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Copied this idea from the MN woodturners association website and made a couple additions to suit my needs. Being that this is made from 2×12's, its got a little weight to it so It just so happens to fits perfectly onto a Harbor Freight movers dolly. Made a top out of some scraps so when not in use I have 1 more place to dump something to get it out of the way. The outrigger is only attached with a clamp so it doesn't take up much room.

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It's so simple I'm embarrassed I never thought of it myself. With what do you cut the log? Chainsaw? It looks a little high for an axe. Maybe a really big hand saw. Awesome gadget, and having the table top as well justifies it's space in the workshop.
 

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Pic 3 shows the chainsaw. What I like about it is it gets you away from stooping over while cutting and not having to worry about hitting the floor with the chain.
 

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I assume you cut part way through the log and then turn it 180 degrees to finish it? Do you use a ripping chain or just a standard chain? Interesting way to do things. I like it.
 

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You can cut the log half-way and rotate if you want to but I just take 1 cut from top to bottom all the way thru. Last pic shows the wide gap between the uprights, plenty of room. Pic 4 show the cut just after slicing thru and you can notice its not a great cut from top to bottom. Sort of goes over towards 5 o'clock--typical sign of dull teeth. Time to get the file out!!!!
 

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Very Nice and Well done! Thanks for Posting.

Rick
 

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I like this. My thoughts were similar to the 180 degree rotation question? I'm thinking that the downward angle would cause the log to pinch the chain?
 

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you can wedge the top of the cut after it's made if you're worried about your chain being pinched. My concern would be the hernia you get lifting that log that high to begin with; as long as it looks in that first picture even dry it would weigh quite a bit. a hoist maybe?
 
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