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Forum topic by TheWoodButcher posted 07-06-2007 02:27 AM 1602 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheWoodButcher

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07-06-2007 02:27 AM

Just thought I’d post a few pix of my newest toy. Unbelieveable how much you can move with this thing. I built it in about 6 hours.
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WayneC

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#1 posted 07-06-2007 02:39 AM

Its been a while. Good to see your back. There are a couple of other guys that run mills Ron and BlueStringrayBoots. You may want to check them out.

This looks like a great ways to move logs…

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

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 07-06-2007 03:11 AM

Great idea WB. I’ve been thinking about a mill (daydreaming more like it) and this would be a definite plus.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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TheGravedigger

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#3 posted 07-06-2007 03:23 AM

A mini-skidder! I’ll have to keep this idea in mind when people give me logs for turning. I’ve got a 4-wheeler I use for dragging logs, etc. I’ll bet you could run the winch from its battery. Hmm….

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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Karson

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#4 posted 07-06-2007 04:27 AM

Great skidder.

You may have to invest in a bigger tractor or at least remove the mower deck to go into rougher terrain.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dorje

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#5 posted 07-06-2007 06:59 AM

Or, you could MOW and TOW! Cool contraption!

What kind of log are you towing there?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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TheWoodButcher

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#6 posted 07-06-2007 11:31 AM

Thats a cherry log Dorje. I have moved a 28”X 12’ Oak with this little setup, and yes with that little mower. It’s all it wants but it will do it. Real back saver.

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

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 07-06-2007 01:01 PM

that is funny—- you, with the big toys, the big mill,... and the little lawn mower to haul it all :)

This process seems better than the wind-up rope.

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

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snowdog

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#8 posted 07-06-2007 01:22 PM

Great idea. I have been trying to talk my wife into letting me buy some welding equipment for a project like this. We have more boulders than I can count on my 5 acres. I love rocks but I want them to move without me having to pick them up <laugh>

To bad all the trees on my property go to heat in the winter. Yes, I try to only take the fall in wood :) (mostly). Before I had a clue about the value of the different trees, I cut Cherry tree (at least 60” tall) down for fire wood, it was not looking all the healthy and was getting soft on the outside. I still have a lot of the cut wood (16” logs) in the wood pile but since I didn’t dry it out correctly (like I would even know how to do that :) it is all checked and cracked.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Bill

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#9 posted 07-06-2007 04:55 PM

Nice toy WB. Maybe you need to make a set of wheels to attach to the log, so it would be easier to move instead of dragging.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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mot

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#10 posted 07-06-2007 05:31 PM

Awesome! I often wish I had more space to have “equipment.”

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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David

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#11 posted 07-06-2007 05:54 PM

Very cool idea! Great looking mini skidder. Good to see you back!

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oscorner

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#12 posted 07-07-2007 10:32 AM

Nice skidder. Bill, that’s a neat idea. He could lift one end of the log and place it on a wheel dolley and then grab it from the other end to drag it.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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TheWoodButcher

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#13 posted 07-08-2007 02:14 AM

If I lift the log from just ahead of the middle it slides foward and I can sit it down on the toung of the log arch, then get another bite just behind the middle and that picks the whole log up. Then it’s ROLL’n ROLL’n ROLL’n. LOL

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

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Karson

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#14 posted 07-08-2007 02:19 AM

Great Idea and finding ways to keep from having to man-handle it all by yourself.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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