Fatwood Pics Thread

Discussion in 'Fire' started by pab1, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. weltondl

    weltondl Sergeant of Marines Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    2,325
    Location:
    North coast of ohio
    Went out in the back 30 today. There's an old dead fall pine back there that I've been cutting branches off of that I've been curious about the contents of the trunk. So I took my axe and cut off about 6 inches of punk wood and whammo! Fatwood...hard as a rock! I hacked about 2 feet off the bottom of the trunk and separated that from the stump. There's still some cleaning up to do, but it looks pretty good for Ohio fatwood. It's about a foot in diameter and heavy as all heck.
    20170320_153655.jpg
    Not sure of the species. I think it's Pinus Resinous Falldownicus. Regardless, it smells awesome!
    20170320_154814.jpg
    There's still plenty of good stuff left. It's a lot of work, but it's satisfying. I hope to give most of it away. This knot was about 6 feet up.
    20170320_153710.jpg
    This one was at least 10 feet up. Still plenty of resin in there.
    20170320_155513.jpg
    I did a test burn on a sliver at home. It burns, even though it was still a little wet.
    20170320_165450.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
    mainewoods, pab1, MrFixIt and 6 others like this.
  2. Muleman77

    Muleman77 Hobbyist Hobbyist

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    1,140
    Man oh man, you'd hate spending a day on this ranch!! I'll throw 10 lbs in a burn pile to get it going several times a week in winter.
    Burn baby burn!!!
     
    MrFixIt, morganbw, Red Wing and 3 others like this.
  3. Coryphene

    Coryphene Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2014
    Messages:
    2,486
    Likes Received:
    4,460
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    White pine or Virginia pine? The resin of both are very light in color. Just because the resin is very light, does not mean is isn't awesome. Follow your nose and the flames never lie!
     
    DomC, MrFixIt, morganbw and 2 others like this.
  4. weltondl

    weltondl Sergeant of Marines Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    2,325
    Location:
    North coast of ohio
    It smells awesome! This particular tree seems to offer the best fatwood on my property. Almost sweet and piney all in one. I'm assuming white pine. Some of the resin is very red. I've taken branches off that looked like crystalline bacon. I know it's good. I just wish I could find that pure resin looking stuff...
     
    DomC, MrFixIt, morganbw and 2 others like this.
  5. Red Wing

    Red Wing Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2016
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    1,059
    Location:
    Dublin, oh
    F1 vs. Fatwood.
    20170321_001144.jpg
     
    buckfynn, Pat1973, pab1 and 6 others like this.
  6. Riverpirate

    Riverpirate Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2016
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    2,288
    Location:
    Milner Georgia
  7. Muleman77

    Muleman77 Hobbyist Hobbyist

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    1,140
    Glad to see someone else who knows what its really for......BURNING!!!!
    That's not more than a couple month supply around here:4:
     
  8. morganbw

    morganbw Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2015
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    451
    Location:
    East TN
    MrFixIt and Coryphene like this.
  9. Riverpirate

    Riverpirate Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2016
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    2,288
    Location:
    Milner Georgia
    I have not cut them up yet.
     
    MrFixIt and Coryphene like this.
  10. Isnalawica

    Isnalawica Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    730
    Location:
    Alps
    I processed part of the branches shown in my previous post.
    I need you expert advice: is this fat?
    IMG_20170324_164642.jpg IMG_20170324_171129.jpg
     
    Coryphene, pab1, Pat1973 and 6 others like this.
  11. CampCowan

    CampCowan Wabi Sabi Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2016
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    1,805
    Location:
    Wyoming
  12. weltondl

    weltondl Sergeant of Marines Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    2,325
    Location:
    North coast of ohio
    You're kidding, right? That looks awesome! Does it burn with black smoke? My professional opinion is... WOW.
     
  13. weltondl

    weltondl Sergeant of Marines Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    2,325
    Location:
    North coast of ohio
    It is totally useless. Send it to me and I'll dispose of it accordingly. ;)
     
    Coryphene, pab1, MrFixIt and 2 others like this.
  14. Muleman77

    Muleman77 Hobbyist Hobbyist

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    1,140
  15. chasntuna

    chasntuna Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    1,474
    Location:
    Upstate SC
    20170324_213823.jpg Screwin around in the garage tonite with a fire steel, fatwood i harvested a few weeks ago and a new Sharpfinger I couldn't pass up for $4.98 tonite at Academy. Made some shavings, split some wood and lit it off with one of my antler ferro rods.
    20170324_213404.jpg
     
    Coryphene, pab1, Pat1973 and 4 others like this.
  16. DomC

    DomC Retired Old Scrub Stomper

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Messages:
    6,009
    Likes Received:
    5,527
    Location:
    East Central Florida
    Super fat
    :):):)

    Dom
     
    Coryphene, weltondl, pab1 and 3 others like this.
  17. trailmaster

    trailmaster Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    333
    Location:
    Same spot

Share This Page