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Slab pallet
« on: December 16, 2017, 02:23:07 PM »
Slab pallet.  Slabs are and have been a pita.  I divide mine into stuff to burn as scrap and firewood.  I wanted something that was simple, cheap, quick to build, durable, and repairable.  I also wanted a pallet that I could unload with forks ->a pallet I could carry with forks, set down, and then unload with forks in the case of the scrap to burn.

So here is what I came up.  I used;
1- 8' PT 4x4 post, cut into 3- 32" pcs.(skids and center support under slabs)
3- 5' 2x4( 2-5' pcs (edges)+ 1- 56" pc.(middle)
4- 4' 2x4 ( vertical stakes)
2- 32" 2x4 (edge support between vertical stakes under slabs)
2- 36" x 1/2" all thread with flat washers and nuts.

It measures 35" deep x 60" wide x 48" tall with vertical usable space of 39 1/2".  I don't know if the 2x4 on edge like that for the vertical stakes will be strong enough, I guess I will find out.

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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 02:44:22 PM »
   Pretty neat. I may try building a scaled down version since my forks attach to my bucket and are only about 20" long and my FEL is on a little JD750. May make it about 2' wide and 3' tall or such.
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 03:19:02 PM »
Long ago I learned to make my slab pallets no thicker than I can cut in a single pass with my chainsaw. It makes it a lot easier to get them to firewood length when needed. Either way it's nice to be able to neatly get the slabs out of the way.
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 07:01:42 PM »
 

  

  

  

 

Made mine out of steel, Works well for me, Will hold a cord if the slabs are 8' long, If longer then that would be more wood.
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 07:25:46 PM »
I have made a bunch of these.  We have broken many of them.  I will try and remember to get some pics of myn.  I might have another pic on my phone that has one of my slab racks in it.  Myn will make a cord one of them will make a very plump cord.  The biggest thing we have found with making the uprights last the longest is they need to be hardwood and they need to be recessed into the wood that holds them.  So like we hse 2x6s fir the uprights and so we cut a 2x6 groove into the 6x6 it is screwed into.  They are easy to replace when they snap, just unscrew the 6 screws and pry out the broken stuff and slide a new one in and screw fast.  I put a little outward angle on the uprights so that the pack comes out easier.
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 09:13:18 PM »
With steel you build it once 4x4,  ;D ;)
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 09:19:29 PM »
Well see heres the thing now Pete, Ive about got a phd with what I need for building slabracks.  I know just what size works and what dont.  So, yah pretty soon here Im gonna be fabricobbling a slab rack and a tie stacking rack too.  Its been so hectic lately getting everything ready for winter i aint had much time for much.  Friends always wanna do stuff Im like yah if I have any free time Im sharpening blades have fun tho lol
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 09:23:28 PM »
Peter,

   Absolutely right but some of us don't weld and we have an endless supply of wood. ;) Also my little JD would hardly be able to lift the pallet empty let alone full. I know I am under equipped with MHE but that is what I could afford at the time and will upgrade when I win the lottery or otherwise have excess funds available.

   One other addition I could see and will try would/will be to add ropes over the top of the uprights to reinforce and help keep them from spreading at the top during transport. I could see in my case making several narrow racks that my equipment can move and staging them side by side next to the mill and filling several at a time before moving them.
 
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 09:41:47 PM »
I made it with junk steel I had around,
I know 4x4 about the blade thing, I have boxes and boxes out in the barn to do. ::) :D
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 12:10:36 AM »
I forgot to mention that I have a phd on them because of building them out of wood theyve broken so much that we learn alot about what they need to survive the harsh life of a slabrack...I will build a couple skookum steel ones when i can
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2017, 05:39:41 AM »
Peter, I think you are becoming a new hero to me!  :D

I need one like that! We have built several versions with scraps and even sawed some black oak specific for it, but they just don't hold up.

Been looking for a good reason to get a new MIG, and I assume the bugs don't like the metal so much,  so this might be it!  8)
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2017, 07:47:45 AM »
 

   Here's another one, made from old pipe. On pipe skids so it's easy to move. Made 3' wide so my big saw will slice through in one pass.

  Ended up cutting the pipes off on one side and put sleeves in them so they are removable. Now it's a breeze to load and unload, started using it fo a firewood rack too.
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2017, 07:55:26 AM »
Ok, I have slab rack envy. 
Looks like I need a bander now- feeling like a tool-aholic.   ::)

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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2017, 02:28:12 PM »
I built a firewood rack very similar to what 69bronco made. With the only addition being straps/bungees from side to side across the top of the pile, to secure all the pieces down when the saw bites in. I also spaced the stakes 16" apart as a guide for cutting 16" face cord wood.
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2017, 06:14:37 PM »
I forgot to mention that I have a phd on them because of building them out of wood theyve broken so much that we learn alot about what they need to survive the harsh life of a slabrack...I will build a couple skookum steel ones when i can
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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2017, 07:04:07 PM »
No, his slabwood is Piled High Deeper[./u]      :)
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2017, 07:28:25 PM »
On the far left of the photo you is a corner of my slab rack. 

http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=40548&pid=237809#top_display_media

It's very simple, (2) 4x6 x 4'lg.  I stood the 4x6 up and drilled a 2" hole in each end with 3' space between holes. I just put a 4' pipe in each hole.  I'm loading it now for the first time.  I'll strap the slabs before I remove them from between the pipes 
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2017, 10:14:40 PM »
i think i made it easier ,  i got a steel frame heavy duty hay wagon frame trailer and i load it with slab wood 16 ft long and 8 ft wide and about 5 to 6 ft high , i just roll it around the yard if it gets in my way, when it s full i take it about a mile down the road and  let the firewood guy buy it cheap and he brings it back when empty ,,, i still have to load the huge piles of slab wood that i have  before i got trailer ,    so we will see how this works ,  if it dont a match will do it for me,   slab wood  is a pain,,,


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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2017, 10:43:56 PM »
Me thinks I'll make one like 69bronco's. I kinda like how easy it is to cut it to firewood length.
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Re: Slab pallet
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2017, 07:47:27 AM »
I have been thinking about this for when I start sawing. Since I also have wood stove in the house the slab wood will be great for that. May never have to buy firewood again :)
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