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lazy day today....lost early day light hours to certain speculation tasks...
then downed a tree, debarked on another in the shade, established solar south (my guess and subsequent tractor work was very close), checked to see if my BMS was still working after transfering more than 1.4KW, then did chainsaw maintenance in the shade.

Hi Inge, yes but my fellow Alpha Centaurians see no such excuse as viable :]

Mark, while being a good shot, I'd rather try the trick of putting cat dung in their burrows' entrances...just don't know anyone with excess cat dung (nearby anyways).
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large tree 02
large tree 02
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wind wants it to fall opposite
wind wants it to fall opposite
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instead the fall was 90 degrees off wind
instead the fall was 90 degrees off wind
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6 twelve footers
6 twelve footers
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debarking a prevoius days fall
debarking a prevoius days fall
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east west line established
east west line established
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looking south
looking south
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all cells have same voltage great bms
all cells have same voltage great bms
 
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...run away! boring post today.  just four downed trees.

...frame log acquistion agenda complete.

now log preparation: moving, debarking, splitting.
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wedge 01 of the day
wedge 01 of the day
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down -two for me
down -two for me
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wedge 02 of the day
wedge 02 of the day
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down but rotten -zero 4 me
down but rotten -zero 4 me
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wedge 03 of the day
wedge 03 of the day
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down -two for me
down -two for me
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wedge 04 of the day
wedge 04 of the day
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down one 18 ftr
down one 18 ftr
 
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Was a good day on Upper WL.  

yep.  

willy wonka isn't so wonka any more...

the glass went on the underground greenhouse

... and I got myself some wood.  a whole pile

now what???
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dang I love the tractor god
dang I love the tractor god
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wood for my frame
wood for my frame
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a saw horse for logs...one more to go
a saw horse for logs...one more to go
 
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How are you liking that saw, have you had it for a while? I was curious about getting an electric but wasn't sure how quickly the batteries recharge, if you'd have to pace yourself. A couple years ago we did some work on the berm shed and used the electric saws for shaping most of the joinery, and had to swap batteries a couple times each day. Do you plan any mortise and tenons, going to hammer in rebar, or do you have another method in mind for the posts and beams?
 
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Mark Brunnr wrote:How are you liking that saw, have you had it for a while? I was curious about getting an electric but wasn't sure how quickly the batteries recharge, ..........Do you plan any mortise and tenons, going to hammer in rebar, or do you have another method in mind for the posts and beams?



Love the 16" saw.  Durable as heck. Bought the same model I used in the Boot Camp. If you buy four 4Ah batteries and have the same or better solar system I have, you can saw all day provided you immediately put an exhausted battery on the charger....in a previous post, I mentioned that 0.5 charge on a 4Ah battery took a max of 2 hours....the exact time I haven't measured yet, I suspect it is less.

From experience with the berm shed and the Abbey, Josiah will point out that small 2" deep joints with max surface area tended to hold up better to tremendous lateral forces found in wofatis.  Other types of joints tend to split.  

From looking at Cooper  Cabin, the berm shed, and the Abbey, it is my sense that mortise and tendons work great for barns to hold dry hay but not wet dirt.  Perhaps an Amish carpenter could prove me wrong, but the berm shed convinced me otherwise.

I will do 2" deep joints and pin with 1/2 rebar where ever I feel it is necessary.  I won't have enough summer to make wooden pegs.

I believe the battery powered chainsaw is a requirement over the gasoline, but you'd need to check with Paul on that.
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