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From tree to lasting memory #5: how to move big logs

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Blog entry by gpastor posted 07-20-2011 02:51 AM 4126 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I don’t any heavy equipment so I built a logs arch to move the log around the yard


The log arch works like this see-saw

I can pick a 2000 lbs log with it, getting it rolling takes a little help from my boys!

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31



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jumbojack

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#1 posted 07-20-2011 03:10 AM

Impressive!

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HalDougherty

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#2 posted 07-20-2011 04:52 AM

Nice addition to your hardware… Where’s the new lumber you cut with that log? How many blades do you have? Here’s where I get my blades: http://www.jerrysresharp.com/ He sells new blades and also resharpens them. Timberwolf will also send you a free blade if you call them.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 05:44 AM

It ia always good to have some help, especially if they have strong, young backs.

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HalDougherty

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#4 posted 07-20-2011 12:28 PM

If you put trailer hitch on the end of the pole, you can haul the logs around with your vehicle or even a lawn mower. It makes moving the logs a lot easier. And, if you add a boat winch to your arch you will be able to raise the logs easier.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#5 posted 07-20-2011 02:03 PM

Anyone notice something strange about the see-saw picture?

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#6 posted 07-20-2011 02:33 PM

Hal, is it woth getting the blade resharped, a new one is only $25 at logmasters. Please show more pics. of your log arch.

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#7 posted 07-20-2011 02:52 PM

ive seen a lot of steel companies use something very similar to this, i think they called it a grasshopper. Nice inginuity.
Jim – the fat guy should be toward the center adn the small girl on the end of the seesaw. She never woulda got his butt off the ground.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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gpastor

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#8 posted 07-20-2011 03:10 PM

Chris, I have used a grasshopper to move pipe that where I got my i-deer

Is this see-saw better?

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#9 posted 07-22-2011 02:10 AM

what no paul bunyon and babe the blue ox on the oither end ?

I vote for that as the new lumberjocks youth inititive logo. “wooden you rather bein doin this”

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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HalDougherty

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#10 posted 09-01-2011 02:35 PM

gpastor,

Here’s a review I wrote about the log arch I bought. I found it on Craig’s List and it was more expensive than buying scrap yard steel, but it was ready to haul logs. I’m almost finished building one that will haul a 40” diameter log that’s 16 to 18” long. And a trailer with a log loader that’s made with an A-Frame on the end. I’ll have photos showing how to use an electric winch to load huge logs! It takes at least a 48” log to get 20” quartersawn boards.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2243

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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