Thanks gents, sorry to derail the thread, I was just curious
**thevilemike, how do you get into work like that, by the way? I would rather work my butt off outdoors than be in a cubicle any day of the week.
I rake leaves and shovel snow. So I am looking forward to the busy season.
Possibly big tooth aspen, which is a poplar I guess.
Poplar? How many wedges you think you could get from that one?
More trailwork today. This was on the Gulf of Slides backcountry ski trail near Mt. Washington.
That's some nice chopping there Coop
Good on you for helping out on the trails.
That bad boy takes big wide bites, don't it? You got snow up there already?
I took the truck out to a friends place yesterday and got me a truck load of alder. It just so happened that I picked the first rainy day since July to do this. I got soaked and loved it! I decided to test out the old no name axe my dad gave me not too long ago. It was the first time using it since I cleaned it up and sharpened it.
Testing began while the boys unloaded the truck.
I split the rest of the load this morning.
The haft is a little hashed but still solid enough for a few swings. I will be re-hafting it in the not too distant future.
Murphy was helping too, of course.
It was a good weekend.
Looks fun! And no name looks from the rear like he might be a Collins?
Great photos! I like the action shot.
Don't you just love splitting alder. Just show it an axe and it splits by itself almost. And it burns well.
plate from the white oak
Well the other day I decided grab the pack and axe and go chop some dead trees and gather up some cedar. Here some nice action shots of my LHA for those of you who love axes in use, like me
Well the main mission as I said was to find a dead cedar tree as I didn't want to chop down a live tree. Right off the bat I came across this small cedar tree that had recently fell. There were small chew marks around the base and it must have been just enough to weaken it so a good gust of wind did the rest.
Limbing the tree took about a minute
then chopped into small logs
there were plenty of standing dead trees around so I chopped a couple down. First up
about a minute of chopping and it was down
I like admiring the grain and spalted designs trees have after I chop them down, you see some really cool designs of mother nature
next tree up
this is the second swing into the tree
first swing on the other side
7 more swings and this one's down too
headed back in
Very nice looking work fellows!
Coop... That's a clean looking cut right there
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