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SE NH
We have two dead trees out back by our dried up stream. We decided they need to come down. Both for safety concerns and for firewood.

Sunday I felled the tree and then ML and I cut it to firewood length. Mondayday we split it. Time was we would fell, cut and split a few trees in one day. Not any more. The constant bending is tough on our bodies. Advancing age is a factor as well but I refuse to acknowledge that Smile 

This is me dressed for battle.
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The felling went as planned. Dropped exactly where we wanted it. I did use two wedges to help aim it. ML is at the top removing small branches.  A lot of that winds up as kindling.
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This is ML bucking the tree to firewood length. Her saw has a 16 inch blade so she uses the saw as a "ruler" to get consistent lengths.

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i use a bigger saw to cut the trunk.
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This is the tree all cut up.
A good place to stop for the day. I was beat. We ordered take out. Too tired to cook.
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On Monday we did the splitting. This is my Gransfor Bruks splitting maul. A truly beautiful and extremely functional tool.
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Me wielding the maul.
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ML did the hauling and stacking. She does not like the big tractor so she used the ZTR mower and trailer. Toby is in the pic. He sat there for quite a spell.
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So a good 2 days work. And firewood for the wood cookstove. I split a lot of the wood into small pieces to burn quick and hot - call it "biscuit wood" to get the stove hot enough to bake biscuits.

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I enjoy reading posts like this one. Thank you for sharing and including all the photos to capture the details. Looks like a lot of hard work paid off. Well done!

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New Brunswick, Canada
(09-08-2020, 11:03 PM)PhilNH5 Wrote: i use a bigger saw to cut the trunk.
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So, are you still able to make a fist? Big Grin
That's my problem with chainsaws. The vibration makes my hands go numb for a couple of hours afterwards

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Central Maine
(09-14-2020, 07:42 AM)John Rose Wrote: So, are you still able to make a fist? Big Grin
That's my problem with chainsaws. The vibration makes my hands go numb for a couple of hours afterwards

Did you use chainsaws years ago? Just curious. Back then they didn't have vibration dampeners and once one got "white fingers" one always got it even long after the new stuff came out.

Maybe some folks are prone to it? I dunno. I've never been a Dr and never even played one on TV.

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(09-14-2020, 02:21 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote:
(09-14-2020, 07:42 AM)John Rose Wrote: So, are you still able to make a fist? Big Grin
That's my problem with chainsaws. The vibration makes my hands go numb for a couple of hours afterwards

Did you use chainsaws years ago? Just curious. Back then they didn't have vibration dampeners and once one got "white fingers" one always got it even long after the new stuff came out.

Maybe some folks are prone to it? I dunno. I've never been a Dr and never even played one on TV.

Thats a serious condition but don't you have to do a lot of that for it to be permanent ?  My son is a mining engineer and one of the miners he works with has white hand syndrome  - he's mid 30s and can't tie his shoelaces.  Workman's comp says he got it at home but somehow 15+ years of operating jackleg drills and other heavy, vibrating equipment in the mine might have something to do with it.
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(This post was last modified: 09-18-2020, 08:41 PM by PhilNH5. Edited 1 time in total.)
(09-14-2020, 07:42 AM)John Rose Wrote: So, are you still able to make a fist? Big Grin
That's my problem with chainsaws. The vibration makes my hands go numb for a couple of hours afterwards

Both are saws are modern with spring and elastomer vibration dampeners. We also use chainsaw gloves. They have the chainsaw stopping material on the back and padded grips.
These things combined must work as I do not get any numbness from using the saw,

My commercial grade weedwhacker is another story. Not only numbness but actual pain if I use it too long.


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