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Sawbucks?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Butcher, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Butcher

    Butcher Minister of Fire

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    Where I cut at I sometimes have to carry wood some distance to the truck so I try to cut stuff into lengths I can get on my shoulder and then buck them at home. The sawbucks I have made over the years are made so I can pull the logs off the truck right on to them and kinda a built in measuring with the 2 middle legs.
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    Anyone got any better ideas? Dont get to fancy on me though cuz as you can see by my portable woodshed I kinda like to keep things cheap and simple.
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    Thats a pretty good load on the springs of that old PU trailor but it beats movin abunch of snow to get to the wood pile.
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  2. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Cool idea for a wood shelter!

    Ray
  3. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Couldn't decide where to put the woodshed eh? ;)
  4. BillinTX

    BillinTX Member

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    Mine is similar, made out of recycled lumber.

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    The legs are 20" apart.
    The horizontal braces are marked so I know where to cut on long pieces.
    I painted it with used motor oil so it will last awhile.
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  5. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Had a smaller sawbuck years ago from non treated lumber that eventually turned to compost.Dug through my odds & ends pile of salvaged treated 2 x 4's & 2 x 6's,built this in late July.The boards were 45" to 49" long,so the shorter ones were the X's,49" is total length. Marks from a Sharpie at 16" & 32".Some are warped & a little twisted,its hella stout though >> Sure wish I had this last year instead,much easier to cut & haul out 3 to 9 foot poles & buck them shorter at the processing/stacking areas than keep bending over,cutting short lengths & having to pick all of the pieces up then carry them to trailer or pickup.

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  6. blel

    blel Feeling the Heat

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    A lot of times I use my splitter as a sawbuck, put the log on perpendiclar to the beam and run the wedge up to it to "clamp" it. Perfect cutting heigth.
  7. Butcher

    Butcher Minister of Fire

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    Thats what I'm all about too. Keeps a chain outta the dirt as well.
  8. MasterMech

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