  ( No tandems , standard box trailer   )
Loading can be arranged at addional Slab rate                       :laugh: :laugh:   :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 28, 2015, 06:31:33 AM
Only cost a slab of Woolies blue in Shep. ???
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 28, 2015, 06:34:24 AM
Dreaming  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 28, 2015, 07:29:49 AM
Only cost a slab of Woolies blue in Shep. ???

3 slabs of blue so far  ;)

Burnt any of it yet fuji? (the wood not the water  >:D)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 28, 2015, 07:34:20 AM
Hell no! Have to get another load first. Are you up to next Friday or will the girlie be home? Is the tractor fixed?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 28, 2015, 07:37:53 AM
Hell no! Have to get another load first. Are you up to next Friday or will the girlie be home?

Nay and one of her friends will be at the RCH volunteering at the good Friday appeal so I'll be home alone. Could be talked into heading out again. Barmah might be busy though with campers and rangers....
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 28, 2015, 07:39:43 AM
Working Thursday? Take our swags out, have a fire and start early before doing a bit of farming. LOL
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 28, 2015, 07:41:46 AM
Do you guys wanna crash here tomorrow night? Free bed going.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 28, 2015, 07:52:25 AM
Working Thursday? Take our swags out, have a fire and start early before doing a bit of farming. LOL

Yeah I do have to work unfortunately. I'll have to check and see what the plans are for Nay getting to the RCH on Friday.

Do you guys wanna crash here tomorrow night? Free bed going.

Thanks for the offer, we are heading down with a couple of friends and they have to get home. Good news is, plenty of drivers!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: JCAT on March 28, 2015, 11:17:37 AM
Here my supply so far(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/27/3ad9b98a83d37f3af78bd175b9266272.jpg)


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 28, 2015, 12:25:41 PM

Here my supply so far(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/27/3ad9b98a83d37f3af78bd175b9266272.jpg)


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that's the same pic from last year? Think you're tricking us;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: slydar on March 28, 2015, 12:50:52 PM
bah - up in big timber country where the stepsons live they cut REAL firewood heaps:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: JCAT on March 28, 2015, 03:03:59 PM
Doesn't feel like the same pic but I am back about the same spot. The majority is dry this time, hopefully it makes a difference


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Kangaron on March 28, 2015, 03:18:47 PM
bah - up in big timber country where the stepsons live they cut REAL firewood heaps:

That would be nice but here in Victoria we are limited to no more than 2m3 per person per day.

Note: 1m3 is approximately a 1.8m (6') x 1.2m (4') trailer of split firewood neatly stacked to a height of 0.5m (20").

And a total of only 16m3 per household per financial year
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 28, 2015, 03:47:01 PM
Can supply uncut, unsplit ,& unloaded paddock dried to be taken away at the rate of 1 single axel traile load per Slab of VB cans .  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 28, 2015, 03:54:01 PM
Single axle float. Cheap rates.
Sent from .................
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 28, 2015, 03:56:07 PM
Single axle float. Cheap rates.
Sent from .................



listen laughing Boy you havnt read the T&Cs yet have you  :cheers:...............
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: tracker on March 28, 2015, 04:16:55 PM
bah - up in big timber country where the stepsons live they cut REAL firewood heaps:


 Only aircon needed up here ...dont need axes and stuff.....More time for fishing ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: tracker on March 28, 2015, 04:19:31 PM



 Mexicans are the gatherers......Queenslanders are the hunters...... :angel:
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 28, 2015, 04:28:57 PM


 Mexicans are the gatherers......Queenslanders are the hunters...... :angel:
our guns and chainsaws are bigger down here;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: tracker on March 28, 2015, 04:33:35 PM
our guns and chainsaws are bigger down here;D

   Bloody hell !!!!!! flipping knees are knocking.......lol....Only 2 states to be in.....QLD and pissed  ...heheheheh >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 28, 2015, 06:17:04 PM
Got the manual splitter out today and cleaned up another bit of a pile. Still have a couple of tonnes to go. The best part, didnt even leave the driveway  ;D

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 29, 2015, 07:11:38 AM
Benched and stacked the last little bit left over from the last Barmah trip last weekend. Think I need a bigger wood shed... Wonder if I know anyone who can make me some trusses.......
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 29, 2015, 07:45:04 AM
l know a bloke that dose that sort of thing , as long as you can get him before  :cheers: :cheers: , after that hes useless  >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: slydar on March 29, 2015, 10:10:53 AM
That would be nice but here in Victoria we are limited to no more than 2m3 per person per day.

is that from the forests or yr own property? these are his neighbours own trees, he was going to sell them off (he had approval) but decided he wasn't going to get enough for them so kept them for himself and his mates although I believe another mate is in his ear to sell the chopped stuff. all the trees in the forest around where they live are protected, others are owned by forestry and I understand they have cameras placed here and there on the tracks to catch anyone taking fallen trees

I'd be interested to know how they would police that 18m3 rule in Victoria?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Kangaron on March 29, 2015, 10:54:54 AM
The rules only apply to the designated collection areas in Victoria.
Open slather on private property.

The rangers are out and about all the time round our way.

They are particularly hard on anything resembling a hollow log.

http://delwp.vic.gov.au/regions-and-locations/firewood (http://delwp.vic.gov.au/regions-and-locations/firewood)

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 29, 2015, 11:02:09 AM

is that from the forests or yr own property? these are his neighbours own trees, he was going to sell them off (he had approval) but decided he wasn't going to get enough for them so kept them for himself and his mates although I believe another mate is in his ear to sell the chopped stuff. all the trees in the forest around where they live are protected, others are owned by forestry and I understand they have cameras placed here and there on the tracks to catch anyone taking fallen trees

I'd be interested to know how they would police that 18m3 rule in Victoria?
they have web cams placed near the collection areas and capture rego numbers and number if trips/size of trailer. Couple of guys lost their 4wd and trailer in court last year plus hefty fine.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 29, 2015, 01:56:13 PM
l know of a supply of dry Yellow Box , ready to go , at standard bribe rates that is      >:D >:D    :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 29, 2015, 04:56:48 PM
Emight have to take you up on that offer Jamie. My other supply has dried up.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bird on March 29, 2015, 04:59:13 PM
Quote from: scarpsD40
Couple of guys lost their 4wd and trailer in court last year plus hefty fine.
good to see them go after hardened criminals...
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on March 29, 2015, 05:05:28 PM
Yep, soft targets. Don't worry about all the drug crazed idiots out there. The're alive and well. When you go to remand them in custody the magistrates let them go to continue the crime spree.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bird on March 29, 2015, 05:45:50 PM
Quote from: Fuji
When you go to remand them in custody the magistrates let them go to continue the crime spree.
that's the bit that must Shit you as much as it does me...
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 29, 2015, 05:52:20 PM

good to see them go after hardened criminals...
in the main, most people I see up there are Mum & Dad family types.  The Hardcore Harvesters stand out like (you know what).
They have big 4wd utes towing tandem trailers with 4' cage sides and are usually loaded to the gunnels.
I saw one leaving as we were going in, as we we're heading out, they were on their way back in again.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Kangaron on March 29, 2015, 06:00:11 PM
Yep, soft targets.

SOFT TARGETS???
They are their only targets. That is their job.

A lot of country folk in small towns rely on their wood as their ONLY form of heating, some to heat water as well.
A lot of these people are getting on a tad, and need time to collect their wood, they certainly cannot afford to buy any.

So areas are allocated and trees felled for their convenience [amongst other reasons]

and along comes some upstart from the big smoke with all the gear and rapes the place.
amd why?
 to sell the wood to come city wannabee who has ducted heating anyway.

The more they lock up and confiscate  equipment the better.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: heath74 on March 29, 2015, 07:09:37 PM
Had a good day today, got a nice load up in a 'designated' area maybe 0.8 m3 dry as bone. Split and stacked ready for the fire, which won't be far away now.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 29, 2015, 07:12:08 PM
 :worthles:
Had a good day today, got a nice load up in a 'designated' area maybe 0.8 m3 dry as bone. Split and stacked ready for the fire, which won't be far away now.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: heath74 on March 29, 2015, 07:17:04 PM
Most of it went to the 'outside the laundry door, ready to burn' pile!

(http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb348/heath7410/C2635904-414F-4FE9-B037-1339453FB0BA_zpswkhgqetr.jpg) (http://s1201.photobucket.com/user/heath7410/media/C2635904-414F-4FE9-B037-1339453FB0BA_zpswkhgqetr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: gunna on April 03, 2015, 09:47:08 AM
Gettin ready for the winter   ,  sometimes i get timber in manageable  lengths & cut it up @ home  i find using a sawbuck  is a lot easier on the back  & very easey to make with a couple of pallets see link
 :cheers:

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=firewood+cutting+sawbuck&biw=1366&bih=634&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=NdMdVZZ7iu7yBbXhgcAC&sqi=2&ved=0CBwQsAQ (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=firewood+cutting+sawbuck&biw=1366&bih=634&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=NdMdVZZ7iu7yBbXhgcAC&sqi=2&ved=0CBwQsAQ)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: gunna on April 03, 2015, 09:49:54 AM
LOL must have been standing on my head when i took that one
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: gibbo301 on April 03, 2015, 10:32:54 AM
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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 03, 2015, 02:18:59 PM
l hope the beer was delivered 1st , then the fire wood  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 03, 2015, 02:37:24 PM
Gettin ready for the winter   ,  sometimes i get timber in manageable  lengths & cut it up @ home  i find using a sawbuck  is a lot easier on the back  & very easey to make with a couple of pallets see link
 :cheers:


Yeah its heaps easier to cut it once home. Saw bench makes it easy too  :D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 03, 2015, 05:17:16 PM
Tonight's little stack
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: peter01 on April 03, 2015, 05:27:42 PM
Scarps, doesn't look too busy up there? may head that way Sunday for a drive
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 03, 2015, 06:27:56 PM

Tonight's little stack
the firelighter for the Myswag Swapmeet weekend
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 03, 2015, 07:00:07 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/03/f63ce4dbf0488d42fde9009f4027805c.jpg)

Was helping a mate today get ready to start sowing his crops and cut this load. Had to clean up the fallen branches for him and stack some of it up. Probably another load or 2 there.

tappa tappa tappa

Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 03, 2015, 07:40:16 PM
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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Brett B on April 03, 2015, 07:55:08 PM
Nice fire
Where are you guys
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 03, 2015, 08:00:23 PM
Nice fire
Where are you guys
just up the road from Nay-Dmax near Koonoomoo Tocumwal
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on April 03, 2015, 08:06:32 PM
Nice fire
Where are you guys
It's just started. Were only 4mtrs from it.>:D You coming to the swap meet champ?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Brett B on April 03, 2015, 08:14:12 PM
I want too just have to wait and see  ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 03, 2015, 09:36:49 PM

 .
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 04, 2015, 06:07:06 PM
Tonight's fire. And for the doubters, we measured the timber. Exactly 1m3.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 06, 2015, 07:17:02 AM
lts not that cold  , so , why a 1m3 fire    ???  lf your not sitting 10 m back its not really worth it  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 06, 2015, 03:05:10 PM
Today's load x 2 trailers. Son took most of the second trailer load for his place.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: staghornflat on April 06, 2015, 04:20:46 PM
Had spare hour, so made a start on this years supply.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/05/21b0e1a581129782ff1ae1adf096ccc2.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 06, 2015, 05:10:28 PM

Had spare hour, so made a start on this years supply.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/05/21b0e1a581129782ff1ae1adf096ccc2.jpg)
love your B-double rig;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on April 06, 2015, 07:33:25 PM
Today's load x 2 trailers. Son took most of the second trailer load for his place.



Going again soon?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 06, 2015, 08:02:42 PM



Going again soon?
not too soon. It's going to take me 2 weekends to split this lot......
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 11, 2015, 05:53:40 PM

not too soon. It's going to take me 2 weekends to split this lot......
ok, had some help. All split and under cover drying. Trailer empty and ready to go.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 11, 2015, 06:36:41 PM
I had the bench going today. Nearly emptied the trailer, but then thought I'd have to go out and fill it again. So I left some in there!
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 19, 2015, 05:47:18 PM
I had the bench going today.
we had the fire going today........our Mexican winter has begun.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 19, 2015, 06:09:14 PM
I've had both going again today. The rain we've had made it too wet to go an get another load though. Might have to go out through the week if it dries out some.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 19, 2015, 06:13:15 PM
Fire has been on all day at home. Will need to cut some wore wood in the coming weeks ready for the big freeze

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on April 19, 2015, 06:13:32 PM
Stressing out today, had to use some wood from Barmah today, about 6 pieces. :'(
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on April 19, 2015, 06:51:29 PM
we had the fire going today........our Mexican winter has begun.

Pair of Boardies and thongs all day, getting a bit cool now though so I'll turn the fan off  ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 19, 2015, 06:58:40 PM

Pair of Boardies and thongs all day, getting a bit cool now though so I'll turn the fan off  ;D
be careful, you'll get hit by a cyclone next Summer;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 19, 2015, 06:59:33 PM

Stressing out today, had to use some wood from Barmah today, about 6 pieces. :'(
were they numbered? Like 1 to 6;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rumpig on April 19, 2015, 09:23:10 PM
Pair of Boardies and thongs all day, getting a bit cool now though so I'll turn the fan off  ;D
i'm sitting here with the fan going at the moment actually...lol....supposed to drop to 19 degrees tomorrow, might need to crank the fireplace up if that happens  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on April 21, 2015, 05:12:17 PM
were they numbered? Like 1 to 6;D



Yep, crap wood to good wood. That Barmah stuff is beeeeeewwwwwwwtiful :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 23, 2015, 12:01:13 PM
Bugger
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 23, 2015, 06:25:09 PM
Bugger

Grab it for fuji?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 23, 2015, 08:19:58 PM
Bugger



Amazing a " Self Loading Ute " for fire wood   , What will they think on next    ???     :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: briann532 on April 23, 2015, 08:30:42 PM
If anyone in Sydney needs firewood for winter send me a P.M. I may be able to help.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: peter01 on April 26, 2015, 05:04:32 PM
went out for the day and found some wood, struggled to get in the back of the ute
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 26, 2015, 05:56:18 PM

went out for the day and found some wood, struggled to get in the back of the ute
lol........ So many captions for that pic, but this is a family forum, so I'll pm them;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on April 26, 2015, 06:00:49 PM
lol........ So many captions for that pic, but this is a family forum, so I'll pm them;D
I got tears of laughter still. Soooo many captions
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: peter01 on April 26, 2015, 06:35:32 PM
lol........ So many captions for that pic, but this is a family forum, so I'll pm them;D

Nice photo Scarps Linda approves then realized how close she was to the piece, I did ask her to count the "dead wood" but she always came back 1 short
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on April 26, 2015, 07:16:39 PM
Bugger

Ah I see the problem, forgot to take the canopy off first
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 26, 2015, 07:52:34 PM
Gave the new/secondhand to me saw a run when I got home, cut up some more stored timber. A bit over 3m3 for the weekend. Should keep us going for a bit. Have a massive pile stored to be cut which I will attack next weekend so I can make room for the new chook shed and pen

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 26, 2015, 08:03:15 PM

Have a massive pile stored to be cut which I will attack next weekend so I can make room for the new chook shed and pen
GG
bring it up to the swap meet and we'll attack it for you;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 26, 2015, 08:24:37 PM
I cut some wood yesterday at a mates place. All I need now is fuji's trailer and I can bench it for him! Gotta look after these blokes you know!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: slydar on April 27, 2015, 05:31:10 PM
well- -I'm going to need some if I buy this

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261858966880?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261858966880?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on April 27, 2015, 07:52:10 PM
I cut some wood yesterday at a mates place. All I need now is fuji's trailer and I can bench it for him! Gotta look after these blokes you know!



Definitely Aussie of the Year!!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 27, 2015, 07:58:56 PM
slydar Before you invest in the rusty tub have you considered a " PDFP "  ( Per Dug Fire Pit ) . All you have to do is send me the required size of the Fire Pit you need & all your personal details including Bank account numbers . l can then prepare a " PDFP " & arrange delivery . As part of the service l can withdraw from your accounts any minimal cost recovery  to smooth the transaction  > l await your details  :cup:  Trust me others have  >:D >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: KingBilly on April 28, 2015, 08:56:39 AM
For the woodcutters on here

https://www.facebook.com/stacy.c.smith.96/videos/778467942182640/ (https://www.facebook.com/stacy.c.smith.96/videos/778467942182640/)

KB

PS not my FB page  ;D  Don't know how to copy, just added the link.
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 28, 2015, 09:03:41 AM
For the woodcutters on here

https://www.facebook.com/stacy.c.smith.96/videos/778467942182640/ (https://www.facebook.com/stacy.c.smith.96/videos/778467942182640/)

KB
if I had the room (and $$'s), I'd have one.

Or this
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 28, 2015, 04:48:00 PM
For the woodcutters on here

https://www.facebook.com/stacy.c.smith.96/videos/778467942182640/ (https://www.facebook.com/stacy.c.smith.96/videos/778467942182640/)

KB

PS not my FB page  ;D  Don't know how to copy, just added the link.

Don't think it would work that good with a bit of red gum, or speewaville wood. Would be a good bit of gear though if it would do the hard stuff.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: peter01 on April 28, 2015, 06:00:01 PM
Heard today that after this season (end June) Barmah will be closed up for good ???
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on April 28, 2015, 06:57:38 PM
Heard today that after this season (end June) Barmah will be closed up for good ???

Yep thats right cant remember if its in this thread already. Lots of petitions and push from some local councillors to get it changed. More than 70%  of Barmah residents have wood fueled heating only
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Kangaron on April 28, 2015, 07:55:51 PM
Rumor i heard that it will be closed to the commercial cutters, residents will still have access with the same conditions as the rest of Vic.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 28, 2015, 08:19:49 PM
Rumor i heard that it will be closed to the commercial cutters, residents will still have access with the same conditions as the rest of Vic.


This link shows that its the final season for all.

http://delwp.vic.gov.au/forestry-and-land-use/firewood/hume-region (http://delwp.vic.gov.au/forestry-and-land-use/firewood/hume-region)

Sad....
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 03, 2015, 04:04:42 PM
Thanks for the kindling bro! :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 03, 2015, 05:33:38 PM
Thanks for the kindling bro! :cheers:

No probs mate. Did you see the stuff in the tandem?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: raider on May 03, 2015, 08:03:16 PM
Just read this on exploreoz forum. Very lucky lady.
http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/Topic/117713/You_Never_Know_When_Your_Time_Is_Up.aspx?ky=&sn=&p=%2fForum%2fDefault.aspx%3fpn%3d1 (http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/Topic/117713/You_Never_Know_When_Your_Time_Is_Up.aspx?ky=&sn=&p=%2fForum%2fDefault.aspx%3fpn%3d1)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 04, 2015, 08:16:19 AM
No probs mate. Did you see the stuff in the tandem?



Nope, only the offcuts in the other trailer. Dogs were going off so didnt hang around too long. Might pop Sat arvo if you are home.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 04, 2015, 08:59:25 AM


Nope, only the offcuts in the other trailer. Dogs were going off so didnt hang around too long. Might pop Sat arvo if you are home.

No worries mate we'll be around. Bring your trailer and it will leave here full.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 06, 2015, 08:23:46 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 06, 2015, 10:51:06 AM

No worries mate we'll be around. Bring your trailer and it will leave here full.
full of horse poo?;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 06, 2015, 10:55:44 AM
full of horse poo?;D

Well that does burn too....!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 06, 2015, 04:09:16 PM
Great at keeping mozzies away
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: KingBilly on May 07, 2015, 05:27:20 PM
Here you go guys

http://tractorvideos.net/australian-v8-chainsaw-2-4-second-amazing-2/ (http://tractorvideos.net/australian-v8-chainsaw-2-4-second-amazing-2/)

KB
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 07, 2015, 05:33:55 PM
Wouldn't mind getting one of these. Would be handy for the big stuff and easier to transport than a V8 chainsaw!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: KingBilly on May 07, 2015, 05:39:32 PM
That is just so scary lino  :-[

KB
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 07, 2015, 05:41:41 PM
They can be, but can make cutting up bodies easier!!

My dad's cousin had one, was great. But takes a bit of skill to use them.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: plusnq on May 07, 2015, 07:33:34 PM
Wouldn't mind getting one of these. Would be handy for the big stuff and easier to transport than a V8 chainsaw!

One going cheap at Wolf Creek. postage can be a killer though!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 07, 2015, 07:37:08 PM

One going cheap at Wolf Creek. postage can be a killer though!
speewa could bring it back with Him.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 09, 2015, 10:31:38 PM
Another quality load of firewood from Lino and Nay, Wood Merchants Kialla :
Thanks guys for lunch too.
 :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 16, 2015, 07:12:39 PM
Today's load
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mik01 on May 17, 2015, 10:58:14 AM
gday all - some advice please.

we live in an old house with only a wood heater for heating - and it gets pretty cold around here.

yesterday I borrowed a mate's cheap ebay 7t electric log splitter and was surprised at the size of the logs it went through - did ok I thought, although a bit slow and at times I had to give it 3 or 4 goes to get split the logs (not going through the knot).

I could get one of these for about $400 delivered and it would get the use, but I was reading about just getting a block splitter or axe and although more labour, apparently its quicker and easier? I've never had any axe better than a cheapie from bunnys, so ive got no idea about quality and what to get.
do you reckon I should stick with the electric jobbie or is there a real benefit in the manual way? cheers
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 17, 2015, 01:29:38 PM
This is all I mostly use and find beating the crap out of timber logs very therapeutic.
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=181745834069
Only ever hired a hydraulic block splitter once.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: slydar on May 17, 2015, 02:40:43 PM
don't talk to me about @%$&% firewood - stepson had a heart attack and while his mum was faffing about with hospitals and doctors and paperwork I held down his firewood business - four ton a day I split and stacked last weekend...!

but I loved the change from the office, and the weather was coffs coast perfect
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 17, 2015, 05:39:59 PM
I like to split my wood the old fashioned way. Releases all the angry bits for the week. just split 2m3 this weekend and feels good

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mik01 on May 17, 2015, 06:30:06 PM
This is all I mostly use and find beating the crap out of timber logs very therapeutic.
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=181745834069 (http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=181745834069)
Only ever hired a hydraulic block splitter once.


Thanks mate.
So it's that easy? Just keep sharpened and away you go? Some of my logs are pretty thick
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: D4D on May 17, 2015, 06:33:02 PM
...but I was reading about just getting a block splitter or axe and although more labour, apparently its quicker and easier?

Check out Fiskars splitters
http://www.bunnings.com.au/fiskars-72cm-x25-block-splitter_p3360306 (http://www.bunnings.com.au/fiskars-72cm-x25-block-splitter_p3360306)
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 17, 2015, 07:22:12 PM
Thanks mate.
So it's that easy? Just keep sharpened and away you go? Some of my logs are pretty thick
the best tip I can give you here is only cut your log the length that makes it easy to split. The longer the log you're trying to split, the more energy (swing of the splitter) it takes. The logs I cut normally range from 300mm to 400mm long.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 22, 2015, 11:42:09 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/22/aeedc20fcaabca2def21f65e1e3531ec.jpg)

Had the big blade sharpened for the saw bench and fitted it up. Noticed a engine mount was broken so welded that up. Might go cut a load tomorrow so I can try out the sharp blade.

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Gunsrunner on May 23, 2015, 12:23:06 AM
Anyone use one of these?
https://youtu.be/YeanPDO-D6M (https://youtu.be/YeanPDO-D6M)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: knoath on May 23, 2015, 09:01:20 AM
I now have a wood heater in the man cave and I'm wondering what the going rate for 1m3 of redgum/hardwood is these days?
I have a good, high sided 6x4 trailer so I'd rather not pay for delivery, so where can I get it (Melb northern burbs) and what should I expect to pay?
Cheers.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 23, 2015, 09:05:22 AM

I now have a wood heater in the man cave and I'm wondering what the going rate for 1m3 of redgum/hardwood is these days?
I have a good, high sided 6x4 trailer so I'd rather not pay for delivery, so where can I get it (Melb northern burbs) and what should I expect to pay?
Cheers.
if you don't mind a bit of a drive, Kinglake is a good place for quality wood at a good price. Best I've seen is $90m3, and up to $150m3.
Otherwise if you have a chainsaw, come with me to Mt Dissa next weekend and it's free.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: knoath on May 23, 2015, 09:17:22 AM
Which day are you going Scarps?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: D4D on May 23, 2015, 09:25:05 AM
There's a guy beside Eltham College in Research who from memory sells it for $150 delivered. I'll confirm next time I do school drop off.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 23, 2015, 09:53:04 AM

Which day are you going Scarps?
most likely Sat but could also do Sunday morning depending on the weather
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: knoath on May 23, 2015, 10:02:21 AM
 :cheers: If I'm free I'll PM you.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 23, 2015, 11:50:31 AM
Just purchased a Timberline (https://www.timberlinesharpener.com/)  sharpener from the states, will be interesting just how much better and longer the chains will last. Report to follow once it arrives.

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: D4D on May 23, 2015, 12:30:28 PM
That looks very promising GG, let me know how you go. Looks much quicker to setup than the Oregon sharpener I use.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/230961323167-0-1/s-l1000.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 23, 2015, 12:52:16 PM
Small load this morning. Time to tie down and head home to try out the sharp saw blade. This box wood is hard so it will get a good workout.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/22/064c3655cfe3bc38188370c6e3c42dc3.jpg)

BTW red gum here is going for about $120 a cube atm.

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 23, 2015, 01:04:55 PM
Is that from your mates place? If it is, its great burning.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 23, 2015, 01:28:58 PM
Is that from your mates place? If it is, its great burning.

Yeah it is. Has been good, and a lot closer than Barmah!

I just did a favour for one of my mates and hoping he might lend me his hydraulic splitter in return. Though not sure where I'll stack all the split stuff. Might have to build a bigger shed....
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: cassgazz on May 23, 2015, 04:35:34 PM
Just purchased a Timberline (https://www.timberlinesharpener.com/)  sharpener from the states, will be interesting just how much better and longer the chains will last. Report to follow once it arrives.

GG

Be sure to let us know how it goes. Looks like a good sharpener. If it works out OK, I might even grab one.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Steffo1 on May 24, 2015, 05:25:34 PM
Be sure to let us know how it goes. Looks like a good sharpener. If it works out OK, I might even grab one.
x2.
 Sharpened both saws twice today getting rid of some widow makers on the place. Have got some nice burnables for Yates Crossing in 2 weeks as well ;D
Steve
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 24, 2015, 05:43:31 PM
Will let you know when it arrives and I give it a go, chain need a touch up after another 3m3 cut today.

Put a new filter and plug in the saw and its running like new.

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 24, 2015, 05:53:16 PM
Yeah it is. Has been good, and a lot closer than Barmah!

I just did a favour for one of my mates and hoping he might lend me his hydraulic splitter in return. Though not sure where I'll stack all the split stuff. Might have to build a bigger shed....



I'll buy it from you. Its great wood!!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on May 24, 2015, 07:26:33 PM


I'll buy it from you. Its great wood!!!

I think I am watching some of it burning now.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: skog on May 24, 2015, 08:13:42 PM
That looks very promising GG, let me know how you go. Looks much quicker to setup than the Oregon sharpener I use.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/230961323167-0-1/s-l1000.jpg)


The stihl setup is the easiest to use. Either with a stump vice or a bench mounted one
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Kangaron on May 24, 2015, 08:22:05 PM
I have 5 chains for my Husky, no sharpening as I plod along the season, just replace.
At the end I drop them off around the corner to my "sharpener', with a slab.
Then I'm ready for another season.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: V8CRSA on May 24, 2015, 08:27:00 PM
Just purchased a Timberline (https://www.timberlinesharpener.com/)  sharpener from the states, will be interesting just how much better and longer the chains will last. Report to follow once it arrives.

GG

Just had a look at these, very interested to see now well this works.

Matt
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 24, 2015, 09:06:32 PM
I have 5 chains for my Husky, no sharpening as I plod along the season, just replace.
At the end I drop them off around the corner to my "sharpener', with a slab.
Then I'm ready for another season.

I have 2 chains and an electric sharpener. I usually sharpen with the electric twice then send the chain into the local saw sharpener and get them to do it.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 30, 2015, 05:35:05 PM
Farking chainsaws!!! :'( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 30, 2015, 05:47:01 PM
Farking chainsaws!!! :'( >:( >:( >:(

Doesn't sound good....
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 30, 2015, 06:52:16 PM
Dirty fuel?? Last fuel that went in was your fuel. Started first go and ran till I turned it off. I topped it with my fuel and wouldnt start again ??? Emptied that fuel and put some of good Scotts in and left it. Finally started after about 50 pulls. So hopefully it was bad fuel (mine). Time for a service.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 30, 2015, 08:30:48 PM
Sounds like the brand mate  >:D

How old is your fuel? It hasn't gone stale has it?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 31, 2015, 04:28:58 PM
Sounds like the brand mate  >:D

How old is your fuel? It hasn't gone stale has it?

What? had the saw 6 months maybe? So is that too long for fuel?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: D4D on May 31, 2015, 04:34:34 PM
My saw will fire with old fuel in it no probs.

What fuel are you using? How are you mixing it?

Bring it around next time you're over my way.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Brett B on May 31, 2015, 04:50:12 PM
Did you shake the saw first Fuj to mix the oil back into the fuel it can settle after sitting for awhile
My Dad has the same problem with his wipper snipper told him a hundred times give it a shake first
Or did you flood it Sthils can flood easy
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 31, 2015, 05:56:01 PM
What? had the saw 6 months maybe? So is that too long for fuel?

Fuel can go stale, though like D4D I've never had troubles but know some that have.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 31, 2015, 06:54:39 PM
Did you shake the saw first Fuj to mix the oil back into the fuel it can settle after sitting for awhile
My Dad has the same problem with his wipper snipper told him a hundred times give it a shake first
Or did you flood it Sthils can flood easy



Yep, certainly did. But not a hundred times ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on May 31, 2015, 07:01:22 PM
ahh that's where it went wront. 101 ways to start a chainsaw >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Kangaron on May 31, 2015, 07:31:17 PM
Farking chainsaws!!! :'( >:( >:( >:(

Time to go somewhere and learn how to use it mate!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: MDS69 on May 31, 2015, 07:43:03 PM
A question for you firewood afficinadoes, being a city slicker and not have a wood burning fire in the house for heating so being a little inexperienced with different spieces I bought some 20kg bags of yellow box from Bunnings to take camping. Well didn't it burn Shit, no real coals for cooking and not much heat. Is yellow box more suited for combustion type burning. What type of wood should I be looking at for an open fire.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 31, 2015, 07:49:24 PM
The yellow box we are burning atm leaves awesome coal. We had not put wood on the fire before leaving for work one day with then intention of cleaning it out and relighting when I got home from work. The coal hadn't burnt out and I ended up scooping out some ash and chucking in some wood and it took off again!

Red gum does burn good in a camp fire though.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 31, 2015, 08:25:33 PM
The yellow box we are burning atm leaves awesome coal. We had not put wood on the fire before leaving for work one day with then intention of cleaning it out and relighting when I got home from work. The coal hadn't burnt out and I ended up scooping out some ash and chucking in some wood and it took off again!

Red gum does burn good in a camp fire though.




What he said about the yellow box. Its awesome wood.
Cant beat the redgum for a fire though. Just look at the Tocumwal weekend thread photos.
Rather than buy it at Bunnings, find a wood  merchant andbuy a bag.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: cheif carlos on June 02, 2015, 06:26:14 AM
I bet your yellow box is not yellow box they are just saying that it is. Only person who knows is the purchasing manager and the bloke bagging it!

I know that yellow box is hard to come in our area by as we had a permit to harvest it for fence posts in a state forest and the pickings are slim through it being done 40 years ago and this is over our fence not driving into forest (also we where only allowed to take enough to do half of the fence)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on June 02, 2015, 07:54:23 AM

I know that yellow box is hard to come in our area by (also we where only allowed to take enough to do half of the fence)
top half or bottom?

Beat you to it lino;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on June 02, 2015, 08:11:41 AM
top half or bottom?

Beat you to it lino;D
:cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rumpig on June 02, 2015, 07:25:01 PM
I have just cranked the fire place up tonight for the first time this year...my choice of firewood is a bit different to all of yours though, i use the hardwood timber i remove from old Queenslander houses as we do reno work on them. Timber doesn't get any drier then atleast 50 year old floor joists and studs etc to chuck in the fireplace  8) 8)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on June 02, 2015, 07:37:30 PM
I have just cranked the fire place up tonight for the first time this year...my choice of firewood is a bit different to all of yours though, i use the hardwood timber i remove from old Queenslander houses as we do reno work on them. Timber doesn't get any drier then atleast 50 year old floor joists and studs etc to chuck in the fireplace  8) 8)

Out house was built in the 50s and the studs/rafters/joists are so hard I reckon if the house caught fire they would still stand!! To cut them you would need an angle grinder!!!

Bet there are heaps of fires lit all over Vic tonight (Fuji's will be glowing red/white by now  ;D )
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on June 02, 2015, 09:28:15 PM
Low and slow with the fan ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: loanrangie on June 03, 2015, 05:03:23 PM
I use any wood i can scrounge, generally lucky and get old hard wood fences with red gum posts but anything i can cut the right size will go in the coonara.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on June 04, 2015, 06:30:43 PM
Damn cold!!!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 04, 2015, 06:50:25 PM
Just purchased a Timberline (https://www.timberlinesharpener.com/)  sharpener from the states, will be interesting just how much better and longer the chains will last. Report to follow once it arrives.

GG


Turned up today, will report how it goes. First impression is that it is a quality engineered piece of billet aluminium. Get back to you all after the long weekend

(http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh502/GGPatrol/Mobile%20Uploads/20150604_180605_zpsifnlaunu.jpg) (http://s1249.photobucket.com/user/GGPatrol/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150604_180605_zpsifnlaunu.jpg.html)

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on June 04, 2015, 06:53:36 PM
Damn cold!!!!

Freeze the walls off a bark humpy!

Might have to see about cutting another tandem load soon. The guys that sharpened my saw bench blade had set the teeth properly. I took it back and they fixed and resharpened it as well as a new centre bush and sharpened a chainsaw chain for nothing for me. Good bunch of blokes in there.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on June 06, 2015, 12:48:51 PM
Just cleaned up the last of the stuff at my mate's place. Time for lunch then to try out the blade on the saw bench again.

Nice day for wood cutting too.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: markg66 on June 07, 2015, 03:14:07 PM
No affiliation..........just saw it on guntree
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/macgregor/other-home-garden/free-firewood-in-macgregor-first-come-first-served/1080707616 (http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/macgregor/other-home-garden/free-firewood-in-macgregor-first-come-first-served/1080707616)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Traveller on June 09, 2015, 01:25:44 PM
Turned up today, will report how it goes. First impression is that it is a quality engineered piece of billet aluminium. Get back to you all after the long weekend

(http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh502/GGPatrol/Mobile%20Uploads/20150604_180605_zpsifnlaunu.jpg) (http://s1249.photobucket.com/user/GGPatrol/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150604_180605_zpsifnlaunu.jpg.html)

GG


Any updates? Just finished sharpening the saw with the old held in a vice and use a file method, and I like the look of this jigger. It seems a great way to keep the angles true.

Thanks for any info.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 09, 2015, 01:29:57 PM
Any updates? Just finished sharpening the saw with the old held in a vice and use a file method, and I like the look of this jigger. It seems a great way to keep the angles true.

Thanks for any info.

Was away for the weekend, will have a go on one of my saws this week if I get a chance

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Traveller on June 09, 2015, 07:14:23 PM
Was away for the weekend, will have a go on one of my saws this week if I get a chance

GG

Great stuff, thanks
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: prodigyrf on June 09, 2015, 08:34:34 PM
"There is no safe level of wood fire smoke in urban areas"

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/wood-fire-heaters-the-hidden-killer-20140628-zsop8.html (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/wood-fire-heaters-the-hidden-killer-20140628-zsop8.html)

and they always pay homage to world Gummint-
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs292/en/ (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs292/en/)

First they came for the urban areas and then....?

Been off the smokes and taken up up vaping since Xmas so I know how it is guys. They want to strangle that too and can you imagine what these Green nanny staters think of chainsaws and their owners? Welcome to being slightly above peddos on the social scale too  >:D

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: prodigyrf on June 09, 2015, 09:14:48 PM
'Impacts on health

4.3 million people a year die prematurely from illness attributable to the household air pollution caused by the inefficient use of solid fuels (2012 data). Among these deaths:

12% are due to pneumonia
34% from stroke
26% from ischaemic heart disease
22% from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and
6% from lung cancer.'

Don't you love those stats? Makes you wonder how they separate out the tobacco related deaths from that lot now doesn't it? Or is it all really one and the same with particulate matter and soot and our masters should be thankful for the harm minimization of vaping? Somehow I doubt it with all that lost excise.
Time to sharpen the chainsaw while I Stihl can  :cheers: 
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Kangaron on June 09, 2015, 11:09:09 PM
I can just see Dr. Gunther von Hagens ripping in and pulling out a handful exclaiming "This bloke had an open fire"
Please spare me, some people actually earn a quid producing these stats.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on June 10, 2015, 06:03:20 AM
So maybe it was the caveman cooking fires that caused the decimation of the dinosaur era and not some giant meteor striking earth?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on June 10, 2015, 06:04:23 AM
These stats look like its only people in NSW, us tough Victorians can handle it  >:D

I can just see Dr. Gunther von Hagens ripping in and pulling out a handful exclaiming "This bloke had an open fire"
Please spare me, some people actually earn a quid producing these stats.

Isn't 85% of statistics made up anyway  ;D

Honestly, we would all be better off with electric heaters powered by coal burning generators wouldn't we??  >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on June 10, 2015, 08:07:22 PM
Hope andrew and Scott ahs fire going tonight. I believe it will be 1 degree in Kilmore?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on June 10, 2015, 08:21:36 PM

Hope andrew and Scott ahs fire going tonight. I believe it will be 1 degree in Kilmore?
ours has been burning non stop since Easter. Heats the concrete slab  floor up and radiates......
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on June 10, 2015, 08:27:46 PM
Hope andrew and Scott ahs fire going tonight. I believe it will be 1 degree in Kilmore?

Yep cannot remember ours being out for quite awhile brrr have to be in town for a breakfast tomoz at 7am I don't like mornings especially cold.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: prodigyrf on June 11, 2015, 12:13:53 AM
Dunno about you lot but I've got one of them real Green chainsaws like these guys  :cup:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3113908/How-world-s-biggest-green-power-plant-actually-INCREASING-greenhouse-gas-emissions-Britain-s-energy-bill.html#ixzz3cOfC1uYP (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3113908/How-world-s-biggest-green-power-plant-actually-INCREASING-greenhouse-gas-emissions-Britain-s-energy-bill.html#ixzz3cOfC1uYP)

and what's more I've taken up vaping so I don't get its air cleaner all full of tobacco soot when I'm visiting NSW National Parks  ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on June 11, 2015, 07:12:14 AM
My chainsaw runs on a fuel that there is readily available and renewable in this country, greenies! You can get barrels of them in Snowtown cheap  >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 12, 2015, 09:31:31 AM
Turned up today, will report how it goes. First impression is that it is a quality engineered piece of billet aluminium. Get back to you all after the long weekend

(http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh502/GGPatrol/Mobile%20Uploads/20150604_180605_zpsifnlaunu.jpg) (http://s1249.photobucket.com/user/GGPatrol/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150604_180605_zpsifnlaunu.jpg.html)

GG


See product review here

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=43670.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=43670.0)

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Traveller on June 15, 2015, 10:03:49 AM
Sorry wrong thread, meant to post in your revue thread.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Hawk2014 on June 15, 2015, 10:34:50 PM
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm177/sgiblett/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-06/FB5D4AFE-5278-4356-A03D-8E8A44D674AD_zpsqtycey5x.jpg) (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/sgiblett/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-06/FB5D4AFE-5278-4356-A03D-8E8A44D674AD_zpsqtycey5x.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Kangaron on June 15, 2015, 10:59:05 PM
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm177/sgiblett/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-06/FB5D4AFE-5278-4356-A03D-8E8A44D674AD_zpsqtycey5x.jpg) (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/sgiblett/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-06/FB5D4AFE-5278-4356-A03D-8E8A44D674AD_zpsqtycey5x.jpg.html)


Redgum kindling ?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: kylarama on June 16, 2015, 06:36:23 AM
So my firewood source had a motorbike accident (okay, but out of action for a bit) and the Coonara hasn't been lit in a month.
With no spare time, or no real other choice I got the local garden supplies to deliver a ton of redgum. 

$300 later!!!!!

Far out its expensive these days.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on June 16, 2015, 07:19:57 AM
[suspicious][/suspicious]
So my firewood source had a motorbike accident (okay, but out of action for a bit) and the Coonara hasn't been lit in a month.
With no spare time, or no real other choice I got the local garden supplies to deliver a ton of redgum. 

$300 later!!!!!

Far out its expensive these days.

WOW...... Locals here sell for between $90-$130 for a 6x4 load.

Not always red gum though sometimes box wood.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: kylarama on June 16, 2015, 07:26:57 PM
[suspicious][/suspicious]
WOW...... Locals here sell for between $90-$130 for a 6x4 load.

Not always red gum though sometimes box wood.
I think 120 to 150 is the going rate for 1 cubic metre of redgum, which is probably about a 6x4 load? A ton is just over 2 cubic metres.

Sent from my GT-I9507 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on June 17, 2015, 07:22:43 AM
I suppose that just seems like a lot of money when we were able to find some and cut it. We are lucky that we have mates around that let us clean up the fallen stuff off the farm.

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: slydar on June 17, 2015, 09:27:02 PM
had some wood from - um - one of the major hardware outlets - it was rich red in colour and it STANK!!! wit have been red gum? hope not if people here are burning it

stepson up in valery (coffs) is grumbling about not being able to sell his because its too warm up there  ???
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on June 20, 2015, 01:35:15 PM
So my usual firewood buddy is going away and I posted an add for a new firewood collection crew.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: loanrangie on June 20, 2015, 07:17:30 PM
I need to go get some wood, couldnt do it in summer with my busted leg and now the missus was crook so missed going to the BIL's place to load up.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on June 21, 2015, 08:52:38 AM

I need to go get some wood, couldnt do it in summer with my busted leg and now the missus was crook so missed going to the BIL's place to load up.
we could put a crew together to help clean out your BIL's place of fallen timber if needed and drop some back at your place?
Many hands make light work etc, and thinking Fuji needs more practice starting his chainsaw.......lol......
Might just cost you a takeaway trailer of wood and a myswag BBQ sausage sizzle.

 For anyone interested, the DEPI collection areas close up on the 30th June, then reopen in Sept.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on June 21, 2015, 11:37:31 AM

 For anyone interested, the DEPI collection areas close up on the 30th June, then reopen in Sept.

Unless you are cutting in Barmah. Then it closes on the 30th and reopens NEVER....  :'(
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on June 26, 2015, 04:42:00 PM
Oooohhhhh the pain, seeing old sleepers on the side of the railway line for about 100kms. Ripe for the picking and with easy access. Problem is You have to come to Winton Queensland.????
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on June 26, 2015, 04:46:15 PM
Oooohhhhh the pain, seeing old sleepers on the side of the railway line for about 100kms. Ripe for the picking and with easy access. Problem is You have to come to Winton Queensland.????

Chuck some on the roof of the camper!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: raider on June 26, 2015, 05:08:17 PM
Oooohhhhh the pain, seeing old sleepers on the side of the railway line for about 100kms. Ripe for the picking and with easy access. Problem is You have to come to Winton Queensland.????
No thanks , not after reading that they could be full of asbestos dust from the trains brakes. Cutting them could be bad for your health even though I have burnt quite a few smashed ones when they replaced the Wodonga line. :-[
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: peter01 on June 28, 2015, 03:35:38 PM
went for a drive up around Barmah national park and there must have been 20+ cars/ute's with trainers coming out of the designated area full to the brim with wood.

While we were driving around the NSW side of the Murray some people had left behind pieces here and there so us being greenies tossed them in the back of the ute
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on June 28, 2015, 08:49:53 PM
Last ever weekend Barmah will be open so I suppose people are trying to make the most of it. Plus was a good day to be out cutting.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 29, 2015, 07:09:58 AM
A couple of hours work yesterday, all logs were already fallen, just needed to be trimmed up. New sharpener worked a treat to keep cutting quickly

(http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh502/GGPatrol/Mobile%20Uploads/20150628_143117_zps2v4tny34.jpg) (http://s1249.photobucket.com/user/GGPatrol/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150628_143117_zps2v4tny34.jpg.html)

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: raider on June 29, 2015, 07:38:52 AM
Went out yesterday to our block for some wood cutting and motorbike riding. Discovered a large tree had fallen across a track so set to work cutting it up. Going fine until the log rolled and caught my chain brake smashing it off and throwing the chain . Lost interest then , so winched the remaining section sideways onto the track and then the front tyre on the bike kept going flat :'(    Spewing because I was supposed to be cutting wood for some old people that I supply so have to ring them today and put it off for a week.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Traveller on June 29, 2015, 09:34:45 AM
New sharpener worked a treat to keep cutting quickly

Glad to hear that the sharpener is doing well, I have to get one!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: loanrangie on June 29, 2015, 01:32:54 PM
I spent yesterday cutting wood, didnt have to go far as the owner of the vacant block next to my parents lets us cut dead fallen wood from his 5 acre block.
 Still a 100ft pine tree to be cut up plus a few 30ft plus gums.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on June 29, 2015, 08:30:54 PM
l know a place were Yellow Box Gum is on the ground after being dead standing for years to dry . Just waiting for its location to be reviled to those that  will pay the price . To loosen the tong with    :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 04, 2015, 08:04:49 AM

l know a place were Yellow Box Gum is on the ground after being dead standing for years to dry . Just waiting for its location to be reviled to those that  will pay the price . To loosen the tong with    :cheers: :cheers:
myswag meet BBQ at Nagambie sometime soon? Bring your chainsaw and woodsplitter, and half a dozen slabs.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rumpig on July 04, 2015, 02:50:02 PM
Just had the 9 & 1/4 power saw out in the back yard for a bit, chopping up old step treads and floor joists etc to a length that will fit in our fire place.
Sadly  we chucked a heap of good wood out at work this week, pulled down and old hardwood verandah and it all went in the skip bin  :'( :'(
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 04, 2015, 02:50:41 PM
Sadly  we chucked a heap of good wood out at work this week, pulled down and old hardwood verandah and it all went in the skip bin  :'( :'(
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo it wood have been nice and dry, and perfect for fathom to add to his mini bonfire;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on July 04, 2015, 04:26:53 PM
Bugger   :'(   somebody has collected the Old Dry Yellow Box  & blocks of can are rolling in  :cheers:
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 04, 2015, 05:03:34 PM
Bugger   :'(   somebody has collected the Old Dry Yellow Box  & blocks of can are rolling in  :cheers:
you're like an alchemist, turning yellow box wood into gold beer.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Hawk2014 on July 11, 2015, 08:27:15 PM
Redgum kindling ?
Na, our house is old and so is the fire box. It's fairly small. Like your cover pic, been to the Kevington pub a few times, nice neck of the woods up there.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: robbo1172 on July 12, 2015, 12:25:14 PM
Saw this on stalk book. (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/11/783932137561d532221f9313eb7ff56b.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/11/8e3ab7a9178e2f95b4e92c02da165c86.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/11/2fadab795cbc88e498f6b37f4b718800.jpg)

40ft shipping container...
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on July 12, 2015, 12:31:53 PM
Now theres a challenge of major proportion  for Knockwood    :cup:

 its a 20 ft container  :cheers:
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 12, 2015, 12:32:34 PM
Saw this on stalk book. (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/11/783932137561d532221f9313eb7ff56b.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/11/8e3ab7a9178e2f95b4e92c02da165c86.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/11/2fadab795cbc88e498f6b37f4b718800.jpg)

20ft shipping container...
lino6 and Nay-Dmax are going to build one on their place;D
Then Lino can crane truck it to knockwood.......
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on July 12, 2015, 12:34:33 PM
Get lots of chops for the CFA will be on speed dial & they get hungry                  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: robbo1172 on July 12, 2015, 01:03:15 PM


 its a 20 ft container  :cheers:

Oops, prob just used to overstating measured dimensions...
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on July 14, 2015, 09:34:00 AM
lino6 and Nay-Dmax are going to build one on their place;D
Then Lino can crane truck it to knockwood.......
Probably need a 40 foot for Knockwood with all the pyros in attendance!

We are nearly back in Victoria now so reckon the wood pile will be diminishing quickly in a few hours.... Could smell plenty of fires burning in Brisbane so those poor banana benders must have been feeling it. Maybe if NSW didn't have daylight savings the cold weather would stop at the border?

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on July 14, 2015, 03:49:56 PM
Oops, prob just used to overstating measured dimensions...


Are buying or selling   ,,,,,,, ???
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 25, 2015, 11:19:44 AM
While I liked my Stihl miniboss, I love the new woodboss with the tungsten blade. Nearly got next Winter sorted.
I thought today was the last day for collection, but still got another month;D
Could be a beer and bbq on offer for any one that wants to help split it.......
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on October 25, 2015, 11:48:03 AM
Hire a splitter mate, much easier.

I have some I need to split and stack. Trying to do a deal with a mate who is after some off cuts and his dad has a hydraulic splitter. For a fruit bin full of pine I should be able to grab his and split it all.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 25, 2015, 12:32:05 PM
Tried the splitter once, definitely easier and faster, however 2 things for me:
1 - I need the exercise
2 - hydraulic splitters don't eat BBQ sausages or drink beer......


 
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on October 25, 2015, 03:24:20 PM
Happy to eat sausages while you chop wood! You would still probably get some weights in lifting the blocks, then stacking in your OCD style.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on October 25, 2015, 04:03:30 PM
lino & l could eat your tucker , drink your grog , but do we have to watch you chopping wood   ???
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 25, 2015, 05:26:30 PM

lino & l could eat your tucker , drink your grog , but do we have to watch you chopping wood   ???
not at all, the idea is that I get to sit back and watch you;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on October 25, 2015, 06:33:36 PM
not at all, the idea is that I get to sit back and watch you;D


Eating your tucker & drinking your grog   , ::)  that works for me  :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 25, 2015, 06:36:49 PM
I'd kill myself (Mt wife would help) if I had to cut that much timber just to get through winter.

Geez, a lot to be said for living in nice sunny WARM Queensland.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: MDS69 on October 25, 2015, 07:02:42 PM
I'd kill myself (Mt wife would help) if I had to cut that much timber just to get through winter.

Geez, a lot to be said for living in nice sunny WARM Queensland.

4 words

Reverse cycle air conditioning
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 25, 2015, 07:14:20 PM
Many words, naked bodies drinking red wine while laying on a furry rug in front of a romantic wood fire.


 
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on October 25, 2015, 07:15:47 PM
Ahhhhhhhhh this vision has come to me & its not good  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on October 25, 2015, 07:23:57 PM
So I finally got around to doing a bit of restacking this arvo. Just need to split all the big stuff and stack it and I'll be all tidied up for summer!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 25, 2015, 08:48:57 PM

So I finally got around to doing a bit of restacking this arvo. Just need to split all the big stuff and stack it and I'll be all tidied up for summer!
worthless


 
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 26, 2015, 04:38:28 AM
Many words, naked bodies drinking red wine while laying on a furry rug in front of a romantic wood fire.

Thanks for the offer.....

But I don't drink red wine..... got anything we could have.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on October 26, 2015, 08:35:28 AM
Thanks for the offer.....

But I don't drink red wine..... got anything we could have.
Pure blonde...............................beer that is
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Traveller on October 26, 2015, 01:57:48 PM
Could be a beer and bbq on offer for any one that wants to help split it.......

What part of Mexico are you in, I could always come around and tag team on a splitter for a while? You have a coronary unit close by I hope.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 26, 2015, 02:17:49 PM

What part of Mexico are you in, I could always come around and tag team on a splitter for a while? You have a coronary unit close by I hope.
Kilmore Hospital within easy Ambulance distance. Will let you know the date, although you may need overnight swag grass also given the drive;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Traveller on October 26, 2015, 03:33:37 PM
Kilmore Hospital within easy Ambulance distance. Will let you know the date, although you may need overnight swag grass also given the drive;D

I suppose it could be considered a trip. ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on October 26, 2015, 03:52:52 PM
By Gezzz there are some that wont let a long distance discourage them from a BBQ      :cheers:
Unless you have been there before  :'( >:D >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on October 26, 2015, 04:51:09 PM
Here is a load from the other day. Its the third load from the neighbours which was hand split. We still have around 3 more loads each to tidy for next winters quota

GG

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on October 26, 2015, 05:40:41 PM
Here is a load from the other day. Its the third load from the neighbours which was hand split. We still have around 3 more loads each to tidy for next winters quota

GG

Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk

You are a bit rough on that 200 aren't you!! ;)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on October 26, 2015, 06:21:17 PM
You are a bit rough on that 200 aren't you!! ;)
If my 200 is looking that good in 40 years i will be laughing

They sure dont make them like that anymore

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 22, 2015, 06:25:19 AM
Final split of this season's harvest. Can let it sit under cover now for the next 18months til winter 2017
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rocky and Bullwinkle on November 22, 2015, 08:06:46 AM
A good stack of wood scarps, I need to go out and top up our wood pile!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Traveller on November 22, 2015, 08:40:08 AM
Final split of this season's harvest. Can let it sit under cover now for the next 18months til winter 2017

What! I had serviced the trailer, taken up body building and was looking forward to the big trip to come and help. Looks like it will have to wait until 2017 now. ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 22, 2015, 09:39:29 AM

What! I had serviced the trailer, taken up body building and was looking forward to the big trip to come and help. Looks like it will have to wait until 2017 now. ;D
come down in winter, bring beer and red wine and enjoy the spoils of my labour instead.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: xcvator on November 22, 2015, 06:17:48 PM
Whadaya gunna do with the calf in the fire  ???
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on November 23, 2015, 05:16:59 AM
Whadaya gunna do with the calf in the fire  ???
Guess scarps likes his meat well done
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on November 30, 2015, 06:26:15 PM
Turned this...
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/30/3f8c9025f0d18557012351eca8320a49.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/30/35c0558a7d95dd01b5f067b34d173c02.jpg)

Into this...
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/30/b31561116c9717438ffd08278393b536.jpg)

With some help from Nay-DMAX.

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 30, 2015, 06:28:23 PM
I just saw fuji drive past with his trailer heading your way.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on November 30, 2015, 06:30:17 PM
I just saw fuji drive past with his trailer heading your way.

Not this late at night!! Way past his bed time  ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on November 30, 2015, 07:56:42 PM
Not this late at night!! Way past his bed time  ;D
He's gotta case the area first. Strikes at 2am, quieter than a ninja
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on November 30, 2015, 09:11:15 PM
He's gotta case the area first. Strikes at 2am, quieter than a ninja
Plus Fuji's gotta train his dog as a lookout some how.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on November 30, 2015, 10:20:52 PM
Shouldn't be too hard to find. Turn left at the 6 foot brown snake and he'll see the pile next to the sunnies he lost  :D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on January 30, 2016, 11:18:14 AM
Fired up the saw bench this morning. Needed to cut up some stuff and also top up the pig wood pile in preparation for a trip or 2.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on January 30, 2016, 12:25:01 PM

Fired up the saw bench this morning. Needed to cut up some stuff and also top up the pig wood pile in preparation for a trip or 2.
:worthless:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: rmoore on February 01, 2016, 03:54:22 PM
Without scrolling through 21 pages of this thread (I only joined today), I thought peeps may be interested in this list.

The greater the density, the 'harder' the timber. In the context of this forum, that means that the harder timbers give off more heat, which is why the desert timbers are so great to cook on & get warm by.

Botanical name                     Common name                        Density Kg / metre3
   
Acacia aneura                            Mulga                                               1200 kg/m3
Acacia cambagei                       Gidgee                                              1280
Acacia oswaldii                          Oswald's wattle                                 1130
Acacia papyrocarpa                   Western myall                                   1230
Acacia salicina                           Broughton willow, River Coobah       675
Acacia estrophiolata                   Ironwood                                           875
Acacia tetragonophylla              Sandhill wattle, Umbrella bush, Marpoo  1164
Callitris glaucophylla                  Cypress pine, native pine                  857
Casuarina pauper                      Black oak, Belah                               1290
Citrus glauca                              Lime bush, desert lemon                  960
Codonocarpus continifolius        Native poplar, bellfruit                       435
Eremophila longifolia                  Emubush, Long leaved eremophila  820
Eucalyptus camaldulensis          River redgum                                    900
Eucalyptus coolibah ssp arida (now a Corymbia sp) Coolibah.          1155
Eucalyptus gracilis                      White mallee, yorrel                         1067
Eucalyptus oleosa                      Red mallee                                      1230
Eucalyptus youngiana                Ooldea mallee                                   1130
Grevillea striata                          Beefwood                                          970
Hakea lorea                               Corkwood                                          1135
Myoporum platycarpum             Sugarwood, False sandalwood         1023
Santalum lanceolatum               Plumbush                                           930

These and probably others that can be found at www.greenhouse.gov.au/ncas/ (http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/ncas/) which is the National carbon accounting system. 

Good ol' redgum, favoured by many city folk, does not rate highly, you'll notice.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on February 01, 2016, 04:15:45 PM

Without scrolling through 21 pages of this thread (I only joined today), I thought peeps may be interested in this list.

The greater the density, the 'harder' the timber. In the context of this forum, that means that the harder timbers give off more heat, which is why the desert timbers are so great to cook on & get warm by.

Botanical name                     Common name                        Density Kg / metre3
   
Acacia aneura                            Mulga                                               1200 kg/m3
Acacia cambagei                       Gidgee                                              1280
Acacia oswaldii                          Oswald's wattle                                 1130
Acacia papyrocarpa                   Western myall                                   1230
Acacia salicina                           Broughton willow, River Coobah       675
Acacia estrophiolata                   Ironwood                                           875
Acacia tetragonophylla              Sandhill wattle, Umbrella bush, Marpoo  1164
Callitris glaucophylla                  Cypress pine, native pine                  857
Casuarina pauper                      Black oak, Belah                               1290
Citrus glauca                              Lime bush, desert lemon                  960
Codonocarpus continifolius        Native poplar, bellfruit                       435
Eremophila longifolia                  Emubush, Long leaved eremophila  820
Eucalyptus camaldulensis          River redgum                                    900
Eucalyptus coolibah ssp arida (now a Corymbia sp) Coolibah.          1155
Eucalyptus gracilis                      White mallee, yorrel                         1067
Eucalyptus oleosa                      Red mallee                                      1230
Eucalyptus youngiana                Ooldea mallee                                   1130
Grevillea striata                          Beefwood                                          970
Hakea lorea                               Corkwood                                          1135
Myoporum platycarpum             Sugarwood, False sandalwood         1023
Santalum lanceolatum               Plumbush                                           930

These and probably others that can be found at www.greenhouse.gov.au/ncas/ (http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/ncas/) which is the National carbon accounting system. 

Good ol' redgum, favoured by many city folk, does not rate highly, you'll notice.
noice info. Thnx and welcome.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on February 01, 2016, 05:25:55 PM
I like the red gum because it leaves next to no ash. But in the colder months the box wood burns warmest and is easier for me to get!

Got my hands on a swing saw this year I'm looking forward to trying out (just don't tell the OHS bloke  :D ). I just need some big stuff to try it on.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on February 10, 2016, 06:09:32 AM
lt wont be long till the usual suspects ( & very Sus )  start sending the begging  message appealing to my better nature . Gezzzzz lm such a " Great Bloke "        :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on February 10, 2016, 08:12:03 AM

lt wont be long till the usual suspects ( & very Sus )  start sending the begging  message appealing to my better nature . Gezzzzz lm such a " Great Bloke "        :cheers:
does this mean you're open for business again?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on February 10, 2016, 09:19:12 AM
Fuji san, how are your wood piles going?

Time to call into the uncle's and see about this swing saw I think.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on February 10, 2016, 05:30:27 PM
Fuji san, how are your wood piles going?

Time to call into the uncle's and see about this swing saw I think.
   Don't Bother OH&S have sold it for scrap metal  >:D >:D                           :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on February 10, 2016, 05:31:29 PM
does this mean you're open for business again?
l am always corruptible  >:D >:D you of all people should understand this  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: D4D on February 10, 2016, 06:28:45 PM
In case somebody needs some firewood...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tullamarine/building-materials/redgum-sleepers-perfect-firewood/1103788385 (http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tullamarine/building-materials/redgum-sleepers-perfect-firewood/1103788385)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: tracker on February 10, 2016, 06:38:31 PM
Final split of this season's harvest. Can let it sit under cover now for the next 18months til winter 2017

    Hmmmmm.....i buy my fire wood in 15 kg bags.....only need a few bags for camping.....lucky i live in Nth. QLD.... It must be a Victorian thing .......Just saying..... >:D >:D.......I'll check it out this weekend....might need to find some gidgee to pack into baggage to bring home.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on February 10, 2016, 07:40:29 PM
   Don't Bother OH&S have sold it for scrap metal  >:D >:D                           :cheers:

Nah it was made compliant with a sticker. It reads "don't operate this if you are stupid, incapable, or speewa". Was nice to see you get your own category   >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on February 11, 2016, 10:29:59 AM
Nah it was made compliant with a sticker. It reads "don't operate this if you are stupid, incapable, or speewa". Was nice to see you get your own category   >:D
:cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on February 11, 2016, 11:04:26 AM
Nah it was made compliant with a sticker. It reads "don't operate this if you are stupid, incapable, or speewa". Was nice to see you get your own category   >:D

:cup: :cup:

Luv it x 2
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rocky and Bullwinkle on February 11, 2016, 01:35:47 PM
my mother in law usually asks what sort I wood I have cut the usual answer is tree. We have a Euro fire place sold up in Mansfield very efficient pumps out lots of heat and uses a small amount of wood.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 12, 2016, 05:13:30 AM
my mother in law usually asks what sort I wood I have cut the usual answer is tree. We have a Euro fire place sold up in Mansfield very efficient pumps out lots of heat and uses a small amount of wood.

We have the same heater and once the stone on the sides get warm they pump out at a great amount of warmth, the hounds look happy  ;D

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on February 12, 2016, 07:15:56 AM
How deep is the wood box in those heaters i.e. how long can the wood be that you can put in?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rocky and Bullwinkle on February 12, 2016, 08:00:45 AM
I usually cut the lengths a bit shorter about 10 inches,
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on February 12, 2016, 09:17:00 AM
I usually cut the lengths a bit shorter about 10 inches,

So about (consulting my unit converter  ;D) 250mm!

Might have to google these units. Might be a good thing if one was building a new house and needed a new wood heater.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 12, 2016, 09:23:47 AM
So about (consulting my unit converter  ;D) 250mm!

Might have to google these units. Might be a good thing if one was building a new house and needed a new wood heater.

Just sit down when you get the price, very good units though

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rocky and Bullwinkle on February 12, 2016, 09:31:51 AM
They are a bit dearer but much more efficient than Australian made unit unfortunately. I know of a person who took out the old fire and put in a Euro and significantly reduced the wood usage, its all to do with the shape of the fire box. Aussie flat and wide, Euro skinny and tall, its seems to burn well and only produce a small amount of ash.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on February 12, 2016, 10:15:14 AM
Thanks for the info (and the warning GG!). I like the idea of less ash. Nay-DMAX liked the look of these so might look into them for the new house.

Thanks guys

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on February 12, 2016, 12:14:04 PM
So about (consulting my unit converter  ;D) 250mm!

Might have to google these units. Might be a good thing if one was building a new house and needed a new wood heater.
My rough calcs put it at 254mm :D :D :D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rocky and Bullwinkle on February 12, 2016, 03:46:20 PM
My rough calcs put it at 254mm :D :D :D

I am old my default setting is feet and inches!!!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on February 12, 2016, 06:59:12 PM
I am old my default setting is feet and inches!!!!
Now whats better. 1 foot or 12 inches. Always has me stumped
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: plusnq on February 12, 2016, 07:21:58 PM
Now whats better. 1 foot or 12 inches. Always has me stumped

Depends whose foot it is I suppose   ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on February 13, 2016, 10:37:02 AM
Makes it hard to buy shoes if your not sure  ??? ??? :cheers:
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on February 22, 2016, 03:32:56 PM
7 days til the 2016 Vic Autumn season opens

http://delwp.vic.gov.au/parks-forests-and-crown-land/firewood
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on February 22, 2016, 09:44:15 PM
Would be good if they posted up the maps....  :'(
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on February 23, 2016, 12:11:01 PM

Would be good if they posted up the maps....  :'(
patients grasshopper, usually a day or two before.

I'll take you to my spot if you want to bring a trailer load of horse poo down
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on February 23, 2016, 12:31:45 PM
patients grasshopper, usually a day or two before.

I'll take you to my spot if you want to bring a trailer load of horse poo down

I could bring you the factory if you wanted!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on February 23, 2016, 01:19:06 PM
patients grasshopper, usually a day or two before.

I'll take you to my spot if you want to bring a trailer load of horse poo down
New friends that Scarps has on a recent catch up  ???      :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: D4D on March 30, 2016, 05:07:22 PM
http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/big-shiver-tipped-after-clampdown-on-wood-collection/news-story/f39018321345dea89e127d4b4d90737f?nk=d95cdd59d2a1e94bb4d6b497d794eebb-1459321048 (http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/big-shiver-tipped-after-clampdown-on-wood-collection/news-story/f39018321345dea89e127d4b4d90737f?nk=d95cdd59d2a1e94bb4d6b497d794eebb-1459321048)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 30, 2016, 05:11:44 PM
http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/big-shiver-tipped-after-clampdown-on-wood-collection/news-story/f39018321345dea89e127d4b4d90737f?nk=d95cdd59d2a1e94bb4d6b497d794eebb-1459321048 (http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/big-shiver-tipped-after-clampdown-on-wood-collection/news-story/f39018321345dea89e127d4b4d90737f?nk=d95cdd59d2a1e94bb4d6b497d794eebb-1459321048)


Not good news.....
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: D4D on March 30, 2016, 05:14:00 PM
Not good news.....

Indeed but it was always coming. We haven't been allowed to move/pickup/collect fallen logs in our area for a while. Apparently the native animals use the fallen logs for habitat...
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 30, 2016, 05:16:12 PM
I'm lucky enough to have friends on farms so we are not desperate, but that'll run out one day too.

Then I suppose we'll have to import firewood  :'(
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on March 30, 2016, 07:37:15 PM
I'm lucky enough to have friends on farms so we are not desperate, but that'll run out one day too.

Then I suppose we'll have to import firewood  :'(
from China? Wont be as good as Aussie grown
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: KingBilly on March 30, 2016, 07:52:06 PM
from China? Wont be as good as Aussie grown

From Queensland?  Know a guy who cuts a B double load each week, all year, for a Victorian firewood seller.

KB
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 31, 2016, 08:48:30 PM
Can't burn Queensland wood till next week. At the moment when you light it it takes an hour to catch on. Can't work out why...

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on April 01, 2016, 04:15:09 AM
Can't burn Queensland wood till next week. At the moment when you light it it takes an hour to catch on. Can't work out why...

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:cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 01, 2016, 07:08:01 AM
                             lts Dence                   :'(                       :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 03, 2016, 07:44:20 AM
Another 2 loads away   Yellow box    Good burning  :cup: :cup:      :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: peter01 on April 03, 2016, 09:08:49 AM
Got a call Friday from the Son, "you and Mum want to go for a drive Sat morning to Barmah, why not !!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 03, 2016, 09:36:56 PM
Think we might have a look next weekend at Barmah

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: tracker on April 06, 2016, 04:32:17 PM
Gezzzzzz...You guy's hunt around for fire wood and up here we hunt for cold air....
    Cheers Tracker.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 06, 2016, 05:28:08 PM
Swap you  :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: loanrangie on April 06, 2016, 07:19:12 PM
Man i need wood, did a head gasket on the 4by on not so Good Friday that i will be tackling on the weekend.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rumpig on April 06, 2016, 08:10:45 PM
Then I suppose we'll have to import firewood  :'(
Become a chippie and do renos on old houses, all the hardwood you want then. Just removed an old set of timber stairs from the outside of a house this week, all the step treads have been cut in half on removal and come home with me for firewood for home or weekend camping trips. The stringers went in the skip bin though, didn't want to be fishing out all the nails that are in them from my fire place later on.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on April 06, 2016, 08:17:29 PM
Become a chippie and do renos on old houses, all the hardwood you want then. Just removed an old set of timber stairs from the outside of a house this week, all the step treads have been cut in half on removal and come home with me for firewood for home or weekend camping trips. The stringers went in the skip bin though, didn't want to be fishing out all the nails that are in them from my fire place later on.
agree, love burning old timber. I used to cut up and burn old redgum fence posts, nails and all. We throw all of our ash into the veggie garden so the old rusty burnt nails just help boost the veggie iron content😆

Probably obvious to you with appropriate training, but I'll often pass on old house frame timber as too risky if there may have been asbestos around at the time of building
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 06, 2016, 08:52:14 PM
Might end up with some old house timber soon hopefully!

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rumpig on April 06, 2016, 08:59:53 PM

Probably obvious to you with appropriate training, but I'll often pass on old house frame timber as too risky if there may have been asbestos around at the time of building
these days when we get asbestos removed from a house, the guys doing it need to get it inspected and signed off on that it has been completly removed and cleaned up properly, so any timber we remove is pretty clean. I used to have a licence to remove asbestos, but i don't deal with that stuff these days, someone else can suit up and sweat their arse off removing it for us instead...lol
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Diesel Power on April 07, 2016, 01:09:55 PM
Firewood!!!  Im still running the Aircon on cool!
I was in Adelaide last week helping a mate cut some firewood for the winter, he introduced me to Chisel Chains. Its a slightly different shape tooth on the chain which removes the cut shavings alot faster. They are more expensive though.
Cheers
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bird on April 07, 2016, 01:14:36 PM
Man i need wood, did a head gasket on the 4by on not so Good Friday that i will be tackling on the weekend.
wood wont make a good replacement gasket though...
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on April 07, 2016, 07:54:24 PM
wood wont make a good replacement gasket though...
Wood if ya could wooden it????
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 08, 2016, 06:51:40 AM
lf you 2 Borers  want to bark on about some truncated branch story , you can leaf      :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rumpig on April 08, 2016, 11:44:56 AM
Firewood!!!  Im still running the Aircon on cool!

we are still running ceiling fans at our place at night also, but was at Gympie over Easter and noticed how much cooler it was there of a night time compared to Brisbane.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: loanrangie on April 08, 2016, 01:15:59 PM
wood wont make a good replacement gasket though...

 Wood > paper> gasket  ;D
 
 A friend of my dads years ago bought a 1930's Indian motorbike, it was running so they did the body work and paint first.
 When they got around to the motor it started running a bit rough, turns out the old farmer that had it made a piston of red gum !
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 10, 2016, 12:52:47 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160410/770fc3bac447d48aa846e2d3c66554d7.jpg)

Quick trip to Barmah this morning. Just having a toasted sandwich and a coffee to make it feel like camping before heading home.

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 10, 2016, 08:10:47 PM
GeeeeeeeZZZZZ lino                   you call that a load  ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
 


              your a disappointment to say the least , you have pulled bigger loads than that  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Kangaron on April 10, 2016, 08:44:21 PM
a load of kindling  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 10, 2016, 09:00:45 PM
Geezzz you blokes are harsh.

Well done Lino, leave the hungry boards at home did ya.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 11, 2016, 05:25:50 AM
I only cut stuff small enough to not have to split, saves Nay-DMAX's back having to swing the axe so much!  ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Steffo1 on April 11, 2016, 09:20:19 AM
Here you go!
https://youtu.be/T5WO9nulOXc?t=1
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Nay-DMAX on April 11, 2016, 01:02:29 PM
The good thing about taking the wood like that is everyone else has left it behind because they cut big stuff and into blocks before they go home. We have a saw bench so we can just load it in lengths like that and lino6 puts it through the bench at home. Whilst he is chainsawing I am loading the trailer so these are easy for me to throw in. There is bigger stuff underneath and next trip we will probably get different again. We have bigger pieces here already but really as long as it is good wood then it all still burns and does the job you get it for.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 11, 2016, 07:21:06 PM
lt really is amazing just how many people collect the small bits . this kinderling burns just as well & is so much easier to deal with .Small fire boxes chuck out just as much heat with less labour input .                  :cheers:             
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 14, 2016, 06:37:02 PM
Picked up a load from a demo on site. Full box trailer load stacked tight. This is about a quarter of it cut

GG


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 14, 2016, 07:26:22 PM
Picked up a load from a demo on site. Full box trailer load stacked tight. This is about a quarter of it cut

GG


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Nice!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: xcvator on April 14, 2016, 07:41:27 PM
Yeah I do miss collecting old sleepers and fence posts from jobs  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 14, 2016, 08:14:41 PM
Yeah I do miss collecting old sleepers and fence posts from jobs  :'( :'( :'(
But you don't gots no jobs no more                     ::)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on April 14, 2016, 08:57:04 PM
Yeah I do miss collecting old sleepers and fence posts from jobs  :'( :'( :'(
Ever thought about taking up painting as a hobby? I hear talented  artists can make good money from selling paintings - on line
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: plusnq on April 14, 2016, 10:02:44 PM
Don't even have to join the dots  ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 14, 2016, 10:13:52 PM
They even have numbers on them to guide you for the colours.
And yes, COLOURS is spelt correctly.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: xcvator on April 15, 2016, 12:57:10 AM
why don't you lot just peese of quietly  ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 17, 2016, 05:29:24 PM
All cut up and loaded into the ute. Now to stack it in the wood shed. Might test run a bit tonight

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: mrdenn1s on April 17, 2016, 10:01:46 PM
All cut up and loaded into the ute. Now to stack it in the wood shed. Might test run a bit tonight

GG

I'm happy to help you out and take some if it doesn't all fit in the shed 😂😆
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on April 19, 2016, 10:27:10 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/5f86df50678aecb66e3bdd9fa41f63d4.jpg)
3 trailerloads over the weekend have filled up the shed a bit.


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on April 19, 2016, 10:40:29 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/87e2fe70ef1773ae94dbed5010789876.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/5bc926c36891d4e5a2ffb07a5ec4171a.jpg)
Bit of Clunes boxwood.

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on April 20, 2016, 05:02:47 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/5f86df50678aecb66e3bdd9fa41f63d4.jpg)
3 trailerloads over the weekend have filled up the shed a bit.


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Firewood shed envy. Noice

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 20, 2016, 07:19:48 AM
Firewood shed envy. Noice
ls the challenge accepted           ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on April 20, 2016, 07:48:04 AM
ls the challenge accepted           ??? ??? ???
I may have OCFD
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/861333b727ef568ee8d3cabf8a2b6761.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/321c8f5649e26ae2ee6062e9aa3b0431.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/afde350f7b49d2b1726f652d63f3a626.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 20, 2016, 07:55:03 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/5f86df50678aecb66e3bdd9fa41f63d4.jpg)
3 trailerloads over the weekend have filled up the shed a bit.


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This'll be annoying scarps! If you invite him over for a coffee he'll probably restack it for you!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: plusnq on April 20, 2016, 08:37:05 AM
I may have OCFD
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/861333b727ef568ee8d3cabf8a2b6761.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/321c8f5649e26ae2ee6062e9aa3b0431.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/afde350f7b49d2b1726f652d63f3a626.jpg)


You think ?  ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on April 20, 2016, 09:29:26 AM
This'll be annoying scarps! If you invite him over for a coffee he'll probably restack it for you!!
He was in Ballarat the other week too. He could of popped in and tidied it up for me then hey ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on April 20, 2016, 11:37:38 AM
Yep definitely have OCFD.
Hey Matt, I was envious of your shed, not so much the wood. I just get to store more than you by stacking it in, but your shed is bigger so you still win
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bird on April 20, 2016, 11:48:02 AM
Quote from: lino6
If you invite him over for a coffee he'll probably restack it for you!!


:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on April 20, 2016, 12:26:58 PM
Yep definitely have OCFD.
Hey Matt, I was envious of your shed, not so much the wood. I just get to store more than you by stacking it in, but your shed is bigger so you still win
I have stacked it in previously and you are right you do get heaps more in there but I was getting worried it might fall on one of the kids so just chuck it in now. Plus this wood i'm getting now is gnarly twisted box that would be a nightmare to stack.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: mrdenn1s on April 20, 2016, 12:53:52 PM
Pre-shed

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii543/iamnotpeterpan/1430776361138_zpsmpvnt3pv.jpg)

Construction

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii543/iamnotpeterpan/WP_000272_zps729yqinu.jpg)

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii543/iamnotpeterpan/WP_000285_zpsb8uybipo.jpg)

and now...

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii543/iamnotpeterpan/WP_000299_zpsi1bcjoi4.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 20, 2016, 01:07:52 PM
Pre-shed

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii543/iamnotpeterpan/1430776361138_zpsmpvnt3pv.jpg)

Construction

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii543/iamnotpeterpan/WP_000272_zps729yqinu.jpg)

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii543/iamnotpeterpan/WP_000285_zpsb8uybipo.jpg)

and now...

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii543/iamnotpeterpan/WP_000299_zpsi1bcjoi4.jpg)


Is the slide just the fun factor in stacking??!!  ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: mrdenn1s on April 20, 2016, 01:11:21 PM
Is the slide just the fun factor in stacking??!!  ;D


I thought the kids might use it....nup

Here's where my wood comes from. Essentially, once a year, a gum blocks my driveway :)

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii543/iamnotpeterpan/WP_000021_zpsfcq3zynh.jpg)

and here's how I stack it inside the house

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii543/iamnotpeterpan/WP_000021_zpsqvmg2tqp.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on April 20, 2016, 01:23:03 PM
Lol, at least I don't cut the trees into squarish blocks
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: mrdenn1s on April 20, 2016, 01:41:19 PM
Lol, at least I don't cut the trees into squarish blocks

I'm ahead of my time.

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 20, 2016, 04:41:59 PM
They must grow square trees in Menzies Creek , easy to stack  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 20, 2016, 04:54:21 PM
Is the slide just the fun factor in stacking??!!  ;D
Things are a bit lush up your way  , good to see  :cheers:
All this time l thought you were the only lush in the area   :cup:                     :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 20, 2016, 05:34:18 PM
Things are a bit lush up your way  , good to see  :cheers:


Lush life giving me a rush (pop music reference  ;D )!

Spent some time this arvo benching some of the red gum we cut a couple of weeks ago. Still half a tandem load to go.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: loanrangie on April 21, 2016, 01:07:18 PM
Lush life giving me a rush (pop music reference  ;D )!

Spent some time this arvo benching some of the red gum we cut a couple of weeks ago. Still half a tandem load to go.

Lush or Rush ?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: feisty on April 21, 2016, 06:05:46 PM
Lol, at least I don't cut the trees into squarish blocks
Good thinking I reckon cos you can fit more wood in the fireplace...
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 21, 2016, 06:11:15 PM
Good thinking I reckon cos you can fit more wood in the fireplace...

Fireplace Tetris!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: feisty on April 21, 2016, 06:12:19 PM
Fireplace Tetris!
Great comment.
Even better once I pictured it happening!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: cassgazz on April 22, 2016, 06:22:59 PM
Finally got a wood shed built the other weekend. Didn't want all the wood getting wet, after going to the effort of cutting & splitting it all.
Inspired by this thread, so thought I'd put a few pics up.

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww5/cassgazz/General%20Shit/IMG_1452.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww5/cassgazz/General%20Shit/IMG_1454.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww5/cassgazz/General%20Shit/IMG_1453.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 22, 2016, 06:47:41 PM
Nice work!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on April 22, 2016, 08:08:08 PM
Noice, another stacker
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on April 22, 2016, 09:33:36 PM
Too neat lol. Nah looks good cassgazz well done!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: xcvator on April 22, 2016, 09:39:34 PM
Luv it, cassgazz, you've out Scrapped Scraps, he'll be having an ocd attack  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on April 22, 2016, 09:53:52 PM
Luv it, cassgazz, you've out Scrapped Scraps, he'll be having an ocd attack  ;D ;D ;D
No way Keith, look at the chaff on the ground in front. Needs a rake and tidy up to be in my league
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: xcvator on April 22, 2016, 10:21:47 PM
No way Keith, look at the chaff on the ground in front. Needs a rake and tidy up to be in my league(http://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji48.png)

But he hasn't finished yet, and he'd be tired from using a real log splitter too  >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: cassgazz on April 23, 2016, 09:56:52 AM
No way Keith, look at the chaff on the ground in front. Needs a rake and tidy up to be in my league

Nah. It stops the grass from growing through... 8)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 23, 2016, 07:36:17 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160423/8981961b16147af8a71292f7dc8288f9.jpg)

Another run out to Barmah today

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 14, 2016, 01:20:29 PM
Finally got around to cutting up some of the red gum collected. Best part is cleaning up the bark and saw dust and having a little fire while drinking a coffee. Nice way to spend a Saturday morning!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on May 14, 2016, 01:27:28 PM
Lino can spend the rest of the day benching , splitting & stacking it . Then polish his new tractor .   Well Done  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 14, 2016, 01:28:41 PM
Lino can spend the rest of the day benching , splitting & stacking it . Then polish his new tractor .   Well Done  :cheers:

I cut stuff that I don't have to split, coz I'm lazy like that!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: jw2170 on May 14, 2016, 01:59:23 PM
Did I see a comment or post somewhere that collection of firewood in Vic. is going to be more restricted in the future?

It seems that you guys depend on it for heating and cooking?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 14, 2016, 02:05:48 PM
It will be, bit I don't think anyone can say with any certainty what those restrictions will be. The collection areas around here closed months early probably due to people going hell for leather in fear of missing out. Time will tell what restrictions will be in place. Who knows what it will be like after the next election too!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on May 14, 2016, 03:23:40 PM
Only you can make fire wood a political issue  >:D                  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on May 14, 2016, 07:35:23 PM
Only you can make fire wood a political issue  >:D                  :cheers:
:cup:
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on May 14, 2016, 07:43:36 PM
I've decided to outsmart the gubment and grow my own firewood. It's early days but looks promising.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160514/7dbe06043cedca1926d4a9b975eea79f.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on May 15, 2016, 08:09:26 AM
I've decided to outsmart the gubment and grow my own firewood. It's early days but looks promising.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160514/7dbe06043cedca1926d4a9b975eea79f.jpg)

This is going to be a really long thread  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on May 15, 2016, 01:20:36 PM
Just lucky there not bonsai's
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on May 15, 2016, 02:53:25 PM
We could pop around & fix that . l will bring the clipper you bring the Grog  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on May 16, 2016, 12:03:02 PM
I'm told Roundup is good for fixing things like that too.... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Hoyks on May 16, 2016, 01:00:22 PM
It doesn't do that well on woody weeds.

Brushoff or 2-4-D on the other hand....
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on May 16, 2016, 04:20:17 PM
l think l still have a weed killer that " Orange " dose work well  >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: jw2170 on May 20, 2016, 12:37:58 PM
Had a bottle of 2,4,D given to me, once,  to clear some lantana...That worked... >:D
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on June 05, 2016, 10:16:52 PM
[/img](http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/57574f8107c35ab67b0b11620a0d8781.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/ac770d76e0253128d40f18d9c4a2737f.jpg)Headed out near Clunes in the van for the weekend and cut a bit of wood.Just got to go and pick it up now. Did a bit of stump eradication while I was out there as well.


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Title: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on June 05, 2016, 10:22:20 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160606/3db38bf068628407846e7fec5c7e83f0.jpg)
Collected what I cut yesterday.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: prodigyrf on June 06, 2016, 11:01:27 PM
All you descendants of convicts would be out in your swimmers gathering firewood as it floats by wouldn't you? We Crowies reckon if you stick it up in the ceiling it might light a warm fire cum winter 2020 but we'll be waiting at the Goolwa barrages for our share.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 30, 2016, 06:44:24 PM
First of this Spring cut, split and stack.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160930/0b0833ffbe5da8e9a4ff9521b783920c.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on September 30, 2016, 07:22:58 PM
First of this Spring cut, split and stack.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160930/0b0833ffbe5da8e9a4ff9521b783920c.jpg)



                                 So you Gots the Kinderling happening   , where is the FireWood  ??? ???
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: pinarelloman on October 01, 2016, 01:25:58 PM
Sorry, I don't have time to read 26 pages, which chainsaw do most of you use. I have an old Stihl009, but it leaks a lot of chain lube.
I am after something new and it is reall only for firewood gathering when away with the camper.

The 009 with the oil leak feature is not suitable.
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 01, 2016, 02:51:21 PM
Sorry, I don't have time to read 26 pages, which chainsaw do most of you use. I have an old Stihl009, but it leaks a lot of chain lube.
I am after something new and it is reall only for firewood gathering when away with the camper.

The 009 with the oil leak feature is not suitable.

Hey Dave, this is my weapon of choice that lives in the back tub of the Navara. http://www.stihl.com.au/STIHL-Products/Chainsaws/Homeowner-Chainsaws/2650-1571/MS-180.aspx

For home I have the Wood Boss http://www.stihl.com.au/STIHL-Products/Chainsaws/Landowner-Chainsaws/21867-1572/MS-251.aspx


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: duggie on October 01, 2016, 03:36:30 PM
A small load of North Queensland Iron Bark for a nights camping.


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cheers duggie
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on October 01, 2016, 03:48:38 PM
Meer Kinderling   :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on October 01, 2016, 05:22:58 PM
Just getting started tonight while listening to the footy

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Thanks for the wood Peter. Its going a bit better today without the rain

GG

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on October 01, 2016, 06:23:21 PM
GG   Whats going on Rocks around the fire pit   & a 1/2 oil drum on top  ???.

                      You need a PDFP     :cup:                                     :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: peter01 on October 01, 2016, 07:12:26 PM
Just getting started tonight while listening to the footy


Thanks for the wood Peter. Its going a bit better today without the rain

GG

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 :cheers:
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 02, 2016, 06:10:37 PM
Nearly have next winter's shed stack full. Couple more to split and these two sheds will be full and dry out nicely over summer.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161002/e5e0a50214e971f68fcf54e9c0bcef45.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161002/2f7103f2c5af759935e2cdf1e725ad01.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on October 02, 2016, 06:18:27 PM
                               Snake Pits        >:D                              :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 02, 2016, 06:22:01 PM
                               Snake Pits        >:D                              :cheers:

It's ok, some say I can charm a snake, or I am a snake, or snakes fear me, or something.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161002/062aabb3b5ab1c075c14ff495bbbc5b2.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on October 02, 2016, 08:23:27 PM
It's ok, some say I can charm a snake, or I am a snake, or snakes fear me, or something.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161002/062aabb3b5ab1c075c14ff495bbbc5b2.jpg)


Can you talk to snakes?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 02, 2016, 08:27:20 PM
Can you talk to snakes?
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on October 04, 2016, 05:48:39 PM
Sometimes the wind and wet ground is your friend

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Now to chop it all up and load it in the shed

GG

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rumpig on October 04, 2016, 06:13:02 PM
Just had to replace 8 hardwood step treads at someone's house today, cut the old ones up to remove them and loaded them into the back of the Cruiser for firewood....that should be enough to get me through next winter  8) ;D ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 04, 2016, 06:16:43 PM
Just had to replace 8 hardwood step treads at someone's house today, cut the old ones up to remove them and loaded them into the back of the Cruiser for firewood....that should be enough to get me through next winter  8) ;D ;D
Or to weigh down the tarp this cyclone season
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Swannie on October 04, 2016, 06:19:15 PM
Nearly have next winter's shed stack full. Couple more to split and these two sheds will be full and dry out nicely over summer.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161002/e5e0a50214e971f68fcf54e9c0bcef45.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161002/2f7103f2c5af759935e2cdf1e725ad01.jpg)


Have to get an understanding of this wood thing that I will be needing.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 04, 2016, 06:21:49 PM
Have to get an understanding of this wood thing that I will be needing.
You'll need a trailer
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on October 04, 2016, 06:23:35 PM
You'll need a trailer

And a big arse chainsaw- Stihl suits the cruiser best

do you have much timber on the property??

GG
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 04, 2016, 06:26:17 PM
And a big arse chainsaw- Stihl suits the cruiser best

do you have much timber on the property??

GG

Yep, Wood Boss as a minimum, and a hydraulic wood splitter like this(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161004/9af7ec34896b915bacb0b9fae75b6f10.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Swannie on October 04, 2016, 06:27:08 PM
And a big arse chainsaw- Stihl suits the cruiser best

do you have much timber on the property??

GG

Nah mostly pine trees I think and nothing really fallen. What size chainsaw do I need
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on October 04, 2016, 06:37:23 PM
Nah mostly pine trees I think and nothing really fallen. What size chainsaw do I need

That's a hard one mate, I have three and another up the farm. Depends on what size is you firebox, what size timber you are going to cut as well. I like to run Stihl and others will run Husky or the other brands. A larger motor is what I run with a smaller bar which keeps cutting power at its best. Bar size will determine what size logs or trunks you want to cut. I would go for the middle of the range saw which I use most

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Swannie on October 04, 2016, 06:47:41 PM
Ok I just a couple of conaras
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on October 04, 2016, 06:53:06 PM
Yep, Wood Boss as a minimum, and a hydraulic wood splitter like this(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161004/9af7ec34896b915bacb0b9fae75b6f10.jpg)


So Whom would be silly enough to blow a Tax return on a splitter  ??? ??? >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on October 04, 2016, 08:03:59 PM
So Whom would be silly enough to blow a Tax return on a splitter  ??? ??? >:D


ScrapsD40  :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on October 05, 2016, 06:42:09 AM

ScrapsD40 HIRE  :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 05, 2016, 06:50:54 AM

I've learnt from the master. 1hr = slab Green. Knock with your elbows.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Kangaron on October 05, 2016, 09:48:33 AM
They are really clamping down this year, have seen a few rangers in the state forests.
And no more warnings, they are seizing cars, trailers and chainsaws.

From the Bendigo Addy.

SIX people will have to face court for illegally cutting and removing wood from parks and reserves near Bendigo.

A further five people have also been issued infringement notices during the current firewood collection season, while trailers, chainsaws and vehicles have been seized.

A number of River Red Gum trees have also been illegally cut down for firewood.

Parks Victoria ranger team leader Mathew Sobey said it was “disturbing” to see mature native trees destroyed.

“These trees provide vital habitat for a range of native wildlife,” he said.

“We are fortunate to have the support of Victoria Police who assist our authorised officers when requested.

“As a result of recent operations, a number of people will be charged and potentially face court while others have received infringement notices.”

Parks Victoria relied on tip-offs from the public to catch offenders. Officers also regularly patrol public land.



http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4205503/fines-and-court-dates-for-illegal-firewood-collection/?cs=3329 (http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4205503/fines-and-court-dates-for-illegal-firewood-collection/?cs=3329)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on October 05, 2016, 12:08:58 PM
& well those poachers should be rounded up  :cup:
Paddock dried Yellow box ready to be collected , huge supply ready to go


            T & C Apply                                 :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on October 05, 2016, 12:46:44 PM
& well those poachers should be rounded up  :cup:
Paddock dried Yellow box ready to be collected , huge supply ready to go


            T & C Apply                                 :cheers:
Cut, spit and delivered. Extra slab. Now who's thirsty
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 05, 2016, 03:05:44 PM
& well those poachers should be rounded up  :cup:
Paddock dried Yellow box ready to be collected , huge supply ready to go


            T & C Apply                                 :cheers:
will you swap it for a goat and a sheep?(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161005/8c063324feb75208534e4036669ef8a1.jpg)
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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on October 05, 2016, 05:00:59 PM
will you swap it for a goat and a sheep?(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161005/8c063324feb75208534e4036669ef8a1.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161005/eb29a0981ed5ad292a1ac9490fdef877.jpg)


 Ummmm Lamb Roast with veg & gravy  but l need firewood to cook it  ??? ???
Perfect catch 22    ,,,,,,,,,,, what to do , what to do                    :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: bruce93 on October 11, 2016, 01:56:15 PM
Has anyone been up to Toolangi recently?



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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 11, 2016, 02:41:48 PM
Has anyone been up to Toolangi recently?



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Fuji and I went into Mt Dissa 2 weekends ago. Very muddy.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: bruce93 on October 11, 2016, 07:59:49 PM
Was there much wood around?


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on October 11, 2016, 09:09:41 PM
Should be a lot around since the Weekend.
Toolangi has one of those controlled collection areas, you can't just pull up and start into a tree.
Scott may explain, or check out the Vic parks web page about it.

http://delwp.vic.gov.au/parks-forests-and-crown-land/firewood/firewood-collection-locations/port-phillip (http://delwp.vic.gov.au/parks-forests-and-crown-land/firewood/firewood-collection-locations/port-phillip)
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 11, 2016, 09:37:20 PM
Pays to take a good wheelbarrow with you as more often than not you have to cart your cut logs 20+ metres to your trailer.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on October 15, 2016, 09:44:32 PM
Paddock dried Yellow Box  , prime to burn , easy access  , ready to go  , can be loaded via front end loader .                 No limit


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Markoutback on October 16, 2016, 08:37:50 AM
Hi all, we have had a number of trees come down in the last week. Free to anyone who wants it just bring a chainsaw and take as much as you like.
We are located just out of Yarra Glen
Cheers
Mark
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 16, 2016, 09:49:42 AM
Hi all, we have had a number of trees come down in the last week. Free to anyone who wants it just bring a chainsaw and take as much as you like.
We are located just out of Yarra Glen
Cheers
Mark
Thnx Mark, fuji and I might come over next weekend but will contact closer to the day. Appreciated
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 22, 2016, 03:42:39 PM
Finished the 3rd firewood shed today somehow getting the roof and wall screwed on between rain showers. All 3 sit along and below the northern fenceline where the sun don't shine but the constant breezes help to dry out the splits for next winter.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161022/30ff8d0759eaf8da0965e73419b6da4a.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161022/23cb6e9ffce07f07b0a9c3fe5bfdabdd.jpg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: D4D on October 22, 2016, 03:47:54 PM
Looks great!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: oldmate on October 22, 2016, 06:48:18 PM
Finished the 3rd firewood shed today somehow getting the roof and wall screwed on between rain showers. All 3 sit along and below the northern fenceline where the sun don't shine but the constant breezes help to dry out the splits for next winter.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161022/30ff8d0759eaf8da0965e73419b6da4a.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161022/23cb6e9ffce07f07b0a9c3fe5bfdabdd.jpg)



Looks awesome mate. If you add 2 stroke oil to the older wood it will burn more efficiently


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 23, 2016, 06:41:08 AM

Looks awesome mate. If you add 2 stroke oil to the older wood it will burn more efficiently


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Actually I coat the newer kindling in it and it makes great fire lighters if you rub 2 of them together really fast.
I tried 4 stroke oil but it burns too quickly.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Swannie on October 23, 2016, 06:53:48 AM
Looks great Scott, now come to my place and bills a big one for me pleSe

Swannie
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 23, 2016, 06:59:25 AM
Looks great Scott, now come to my place and bills a big one for me pleSe

Swannie
Too easy, name the date, light the bbq and I have some mates that'll help too
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Swannie on October 23, 2016, 07:00:25 AM
Too easy, name the date, light the bbq and I have some mates that'll help too

Will do bud. 👍
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: peter01 on October 23, 2016, 07:59:22 AM
Nice job Scott, how much wood all together?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: briann532 on October 23, 2016, 08:44:46 AM
Looks really good, but I must confess, I'm more impressed with the veggie gardens.
Love them.....

Well done on both.
I might will definitely be stealing borrowing some of your idea's.

Cheers
Brian

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rumpig on October 23, 2016, 08:49:59 AM
I'm impressed with the shed set up and wood stacked in it, but geez it just makes me glad I don't live down there thinking about the weather that requires it be done. I prefer my fires be more for ambiance then heating....lol
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 23, 2016, 11:58:53 AM
Nice job Scott, how much wood all together?
Each shed is 2.4mx2.4mx1.5mhigh, plus there's the single carport on the back fence if needed. As you know this winter is still going and we've probably burnt the equivalent of 2 of these wood sheds full. Normally only one per season.
Looks really good, but I must confess, I'm more impressed with the veggie gardens.
Love them.....

Well done on both.
I might will definitely be stealing borrowing some of your idea's.

Cheers
Brian
your welcome. The 3 wood sheds used to be vegie gardens also but the fence cuts out most of the sun so had trouble getting things to grow.
I'm impressed with the shed set up and wood stacked in it, but geez it just makes me glad I don't live down there thinking about the weather that requires it be done. I prefer my fires be more for ambiance then heating....lol
we've also got gas ducted, but it heats the whole house through the ducting which is a waste given we only live in about 1/2 of it. We put the wood fire in as we have pretty good access to free wood, and much nicer ambience inside in winter with a wood fire. I also have an outdoor fire pit for family gatherings once I lift the bird bath out.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161023/efbf291f91f2e2a5d45d1c55b3447021.jpg)

Big thanks to Markoutback today for letting me clean up his fallen trees. Look forward to going back in 2 weeks for more
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: pinarelloman on October 23, 2016, 03:18:44 PM
After reading all this and looking at different chainsaws, I was in two minds, get the old Stihl 009 rebuilt/repaired or buy new. After speaking to the Stihl dealer down the road, we went with refurbish and modify the 009. Its problems were, leaking lots of chain lube and difficult starting.
They found one crankshaft seal torn=no compression, no start. The chain lube thingy has been modified and now works properly. Price, under $200.

According to the Stihl dealers, the nearest you would get to a 009 would cost me about $750+.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: bruce93 on October 25, 2016, 07:06:59 AM

Big thanks to Markoutback today for letting me clean up his fallen trees. Look forward to going back in 2 weeks for more

Is there much more at Mark's place? Thinking of going up this weekend if there is...


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: EagleBoy on October 26, 2016, 12:56:33 PM
After reading all this and looking at different chainsaws, I was in two minds, get the old Stihl 009 rebuilt/repaired or buy new. After speaking to the Stihl dealer down the road, we went with refurbish and modify the 009. Its problems were, leaking lots of chain lube and difficult starting.
They found one crankshaft seal torn=no compression, no start. The chain lube thingy has been modified and now works properly. Price, under $200.

According to the Stihl dealers, the nearest you would get to a 009 would cost me about $750+.

I had my dad's old 009 and it was a great saw, I had very similar issues which I got fixed. Then some low-life got into my shed and knicked it and a brand new Honda brushcutter (looking for motorbikes). With the insurance money I upgraded to an MS291 and then later went and bought a MS170. The 009 was a very versatile saw, I am still spewing 3 years later about losing it.
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 12, 2017, 12:11:52 PM
Here's an idea other people might be able to use. Solves 2 problems of life for me. (2 of many)

After a session of splitting firewood for home, I end up with a barrow load or 2 of bark and small chunks/splinters of wood.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170212/9b56c3a077eb1bed9408039709f51e4b.jpg)
In winter, once we get our woodfire going, we only really put the big splits on for warmth and trying to burn the small stuff tends to make a mess inside. Plus after 3 or 4 sessions of splitting wood we end up with more kindling that we'd ever need.
I was going to just burn it all in the firepit but given we go camping every now and then, I tried to find a way that I could bag all the small stuff up and burn as kindling to start the campfire.

The solution came when I had to do some landscaping repairs at home and ended up with 1/2 dozen empty bags of sand&cement. These bags are heavy duty, don't matter if they get a bit wet, are strong enough to hold wood splinters etc.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170212/7ca69ffc2ea17aa39aef88645bf7be80.jpg)
If I slice the top of the bag neatly, they're easy to fold the top back over and seal up with a bit of duct tape.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170212/e142c0c33bd0cf3a08bc82f395afbb25.jpg)
Like this I can throw them in the back of the Navara tub, up on the roof rack, or on the rack on the Trackie.

We also discovered at the last camp that these are just the right size to lay in the flat pack fire pits and you can use the paper bag as the fire lighter to get the wood going. (Adding a small amount of diesel tipped on the paper also helps if a bit damp).

If anyone around Melbourne wants some made up, drop me up some empty bags and a roll of duct tape and they're all yours.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Fizzie on February 13, 2017, 08:36:11 AM
Nice idea, but how well do they fit in a PDFP ??? >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: DannyG on February 13, 2017, 09:06:44 AM
We are about to start clearing some of the logs laying around on our property. We estimate approx 70-80 tonne!

Id like to say I am doing it myself but I have a gent coming with an excavator with all sorts of attachments to grab, cut, split and a log truck to take most of it away. He is leaving us 15 tonne cut and split though.

Ill try and grab some pics when they are there harvesting it.

We pop up there ourselves with the chainsaw and grab a log or two when we get time but for the most part there is just too much and some of it is on a slope making it harder to handle.

Heres some pics of one of the small stands and an old satellite pic showing the piles of logs on the ground ready to cut and split.

Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 25, 2017, 11:07:53 AM
Anyone in Vic looking for a good trailer?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170325/5c490d51900eb3a34483fa7e70a0e913.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170325/960244e5ea0ad441a3f8652cf0ae0112.jpg)


Footnote:
It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: peter01 on March 25, 2017, 11:15:50 AM
thought Swannie was looking for a new trailer with gate?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 26, 2017, 06:48:13 AM
And it's a tipper. Perfect for swannie. Put some mesh walls on it
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 27, 2017, 07:17:40 AM
Nagambie CFA Fire Wood Raffles 

Over the winter months, our Brigade will be running several fire wood raffles as we have a bit of a shopping list of things we would like for the Brigade like a Thermal Imaging Camera .. the list is quite big
So .....
1st Prize trailer load of split paddock dried firewood approx 1.3M  local delivery or pick up @ Nagambie
2nd  Prize $50 meal voucher at either the Royal Mail or Rowing Club pubs 
3rd $25 Champion's IGA Nagambie voucher
Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5
Drawn at Brigade general or training meetings   
Raffle No 1 will be drawn Wednesday 5th April
PM your ticket requirements       
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Fizzie on March 27, 2017, 08:09:13 AM
Hey Speewa, little bit far away to enjoy dinner or buy the groceries :'(, but in regard to T I cameras, a little while back I saw a reference to these: http://www.flir.com.au/marine/content/?id=73729&collectionid=1539&col=73732 (http://www.flir.com.au/marine/content/?id=73729&collectionid=1539&col=73732)

At least one supplier at $838 with rrp of $899: http://www.bargainboatbits.com.au/Shop/Electronics/cameras-and-action/garmin/flir-ocean-scout-marine-thermal-handheld-camera (http://www.bargainboatbits.com.au/Shop/Electronics/cameras-and-action/garmin/flir-ocean-scout-marine-thermal-handheld-camera)

T I stuff is $ridiculous, but this may suit?

Good luck with your raffle! :D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Swannie on March 27, 2017, 08:46:52 AM
I like the trailer..  don't like the price
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 27, 2017, 07:11:11 PM

T I stuff is $ridiculous, but this may suit?

Good luck with your raffle! :D
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Thanks for the links but as CFA we are told just what we can have . This is to standardise the kit so a that trained member can use it  .  One for all & All for One  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Paddler Ed on March 27, 2017, 07:35:46 PM
So, we've moved into a new place, and there is a wood burner (woo hoo!) but no wood storage area... However, there is a selection of spare bits of colourbond from the construction of the house... and I have the lid from my Kanga trailer to use as a roof

We have:

The trailer lid is good as it has a pitch on it, and around the edge are 50mm flats, so easy to mount to something.

My thoughts are:
-Star picket and timber frame (low cost, can salvage some star pickets from a mate) or
-Proper post and timber construction

Any comments from others on this plan? It was spurred on by Scraps wood shed designs.
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 28, 2017, 11:47:04 AM
60-75mm treated pine posts not too much dearer than single star pickets these days considering you'd have to buy the longer star pickets to get any height. Trust me, you don't want to be bending down under an awning to retrieve logs.  Easy to screw cross rails and roof onto fwiw






Footnote:
It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on March 28, 2017, 12:07:53 PM
Hey Scarps, There's a new career for you in this.

Specialist woodshed designs and construction by Scott, he's the good one ok.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 28, 2017, 07:23:10 PM
Dodgy Bro Constructions ............Dodge it as It Falls Down around you  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on March 28, 2017, 08:55:45 PM
Dodgy Bro Constructions ............Dodge it as It Falls Down around you  :cheers:

Harsh, very harsh.
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 29, 2017, 09:35:10 PM
Saturday morning this lot gets picked up from my place for the next leg of it's journey to Mansfield National Meet 2017

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Footnote:
It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 30, 2017, 09:23:29 AM
Saturday morning this lot gets picked up from my place for the next leg of it's journey to Mansfield National Meet 2017

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170329/b63ced36e2b26b54fd25cca3bf91678b.jpg)


Footnote:
It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer

Minus the storage tax??
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 30, 2017, 09:40:45 AM
Minus the storage tax??
Think Scarps has taken that out and some more. The wood pile has shrunk.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 30, 2017, 10:13:55 AM
Think Scarps has taken that out and some more. The wood pile has shrunk.
I told you it shrinks when it dries out






Footnote:
Now some they do and some they don't
And some you just can't tell
And some they will and some they won't
With some it's just as well
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on March 30, 2017, 10:23:39 AM
I told you it shrinks when it dries out






Footnote:
Now some they do and some they don't
And some you just can't tell
And some they will and some they won't
With some it's just as well
Not 20% though
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 30, 2017, 10:59:06 AM
Not 20% though
Are you saying your wood's 20% bigger than mine?






Footnote:
Now some they do and some they don't
And some you just can't tell
And some they will and some they won't
With some it's just as well
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on March 30, 2017, 06:32:59 PM
Are you saying your wood's 20% bigger than mine?

Footnote:
Now some they do and some they don't
And some you just can't tell
And some they will and some they won't
With some it's just as well

Is Bad Scott being accused of bragging.
I thought he did that normally. ;D ;D ;D :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 30, 2017, 07:25:04 PM
Somebody Maketh  Toooo Much   Protest  >:D >:D >:D                       :-*
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on April 01, 2017, 08:08:39 PM
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Nice load I got from Beaufort this morning. Nice when all the bark is falling off.


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lincolnland on April 01, 2017, 08:32:32 PM
collected along the western highway?  good load u got there
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on April 01, 2017, 09:05:40 PM
collected along the western highway?  good load u got there
Lol nah off a mates private property. Yeah it's nice solid wood alright and pretty dry too


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 02, 2017, 09:37:04 AM
A bloke up this way is supposed to have started a grass fire collecting/pinching wood . After 18  trucks descended on the area & an overnight patrol ,,, sorted it out . Sad but he was sprung REAL BAD .. Having a chat to  :police: when last seen          :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: AdrianLR on April 04, 2017, 01:46:50 PM
For anyone near Port Melbourne:
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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 04, 2017, 02:22:59 PM
For anyone near Port Melbourne:
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170404/797ddd528638b43c9951e49e0fa771d8.jpg)
Shame lino6 isn't in town with a crane truck








Footnote:
Just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan
Don't need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus, don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee, and set yourself free
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 04, 2017, 02:25:17 PM
Shame lino6 isn't in town with a crane truck








Footnote:
Just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan
Don't need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus, don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee, and set yourself free

Mate if you wanted a truck load of pine timber bearers I could organise that and not have to get a crane truck to Melbourne!!
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 04, 2017, 02:55:42 PM
Mate if you wanted a truck load of pine timber bearers I could organise that and not have to get a crane truck to Melbourne!!
I know a lady that would burn anything she can throw on the fire, and bad Scott's just as good at it








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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 04, 2017, 03:33:30 PM
I am sure I will be topping up the home supply of offcuts soon. But if anyone wanted some all I need is some notice. There are some bulk bags of offcuts (probably with a bit od saw dust as well) in the back yard at work I am sure they would love to get rid of. Could even assist in loading (and maybe delivery) if needed.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 04, 2017, 03:45:24 PM
I am sure I will be topping up the home supply of offcuts soon. But if anyone wanted some all I need is some notice. There are some bulk bags of offcuts (probably with a bit od saw dust as well) in the back yard at work I am sure they would love to get rid of. Could even assist in loading (and maybe delivery) if needed.
Mansfield Showground?








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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 04, 2017, 03:58:26 PM
Mansfield Showground?



Sent from a Galaxy far far away

I could have if we had a store over there. The GPS trackers in our vehicles make it hard to "sneak" stuff anywhere out of the ordinary these days. Could crane some up onto some vehicle roof baskets if anyone is game to try!! Could fit 3 bags full on the back of SJI's cruiser, Shepp is on the way to Mansfield isn't it??  ;D
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 04, 2017, 04:49:45 PM
I could have if we had a store over there. The GPS trackers in our vehicles make it hard to "sneak" stuff anywhere out of the ordinary these days. Could crane some up onto some vehicle roof baskets if anyone is game to try!! Could fit 3 bags full on the back of SJI's cruiser, Shepp is on the way to Mansfield isn't it??  ;D
So, we need a swag mail for a tonne of pine framing offcuts from Shepparton to Mansfield?
Wonder how much speewa could fit into his concubine harvester?







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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on April 04, 2017, 06:19:07 PM
Not a lot as its  stuffed full of   VB cans .   Reckon l might crack 1 Now     :cup:  :cheers:  :laugh:
Title: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on April 05, 2017, 08:23:04 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170405/4f9315334d72df93ab5da17734d882ad.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170405/097394edd018f9fe169a6c02135e582d.jpg)
Today I went out to Clunes for some nice boxwood.


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 05, 2017, 08:26:30 PM
Looks great Matt
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: peter01 on April 05, 2017, 08:30:25 PM
Looks great Matt

agree with Scarps, but your photos are LARGE !!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 05, 2017, 08:32:33 PM
agree with Scarps, but your photos are LARGE !!!
Well,it is a large trailer and big tree Peter
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on April 05, 2017, 08:32:53 PM
agree with Scarps, but your photos are LARGE !!!
They were fine on the phone but looked on the iPad and they are big mate. I will resize them mate
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on April 09, 2017, 11:17:55 AM
Seems that the electric motor on my saw bench has done a fuji and retired...... Will have to remove it and see if I can get it re-motivated or if it is time to replace with a younger motor.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 09, 2017, 10:28:00 PM
Wood shed got improved yesterday:
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More modifications tomorrow (if I get left the car) as the star pickets will get bashed in further and inside the end pallets to give it a bit more structural rigidity.

Next weekend it'll get loaded up with more wood from some lying trees, so that should see us right for abit; we've got a few days forecast with lows in the 4/5 degree range overnight, but at the moment no need for the fire (unless we have people from QLD or the Coast visiting - they find the 7-10 too cold, and want a fire then...)

We've still got the window open in the bedroom at the moment, so it's not that cold here...
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 09, 2017, 10:31:53 PM
Wood shed got improved yesterday:
https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17799071_10155213127904771_8821213273067298882_n.jpg?oh=3e7294e450833f28866e2f9ea03b66d4&oe=59942587 (https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17799071_10155213127904771_8821213273067298882_n.jpg?oh=3e7294e450833f28866e2f9ea03b66d4&oe=59942587)

More modifications tomorrow (if I get left the car) as the star pickets will get bashed in further and inside the end pallets to give it a bit more structural rigidity.

Next weekend it'll get loaded up with more wood from some lying trees, so that should see us right for abit; we've got a few days forecast with lows in the 4/5 degree range overnight, but at the moment no need for the fire (unless we have people from QLD or the Coast visiting - they find the 7-10 too cold, and want a fire then...)

We've still got the window open in the bedroom at the moment, so it's not that cold here...
Noice
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: pinarelloman on April 16, 2017, 01:08:31 PM
I took my old Stihl 009 down to the local Stihl dealer with thoughts about upgrading while their sale was on.
He asked what was wrong, hard starting and continuous oil drip of bar lubricant I told him.

It turns out, updating was going to cost around $700 to get a similar quality saw with the 009 power output. New cheap saws have nylon pistons and don't like to be run hot all day.

I the end, he fixed the starting issue and modified the chain lubrication system.

The saw is great, doesn't leak oil and starts great.
Just thought I'd post for those with old leaky Stihl saws.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Swannie on April 20, 2017, 11:57:51 AM
I got me some WOOD

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Fizzie on April 27, 2017, 01:27:59 PM
Just saw this for $249! 8)

https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-sat-29-april/saturday-detail-wk17/ps/p/2200w-log-splitter/ (https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-sat-29-april/saturday-detail-wk17/ps/p/2200w-log-splitter/)

God only knows how well it would go but they say 6.5 tonne ???
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 27, 2017, 10:25:57 PM
Our little wood shed is now just about full, and as the wife was crook the other day, the fire was lit at 530pm, and kept going until about 10am the next morning. Total wood used? 8 logs... hottest my weather station recorded inside? 27*... which was a bit warm...

However, from the last lot of wood I seem to have pissed some ants off, and they decided my leg made an interesting feed. 3 days later I still have bites that are itchy as anything (worse than mozzis) and antihistamines aren't knocking them out.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 10, 2017, 11:53:07 AM
Finally got my electric motor issues sorted and the saw bench is back together. Might get to give the bench a run in the coming days. Have also lashed out and tot a new chain for the chainsaw. Now all I need is some wood to cut.

Some farmer friends may be hooking us up with some dead trees to clean up so hopefully I'm all good to go.

My FIL has also just purchased a 40t log splitter so might exchange some wood for the use of the splitter. Once I get the wood shed filled up again SWMBO should be her happy little pyro self again!!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Gandalf the White on May 10, 2017, 11:57:32 AM
Finally got my electric motor issues sorted and the saw bench is back together. Might get to give the bench a run in the coming days. Have also lashed out and tot a new chain for the chainsaw. Now all I need is some wood to cut.

Some farmer friends may be hooking us up with some dead trees to clean up so hopefully I'm all good to go.

My FIL has also just purchased a 40t log splitter so might exchange some wood for the use of the splitter. Once I get the wood shed filled up again SWMBO should be her happy little pyro self again!!!
great to hear, I sensed in some of your posts that a linoman without a benchsaw is not the happiest man.
Also good to hear you now have access to a woodsplitter. I'm a bit reversed to you. I have a guy that's old enough to be my FIL, around my place all the time to use my woodsplitter. If only he could start his chainsaw.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: tracker on May 10, 2017, 12:06:46 PM


    Gezzzzzzzz....Don't you guys have whale oil done there ???...... ??? ???
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 10, 2017, 12:10:22 PM

    Gezzzzzzzz....Don't you guys have whale oil done there ???...... ??? ???

Well oil beef hooked......!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on May 10, 2017, 08:27:47 PM
Down in  Seymour there is a saw bench with a Honda 8hp motor to power it along . lf that's any help to some . lf l recall it about $800 or so . Looks handy  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 11, 2017, 07:31:24 AM
Down in  Seymour there is a saw bench with a Honda 8hp motor to power it along . lf that's any help to some . lf l recall it about $800 or so . Looks handy  :cheers:

I had contemplated putting a petrol motor on my saw bench, but stuck with electric as they are easier to pull start.....

I tried out the bench yesterday arvo and the old girl has never run that good! Maybe the old motor was a bit tired for a while. Got half a tandem cut last night and will hopefully empty the rest in preparation for the big wood heist coming up.

Seems now I need to get my bench blade sharpened.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on May 12, 2017, 06:59:21 AM
Lets not be to rash , sharpen the blade ,,,, its only cut enough wood to remake the Ark     >:D >:D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: fuji on May 13, 2017, 07:13:03 PM
great to hear, I sensed in some of your posts that a linoman without a benchsaw is not the happiest man.
Also good to hear you now have access to a woodsplitter. I'm a bit reversed to you. I have a guy that's old enough to be my FIL, around my place all the time to use my woodsplitter. If only he could start his chainsaw.


He must be very old then as you are no spring chicken.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Gandalf the White on May 13, 2017, 07:23:15 PM

He must be very old then as you are no spring chicken.
he is😁
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on May 19, 2017, 09:23:33 PM


 Nagambie CFA Fire Wood Raffle

                        $2 per ticket
                        $5 for 3 tickets
 1st Prize
             1.2M3 of paddock dried  Grey/Yellow Box  split wood
 2ND  Prize
              $50 Dining Voucher at a Pub in Nagambie
  3RD Prize
               $25  Voucher at Nagambie IGA Supermarket

 All proceeds To the TIC  Appeal   ( Terminal  Imagining  Camera  )
Dig DEEP ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,      Thanks           



                                                                :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on May 27, 2017, 03:27:23 PM
Just has the blade sharpened on the bench. Now to get a load of wood to try it out on.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 27, 2017, 07:39:33 PM
Got the magnum out today with a new 25 inch bar and chain and a twin port exhaust.

Cutting wood like butter. Singing really sweet and loud with oodles  of power. Happy days

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: xcvator on May 27, 2017, 07:44:04 PM
Got the magnum out today with a new 25 inch bar and chain and a twin port exhaust.

Cutting wood like butter. Singing really sweet and loud with oodles  of power. Happy days

GG(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170527/ceb2e461974cf0ec2db3e33f17c95219.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170527/8b8f82c3de2a53aa8519da4dc373ba80.jpg)
Does it have twin overhead fox tails too  :D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 27, 2017, 07:46:50 PM
If i catch the buggers near the chook shed it will

GG

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: kylarama on June 04, 2017, 03:39:33 PM
Tested out the new trailers capacity with a nice load of ironbark.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/f8e7803cb120665603f66067b44cf036.jpg)

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on June 05, 2017, 06:37:20 AM
Whats the trailer doing near a weigh  bridge Ummmmmmmm that's not right is it  ??? ???                  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Fizzie on June 05, 2017, 07:54:20 AM
He may have wanted to confirm what weight it needed for the springs to flatten out ??? >:D :police:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on June 05, 2017, 07:33:45 PM
lf the tyres are not rubbing then it mostly empty & needs a top up    :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on June 05, 2017, 07:53:58 PM
Was the shovel used as ballast?
Nice and central on top.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on June 05, 2017, 08:05:43 PM

 Nagambie CFA Fire Wood Raffle

                        $2 per ticket
                        $5 for 3 tickets
 1st Prize
             1.2M3 of paddock dried  Grey/Yellow Box  split wood
 2ND  Prize
              $50 Dining Voucher at a Pub in Nagambie
  3RD Prize
               $25  Voucher at Nagambie IGA Supermarket

 All proceeds To the TIC  Appeal   ( Terminal  Imagining  Camera  )
Dig DEEP ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,      Thanks           



                                                                :cheers:
                        Raffle No 5 on sale now                 

                                                                                      :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: kylarama on June 05, 2017, 09:37:14 PM
Whats the trailer doing near a weigh  bridge Ummmmmmmm that's not right is it  ??? ???                  :cheers:

He may have wanted to confirm what weight it needed for the springs to flatten out ??? >:D :police:



lf the tyres are not rubbing then it mostly empty & needs a top up    :cheers:


The old farmer who lets us take the wood just installed the weighbridge. So he's still pretty keen on testing it out.

The trailer may or may not have been over it's 1.4T limit at time of the photo.....





Was the shovel used as ballast?
Nice and central on top.


Afterthought.  Ie. Spotted it still lying on the ground when driving off.


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on June 05, 2017, 10:29:28 PM
And there I was thinking the shovel was something with special significance, there ya go.   ;D ;D ;D :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Fizzie on June 06, 2017, 07:38:47 AM
The trailer may or may not have been over it's 1.4 14T limit at time of the photo.....

A decimal point snuck in there somehow so FIFY :D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: kylarama on June 06, 2017, 07:49:21 AM
A decimal point snuck in there somehow so FIFY :D
I hope not!

I've still got to unload and split most of it.  My back is still protesting from cutting and loading 2 trailers.

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Brodie Tas on June 13, 2017, 08:14:20 PM
Hi looking at buying a stihl miniboss or the husqvarna 14inch saw just for camping what one do you use and what saw is the better one thanks and can you still drop a small tree with this size? Thanks
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on June 13, 2017, 08:19:57 PM
lts not the Dog in the fight  , lts the fight in the Dog    >:D                :cheers:
lf your Camping apart from  :cheers: you Do have time to cut wood    :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: S.W on June 14, 2017, 08:10:16 PM
I have a Husky 236 and am happy with it, just as I am sure you will get replies from happy Stihl owners. Pick the one with the closest store and best service and you won't go too far wrong.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on June 14, 2017, 08:18:28 PM
                        Raffle No 5 on sale now                 

                                                                                      :cheers:
Now Raffle No 6 is on Sale   ,    Roll up  Roll Up , Give that we may Save
                                            :-*                  :cup:                  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Brodie Tas on June 14, 2017, 08:46:19 PM
I have a Husky 236 and am happy with it, just as I am sure you will get replies from happy Stihl owners. Pick the one with the closest store and best service and you won't go too far wrong.

Yeah thanks there is more stihl shops around me so I will go with that I reckon just wasn't sure if one was better
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on June 19, 2017, 02:48:07 PM
Been cutting up some of the last lot of firewood I collected off a farm. The farmer was generous enough to lend me his tip truck and loaded the wood with the front end loader. Tipped off in the yard and have been putting most of it through the saw bench.

I have also replenished the pig wood pile so looks like we'll have to go camping again to get rid of it!!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: xcvator on July 11, 2017, 12:13:55 PM
Lino, just for you   :cup: :cup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVMq-f_XeUg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVMq-f_XeUg)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on July 11, 2017, 07:27:57 PM

 Nagambie CFA Fire Wood Raffle

                        $2 per ticket
                        $5 for 3 tickets
 1st Prize
             1.2M3 of paddock dried  Grey/Yellow Box  split wood
 2ND  Prize
              $50 Dining Voucher at a Pub in Nagambie
  3RD Prize
               $25  Voucher at Nagambie IGA Supermarket

 All proceeds To the TIC  Appeal   ( Terminal  Imagining  Camera  )
Dig DEEP ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,      Thanks           



                                                :cheers:
                        Raffle No 7 Happening now drawn in less than a week  :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on July 11, 2017, 09:01:39 PM
Lino, just for you   :cup: :cup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVMq-f_XeUg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVMq-f_XeUg)

Nice. Wonder if it comes in a hardwood model??
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on October 31, 2017, 10:20:14 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171031/2bda0524a24cc86ed536204f449c7b63.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171031/90a523f7fe7c36ca9a2e7aafb6c7ca2e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171031/e5bfdd11a0ffcf46a0e42c89de040271.jpg)
Cut a load on the weekend. It was a bit hard on the saw due to termites but still got some solid wood out of it. Dulled off 2 chains. Nice dry stuff ready to burn.


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Title: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on October 31, 2017, 10:21:23 PM
Edited due to double post
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on November 01, 2017, 06:19:53 AM
Nice load but there ae a lot of gaps in the load
For Stack & Stow l give you a 7 out of 10    ( Could do better next time  ) :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: DannyG on November 11, 2017, 06:09:28 PM
Next year we are building a new house, and in that house will be a ducted heat pump.........I have spent too many years dealing with wood, I am 100% sick of it!

Today we made sure next winter is covered for the final time................this may be my last pile of wood  :laugh: Well I may put a small wood heater in my new shed so perhaps it wont be  ???

About 10 metres in this pic.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: rags on November 11, 2017, 06:23:21 PM
Next year we are building a new house, and in that house will be a ducted heat pump.........I have spent too many years dealing with wood, I am 100% sick of it!

Today we made sure next winter is covered for the final time................this may be my last pile of wood  :laugh: Well I may put a small wood heater in my new shed so perhaps it wont be  ???

About 10 metres in this pic.

Danny, I can relate to your point in life, I too after 30 years was sick of  finding, cutting splitting, stacking and then moving from wood shed to house, firewood so I just moved to Queensland.
Good luck with the new house build.
 Out of interest when you say you are putting in a ducted heat pump what do you mean?
In a previous life ( plumbing business) I use to install many variations of either hydronic heating, both panel radiators and under slab heating and also ducted gas furnace heating. Never done a ducted heat pump.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: DannyG on November 11, 2017, 06:35:31 PM
Danny, I can relate to your point in life, I too after 30 years was sick of  finding, cutting splitting, stacking and then moving from wood shed to house, firewood so I just moved to Queensland.
Good luck with the new house build.
 Out of interest when you say you are putting in a ducted heat pump what do you mean?
In a previous life ( plumbing business) I use to install many variations of either hydronic heating, both panel radiators and under slab heating and also ducted gas furnace heating. Never done a ducted heat pump.


haha yeh moving to queensland is one solution to the heating issue  ;D

Im not sure how to explain a ducted heat pump but its just a reverse cycle system that they put in the roof (I dont know why its better in the roof?? Not all of them are.) and run ducting to each room.

You control the temperature in the rooms by opening or closing the vents. Very basic but it works. You also have a thermostat in the main living area for automated control of the temperature and that of course effects all the other rooms.

95% of people just leave all the vents open and allow the thermostat to control the temp in the whole house.

But just to touch on what you said about the firewood, the saying that it heats you 3 times is very true! Cutting splitting and stacking is one thing, and can usually be done to cover a winter in a big day or two. Its the transferring it inside so the wife has easy access that annoys me over winter. And its messy. You cant beat the heat though.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: rags on November 11, 2017, 07:13:59 PM
haha yeh moving to queensland is one solution to the heating issue  ;D

Im not sure how to explain a ducted heat pump but its just a reverse cycle system that they put in the roof (I dont know why its better in the roof?? Not all of them are.) and run ducting to each room.

You control the temperature in the rooms by opening or closing the vents. Very basic but it works. You also have a thermostat in the main living area for automated control of the temperature and that of course effects all the other rooms.

95% of people just leave all the vents open and allow the thermostat to control the temp in the whole house.

But just to touch on what you said about the firewood, the saying that it heats you 3 times is very true! Cutting splitting and stacking is one thing, and can usually be done to cover a winter in a big day or two. Its the transferring it inside so the wife has easy access that annoys me over winter. And its messy. You cant beat the heat though.

I just worked it out https://www.auroraenergy.com.au/help-and-advice/heating-guide/heat-pumps-ducted (https://www.auroraenergy.com.au/help-and-advice/heating-guide/heat-pumps-ducted)
It  appears to be just another name and variation of Ducted Airconditioning. It was why I asked as I always think of an A/C compressor as a heat pump, same as a fridge is a heat pump, and for the plumber that I am a heat pump hot water unit is just a water heater with a AC compressor
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 07, 2017, 04:57:04 PM
Another couple of tonne from the bottom paddock. Just wish it didn't take out the fence on the way down. All cut up now and ready to stack in the shed for next winter, or maybe next week with our weather of late

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on December 07, 2017, 07:21:06 PM
As long as your not taking down trees  Willy  Nilly   , if it happens to fall on the ground then its fair game    ;D            :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: rags on December 07, 2017, 08:42:58 PM
I think you have another winter in the other half standing. I think it is buggered now that it has split at ground level.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: edz on December 07, 2017, 10:18:13 PM
In ground heat pump systems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzXt55ZGsNw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzXt55ZGsNw)    ...    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X3lMzIkvgI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X3lMzIkvgI) 
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 08, 2017, 05:19:47 AM
I think you have another winter in the other half standing. I think it is buggered now that it has split at ground level.

I have enough dead wood standing to last the next 10 years or so of Melbourne winters  ;D

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: DannyG on December 08, 2017, 07:33:32 AM
I have enough dead wood standing to last the next 10 years or so of Melbourne winters  ;D

GG

Bloody wood.........this will keep a few families warm for a few Tassie winters!
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: rossm on December 08, 2017, 10:58:09 AM
someone cut down these trees for fun

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/vandals-chop-down-100yearold-trees-in-lerderderg-state-park-in-senseless-act-20171207-h0126x.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/vandals-chop-down-100yearold-trees-in-lerderderg-state-park-in-senseless-act-20171207-h0126x.html)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bird on December 08, 2017, 12:18:44 PM
Bloody wood.........this will keep a few families warm for a few Tassie winters!
call on me and scott.. we'll get it done in a weekend for you :)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on December 09, 2017, 04:00:59 AM
call on me and scott.. we'll get it done in a weekend for you :)
Hand out the grog & stand back     :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GeoffA on December 09, 2017, 06:30:07 AM
Hand out the grog & stand back     :cheers:

.....well back....
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on December 09, 2017, 07:47:22 PM
This could be a really Hot topic               :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: VKPrado on December 11, 2017, 01:07:20 PM
What do others have in the way of a blockbuster/ splitter? The manual type you actually have to swing.

I have a one with a fiberglass type handle with a rubber grip that is showing quite a lot of wear and want to update it but am struggling to find one that will stand up to actually splitting wood.

I have purchased a Cyclone branded one with a wooden handle from the big green shed but broke the handle on the first hit. I returned it as it had only be an hour since it was bought and they replaced it. Took it home and once again one hit and the handle broke. Took it back and asked for my money back. The sales person remark was that I must be hitting it to hard  ???. Back home with the old splitter and kept splitting the wood.

So what do others have and/ or recommend?
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 11, 2017, 01:18:43 PM
What do others have in the way of a blockbuster/ splitter? The manual type you actually have to swing.

I have a one with a fiberglass type handle with a rubber grip that is showing quite a lot of wear and want to update it but am struggling to find one that will stand up to actually splitting wood.

I have purchased a Cyclone branded one with a wooden handle from the big green shed but broke the handle on the first hit. I returned it as it had only be an hour since it was bought and they replaced it. Took it home and once again one hit and the handle broke. Took it back and asked for my money back. The sales person remark was that I must be hitting it to hard  ???. Back home with the old splitter and kept splitting the wood.

So what do others have and/ or recommend?


I use one of these, http://www.fiskars.com.au/products/gardening/axes/splitting-axe-xxl-x27-1015644 (http://www.fiskars.com.au/products/gardening/axes/splitting-axe-xxl-x27-1015644)

Split tonnes of timber with it every year and it is the best I have used. A bit expensive but quality is not cheap

GG
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bird on December 11, 2017, 01:29:47 PM
Quote from: VKPrado
What do others have in the way of a blockbuster/ splitter? The manual type you actually have to swing.

Knickers to swing, bought a $200 electric Ebay one 4-5 yrs ago... only a small unit but does everything I've asked of it :D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: VKPrado on December 11, 2017, 01:38:42 PM
I use one of these, http://www.fiskars.com.au/products/gardening/axes/splitting-axe-xxl-x27-1015644 (http://www.fiskars.com.au/products/gardening/axes/splitting-axe-xxl-x27-1015644)

Split tonnes of timber with it every year and it is the best I have used. A bit expensive but quality is not cheap

GG


Thanks for the recommendation. I have only seen these in the shop so did wonder what they were like to actually use.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on December 11, 2017, 07:38:08 PM
Get your Mummer to split wood  , if to aint petrol powered its your problem  :cheers: ;D
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 01, 2018, 07:32:51 PM
Anyone ever use a tungsten tip chainsaw chain? Been thinking about trying one out to see what they are like.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: rags on March 01, 2018, 08:14:10 PM
Anyone ever use a tungsten tip chainsaw chain? Been thinking about trying one out to see what they are like.

Many years ago i had one on a 20" bar, advantages was that it lasted longer but the early ones like I had tended to lose a tip or two easily. Expensive and finding someone to retip and edge was difficult. I believe the modern version has the T/C not only on the top tip but down over the front edge of cutting tip so,may work better.
I worked out I was better of taking out upto 4 or more sharpened chains and regularly swap over at the first time the chain shows signs of struggling, saving the chain from a need for a deep grind resharpen. I would then take back to the shed the used chains to bench sharpen.If needed I might just chuck the hand file over chain in field if required.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: pabhar on March 02, 2018, 09:48:30 AM
With all of the storms in South East Qld of late managed to pick up some firewood for the pizza oven and camping to dry out. Big tree came down in the park across the road, unfortunately the council contractors only left the main trunk by the time I organised the chainsaw but still managed to get a fair pile.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Rick1970 on March 02, 2018, 11:42:23 AM
I use one of these, http://www.fiskars.com.au/products/gardening/axes/splitting-axe-xxl-x27-1015644 (http://www.fiskars.com.au/products/gardening/axes/splitting-axe-xxl-x27-1015644)

Split tonnes of timber with it every year and it is the best I have used. A bit expensive but quality is not cheap

GG
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I use a fiskars also , good stuff.

See quite a few of the Chinese hydraulic wood splitters at work, mostly broken ones. Build and material quality is very ordinary at best. To be fair, to build a decent one with all new components would cost many times what these can be had for.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 02, 2018, 02:01:11 PM
Many years ago i had one on a 20" bar, advantages was that it lasted longer but the early ones like I had tended to lose a tip or two easily. Expensive and finding someone to retip and edge was difficult. I believe the modern version has the T/C not only on the top tip but down over the front edge of cutting tip so,may work better.
I worked out I was better of taking out upto 4 or more sharpened chains and regularly swap over at the first time the chain shows signs of struggling, saving the chain from a need for a deep grind resharpen. I would then take back to the shed the used chains to bench sharpen.If needed I might just chuck the hand file over chain in field if required.

Thanks for the info. There is a local saw doc advertising a sharpening service for the tungsten chains and that was the first I'd ever heard of them. I usually do what you said and have 3 chains in a rotation.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 03, 2018, 12:55:56 PM
Little test run today. When it's not as warm I'll take the tandem out and cut a full days worth of wood for the wench (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180303/a544d966a0fe1162cbb135a9fdc4950b.jpg)

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 08, 2018, 10:22:43 AM
So less than 12 months after having the electric motor on my saw bench "fixed" it has burnt out... So now I am back to making the decision to replace the electric motor or fit up a petrol motor (or plan C being put a PTO shaft on it and run it off my tractor). Pain in the politician that the $300 I spent on the motor last year didn't last 12 months.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 08, 2018, 07:14:51 PM
You don't need firewood for at least 5 or 6 weeks  . Don't Panic,,,,,,, :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: lino6 on March 08, 2018, 09:01:49 PM
House rule is no wood heater lighting till after ANZAC day so got a bit of time.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on March 11, 2018, 09:08:12 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180311/c0a43d58445b3f23e4acb7ff910def66.jpg)
Got 5 loads of these through the week.
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This was some of it.
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Split and stacked it all today.
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I’ll leave it to dry until next year now. About 10-12 metres so a good start for next year.


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Title: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on March 11, 2018, 09:12:38 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180311/a2fd62db6a98d1e3b2c9fd7699c8fa36.jpg)
Had this happen to the trailer.
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They were ordinary tyres when I bought the trailer 7years ago.
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Now got a new set of LT tyres on it now.


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on March 14, 2018, 06:08:53 PM
lf you haven't blown out all 4   your really not trying       :'(          :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bird on June 20, 2018, 02:02:36 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9cKYTGaxN8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9cKYTGaxN8)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Bigfish on June 20, 2018, 02:42:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9cKYTGaxN8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9cKYTGaxN8)

Some great ideas  among those machines.  Some bloody dangerous ones too!!!   :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: grc on June 20, 2018, 07:35:52 PM
Some great ideas  among those machines.  Some bloody dangerous ones too!!!   :cheers:

 was thinking the same

   CHEERS GRC  :cheers:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: xcvator on August 05, 2018, 03:59:02 PM
Better make the most of the firewood while you can, if the greenies get their way the " great forest national park" will take care of that in a very large part of Victoria. There is a rally against it on the steps of parliament house on Wednesday


https://www.facebook.com/events/502860840158746/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/502860840158746/)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 12, 2018, 04:34:16 PM
Too much wind of late and another morning spent cutting and splitting. At least we have a good supply for a few years.

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: SJindustries on August 12, 2018, 04:45:49 PM
Too much wind of late and another morning spent cutting and splitting. At least we have a good supply for a few years.

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Local Delivery  :cheers: :cup:
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: bruce93 on August 13, 2018, 07:51:03 PM
Went up to a mates property in Hansonville on the weekend and brought this load back(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180813/f6a32da9301a4b20a6020f542e9e6093.jpg)

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on August 30, 2018, 09:53:33 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180830/990ef3a413c5617bfcb71d77e36ba7fe.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180830/0c6d89cf792518b7e98355b429c9a304.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180830/7429944936317e863adbff25ab123264.jpg)
Went out yesterday and cleaned up some crappy boxwood for the fire pit. Great day for it.


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 30, 2018, 10:34:55 PM
Top effort, well done.
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Mattsglxr on October 03, 2018, 08:18:03 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181003/b98f2a63468822f6823709cc4af1cbff.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181003/20b4ad52dff569b47e9b5f808524d3ee.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181003/61a34573c0fcfb115a3f5f6b853fe500.jpg)
Another load of wood yesterday and even had the young bloke cook up some snags for lunch


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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: Brodie Tas on October 03, 2018, 08:32:33 PM
Dont know if anyone is interested but i got a 12inch bar today and a tungsten chain for my ms180 should cut real nice
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 18, 2019, 04:12:04 PM
I am very disappointed. After over 20 years of service I have had my first break down. Oil cap has split and broken off the safety chain. Luckily I have a couple of spare saws. Off to stihl tomorrow to get a new one.

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 28, 2019, 05:24:10 PM
Adding to the collection for the weekend

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: speewa158 on January 28, 2019, 06:10:28 PM
Snake Habitat   as it looks to me ,,,,,,,,, >:D . Be carful    8)
Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 25, 2020, 05:21:11 PM
Loading up for Iso part 2. Will this be enough

The real cruiser working a treat

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Title: Re: The firewood thread
Post by: DandyD on August 09, 2020, 09:26:44 AM
We've been stocking up for winter. Before we were locked down I started nibbling away at an oak that was felled by mistake. Somehow the bloke that did the job mixed up a healthy oak with a near dead diseased ash seen in the background. Anyway, I went back to it last weekend. Logs are split on site and seasoned under our caravan for a couple of years then transported home and stacked in the log store ready for winter. Mrs Dandy does the stacking as she has mild OCD and gets the quivers when I do it.