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Bar attac'mt Jig-4 wood length video 20 sec

Post in 'The Gear' started by bogydave, Jan 24, 2010.

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  1. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Not as good as Quads with utube. My first,
    Quads, how do you embed it into the post? Never mind, just figured it out & edited.
    Saw bar - wood length jig.
    Fast, easy, repeatability. easy on & off. Works on either side of the bar.
    Can cut 12''+ diameter with it on or use it to mark the whole log, take it off to make the cuts.
    Old fishing pole piece I cut to 17-3/4", 2" of 1/4' all thread, epoxy, washer & wing nut.

    Crank up the volume: music for woodcutters.




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    Edit: Aw shucks, now it's working! A minute ago it wasn't showing up.
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    Nice job, and short enough that even I can watch it on my slow dialup. I shoot for 16" rounds, but usually they end up 12" or 20"! Especially when the tree is partially covered with snow and I guess where the next cut should be.
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    Nice jig bogy.
    Closeup pic? Or, since you're now a cinematographer, a video. :cheese:
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    Nice job on the video. I used to say that "hard work doesn't bother me, that I could watch it all day" but my back hurts just watching you work. I do most of my cutting with the nose of the bar so I don't have to bend over as much. As I'm getting older, I'm thinking of getting a longer bar so that I have to bend even less.
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    I now exactly what you are feeling, that lower back strain. I use the nose & tip of the bar allot. This worked on the logs I had in a good location.
    I fell the tree, start on the limbs, then top it. When I can i drag the top & limbs with the 4W close to the brush burn location, cut it into usable woo & throw the brush on the pile.
    Then I put on the Jig if conditions allow it to be useful leave it on, but if not, I walk the log, make marks, & cut the log.
    Like any tool use it but don't exceed it's limitations.
  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Quads
    12 to 20" fit in my stove, but 18" is just right. I'm never in that much of a hurry anymore so I take a little extra time to get as close to 18" as I can.
    For me it's the jig & not my eyes that I use to achieve it & seem to get more consistent results.
    Having the log in a good place to buck it helps. I hope the grass likes saw dust this spring.
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    Here's why I started using it.
    Wood in this batch I brought in ranges from 15-1/2" to 21-1/2"
    18-1/2" & less fit N/S, Preferred)
    Longer is burned E/W & sometimes NE/SW for the real long ones. :) but it's burned
    Since I started using the bar jig, they'll all fit N/S
    White one with tape on it is 18"

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    Yep, that's about how my firewood measures. Some long, some short, sometimes years later when I go to put wood in the stove I can't believe how I was so far off on the length when I was cutting. Been cutting firewood for decades and I'd think I could make two rounds the same length by now, but no.
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    Thanks for taking the time and posting.
    Very nice.
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    For some reason I don't think that's true. Your the "master" of fire wood & we've seen your pictures.
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    Ha ha! Thanks, but it's true. For awhile I even kept painting a line on my bar with a black magic marker. That still didn't help me enough to bother wasting the marker ink! Nowadays I just say to heck with it and hope they come out somewhere close to 16". None of my firewood customers has ever complained about the variable lengths, I am the only one that complains to myself.
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    Close up pics added. graphite one & wood one '
    added just below the video on the first psot
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    looks like it works well if you are cutting off a pile. but i always end up cutting in a picker bush or on the side of a hill. I too have the same problem of not being able to cut anything the same size. I have recently started to use a marker stick and a can spray paint.
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    Yea, know what you mean
    I cut 3 trees yesterday, limbed them, marked with jig on the saw
    took it off then cut rounds.
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