How much wood do you think this is?

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  1. brenndatomu

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    They are called bucking spikes. When you are cutting a log you set the spikes into the log and then when you pull up on the rear of the saw handle it levers the bar and chain down into the log...when you run out of stroke you let the saw drop a few inches and do it again. Just a way of making it easier on the saw operator...
     
  2. Martin Denis

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    I hesitated a bit to be honest but they seem to not move too much, the stack feels extremely sturdy too
     
  3. Martin Denis

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    Ah ok makes sense, i've been using them correctly this whole time then! :jaw:
     
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    On a chainsaw they help the saw get a grip on the log. On a martini the hold olives!
     
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    They are also good for poking your thigh with them.


    In all seriousness, get dimensions of each pile. And take the total, then you'll know for sure how much you have.

    When it's stacked, it's easy to figure out. Thrown in a pile it's a bit more difficult to determine cordage amounts.
     
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  6. EnglishBob

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    +1
     
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    We call em Dogs here
     
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    Looking at the pics i would say cord and a half between the two pictures if the rounds are cut 16". If longer then obviously more.
    I exclusively cut to 16". A stack of wood that is the size of a 4x8' sheet of plywood single deep is 1/3 of a cord aka a face cord. (just under 43 cubic feet). When i sell stacks of wood, ill post a pic of a sheet of plywood against it for scale, whether its a face or half cord stack.
     
  9. FatBoy85

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    Yeah I think you’re grazing a cord, not far over it but It’s likely that if it’s pretty tight. Just depends.
     
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    With the secret stash in the back, I'm in the 2 cord crowd.
     
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    I buy the big giant aggressive spikey things. Sole purpose is to keep the chainsaws from sliding on the bed liner. They don’t budge an inch.
     
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    The guess i'm gonna have to go with (How much wood do ya think is there)......
    All of it...:handshake:
     
  14. Backwoods Savage

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    I guess; not enough.
     
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    Best answer yet...:rofl: :lol: :thumbs:
     
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    This was my first thought!
     
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    That answer will always be 100% accurate no matter what pictures are posted. :woodsign:
     
  18. Martin Denis

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    Absolutely right haha. I will make more this spring but this batch will be extra dry in 2 years!
     
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    In my neck of the woods we go by face cord...which is stupid. BUT! I'm just used to going by that measurement now.

    So to me it looks like the first pic is a bit over a face cord, second is just about a face cord, and 3rd is shy of a face cord. So with the extra from the first pic, I'm saying between all 3 you're at just about a cord (3 face cords)
     
  20. Oakman69

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    2/3 cord.. just burn little furs.. lol.. kiddn.
    That suck . We here try and get 3 cord yr I only burn 2. So theres always extra for those lean years