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Re: Log Holder

Postby PATCsawyer » September 18th, 2012, 1:19 pm

When you notch the 4x4s, be sure to make the angle wide enough to keep the sawbuck stable. High sawbucks with little leg spread are tippy.
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Re: Log Holder

Postby SalmonCreek » September 20th, 2012, 9:23 am

Good point PATC. I was also thinking about putting an eye bolt in some concrete below the log in the holder, then using a strap to cinch the log down. I did a 7' saw yesterday, finally had to drive in the woods to find a log that would stay in place to test the saw.
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Re: Log Holder

Postby PATCsawyer » September 20th, 2012, 12:21 pm

I think my 4x4 sawbuck would hold a big diameter log. Me getting it up onto the sawbuck would be another matter. I have plenty of woods around my house to test a big saw if need be. A ratchet strap around the log and its cross brace would be a cheap/easy way to cinch it down.
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Re: Log Holder

Postby Treeline » October 5th, 2012, 12:42 pm

Here's a photo of my saw buck. It's made from rough sawn cedar and I built it so that it would fold flat for storage. It's pretty stable.

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Here it is folded flat.

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I sometimes will use a ratchet strap around the log if I'm cutting smaller length stuff solo to hold it steady.

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Re: Log Holder

Postby da yooper » October 5th, 2012, 1:17 pm

Really nice! It also complies with my " stow for sea" criteria.
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Re: Log Holder

Postby SalmonCreek » October 5th, 2012, 8:34 pm

Nice looking vise Treeline. I hadn't thought of making one collapsible. And good looking saw, and axe too.

Thanks for posting the photos of your vise.
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Re: Log Holder

Postby rjdankert » October 9th, 2012, 1:21 pm

Here's mine, similar to treelines

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the center "supports" slide back and forth. I find it usefull - wish I could say it was my idea
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thanks for looking
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Re: Log Holder

Postby SalmonCreek » October 12th, 2012, 7:37 am

Thanks for posting your log holder rjdankert. Very nice looking log holder. I'll probably take some ideas from all.
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Re: Log Holder

Postby SalmonCreek » October 25th, 2012, 7:37 am

I built a new log holder, using various ideas from other postings here. As a side note, for fun, or, at least my version of fun, I decided to make it using only hand tools, hand saws, brace and bits, etc. I only had to take it all apart twice to correct my mistakes, so I was pleased about that! It still needs a coating of some sort applied to it.

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Re: Log Holder

Postby Jim_Thode » October 25th, 2012, 8:10 am

SalmonCreek,
Looks good and I can appreciate the hand tools procedure. Going another step you could have made one without store bought machine sawn lumber.
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