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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 12:54 PM

The wood is ready to go for the winter and the splitter is empty (gas) and put away.  I've been taking some trees down that I marked earlier when the leaves were still on the trees.  I got them marked so I knew which ones were dead.  One that I had marked actually blew down during the last storm we had.  One less to drop.  It was really dead and just snapped off about 3 feet up the trunk.  I decided I would burn it first when I start burning.  The wood isn't that great which makes burning it now and saving on the better wood a pretty attractive option.  I didn't want to get the splitter out and all gassed up again so I decided to go old school.  Not difficult splitting but it's been a while since I've done it.  I gotta say, it sure felt good.  Since it gets dark so early I rigged up a light and split this last night.  Not a big pile (I was just getting started when I took the pic) but it was enough.  It was nice to take a swing, scream out in pain then just hear the total quiet of the night.  While it was nice to know that I can still do this, I'll stick to the splitter to do 5 plus cords of wood.

 

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 01:34 PM

Hitting wood with a maul is also a great way to vent. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 01:54 PM

Did you have to scream each time???  It looks like Box Elder.


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 01:58 PM

Did you have to scream each time???  It looks like Box Elder.

No, I think there was one or two times where I just cried.  Nah, it wasn't too bad.  It actually felt good to do this.  I should reserve a few logs every year for just this activity.  I used to chop all my wood like this.  Those were younger days.  Oh, and yes, it is a great way to relieve the stress of the day.


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 02:59 PM

I feel the pain! Been there, done that! But not anymore! I love wood heat!


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 03:39 PM

Some wood, like Elm, is just miserable to split by hand. Others, like Cherry which just pops apart, is fun.


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 05:09 PM

It sure gives a good workout. Warms you more than once.
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Posted November 05, 2015 - 05:16 PM

I used to enjoy using the maul once in a while to take out my fustrations!

After 30-45 minutes, I was usually ready for the splitter!


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 05:27 PM

I used to enjoy using the maul once in a while to take out my fustrations!

After 30-45 minutes, I was usually ready for the splitter!

I'd last about 30-45 seconds!


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 07:48 PM

Yeah I can't even swing one of those anymore, makes my neck hurt to much, but I do remember those days, LOL.


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 08:42 PM

That maul looks like the ones that are made in Columbia Station, OH


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 09:28 PM

Looks an awful lot like the "Monster Maul" I have out by the wood pile. Never hit myself with it but thinking about it gives me the creeps. 


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 09:38 PM

I have one of those things. Never have figured out what it was good for?
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Posted November 06, 2015 - 04:07 AM

I like splitting wood. Helps my back. Wish I could get another cord to do. Just a few blocks a day for exercise. Noel
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Posted November 06, 2015 - 05:07 AM

is that one of them there Monster mauls?
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