I was thinking of using one of those flat blade ice chippers that you use in driveways.Man, just be careful chipping bark off if you use an ax or hatchet. To me that’s the most dangerous part of the journey. Also, an ax is safer and less fatigue for some reason. At least for me
You don’t need the steel plate. Just use a 1x3 and a bit longer than the width of log. Probably 3 for your lengths. Flatten out a spot in the middle of the log just wide enough and deep enough to get a good screw hold and elevate or lower to match your ends and provide support. Make sure all 3 are level horizontally and don’t use too long of screws in the middle so to keep from having to drop down too much. After first cut, just lay your rails on the flat you made to clean up imperfections if there is any. Might have to screw along side the rails to keep them from walking, I have to cus mine are really lightView attachment 271887
The bar and chain came in today. 36”, 0.063 (carleton chain) as per @SpaceBus suggestion. Thank you. I suppose with this gauge thing you have to pay attention when buying. I will look for a 0.050 ripping chain for my 25” stihl bar. And it will not be oregon. Things are slowly coming together. The mask will be coming in this week. Next will be to source out some of those steel square rails, and i suppose those steel plates to hand the rails on.
Interesting. So, I should categorically not use a ladder. It would be so easy. I have a brand new heavy duty aluminum one.Use your rails on every cut. Don’t just use the flat you made. Keep your rails past and before to eliminate dovetail.you can slide them if they’re short