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Author Topic: I even worked my firewood lifestyle into my wedding......  (Read 1065 times)

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Offline shamusturbo

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Re: I even worked my firewood lifestyle into my wedding......
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2017, 01:33:44 pm »
The races were awesome this past weekend! My brother had his first substantial wreck Friday night, another car cleaned the front of his car off. He had it fixed for Saturday night.

Sidetracking the thread a little--backstory: we decided we would "try" out dirt sprint racing this year at our local track, Lernerville. That was last April. Fast-forward 7 months, we have 3 cars between us and an older 40' gooseneck to store and haul it all in. We have been to a dozen local tracks and have raced more weekends this summer then not. We even have our baby (20 yr old) sister talked into trying it next year. We have raced all 305 class races this year and plan on doing mostly 410 racing next year. This is also with No (zero) experience racing anything on four wheels....

This weekend is the final race of the year in Western PA. My brother has a wild hare to go to Florida in February. In the mean time, we need to get our firewood company name plastered all over our cars and trailer  8)

  

  

  

  
 

 
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Re: I even worked my firewood lifestyle into my wedding......
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2017, 01:58:39 pm »
Another side not--- a good friend of mine who owns a very very large tree company local to me, took one of the baby processors home this weekend from the PB Show in Cambridge ( which I missed totally  :( ) He approached me years ago wanting to sell me split, green wood. That was 80 or so cords go.

Anyways, he sold his TW-6 for a Powersplit. It is an awesome fit for the type of wood he is processing and he can keep his split wood quality at 100% since you handle everything. Now he wanted a machine to handle the smallest stuff. He typically sells me log trucks of 12-20" diameter. He cuts and "powersplits" the 20"+. And the <12" stuff he now runs through his Dyna SC-12.

I haven't been over to his place to get my hands dirty for a few hours with him yet. It's on the never ending to-do list. Very interested in getting some time on the powersplit and dyna-12.

 

  

 
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Re: I even worked my firewood lifestyle into my wedding......
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2017, 09:47:08 am »
Congratulations on the nuptials!  Sounds like a fantastic lady and you were smart to take the step!

The barn is fantastic,go big or go home.  Those are some big trusses and an amazing amount of work in a brief time.

We so enjoyed Topsail island the years we went there. 

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Re: I even worked my firewood lifestyle into my wedding......
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2017, 04:26:23 pm »
 Sidetracking the thread a little--backstory: we decided we would "try" out dirt sprint racing this year

shamusturbo,

You got to look out for racing.  One minute your in the stands interested, the next thing you know you've got 3 cars and a 40ft trailer!

I've been involved in racing for the better part of my life.  Turning wrenches and jack handles before I could drive, then turning the wheel, then getting paid to turn wrenches, and now just tinkering enough to keep me involved (mostly with the people) and having a bit of fun too.  I've never done dirt (unless you count spinning to the infield) mostly stock car stuff.  Couple years ago I got hooked up with a really good group of folks running a tour type modified.  They don't run full time, I get to go to the shop a night or 2 a week (wife likes that I'm gone sometimes but not always!) and help out, and I can't make all the races (I work almost every Sat) but get to go to some of them.  These open wheel cars are neat as heck.  I always thought a mod would be easier to work on (you can see everything, not too much body in the way) than a stock car, nope, just as bad (or maybe I'm getting fatter???)
 

 

sorry if I hijack the thread.  Sometimes racing does that to me...

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