Almost done.

This unexpectedly turned into a good morning for woodcutting.


I got all the loose pallet parts and all the old lumber I collected from that cleanup gig chopped to stove lengths…


…and it made a surprising pile in the trailer. I didn’t expect it to go on so long but I needed to clear those last six pallets.


As of this morning, my minimum goal is reached. With so little to go before just finishing off all the wood in the lot, it would be stupid to stop now. I’ll end up with about four and a half full tiers, which is more than enough for five solid months of the worst winter I ever saw.

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4 Responses to Almost done.

  1. Timbotoo says:

    What do you do about the nails? Do you pull them first or just hammer them flat?

  2. Joel says:

    Depends. Most are cut off flush at the stringers. The heads and stubs are often loose in the planks, easily fall out and become a tire hazard so I try to pull them out. The parts in the stringers are only a threat to the chopsaw blade, so I try to avoid them when I cut them to stove lengths.

    Some others can be pulled or hammered flat, whichever is most convenient in the moment. I end up cleaning a lot of nails out of the woodstove with the ashes.

  3. “I’ll end up with about four and a half full tiers, which is more than enough for five solid months of the worst winter I ever saw.”

    And the 2020 said, “Hold my beer.” 😉

  4. Norman says:

    I’m kinda with The Freeholder – there ain’t no such thing as too much wood. Maybe not enough room to stack it all, but you’re inventive, you’ll find a way. And, whatever you don’t need this winter will be just that much more ready for next winter. Slow and steady now, quiet and ready later.

To the stake with the heretic!