As you all know, Steve (daltxguy) is hosting some LJ’s for the weekend and will be using us as cheap slave labour to help him move a 6 Ton log of red beech that managed to get itself in the most inappropriate place.
as we can’t just cut the forest and we have no hydraulics, we need to go back in time and find how people did this kind of things 1000s of years ago. After ruling out some great ideas (enslaving Australia, Importing elephants, using horses), we resorted to leverage.
Basically, we are going to jack one side of the log up using car jacks, insert some round things underneath and pull it using block and tackle or a winch. we are also going to cut it to a more manageable size of ~2.5 meters which will bring the weight of each segment to 1.5T (estimated).
Now, for the winching part. we tried “come a long” and it was very scarry – its rated 2000lb but i think that only the label is rated that high.
so, Steve found another winch that was used in the re-construction of a castle in Czech:
the winch we are talking about appears for the first time in 0:47
Steve, having endless supply of logs, is trying to build one just like this. As I have access to dimensional timber I am trying to build this version:
We also got some strong ropes and all that remained to do was to build the winch….
To be continued real soon now, as I already built it partially.
-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...