Fatwood Pics Thread

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  1. weltondl

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    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.
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    Not sure of the species. I think it's Pinus Resinous Falldownicus. Regardless, it smells awesome!
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    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.
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    This one was at least 10 feet up. Still plenty of resin in there.
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    I did a test burn on a sliver at home. It burns, even though it was still a little wet.
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    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!!!
     
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    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!
     
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    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...
     
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    F1 vs. Fatwood.
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    Glad to see someone else who knows what its really for......BURNING!!!!
    That's not more than a couple month supply around here:4:
     
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    I have not cut them up yet.
     
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    I processed part of the branches shown in my previous post.
    I need you expert advice: is this fat?
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    You're kidding, right? That looks awesome! Does it burn with black smoke? My professional opinion is... WOW.
     
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    It is totally useless. Send it to me and I'll dispose of it accordingly. ;)
     
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    Its fat
    :)
    Very fat
    :):)
     
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    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.
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    Super fat
    :):):)

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    I've been on the receiving end of this forum's amazing generosity many times, and a couple of guys have done some really nice things for me recently; so I wanted to return the favor and send them some fatwood.

    While just about any piece I find will work great for getting a fire going, sometimes it's hard to tell the quality until you cut into the middle. I found a few mediocre pieces recently but have been keeping my eye out for some primo stuff to send these guys.

    :) I think this stuff should do the trick...

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    I can smell it from here!
     
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    I usually avoid this thread... AGGGHGHGGH I want to harvest my own FATWOOD!!! ARGH!!!

    Carry on.
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    Wow and wow and wow, I will not move to the damp and cold rainforest you live in but WOL sir. That is some beautiful wood.
    Forgive my vigor in this post, but that is beautiful.
     
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    Oh my god! Fatwood Valhalla!
     
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    That is some RED resin!
     
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    Drool...
     
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    Any conifer stump would be a great place to start. The terpenes in conifer resin are combustible hydrocarbons. Problem is the tree has to be dead for awhile...so start checking all the stumps in Taiga or the Adirondacks...or both if you're a nut, like me, for FATWOOD! Skal!

    If anyone wants to go down the rabbit hole: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC22624/
     
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    Hard to tell but if you send some my way for testing I'll get back to you lol . Oh yeah that's the stuff .
     
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    I'm disgusted and ashamed of all of you for recklessly posting this type of filth . I want to look away but I just can't , it calls to me . May I see more please ? Wait a dang minute I thought I had a emoji with a drooling disorder , oh well as you were .
     
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    I got to get out and harvest some, I'll send you some nice pieces.
     
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    I'm not actually in need right away . I have about 5-6 pounds processed already . It does exist here it just took some doing to find which was fine by me . Lit whole with a storm match . Let's see thick black smoke ✓ resin running while burning ✓ sizzling and popping ✓ yep got it . Thanks brother . Oh and it's marked on the Garmin , Done And Done .
     

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    The little stump was all but buried , it took some digging with a shovel and a Maddox ? Is that the correct name ? Nope looked it up Mattock I believe is correct
     
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    Also known as a Pulaski...

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    Did somebody metion Pulaski? Great fatwood harvesting tool. Chop, dig, pry, scrape.....


    Had business up the creek this afternoon so of course I got a little fatwood harvest in. Im lucky to own this place!!!

    Looks promising

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    Panned out!! Packed this a few yards back to the truck 20170403_142525.jpg

    Cut it down a bit more and loaded up. Took time to drink a beer with the crew

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    How'd it clean up? You tell me :)

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    Now for the gratuitous scenery shots...

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    Some serious hard core fat wo** pörn here. Wish I could find em like that.
     
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    That looks like a pretty special piece of wood. One thing about fatwood (even though it is all good) it does come in many, many different flavors. It does not all exhibit the same vigor. It all seems good but some is just special/sweet.
     

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