Firewood sawhorse, saw crib, sawbuck....

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A horse is a horse of coarse of coarse.......In the process of making something for a sawhorse, not really sure what I want, so went on TBN=0, went on youtube and found a lot of what I dont want to the point of good grief Charlie Brown, is this the best we have in the 21st. century. This sawhorse was was a great idea, 200 years ago, does anyone really want to cut their seasons firewood this way, all 7 cord+>>> Cutting firewood on a sawhorse − positioning a STIHL chainsaw correctly - YouTube

I have sawmill slabs in 2' x 2'x 8'-6'' banded bundles, not going to cut the band then cut, like something to hold them then cut at 20", in this case a couple good ratchet straps comes in handy, but after much searching on youtube I did find something to go by, even Tim the Tool Man would like it>>> Crib Wood - YouTube <<<Now that's the way to cut firewood....
 
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Very impressive.
 
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Got my firewood processor, saw horse, crib, prototype done>> "(a first, typical or preliminary model of something, from which other forms are developed or copied.") I made one cut in the so called 2' x 2' x 8' slab bundle and already found out my 18" chainsaw bar ain't long enough on my 550xp. I measure it and 18" is miss-leading, from the saw-dog too the end of bar measures 16", so that tell's me if I want 18", have to buy 20" bar.

The sawhorse is 28" inside stakes & 8' long, but stakes for some reason spread a little at the top, another design flaw, need to make a few more cuts to get the hiccups out. The idea I'm after is put a ratchet strap 10" from one end, make a 20" a cut from both sides, as I cut, tighten up the strap, end up with a bundle 20" long with a strap still tight on it, then roll the bundle in the bucket, take in the garage and stack it, then take strap off, sounded easy until I found out my chain bar is not long enough, which caused me to find out how many pieces of slabs are in a 2' x 2' x 20" bundle, I didn't film that part.

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My younger son wanted his picture taken because we used gopher wood, I told him I need another 2x4 and he'd go for it.
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At two bundles, my tractor noticed it, hauled up a slight grade, 30' to the side of my garage to be cut.
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I'm glad I'm not the one that has to pick up all that firewood off the ground, having to handle it AGAIN.

There's easier faster ways, if you have a tractor to lift the logs.

SR
 
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Nice saw !

But he spent about as much in chainsaw fuel as that white pine will return in heat. :D
Living in the middle of hardwood country, pine goes to the brush burn pile.
 
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Everyone has a different scenario in regards to wood cutting. What might work for me will not work for the next guy. I do what works best for me in my circumstances. I can't imagine anyone else is doing more work than they must to get the job done. So I assume their circumstances are simply different. :)
 
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But he spent about as much in chainsaw fuel as that white pine will return in heat. :D
Living in the middle of hardwood country, pine goes to the brush burn pile.

Yes, living in hardwood forests has its advantages. When I see someone giving away poplar or even maple on Craigslist, I don't bother. (Silver maple around here, not much better than poplar.) I could bury my house in oak if I had time to haul it all.

It's good to be a wood snob! :D
 
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Yes, living in hardwood forests has its advantages. When I see someone giving away poplar or even maple on Craigslist, I don't bother. (Silver maple around here, not much better than poplar.) I could bury my house in oak if I had time to haul it all.

It's good to be a wood snob! :D


Good to be living in a hardwood forest. Lived in northern AZ as a kid, and we burned plenty of Ponderosa pine. You burn what you have.

My poplar goes to be sawed into lumber if big enough (down to about 8"), and the burn pile if not.

My choices are locust, hickory, white oak, red oak with some sourwood throw in occasionally.
 
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That looks like an efficient way to cut slabs to me.
 
 
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