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sawbuck in my basement

Post in 'The Gear' started by osagebow, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    ....sorta.
    Had a pile of slightly-long splits accruing, wanted to halve them. Took an old weight bench, couple screws removed from it to remove the plywood bench, flip 'er over and there ya go. propped low end on chopping round and filled 'er up a few times. Put some splits I didn't need cut at end for "Buffer" to stay away from metal.Splitting round also helped with that.
    Brace with big rocks or circa 1988 sand-filled weights.;)
    Now wife has "her" pile of smaller splits to start up a burn easier. Stove takes 26" splits, but they are unwieldy for her.

    Could easily see used for poles, too. Plan to brace long ends with other wood/rocks to get height, and cut, slide, repeat.
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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Good old American ingenuity ;)
    Only down side I see is if the saw bumps it, chain takes a beating since it's metal .
  3. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Yes - surgical precision required.;)
  4. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Yep, another MacGyver moment :)
  5. granpajohn

    granpajohn Minister of Fire

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    Still not quite a sawbuck, cause it doesn't hold the wood in place.
    More of a sawhorse...well, no. Maybe a saw bench...well, not really. Kind of a wood rack at saw height. Eh. Maybe not.

    Well done, Osage!

    Y'know....there are probably lots of these things floating around yard sales for $5. Keep us updated on how it works out.

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