Dan and JO thanks for the comments .
JO , come on over and not only can you watch we can put you to work also
Pics below .
My wagon is full and I haven’t even started on the trunk of the tree.
This hickory is some tough stuff !
Have Wood Will Travel
Looks like everyone is sitting down on the job. I guess it is hard to get good help now days. TomC
That is called working smart… lol
Good morning Mr. Tom
Something about all these birthdays makes a fellow want to look for a stump
No worry about my hickory logs floating off in high water
Hi good afternoon Wayne Keith is that hickory going too be dry in a month or will it take longer? Once chunked.I may have too check the furniture factory for hard wood scraps, like Carl Zinn. The birth days seem too creep up on us the older we get the faster the row around. I know what you mean about useing hard wood for long trips. I burned some hardwood in my first few runs. And went much farther or twice as far as my local cottonwood chunks, on the same hopper level of wood.
That vidio looks like you lowerd your chunker or it was just the camera angle, or your floating on wood chunks raised up the ground.? Happy chunking its good too see signs of spring as far as the temps go.
1947 my uncle took me fishing in the back woods of Canada. An Indian couple had a log cabin on the lake we visited. One morning I saw the man coming across the lake in a canoe full of fire wood and two more canoes behind full of fire wood. I asked why he didn’t float the “logs” before cutting into fire wood. He said this kind of wood won’t float. As I remember the wood had a white bark like birch. Any idea what kind of wood he was harvesting? TomC
Hello Kevin .
I am hoping after chunking, spread out thin and plenty of ventilation it might be dry enough to start using in 2-3 weeks.
I think it will take longer for this hickory to dry than the pine I am accustom to .
Birch timber will not float when freshly cut, it has to be dried first.
Even pine and spruce will sink if they are grown slowly.
I know a guy who makes a living from collecting 50-100 years old logs from the bottom mud in rivers and lakes. He saws them and turns them into beautiful things like premium quality window frames and sills, out door bath tubs and such. Beautiful shifting colors, like marble.
Out door bath tubs??? Does that mean the wood comes with the water already in it??( I won’t sign this one)
EXAMPLES of wood bathtubs:
Those look very exclusive.
Tom, this is what I’m used to.
The second one is as pretty or prettier than a cedar strip canoe
JO I put one of those in when I lived in Calif. My neighbor came over ( with her husband) one night and her bleached blond hair turned absolutely “green”. The tablets I was putting to treat the water were for a “swimming pool” and had acid in them. Then my redwood tub seeped acid from the wood and together they turn bleached blonds green… TomC
Haha, that explains why you had to move to another state
Having wood chunked and drying is like having hay in the barn
And like having your own gasoline station
Good looking stack of wood, that should be a bunch of miles.