A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» A fresh start to 2018 in the January garden
by Dandelion 13th January 2018, 11:23 pm

» Chair #4: The lath back
by Chilli-head 13th January 2018, 5:55 pm

» More mead ...
by Chilli-head 10th January 2018, 12:47 pm

» Seed swap anyone?
by Dandelion 8th January 2018, 4:33 pm

» What can *I* do ?
by Dandelion 7th January 2018, 10:20 pm

» What are you harvesting today?
by Dandelion 7th January 2018, 10:18 pm

» Seed Banks and reliable suppliers
by freebird 7th January 2018, 9:37 pm

» New arrivals
by Ploshkin 6th January 2018, 9:25 pm

» Left-overs
by Dandelion 5th January 2018, 10:26 pm

» Recycling Christmas
by Dandelion 5th January 2018, 1:09 pm

» Trumpington wassail
by FloBear 4th January 2018, 4:35 pm

» It's now more difficult to dispose of plastic waste
by Dandelion 1st January 2018, 12:12 pm

» Turkey leftovers Mexican style
by Chilli-head 28th December 2017, 12:08 pm

» School visit
by Dandelion 26th December 2017, 11:59 am

» Endangered crafts
by Ploshkin 24th December 2017, 2:51 pm

» Two minute beach clean
by FloBear 15th December 2017, 10:10 am

» Irish Wheaten Bread
by Ploshkin 13th December 2017, 1:42 pm

» What arts and craft things have you been making lately?
by Dandelion 11th December 2017, 5:31 pm

» What have I done in the workshop today?
by Ploshkin 9th December 2017, 6:23 pm

» Best before ...
by FloBear 8th December 2017, 2:28 pm

Statistics
We have 632 registered users
The newest registered user is habsgrljj

Our users have posted a total of 45086 messages in 2345 subjects
HML on FaceBook
RSS feeds



Donate to our Charity
The Homemade life supports Kiva - microloans for people in developing countries working to change their lives.  These loans are repaid to our KIVA account, so your donation is used many times to help different people - literally the gift that keeps on giving..

Chain saw bench

View previous topic View next topic Go down

default Chain saw bench

Post by freebird on 3rd May 2014, 7:32 pm

I'm not sure bench is quite the right word, but didn't know what else to call it. Ever since we installed our log burner, we've had large lumps of wood that need cutting up. The first wooden bench the man made suffered and finally fell apart. He's more of a metal worker than wood worker, so he welded this up from an old exhibition frame that was taking up space in the garage. It's adjustable to the thickness of the log being cut (the white vertical has a screw adjuster on it), and I reckon it's brilliant.



avatar
freebird

Posts : 1585
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 61
Location : South East England

Back to top Go down

default Re: Chain saw bench

Post by Dandelion on 4th May 2014, 3:01 pm

I've got such admiration for people who can work in wood and metal - what a brilliant bit of kit!!

................................................................................................................................
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers and sisters.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.
avatar
Dandelion
Admin

Posts : 4573
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 61
Location : Ledbury, Herefordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Chain saw bench

Post by Chilli-head on 4th May 2014, 7:54 pm

Interesting idea - I've never seen one like that before. Is it his original design, or inspired by something ? I take it that you start sawing off chunks from the outbound end ?

I am more of a hand tools kind of person - mostly because chainsaws still frighten me a bit Neutral 
avatar
Chilli-head
Admin and Boss man

Posts : 2424
Join date : 2010-02-23
Location : Bedfordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Chain saw bench

Post by freebird on 4th May 2014, 11:18 pm

Chilli-head wrote:Interesting idea - I've never seen one like that before.  Is it his original design,  or inspired by something ?  I take it that you start sawing off chunks from the outbound end ?
Yes it is his own idea and design - inspired, he said, by cantilevers (not that he'd ever seem them used for this purpose). And yes, he starts cutting from the protruding end. I was watching him using it today. A comfortable height to work without bending, and because the log isn't actually wedged into place, the inner piece just falls away on the last cut. The weight of the log means it just holds itself in place.
avatar
freebird

Posts : 1585
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 61
Location : South East England

Back to top Go down

default Re: Chain saw bench

Post by Chilli-head on 5th May 2014, 10:04 am

I like that the uprights are mostly in tension or compression, no great bending forces. And that you don't need to keep repositioning the log for each cut.

I'm struggling to picture the scale, is it made from 4" box section, or smaller ? And I wonder if a portable version that folds flat for storage would work, or be too wobbly.
avatar
Chilli-head
Admin and Boss man

Posts : 2424
Join date : 2010-02-23
Location : Bedfordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Chain saw bench

Post by freebird on 5th May 2014, 7:36 pm

No, smaller than 4" - haven't actually measured it but more like 2" or 2.5".
avatar
freebird

Posts : 1585
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 61
Location : South East England

Back to top Go down

default Re: Chain saw bench

Post by Ploshkin on 6th May 2014, 1:13 pm

An interesting design - not too over engineered. If Mr P made something like that you'd need a crane to lift it! How do you split your logs for the wood burner? You'll have to get the man working on a log splitter next. We've got a tractor mounted hydraulic one & it can split 500ml length logs for out boiler.
avatar
Ploshkin

Posts : 1135
Join date : 2013-07-18
Location : Mid Wales

Back to top Go down

default Re: Chain saw bench

Post by freebird on 6th May 2014, 4:51 pm

Ploshkin wrote: How do you split your logs for the wood burner?  You'll have to get the man working on a log splitter next.

He's already thinking about it! At the moment we split by hand, so the tree trunks need to be cut reasonably small to stand on end for splitting.
avatar
freebird

Posts : 1585
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 61
Location : South East England

Back to top Go down

default Re: Chain saw bench

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum