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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1240 on: April 30, 2021, 09:15:51 PM »
Your swap bow looked like a one legged duck, out of water...

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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1241 on: May 01, 2021, 06:26:22 PM »
Worked in the garden, but have a few cool video’s that I hope to load up tonight! Not garden related :biglaugh:

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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1242 on: May 01, 2021, 07:42:50 PM »
Red elm staves! They both have pin knots that are intact and the bark peeled off like a banana!

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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1243 on: May 01, 2021, 07:53:48 PM »
Nice...

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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1244 on: May 01, 2021, 08:57:16 PM »
Got some goodies today. 25 ft. of string silencer. Les than 9 bucks. About what you would pay for three sets of whiskers.
Sent a feller some scale wood and he sent me a nice small knife.
And some 700 carbons
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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1245 on: May 01, 2021, 09:01:05 PM »
All I did is watch...and got a sore neck from it. This past winter we had 2 large oak trees come down near our house. Fortunately they both fell away from the house. Well we had this big white oak just off out kitchen deck and ir was showing signs of rot at the base so we decided to take it out. here are a few pics of the process...oh yeah, white oak makes good bow wood.  :bigsmyl:




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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1246 on: May 02, 2021, 05:15:36 AM »
Good trade Mike.

Pat that's the only way to get trees down.

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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1247 on: May 02, 2021, 10:38:37 AM »
Roy, over the last 50 years I've cut many trees and can usually put them right where I want them to fall. In this case it wasn't worth the risk. It was fun to watch though.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1248 on: May 02, 2021, 10:51:05 AM »
Thats a lot of nice wood :thumbsup: For me that would be 2 winters worth of firewood!   or some nice timbers  :goldtooth:

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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1249 on: May 02, 2021, 10:57:21 AM »
That and the 24" red oak that fell last winter in my front yard will be next year's firewood with maybe a stave or 2 for the shop. If it lasts 2 years that would be better but I can't count on that.
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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1250 on: May 02, 2021, 11:03:46 AM »
I burn about 2 cords of Ponderosa every winter. That Oak probably has twice the BTU's of my Pine and I'm sure its easier to split!

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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1251 on: May 02, 2021, 11:47:30 AM »
Some of those rounds of oak I could beat on all day with a splitting maul and not split them. I have a friend with a hydrolic splitter and that makes short(relatively) work of the matter. I'm only good for one gas tank at a sitting or I'd never get up.  :bigsmyl:  We go through about 5 cords a year, from October until April with January, February and March being the heaviest use.
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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1252 on: May 03, 2021, 04:53:52 PM »
I also have been playing with trees.
A lot of wind this spring has blown down 4 old white spruce. I got 2 of them cleaned up this past week. Today the wife and I got all the limbs run thru the chipper just before it started to rain (again)
One more big tree down out in the pasture and the smaller one in the center of the picture to go. (Unless the wind comes up again). :banghead:
Im 64 and the wife is 62. We are not sure how many more years we will be able to keep up this lumberjack stuff, but we both agree it’s better than being back in the office trying to keep customers happy.









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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1253 on: May 03, 2021, 06:27:10 PM »
Bob, I'm almost 71 and my wife is 73 so you have plenty of time left. At least you have a tractor and chipper.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1254 on: May 03, 2021, 08:50:21 PM »
Unloaded a trailer load of hard maple and thick walnut I went after Saturday.  Got an order of Gordon glass in, end of one box was ripped off about 16" but it was all there and looked ok.

Dumb sparrows want to build in the door track of my back shop room.  They never figure it out, they drag crap in there and it falls in the shop but they keep trying...   May have to break out the Red Ryder... :biglaugh:
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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1255 on: May 04, 2021, 11:03:16 AM »
Bob, I'm almost 71 and my wife is 73 so you have plenty of time left. At least you have a tractor and chipper.  :thumbsup:

Thanks Pat, Maybe there is hope. Today I’m a bit shaken and stirred from that chipper, but we got two rainy days ahead so I should be all recovered by Friday  :thumbsup: Maybe even able to shoot my bow a few times. :archer2:

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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1256 on: May 04, 2021, 09:46:50 PM »
Kenny is that Red Ryder a new model  bet its quick   :laughing:

I ran across a set of red stag burrs I have had for years. Was a trade. I think. anyhow they kinda yellowish looking and need dolled up a bit. What can I use for that. Think they will make good conversation limb bolt burrs.
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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1257 on: May 05, 2021, 05:49:49 AM »
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May have to break out the Red Ryder...

You'll shoot your eye out, Ralphie:)

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Re: 2021 what did you do today?
« Reply #1258 on: May 05, 2021, 09:03:36 AM »
Stic, thats called patina. Some folks pay extra for that look. Personally I like when antlers, bone or Ivory get that character.


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