Bucking up a Big Oak Blowdown

Bucking up a Big Oak Blowdown

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:54 pm

We had a huge Oak get Blown down this winter. Although I burn coal, I still got wrangled into bucking it up :mad:
Uncle Si wanted to help so bad, so I gave him the job of "Wedge Master". :mrgreen:

Hey F_Fred.... I bet you used one of these in your past life :D

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Bucking up a Big Oak Blowdown

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:05 pm

That's a lot of fire wood!!! :shock:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Bucking up a Big Oak Blowdown

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:58 pm

Now that's a chainsaw!!! Matt
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40
Coal Size/Type: Stove, nut/anthracite


Re: Bucking up a Big Oak Blowdown

PostBy: Lu47Dan On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:10 pm

I had one tree I had to borrow a saw from a friend of mine to cut up.
http://www.husqvarna.com/us/products/professional-chainsaws/395-xp-w/#specifications
Had to make two cuts from the root ball to 20' up the log. That was a pain in the butt to do but it was still easier than the alternative.
The worst part was having to buy a new chain for the saw as I hit a piece of metal. We think it was a steel jacketed bullet.
It was a big Sugar Maple tree.
The 36" bar would reach all,but 6" of the way through at the crown. The main branches were anywhere from 20 to 29" in diameter.
It came over in a windstorm that blow in from the east, it had stood for around.
Dan.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Sears circulator air tight stove.
Other Heating: Crown 115,000 BTU oil fired boiler(house) Weil Mclain 150,000BTU oil fired boiler(Shop)

Re: Bucking up a Big Oak Blowdown

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:43 pm

Indeed Chris. Real good memories:)Nice post. LD, that was more then likely an old sugarin tap ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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