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Author Topic: Moving Logs for Hewing
Ken Hume
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Post Moving Logs for Hewing
on: August 2, 2014, 10:01

When working alone logs can be easily moved by hand by pealing the bark to provide a good slippery surface which can then be dragged over log rollers.

Motive power can either be by hand or better still using a pull lift or "come-a-long" to save back injuries and also to hold the log in position whilst any steering adjustments and roller log movements are made.


A good solid tree is selected to provide an anchor point for the rope and pull lift with a multi strand flexible strap wrapped around the tree to avoid damage to the bark.


The "come-a-long" used was purchased from Home Depot in The States for $40 and is a value for money tool that can be used to pull logs and timber-frames together during preassembly. This pulling devices can be configured to make a quick 1 ton pull with one hook or a 2 ton slower pull using an additional pulley and hook at the other end of the device.


A simple piece of rope can be wrapped around the end of the log to make a friction grip for pulling the log.


Once positioned over the timber bunks it is relatively simple to spin the log by hand so that it is aligned ready for hewing.


Ken Hume OWG

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