LOCUST Quest!

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  1. buZZsaw BRAD

    buZZsaw BRAD

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    Ive decided to start hitting the four areas ive seen locust including one i posted about last night. This will be an ongoing thread of my adventure. The first one was right down the street from me. Ive driven by these logs since they were cut 4-5 years ago. Didnt know they were locust and from a distance i thought chestnut oak. Ive only learned of locust since joining FHC. Several trees were felled on the same hillside. A hoarder/burner lives right around the corner and had grabbed the other stuff. I never took any.
    Pulled the two logs out and bucked. Bark came off easily and no rot underneath. I was dropping them on the pavement to remove dirt etc. Almost sounded like i was dropping a piece of steel. Couple other logs farther in too. Had to fight my way through the saplings on the hillside to remove them. Found out BL DOES have thorns the hard way! Grabbed one of the shoots. One log wasnt quite bucked through and when i picked it up the small amount of wood holding them together was stringy and didnt snap.
    The suckers sprouting from the stump tells you how long its been there. A year ago, my normal MO was to take fresh cut, "green & clean" wood. If someone told me id be taking this and liking it, idve told then they're crazy! IMG_1723.JPG IMG_1724.JPG


    Less than a half hour for this load. Not a lot, but a good start of the quest.:tree: IMG_1725.JPG IMG_1726.JPG
    First log split...ants that were barely moving! One other round had them. IMG_1727.JPG
    This is some hard wood. It was starting to get dark and i was splitting with the Fiskars. Twice i saw sparks! Maybe half hour to split. Temporary stack at my friends, til i find a "permanent" spot.
    Decent pile of splits. (Small row in front) Back stacks are poplar. IMG_1729.JPG
    The quest continues this week. May cut some tomorrow!
     
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  2. jo191145

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    While we all thought Brad was on a permanent quest we now find out its just beginning. Lord help us :)

    Go get em Brad. Leave no locust unturned
     
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    Glad your getting some locust!!
     
  4. buZZsaw BRAD

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    Locust quest Joe. The beginning of locust quest! :woodsign: Its a never ending quest for a scrounge!:tree:
     
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  5. Woodsman

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    Haha!

    Ever since the locusts posts started seriously flowing here the last few weeks I’ve been eyeing some serious DBH locust down the road from me that came down who knows when in the last year. Lot of big standing locust, too. It’s all on an acre piece, roadside, town owned, right-of-way to access the river that flows parallel to my road. If I ever am able to schmooze my way into legally getting it, I’ll send some your way. Will take some pics on my way out tomorrow. I support the locust cause!
     
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    Save your town the expense of clean up and go get it. Anything down is fair game.
     
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    Brad there’s so much Locust down here on LI it’s incredible. I actually DONT like it too much. Im not a fan of the way it burns. I bypass TONS of logs lying around every day

    To each there own
     
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    The only bad thing about locust is it's usually got a bunch of ants in it. I do not like bringing them near the house. Great score though
     
  9. MikeInMa

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    Be careful. Brad can take the ferry to LI out of Bridgeport.
    :cool:
     
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    Nice to see your new adventure. Have fun, buddy.
     
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    Man dude, if you were closer we could clear the back of my land and build a firewood paradise. Im getting real close to doing that :rofl: :lol::rofl: :lol:
     
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    how well does locust float?:rofl: :lol: How many cords does a pontoon trailer hold?
     
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    aint that the truth. Although the way we score and hoard wood it would fill up fast!
     
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    Im definitely bringing my saw next time i go back to long island to visit my brother and family. Maybe Brad and i will split a uhaul, i go rt by him :rofl: :lol::rofl: :lol::rofl: :lol:
     
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    Whats the biggest U haul and its weight capacity? Can you get a premium for locust up there Woodwhore ?
     
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    what don't you like about it?
     
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    You hoard with the strength of many men Sir Buzzsaw. Godspeed on your quest.
     
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    Not a fan of the way it burns. Very little flame and doesn’t “coal out” like Oak which is my personal favorite
     
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    I haven't had any bl to burn, for a few years.

    It burnt just fine for me.
     
  20. buZZsaw BRAD

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    I was going to ask the same Stoveshamster. Just curious myself. I have little experience with it so my verdict is still out.
    EDIT: disregard as i didnt read follow up posts