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Project by loupitou06 posted 09-09-2009 06:46 AM 7226 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Don’t ruin your back chainsawing on the floor like I did the first 5 minutes on Sunday.

After seeing the chain of the chainsaw 1/2” from the concrete floor I was cutting my logs on, a little red bulb flashed in my head and said to me : remember that some people were born berfore you… Only to remember seconds later my grand father and my father saw logs on a sawbuck.

I stopped the chainsaw, walked in the shop, grab some 2×6 and a jigsaw and 1/2hour later I had a foldable-adjustable-very-pretty sawbuck. The belt adjust the spreading hence the aperture of the “jaws”.

I then chainsawed the rest of the morning thinking “thanks dad, thanks grandpa”.

Thanks for watching

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage





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MauBow

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#1 posted 09-09-2009 04:11 PM

I like the way it folds up for storage! Guess what I’m making this weekend??? Thanks.

-- If it wasn't for misplacing things, my shop would never get cleaned up.

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#2 posted 09-09-2009 04:16 PM

thanks for the post – can we see a picture of the log ON the sawbuck ? how is it positioned for cutting? does the chain cuts (a little bit of) the sawbuck?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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loupitou06

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#3 posted 09-09-2009 04:24 PM

Hi PurpLev,

I’m sorry but I’ve exhausted my supply of log for the moment. Anyway, you place long logs between the wooden jaws and cut outside the sawbuck that’s the safest and fastest way to cut small pieces.

Now if you need to cut smaller logs, I fit them between the wooden jaws and make a first cut about half the diameter and stop. If you don’t stop there, you will risk to pinch the chainby the weight of the log. Now rotate the log and finish the cut

Hope this helps,

Pierre

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#4 posted 09-09-2009 04:28 PM

gotcha! thanks!

so the log sits on the V that is formed between the jaws and the cutoff is on the outside of the sawbuck and falls to the floor?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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loupitou06

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 05:06 PM

Correct, that’s why having the ability to close/open the jaws is handy to handle different log diameters

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#6 posted 09-10-2009 02:42 AM

Safety first.

Nice job.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#7 posted 09-10-2009 07:45 AM

Well I’m still not gettin it. Those logs look a lot too big to fit in the V formed by those outside jaws and it looks like they would fall through the middle. Is it upside down in the pictures or something? I could use a jig for my chain saw if I can figure this thing out.

-- Jim

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#8 posted 09-11-2009 07:04 PM

I like this idea and appreciate your sharing it. I would like to adapt it to logs and branches that I want to remove the bark with my draw knife. Looks like I can adjust it to fit any size log or branch. It looks like you have some grey straps at the base, and I am assuming that is for holding it from spreading apart? I think it’s wonderful. Thank you for the post! Remind me to take a picture and post what I built and how I adapted a “Beam Machine” to run on a miter track, complete with hand winch for big logs…...:)

-- Sandy, Minnesota, www.rusticwoodworking.com

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loupitou06

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#9 posted 09-12-2009 02:50 PM

Sandy, you’re right, the strap define the spread of the bottom of the sawbuck and prevent it from falling open.
I am very much interested by your beam machine as well and would apreciate you sharing.

Thanks

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#10 posted 03-20-2011 01:51 AM

I know it has been quite a while since you posted this. But thank you. I am looking for ideas for one of these in order to begin processing my own wood for projects. I really like your adjustable idea with the strap and will more then likely include that in my design.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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loupitou06

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#11 posted 03-20-2011 06:10 AM

My pleasure Chris, glad I could help

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#12 posted 08-24-2011 04:52 AM

nice idea. I have a sawbuck that is basically two “X” connected with cross pieces, but it doesn’t fold. Your sawbuck would fit a lot better in my shed…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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