Oak blow over

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  1. The Wood Wolverine

    The Wood Wolverine

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    Bike shop boss messaged me the other day. Tree uprooted and partially blocked his driveway. He cleared the way and I told him I’d clean it up the rest.
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    That’s the pic he sent.


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    Very nice tight growth rings. Would have made nice boards but I’ve got way too many slabs sitting around.
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    So at this point, I already sweat about a gallon! The humidity is nasty.
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  2. Horkn

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    What was the relative humidity? That's the real killer.
     
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    Base of the tree was about 22”. I noodled a bunch and should have done more. Fresh cut, wet oak... my poor back. Lol.
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    Round, 1/2 round jenga.
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    And the trailer is stuffed too.
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    She was squattin’ even with 80lbs in the bags. If I had a weak frame, this load would have exploited it.
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    Can anyone ID the species? Best I can match on google is chestnut oak. I will say this, of all the oak I’ve ever cut, this one smelled nasty.
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    72% :hair:
     
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    Looks like chestnut oak to me.
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    Sorry, I meant dew point.
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    See, here it's 75% humidity, but dew point of 64. So it still feels like 73°.

    I worked on my wood shed today, and it wasn't bad. Now if that dew point goes to the high60's or so it would've been really bad. In the 70's for dew point, that's when you sweat without even working. It was a dew point in the mid 70's. It was ridiculous and I sweated a ton.
     
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    I love how you had a load of Oak airbrushed onto your bed cover...so realistic! ;) :D
    Nice work :thumbs:
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    :binoculars:

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    Ah, my app doesn't show dew point. My clothing was soaked top to bottom.
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    I looked up the current dew point by you. It's 68 now by you, and probably was higher earlier, which would explain the fun.:yes:
     
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    A lot of the weather apps and sites are reporting the relative humidity but labelling it simply humidity XX%.
    There are online calculators for dew point if you have the rH and temp.
     
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    Ive only cut a small amount but bark and leaves say chestnut oak to me. A white oak variety. Some real nice looking firewood and well worth the sweat!
     
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    Probably won’t be ready until winter 2022/2023.
     
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    Looks link rock/chestnut oak. You did good working in those temps, especially if you're not used to it. I know that was a heavy load.
     
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    thats some really nice chestnut oak i got a good bit of it every yr i love that stuff
     
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    Good ol chestnut oak Jason. One of my favs after locust and hickory.
     
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    Chestnut oak