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  1. T.Jeff Veal

    T.Jeff Veal

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    Back in October, I posted a few pictures of a blow down that we cleaned up. Had a decent day yesterday and this morning before it rained again. That load of logs turned out almost a full cord. Got 3 stacks 16"x 92"x 60" in that rack with a nice air gap between them. IMG_20181025_143334006_HDR.jpg IMG_20181227_145021540.jpg IMG_20181227_165752453.jpg IMG_20181228_122930544.jpg Customer wants it for next winter to stack in his shed.

    Yea, it rained again today, hate for our mud to get dehydrated....:rofl: :lol::wacky:
     
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    Beautiful! Honey locust? Looks like your wife and the splitter mowed right through it.
     
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    No ma'am. Water oak, it's in the red oak family. We worked together on this project. I split the rounds in half with the maul, so it was easier to pick up, stacked it as she made piles, had one log with twin hearts going to forks, so went vertically for a bit. She had some errands this morning, so I finished that one big log....
     
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    Oh, I forgot. Top 'o the morning, to ya...hope you have a blessed and wonderful day.
     
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    Is “water” oak as slow to season as red oak?


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    Nice looking stacks. Everything is even, neat and tidy. Looks like a bomb went off in my stacks usually.
     
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    Looks like your wife is liking that splitter.
     
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    I like that siding pallet you used for the floor of your wood shed, those are very robust.
    Not something you want to move by yourself.
     
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    Pretty much. Very close to red oak, little different bark and different leaf. IMG_20181026_224439.jpg IMG_20181026_224539.jpg
     
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    Yes sir, she does. After I rebuilt the frame on the old splitter, the beam doesn't go horizontal and it doesn't have a side table, nor is it as fast.
     
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    Thanks, actually those are 50" x 50" pallets that are fastened together on 4 x 4 runners. Makes a pretty good rack. We have built several, in fact I got some 20 and 22' 3x4's from a machine pallet that came in at work. Made a shed that holds 2 cords. IMG_20151203_162439323.jpg IMG_20151229_143613007.jpg
     
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    Red oak is my favorite. It’s like bourbon, the more it ages the better it gets!


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    ah I see now, looked like one of those 12' siding pallets with all the wood on it. still cool use of materials.
     
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    Nice looking stacks of wood. Love the wood shed. Water oak have never heard of those do they grow only in the south??
     
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    Thanks for the comments. Water oaks grow plentiful down here, kinda like pin oaks. It's in the red oak family, I found more info on them.

    Quercus nigra

    Quercus nigra, the water oak, is an oak in the red oak group (Quercus sect. Lobatae), native to the eastern and south-central United States, found in all the coastal states from New Jersey to Texas, and inland as far as Oklahoma, Kentucky, and southern Missouri.[2] It occurs in lowlands and up to 450 m (1500 ft) altitude.

    Water oak
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    Leaves and acorns
     
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    I have family in Tennessee I will have to keep an eye out next time I'm in the woods those leaves look familiar.
    That's my wife and I dream to move to Tennesee one day.
     
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    Be nice to have you closer down this way. Maybe one day we can have a SOUTHERN GTG. BBQ and fried catfish....
     
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    Got a little more done this morning in the fog and mist. Split a little cherry and finished up the rack. Didn't realize until I was finishing, I made it smile...lol...starting on the small side of that rack now. IMG_20181231_083509009.jpg IMG_20181231_101952660.jpg
     
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    Got those racks looks full pretty and happy
     
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    Yes sir in time. Would b great.