Log Tongs In A Pinch

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Ductape

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I have a small set of skidding tongs which worked great when we had a stove that took 16" pieces of wood. A couple winters ago i bought a larger stove, and now i cut my firewood to 20" ....... and the small tongs don't open wide enough. Well...... we dropped a big ole Maple last week and I needed to start moving the big rounds so i can start splitting them. Simple solution is to go buy a bigger set, but i'm on a budget since Christmas is coming. I Must have some crap hanging around this place that will allow me to pick up the rounds. Hmmmmmmmmmm. OK.... some forged J hooks, some chain, and a couple rings, A little work on the tips of the J hooks with a grinder to get them to grab better............. and voila !!!
 

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They work perfectly.
 

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Bingo....... leftover from my towing days.
 
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Ductape
Ok, good on ya for the dogs. Now what are ya going to do with that hunk hangin on the FEL ?? :) ;)
 
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Ductape
Ok, good on ya for the dogs. Now what are ya going to do with that hunk hangin on the FEL ?? :) ;)


Split it up and make some farrrrrr-wood (as they say down south!).
 
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Don't ya just love the little logs?
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Thats good sized wood !


My Maple was 47" across.

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