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Splitting Australian Pine - yikes!
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Paul Schenk    Posted 09-28-2003 at 09:52:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone have experience splitting Australian Pine? I just tried splitting green wood and it sends back the message that it is absolutely not interested in cooperating!!! My splitting axe is not dull so I'm wondering if it should be split seasoned or is it just not worth it by hand????

Glenn    Posted 10-08-2003 at 09:07:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cant believe I found this info here. I am getting a bunch of Austrailian pine from a neighbor that had to cut them down, and was wondering when to split it. Did you ever get the answer to how long it should sit before splitting/burning?

Maurice Macknight    Posted 10-10-2003 at 09:38:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello re splitting Australian Pine, I am just into distributing a really need wood splitter. You will probably get a few offers of this kind but none will offer you the chance to split it where it lays without holding it solid and green or seasoned. For less than half what most log splitters cost you can do it with less physical input than all of the others. If you are intersted email me and I will send you pictures and an offer that will definitely interest you.

Mudcat49    Posted 09-28-2003 at 10:35:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Paul, where are yew at? I am in Fl. I have used Australian Pine a lot in my life for BBQ wood and it is some of the best BBQ wood around. It is like iron when it is green but after it dries it is easy to cut and split.

Redneck    Posted 09-29-2003 at 09:25:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
So that's what is wrong with the BBQ in Florida!

Really,have yall got a picture of it?I have never heard of using any kind of pine to smoke meat with.What kind of taste does it put out?

Paul Schenk    Posted 09-29-2003 at 02:31:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks so much for that info! I had heard it was great for bbqing - in fact many bbq restaurants in Fla are using it. I live in Naples, Florida. I've taken down 5 AussiePines that had grown to over 100 feet and were threatening falling on our neighbor's house if a hurricane came throughh so I finally decided to bring them down. Have 6 more in the back of the property not threatening much but will take them down as well. Thought I would have firewood for pleasant cool Winter mornings for many years to come but if it took splitting green, I was going to give up and do it the old fashioned (new?) way - buy it! But you have given me hope and I will save it. How long does it take to dry out?

Thanks again!

Mudcat49    Posted 09-29-2003 at 04:12:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Paul, It doesn't take long for it to dry, besides it is no good for burning when it is green. I am over in Okeechobee about 2 hours from you, I was in your neck of the woods about a month ago, we stayed at Lovers Key at Bonito Beach. I have a daughter that lives in your area and has a party rental place in Bonito. Have a great day and God bless.

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