Quick cheap log lift

jkahn Posted By jkahn, May 12, 2019 at 7:50 AM

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  1. jkahn

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    Being an old man with bad back and old splitter, I needed a way to get some of the larger logs up on my splitter.
    This little ramp seemed to do the trick.
    Wood ramp and a piece of roll roofing nailed at the top made getting these 20" white oak pieces on the splitter easy.
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  2. GadDummit

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    That's just flat brilliant. I tell you what, even on a good day I don't think I could lift that log on the splitter. Great idea!

    What kind of roll roofing is that?
     
  3. Microduck17

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    Thats the same way my grandpa does it. He uses a thick plank of oak to roll the monsters up onto the splitter, no roll roofing though. I also use a plank when needed for super mosters, although I can crank the jack all the way down on my splitter and get the toungue/wedge area almost completly on the ground and just roll stuff right onto it.

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  4. jkahn

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    Sorry, I should have said rubber roofing, it's just a scrap from another job.
    Anything strong and flexible should do, you just grab it at the bottom and the log rolls right up.
     
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  5. gzecc

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    Very creative. Love the locust log too!
     
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  6. gabenson

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    That's a clever idea! Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. VirginiaIron

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    Very nice...

    What kind of bracket are you using to stow your hatchet?
     
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  8. begreen

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    Impressive. Big rounds of locust weigh a ton. When they get that big I change the splitter to split vertically.
     
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  9. jkahn

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    Good eyes, I make sculpture for a living so it's just a couple of scraps of aluminum welded together. The hard part was finding a place to mount it so when I did have to turn the splitter vertical, it was not in the way.
     
  10. jkahn

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    I only wish it was locust, the leaves say white oak.
     
  11. begreen

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    Locust is nice, so is white oak. Out here white oak is as rare as hen's teeth. Enjoy that good hardwood.
     
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