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Dumpable sawbuck/crib

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by smiley, Oct 31, 2006.

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  1. smiley

    smiley Member

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    Having 6 cords of split wood to shorten for a different stove, I built the little firewood chop saw shown elsewhere in this forum. Someone in another forum said it would do the trick but would be slow and why didn't I build an oversize sawbuck to cut a bunch at once. I said yes that would be faster sawing, but extra stacking and loading would be involved that way, because after sawing I throw them in the loader bucket and dump them right on the porch. But that got me to thinking and here's what I came up with;
    A crib made out of an old pallet chained on the loader forks where I can stack them out of the pile, saw about 1/3 cord at a time and dump them on the porch.
    My bar is 18" so I made it 34" wide so by cutting from both sides, I go all the way through.
    The guide boards are an inch short of the length I need..
    After loading I just throw a chain and binder around it to hold everything tight and a couple minutes sawing on each side and it's ready for the porch.
    This rig could be adapted to any loader or redesigned for 3 pt hitch.
    I suppose if you don't have a tractor, You could even do it to my little wood cart.
    Smiley

    Unfortunatly, I don't know why, but the photos don't seem to go through correctly on this site.

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  2. wahoowad

    wahoowad Minister of Fire

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    Smiley,

    I like your style. Wish I had a neighbor like you to swap ideas. Stick around and keep the ideas coming!
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The photos are showing up fine, it's just the thumbnails that are odd. Not sure why that is , but it seem to happen to most of us. Maybe it's the forum software?

    I love your can-do spirit and ingenuity. Great solution to the problem Smiley!
  4. DonCT

    DonCT Minister of Fire

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    That's what called "working smarter, not harder"! I do something similar with my 4 ft. lenghts. I set up some 4x4's with my spacing to cut them in 3rds. Stack up a pile of 4 footers, fire up the saw, and but them all at once :)
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    suematteva New Member

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    Good thinking!
  6. smiley

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    hardwood715 Feeling the Heat

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    Just don't forget them forks are sitting on the bottom of that cage! Great ingenuity, Keep the tips coming!
  8. smiley

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    Got that covered hardwood. I left that bottom 2x8 sticking out past the cut, so I get pine before steel.
    Smiley

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    ourhouse Minister of Fire

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    Nice set up!
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