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sawing 3to 4in diameter cedar
« on: April 12, 2013, 08:21:35 PM »
I had a guy  call me the other  day wanting to know if i could saw cedar poles in half  they are about 3 to 4 inches in diameter  the only way i can think of  is to sandwhich them between two  4x4's  to get a grip

i worry about twist out

any one else have any ideas ?

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Re: sawing 3to 4in diameter cedar
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 08:26:12 PM »
And maybe put a tapered board underneath to compensate for log taper.
Manage 80 acre tree farm in central Missouri and Mesquite timber and about a gozillion saguaros in Arizona.

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Re: sawing 3to 4in diameter cedar
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 09:26:03 PM »
Take a 2x6 with the 2" part being the width of the rail.  Cut a V notch in the 2x and bolt a couple small boards to the base so the 2x6 will sit on the cross rail and not fall off.  Make 2 of these.  Now you can place the pole in the V notches.  If you need height adjustment at one end or the other, place shims under the appropriate 2x6.
Have a helper push down on the far end of the log holding it in the V.  As you saw down the log, place your hand on the log with down pressure and have the helper get out of the way.  You can quickly saw logs in half this way.  We have done many hundreds without incident.
I am in the pink when sawing cedar.

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Re: sawing 3to 4in diameter cedar
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 11:12:33 PM »
Thanks for the advice  i will try both ideas  this coming weekend


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