Finally, got the linky.. MrsBouy..
Finally, got the linky.. MrsBouy..
Sharkbait : im building me one of those this winter. Love it!
had some time this morning actually
Found some 1 1/4" galv steel tubing in the shed. Have set it up at 20" square so that 4' cords can be cut into 4x 12" logs. I'll be bringing 4' cords back from the coppice to store just behind the rack before logging.
20" wide I can cut the stack from front and back. Starting with cuts to the outside and then one down the middle.
Made myself this last year but it's pretty useless when you get down to the last metre!
Gonna make me one of them cantilever jobs this weekend
Mr Grim! How much!?>>!?!?!?
That's a hell of a lot of cash for a saw horse!
elzorillo, you dont need a sleeper for the base, just something around half as long as your longest cords. Just nail a plank cross ways at one end to provide stability.
Here's an old photo of it in use recycling some knackered rafters.
In response to the top of the bar comment, it's not so much the top of the bar that is hazardous, but the top of the tip as the saw can run around what you're cutting, causing it to flick back at you faster than your reactions can calculate.
Re: the oil pump, it's probably just a plastic worm drive/screw that needs replacing behind the sprocket, simple fix of a part that sounds more complex than it is.
Got a metal saw horse in the back of a shed, must be almost a £100 in scrap, but could probably hold half a telegraph pole.
For logging a lot of stuff in one go, as we keep stuff in big stacks, we just slice the stack with one of the bigger saws, leaving the bottom layer un-cut to avoid ground strikes.
I took the Oregon idea and made this from scrap materials and a couple of fence posts. I made the spacings that size so that if I cut in the middle of the poles makes the logs just the correct size for my stove.
It has worked out to be a really stable safe way of cutting lots of logs in a few cuts at a time. It also dismantles quickly as well.
This is mine, smaller version of the above.
A few vertical cuts and lots of small bits.
Sitting out the rain in Portland I came across this thread.
Here is my horse. The V is wide enough to wedge three logs lengthways or lots of slab wood in a time. The tighter the safer.
It's a delivery slope, you'll need a bigger shed soon and then a hydraulic log splitter.
Where does everyone get these nice straight logs from? The ones I collect seem to be gnarly twisted buggers!
Once you get a chainsaw you will start to see wood everywhere and slip into the habit of bunging the odd branch into the boot, friends will drop a variety of waste timber and pallets off. Quite soon the open fire will seem inefficient and a trip to the wood burner showroom will follow. It makes quite a lot of sense given fuel costs. So if you think you will be in it for the long haul go for a Stihl or Husky. Get some good safety gear and some training, your limbs will always thank you.
100 ash saplings bought last year...
Couple of days to plant them..
Every one of them coming along nicely..
Until this weekend when some &*%" thought it would be funny to trespass and drive over them all !!!!
Some people !!
elzorillo - clean cut anything that is snapped, looks pretty healthy stock with good roots so should re-shoot, trees are amazingly resillient and ash coppices well, even if this is sooner than normal. We've a tenant that has 'accidentally' grazed one of our plantations the last 3 years, since we've removed all gates and access points last spring they are well on their way to head high (oak, ash, birch, rowan mix btw).
nice one elzorillo. Hope they come back strong.
This is my plantation in the back field - Salix Viminalis and Q83 hibreds. The whips went in last December and have come on really well.
I think I had only 4/500 not take.
Thanks for the advice.. With the wet/mild summer, hopefully they had long enough for the roots to establish and they'll survive.
Them trees look mighty close Stoner.. you sure you'll be able to get in there to cut them?
you sure you'll be able to get in there to cut them?
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