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debarked a 12' diameter 15' log and then split it
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ax was the best for this dry log
ax was the best for this dry log
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cool technique by a Russian youtuber
cool technique by a Russian youtuber
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you can see on the left where I stopped using the cool method and tried wedges
you can see on the left where I stopped using the cool method and tried wedges
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not water to drink silly
not water to drink silly
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Sunchokes planted last year
Sunchokes planted last year
 
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Was this the splitting method you were referring to?


I came across this a while back and thought that could be rather handy when you're wanting to cut boards without either taking a mill/jig with you, or having to haul the log to a stationary mill.
 
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Mark   you found  him!  It works....takes awhile on my chainsaw though....and it was my second attempt.

While I have a low profile chain, it isn't a ripping chain...locals don't carry a 43 gauge ripper.

The current battery chainsaws do take a little longer on regular tasks.

I am glad you posted the vid....for the average user, swinging the tip is an ingredient to death or dismemberment....but if a person has the skill and is paying attention carefully -his technique works.

the kerf is outrageous tho.

Thanks for that vid :]
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next log to split
next log to split
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wasnt perfect...1/4 off
wasnt perfect...1/4 off
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hour 20 min for half a charge
hour 20 min for half a charge
 
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Organic food cost data for both myself and other people considering the Ant option.

From May 14th to June 18th
$111 + $71 + $125 = $307 dollars for a 34 day period.

Keep in mind I am trying to lose weight, I am generally vegan in addition to eating organic, and at the end of a 10 day period, I still have some food left (on purpose in case I get sick for a 3 days or less period).  

Furthermore, I will not attempt refrigeration until I have my frame up and my one season roof on: my food has to be in one serving portions or dry food that I can secure from squirrels, mice, insects and other four legged critters.  

My point being, one might be able to lower the cost but I believe one should plan on spending $300 per month or $3,600 per year for the first three years until your perennials are feeding you.



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organic food costs for an Ant
organic food costs for an Ant
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warm by design
warm by design
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can you say long term food costs mitigation
can you say long term food costs mitigation
 
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it rained heavily for the previous two days...
...in Ant Village, until one builds a shelter, getting oneself and clothes dry without extra temp construction is miserable..

...this makes rainy days planning days

tractor grill came in today

while waiting for the call about the grill, got my other saw horse done

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he hasnt posted a thing...
he hasnt posted a thing...
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what he doing
what he doing
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nutin really....
nutin really....
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tractor disassembled
tractor disassembled
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tractor got a new grill
tractor got a new grill
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tractor grinnin oh he grinnin
tractor grinnin oh he grinnin
 
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