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Unread 03-17-2014, 10:56 PM   #91
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Oh, very important, wear eye protection. I've cut splits on my chop saw and they just exploded.
Thanks, good point. I'll make sure to have eye protection on. I usually have my glasses on all the time anyways (near sighted).
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I'd rather see safety glasses over your regular glasses.
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A bag of Zapps and a nice cold Abita is living large!
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I think if you split the "rounds" that you will like them better and they will dry out quicker. I would split them after cutting them into length. By the way, Jealous of your find! When I lived in Texas It was a hard decision whether to use pecan or mesquite when smoking my Briskets. My personal favorite was mesquite, but if I was feeding others at the trough, I would use pecan.

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A bag of Zapps and a nice cold Abita is living large!
I've never tried either, like the names of them though! Sounds exciting.. the trip getting them etc.. I love going out of state for In & Out burger :)
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I think if you split the "rounds" that you will like them better and they will dry out quicker. I would split them after cutting them into length. By the way, Jealous of your find! When I lived in Texas It was a hard decision whether to use pecan or mesquite when smoking my Briskets. My personal favorite was mesquite, but if I was feeding others at the trough, I would use pecan.

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I don't know how to split the wet rounds.. they don't split very well wet right? I got a hatchet today and harbor frieght for $11. I don't have a chopping stump or block though to sit it on.. any ideas what I could sit the wood on to chop it? This is all new to me.. cutting fire / smoking wood--axes included.
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I have used an old axe or hatchet and set the round up on a piece of old RR tie or a large piece of 6 X 6 and then used a hand held sledge hammer to pound the axe/hatchet through the round. Really, anything will work except a chunk of concrete. Of course you want to use a axe/hatchet with a hammer head on one side.

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I have used an old axe or hatchet and set the round up on a piece of old RR tie or a large piece of 6 X 6 and then used a hand held sledge hammer to pound the axe/hatchet through the round. Really, anything will work except a chunk of concrete. Of course you want to use a axe/hatchet with a hammer head on one side.

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That sounds good.. I'll find a large flat piece of hard wood that won't split easy to use as a base. I'll sharpen up the axe good and just sit it there like you say and hit with a sledgehammer. Thanks.
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I'd rather see safety glasses over your regular glasses.
I'll pick up some thanks. Know of a good brand that are strong and have good optical quality? I've used some cheap plastic ones before.. they sucked.
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I cut it last fall and a put some chunks beside my coal stove to help dry them. I keep them there for 1 month. As I use them I add more.

I have hickory, apple, maple, cherry and oak that I cut on the farm.
Very nice, how thick do you cut your limb discs again? What diameter typically?
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That sounds good.. I'll find a large flat piece of hard wood that won't split easy to use as a base. I'll sharpen up the axe good and just sit it there like you say and hit with a sledgehammer. Thanks.
Your welcome! I probably did not need to put that last sentence in my post since you are from Oklahoma. My daughter ( born and raised in Texas) would need that advice though.

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Academy has there own branded wood now? All I ever see in there is the Western brand and I've had to return it due to being moldy. That on the right looks a lot like it.
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Academy has there own branded wood now? All I ever see in there is the Western brand and I've had to return it due to being moldy. That on the right looks a lot like it.
It's Western brand sold at Academy.
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If you are going the sledge hammer hatchet route, be sure to wear some safety glasses as you might get some metal shards flying through the air. Always good to wear safety glasses anyway when doing this type of work.

You might try cutting the rounds thinner. As I'm sure you have discovered, or perhaps soon will, pecan is a very dense and twisted wood that is hard to split.

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I'd let the rounds dry out for awhile as well. They'll split much easier that way.
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