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I made a thing... 606

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I made a thing...
« on: December 04, 2016, 12:30:40 PM »
... for cutting up logs. The two rows of little logs on top are part of it. You should be able to work out their purpose...

(Is this where chainsaw topics belong? Seems like a funny place with all the survival stuff...  :think: )










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Re: I made a thing...
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2016, 12:44:57 PM »

 :tu:

You have a lot more control over your chainsaw than I do  :ahhh

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Re: I made a thing...
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2016, 01:10:55 PM »
You have a lot more control over your chainsaw than I do  :ahhh

True, you have no control over my chainsaw.  :D

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Re: I made a thing...
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 11:09:45 PM »

Just as I thought, no one understands me  ::)


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Re: I made a thing...
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2016, 12:56:46 AM »
I was just thinking that would be a very handy and effective way of segmenting a log, assuming it wasn't too heavy to lift on to it!

Great work!

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Re: I made a thing...
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 01:22:19 AM »
It's quite fast cutting them this way, the slow part is loading the next log on.

Oh and it was made from prunings.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2016, 01:28:45 AM by Syncop8r »

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Re: I made a thing...
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2016, 03:28:50 AM »
Nice rig you have made there :tu:

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Re: I made a thing...
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 03:46:21 AM »
A saw horse is a great idea - really saves your back compared with sawing wood on the ground (and no danger of blunting your chain on dirt and rocks).  But you do need the strength to lift the log up onto it.  I really appreciate that you used the same wood to make it with as you are cutting up.   :tu:

My saw horse is slightly similar, but different - it has 3 X pieces not 2 (with the extra one near one end), and some shock cord with a yachting cleat to hold the piece of wood from moving while I cut it.  You get a similar result with the short horizontal sections with gaps allowing you to cut all along the piece.

I've been enjoying my latest chainsaw, a Ryobi with a 5Ahr 36V battery.  It does a surprisingly good job of cutting, lasts well on one battery (unless I'm cutting large logs I'm usually tuckered out when one battery is drained), it is very quiet (I live in suburbia), but best of all it always starts first time (  I have two petrol chainsaws that currently won't go because they need the carbies cleaned out).
« Last Edit: December 05, 2016, 03:55:57 AM by gregozedobe »

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Re: I made a thing...
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2016, 06:04:35 AM »
Very interesting!! Nice job!!

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Re: I made a thing...
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2016, 06:28:55 AM »
A saw horse is a great idea - really saves your back compared with sawing wood on the ground (and no danger of blunting your chain on dirt and rocks). 

You got it... and my back is giving me major grief at the moment but using this yesterday was no problem.
The idea was also to eliminate pinching but that can still happen... I found that if a bowed log is placed 'smiling' (as in the pic) rather than 'frowning' then it's all good.
The main downside with mine is it's not very portable.

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Re: I made a thing...
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2016, 06:39:09 AM »
Some others using a similar concept:




Although it's considered unsafe to cut through more than one log at a time... (also to start a chainsaw from the hip...)....

Here's another approach but requiring a little more technology (mostly a how-to, in action at the end):


Or these:


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Re: I made a thing...
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2016, 10:16:48 AM »
There are certainly lots of different designs around for holding logs to saw them up - "variety is the spice of life" they say, but I'm sure some designs work better than others.


The one I made from scrap wood is very similar to this one (but I didn't see this one before I designed mine, honest ! ):

http://handycrowd.com/cut...-trees-safely-and-easily/

scroll down to Ian's 08/03/2016 reply to Charlotte

It folds flat to make transportation and storage easier.  Mine has a chain at the bottom to control the width of opening.

I use a length of shock cord that clips into a yacht cleat to hold the log from moving about.  I have seen a steel version with teeth on the inside of the V that holds the wood, that looks like it would work as well.


I also have a couple of these, but these seem to only work better with heavier logs, as this design relies on the weight of the log to push into the teeth to hold the log still:

http://picclick.com.au/BL...r-stand-162223699442.html

I only use it with the log almost all the way out the cutting side, and with the legs also fully extended out the cutting side (more overhanging weight = better hold on the wood = more stability = safer).



I like to be as safe as possible when using a chainsaw - so much carnage possible in so little time from just a moment's inattention or carelessness   :o 
One thing to be aware of - as you cut lots of pieces some will fall underneath your feet creating a potential danger - keep them clear of your feet as you work.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2016, 10:33:30 AM by gregozedobe »

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
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Re: I made a thing...
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 12:22:24 AM »
Perhaps these have been around for a long time... found some in Battlefield 1 (set in WW1):


 

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