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Forum topic by TheWoodButcher posted 03-31-2007 11:11 PM 1370 views 0 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheWoodButcher

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03-31-2007 11:11 PM

Hi All, I have come up with a rather primitive form of moving logs, short distance’s. It’s the way the poor man shuffles logs around the yard. It’s primitive but it works. Check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEYBER6vgb4

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/


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WayneC

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#1 posted 04-01-2007 01:09 AM

Simple and efficient. Good use of video. Much better than if you had described it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Max

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#2 posted 04-01-2007 01:48 AM

Oh no he’s reached the end of his rope!!!!!!!!! Whats next???? Guess you just have to wind it up again!!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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WayneC

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#3 posted 04-01-2007 01:49 AM

I was hoping it would roll back up like a yo-yo. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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gizmodyne

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#4 posted 04-01-2007 02:11 AM

I have embedded it here…

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#5 posted 04-01-2007 02:20 AM

and how much work was it to put the rope around the log in the first place!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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TheWoodButcher

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#6 posted 04-01-2007 02:41 AM

LOL, It’s not hard to rap the rope. Just roll the log with a cant hook untill you can see daylight under the log and rap it up. I’m glad it didn’t do like a yo-yo LOL. BTW The further you get away from the log the harder it is to pull.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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#7 posted 04-01-2007 05:26 AM

hmmm…. there’s gotta be a way to wrap it that would keep it from moving less as you got further away, or to have it wind around a second rope as it unrolls around the first, then you could switch back and forth as you go, or until you run out of yard.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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BassBully

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#8 posted 04-01-2007 05:41 AM

Just kid a skid loader and put forks on it before you ruin that nice lawn mower. Better yet, get one of those bigger tractors that you can put forks on the front and lawn blades on the back.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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Wooder

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#9 posted 04-01-2007 09:44 AM

My little Yammar and a set of tongs works quite well moving logs to 26in in diameter. Not a lot of $$ invested either. Mows, spreads, bush hogs and skids for less than $4k. 15hp desiel.

-- Jimmy

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TheWoodButcher

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#10 posted 04-01-2007 12:19 PM

LOL Ya’ll must have skiped the part where I say this is a poor man way of moving logs. If I had the money for a tractor,....... I would have one. LOL I was really just trying this to see if it would work. BTW, IT WORKS!! The logs are not where they used to be.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 04-01-2007 01:05 PM

Great movies, You should be able to do it with your Tractor like you do with the winch. Anchor one end of the rope. then you wouldn’t have to wind it around the log.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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oscorner

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#12 posted 04-01-2007 02:16 PM

Why not just hook a chain to it and drag it with your truck? Once it’s close to your mill, then your cant hook can do the rest or since you have built a cover over your mill, you could use a come-a-long, heavy duty boat winch, or chain fall with a set of wooden ramps to drag or hoist the log on your mill. I know that you said that money is lacking, but if you can sell some of them nice boards you’ve been teasing us with you should be able to afford a better way. Remember, time is money and the time you spend rigging that up is costing you. Good luck and thanks for the video. I have to wonder what the guy in the pickup must have been thinking as he passed. LOL.

I’m sorry, I just checked out your previous post and saw that you do have an I-beam with some type of hoist already set up. ;^) Also, if you use schedule 40 pvc as rollers to roll those logs onto your trailer it would be easier than odd shaped logs. Schedule 40 pvc is great for sliding portable buildings around the yard on, if you need to move one or any other heavy object. I used this to off load my 650 lb SuperShop crate from my Toyota pickup along with a come-a-long and it worked well. Be aware that it is slippery as butter on a hot skillet.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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TheWoodButcher

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#13 posted 04-01-2007 03:48 PM

Hey oscorner, you have some good points there. This is not a full time operation here, This is how I play. I wish some of you lived closer so you could buy some of my pretty lumber. I’m selling it for $1.05 BF for red oak and it just sits here. Recon the folks round here have no use for red oak. I do have an overhead hoist in the mill building as well as a winch to load the logs on the mill. BTW I would have done it the way Dick Cain said but there wasn’t anything to anchor the dead end of the rope to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0IQpxqP2YI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C1JmokO2JA

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 04-01-2007 03:55 PM

I kind of figured you knew that WB, but maybe it would help someone.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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TheWoodButcher

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#15 posted 04-01-2007 04:35 PM

BTW oscorner, the guy in the truck comming up the road is my partner, he was laughing his butt off.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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