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Trimming long splits, Sawbuck and the 034

Post in 'The Gear' started by MasterMech, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. MasterMech

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    Had about 2 cord worth of Pin Oak of which much of it way too long for the Rangeley. Compounding the problem is that it's not as dry as I'd like (another year and it would have been primo!) and having to load E-W makes for a slow starting, smoky fire. The sawbuck lets me stack up 2 batches of overgrown splits and trim 'em all to size in a hurry. And then they are conveniently sized for perfect N-S loading. >>

    It's a little hairy getting through the top layer of splits (I know, I know, strap 'em down! ;em ) but it's smooth sailing after that.

    Oh yeah, the sawbuck is also designed to take 80" poles and make a whole lotta little rounds in minutes.

    Why didn't I build this thing sooner?

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  2. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    Great!>>
    Now I need to build one of those!!! ==c
  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    If I may....add a 2 x 4 on both sides (outside) about 10" from the top. Screw an eye hook into both of them. A simple bungee cord could be used to secure the load in literally a couple of seconds. Easy on, easy off.
  4. Boog

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    That 034 sounds real nice..................... all stock or have you modified the muffler?
  5. MasterMech

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    Always Jags. I'm also toying with the idea of removing the top rail center sections.

    To the best of my knowledge Boog, she's bone stock. But then it's always run just a tad better than I 'd expect from a plain 034. One day I'll investigate if it has a 034S/036 top-end on it.

    And yeah, it was stone-cold, pop'd 2nd pull as you saw. That surprised even me. Must've known she was on camera. ==c
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    If my 036 knew it was on camera it would probably never start just to embarrass me.
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  7. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Nice! Nothing like consistently sized wood. Also like the idea of doing the cutting on blacktop driveway, that way you can just sweep her up and be done.
  8. MasterMech

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    or pull out my SH86 (handheld blower) and you'd never know I did anything that day.
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  9. ScotO

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    Good video, MM. Nice job on the sawbuck, too. I like Jags' idea, I'd even go a step further and use a cheap ratchet strap as a tie down. Great little 034, too! That baby would sound really good with a dual port muffler on her!
  10. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Sweet setup. Watching how close you are to the frame with your cut makes me think I should face my frame with 2x4s. Cutting that close would make it more uniform but only a matter of time before I nicked the frame.

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  11. Boog

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    Or as us country folk do, just cut in "the back yard" and walk away when you're done! Sweeping, blowers................that sounds like work!
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    I've been looking all over for an aftermarket dual port for the 034/036/360 series and can't find any :( , I'm figuring I'm just going to have to go at it myself!
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  13. ScotO

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    I make all my dual port mufflers. This one is my favorite.....makes the old 041 AVE Super sound like a YZ125 dirt bike!!

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  14. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    That looks really nice Scotty, I need to get myself a welding outfit. I have an acetylene torch/tanks setup I never use. Been thinking about selling that and getting a small welder.
  15. ScotO

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    Get a small GAS shielded MIG welder. You'll love it. I use mine all the time for ALL kinds of projects.....I'd be lost without it...

    Going to invest in a nice TIG set-up. The one I want is big bucks (almost 4 g's), but it'll do almost anything I'll ever need it to do....

    I've got to make a dual port for my Husky 372XP, the Stihl 051, and I can see me making one for the 192TC that's on it's way....
    After having the spark arrestor clog up on my Stihl KM55R last year and seeing just how restricted it got, I may even try a DP on that puppy. That'd probably be a first on here!!:p
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    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Good idea, I put about 5 spikes down both outside edges and left then stick out enough to get a bungee hook onto. That way I can strap down any height size load. (Really helps with that kick)
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  17. MasterMech

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    Mine already has a couple battlescars on it. It was built from wood intentionally. ;)
  18. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Use screws and counter sink them real good. You would feel silly hitting iron that you put there.:p

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