We’ve been busy the last week, trying to get at a pile of hardwood that’s been sitting in your driveway for about 18 months now. 2 cords cut and split… only 14 more to do!!
As rough a shape that this old saw is in, it still runs well and can cut but not when the bar is worn. I took a few measurements and pictures along the way to compare the old and new. Click on any of the images to see a larger one.
We cut a cord of hardwood today. I started out using 2 different Stihl saws but the little one I knew was underpowered for the 12 inch wide maple, and the larger one didn’t fair much better. So, I dug out Stubbert’s ol’ faithful, a Husqvarna 353G.
Twig breaker was broke off when I bought this unit. Bought a new one (cost about $75) and when fitting it, the breaker strikes the slots in the flywheel blades. So an adjustment needs to be made with a grinder.
We picked up a used wood chipper to manage some of the thinning that is required on the property. Drove a couple of hours to pick it up.
Update Dec 18 2013 – This wood chipper is for sale $3,500 or best offer.
Purchased a used SplitFire 255 from a nearby rental shop. The splitter has some real torque to split through some of the toughest wood.
So lets start with peeling the logs.
We’ve seen log fencing before, different types too, and we’ve always liked them. The idea is install a post and rail log fence down the left side of the driveway. The driveway runs about 170-180 ft and we want the log fencing to run pretty much the whole length.
I found this tree on our northern boundary, just starting to engulf a old border line perimeter wire fence. See this updated photo taking in the winter of 2015/2016.