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Frances 03-20-2009 06:13 AM

Look what fell off the back of a lorry today!!!
 
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A friend of mine woke up this morning to the sound of a chainsaw... but instead of some maniac running around with a mask on, it turned out to be a tree surgeon at work in her neighbour's garden. So having a tree of her own that needs felling she went out to talk to him.

Turns out the expensive bit is getting rid of the wood afterwards, "...unless you can think of anyone who could use it" he says.
Free wood, free delivery... hey, I'm on to a good thing here!


Now all I need to do is go out and buy an axe.


(And yes, that is a mosaic house number plate you can see there :))

Wiley 03-20-2009 07:36 AM

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Excellent score on the wood, Frances!!

Instead of an axe I would suggest either a wedge and a sledge hammer or perhaps a splitting maul.

Bests,
Wiley

Xabia Jim 03-20-2009 07:40 AM

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Yes, nice score Frances.....I would get wood from the tree trimmers in Minnesota....but have yet to find people who want to get rid of their orange or pine or olive woods in spain:D

james 03-20-2009 08:30 AM

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An axe and maul is great exercise. Good for the heart and for stress! Great score.
James

texassourdough 03-20-2009 10:19 AM

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What a wonderful problem! Free wood and exercise! Bravo! Good story!
Jay

dmun 03-20-2009 12:21 PM

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If you have to go out and buy a sledge and wedges, do your back a favor and spring for one of those hand cranked wood splitters:

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Rastys 03-20-2009 11:36 PM

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Frances,
take the easy way and invest in a hydraulic log splitter.
It is easy to use and remains easy as you lose that spare energy that you you have at the momenmt.
It is not everlasting and a splitter certainly make the task easy (and quick).


Rastys

sarah h 03-25-2009 09:39 AM

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Frances, I haven't been on for a while and I don't see any more recent posts from you - too busy splitting wood?? :D

Ken524 03-25-2009 10:09 AM

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I agree with the hydraulic splitter recommendation.

After a few months of swinging a sledge on a wedge, I just couldn't see myself doing it for the next 30 years. Doc says I have arthritis in my shoulder (geez, I'm only 43!). My gas powered splitter was one of my best purchases.

james 03-25-2009 03:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ken524 (Post 52755)
Doc says I have arthritis in my shoulder (geez, I'm only 43!).

That's no fun. What is that doing to your golf game?
James


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