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Re: Show us your timber/ beam cart!
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2013, 02:47:10 PM »
Hey guys I just got some new tools from Jim and they came in last week. These were my first non homedepot chisels. So my first project was a cart. There wasn't a lot of design thought just used some scraps I had around. This is my first project with a chisel man was it fun.

Anyone looking for tools talk to Jim the tools I got are amazing at a great price and he and Tom are excellent to deal with I will be going through them again I am sure. I HIGHLY recommend looking through his list of tools for sale. Thanks Jim!

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Re: Show us your timber/ beam cart!
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2013, 07:02:01 PM »
Thanks for your kind words, and good luck with your projects.

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Re: Show us your timber/ beam cart!
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2021, 07:40:53 AM »


I was wondering if you had any more details on the construction of this beam caddy. I would like to build one, the picture doesn't quite show the size of the members underneath.

I will be building a timber retaining wall (to replace a dry-stacked stone one that failed) this Spring. I designed it and purchased the lumber (6x6's, pressure treated), and think the caddy will be a godsend to move these beams from my garage to the work area.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: Show us your timber/ beam cart!
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2021, 02:22:02 PM »
I emailed my customer and so far, he has only sent me the top view drawing.



 

He has promised me more photos but that's all I've got so far.
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Re: Show us your timber/ beam cart!
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2021, 06:26:35 PM »
My customer just sent me four more pictures of his timber cart:



 

 

 

 

The look like 2x8s for the side pieces that the wheelbarrow tire axle goes to. And then some 2x6 on top of the center ones. The end pieces must be 2x12s or larger. I remember delivering a timber to him on my trailer. And he walked this out to where I was parked, and we slide the timber onto it. He had a handle that slipped into it somewhere to make it so you could move it without bending over to hold it level.
I don't see the bracket for the handle in the pictures, but it is there somewhere.

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Re: Show us your timber/ beam cart!
« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2021, 05:02:31 AM »
Thank you for the quick response and the time it took to take additional pictures, you guys are the best. --Sean

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Re: Show us your timber/ beam cart!
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2022, 08:05:06 PM »
I constructed this with steel racking I had from when I worked at Bell. It was left over from a job and it was just going to scrap, so I kept as much as I could take and store away. When it came time for me to build my timber frame, I fabricated this out of my own design. It's 15" wide and the wheels are 16"H X 4"W. This thing is ideal and rolls smoothly, regardless of the terrain.

         

        

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« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2022, 11:34:40 PM »
Here is mine. Donít laugh. Itís the first thing Iíve welded since high school! It has 12Ēítires.  With the cart and crane I can handle all the big timberís by myself. 


 


 

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Re: Show us your timber/ beam cart!
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2022, 11:45:31 PM »
Nobody will laugh at that.  Good job!
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Re: Show us your timber/ beam cart!
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2022, 04:45:47 PM »
We are running this one...  :)



 

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Re: Show us your timber/ beam cart!
« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2022, 07:58:09 AM »
I see several potential ideas here but thread renewal prospecting for more ideas.
I will need a beam/log cart to move my EWP "D"-logs (~6 x 7 or 8") across my subfloor to the tractor inaccessible, back side of my build site. I don't need to move wall logs outdoors on the ground as the back side is too rough to allow even my 4xd tractor to move these, which it does well otherwise.  
I'll be moving my wall logs up to a fairly remote deep woods site on a hay wagon I built a new top onto, having 3 ratchet strap anchor points on each side of the top. I placed heavy "D"-rings which allow toting materials lengthwise through the woods and up a steep 4xd road behind a tractor. I also have FEL forks and fork extensions to assist with raising logs using slings.
Inside is where I'll need to get them across the 16x20 cabin subfloor. As much as possible I'll raise the logs from the easy side and slide along built walls.
The Jim_Rogers buddies cart intrigues me the most so far. I don't want some long, heavy or cumbersome. As we speak, my brain is thinking a cart even lighter than that one. I can see it serving my purpose made from smaller wood than as shown, so I took some pics of that one to play with.
Cost wise for wheels, those inflatable ones on my HF two-wheeler would easily carry the weight of one of my D-logs on a wood subfloor where it's smooth. Since my build is a onesie, I might "borrow" those wheels for a log cart?
A companion thread here suggests a kayak/cane cart might work. I have one now but not looked at it lately, maybe I'll adapt mine? I bought it when I got our Saturn, inflatable "Kaboat" a few years ago. 
Thanks for looking!

P.S.-sawing D-logs from larger logs is a true PITA! ;D Smaller logs, to get either one or two wall logs- not at all.
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Re: Show us your timber/ beam cart!
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2022, 11:21:59 PM »
 

 

The photo above is how i ended up moving "D"-logs across the subfloor,And-most importantly-setting them in place also (otherwise you'd also need a lifting device).

I handled green 20-footers by myself with it (8" three-sided "logs",dang and blast the entire concept of attempting to turn a log into a brick,but i digress...).

My cart started as someone's gas-bottles dolly,a dump find. I added the square wooden structure,with a pair of casters at each end (which maybe makes the larger,motorcycle wheels redundant).
The reason it all looks so messy is that i had to extend it up every 2-3 courses,as i used it by setting first one end of the log on the wall,than the other,and see-sawing the log thusly you don't want to incline it too much(less it starts sliding uncontrollably).

Anyway,it worked.I handled all the logs by myself,and having to set them on unsecured glass insulation at that,so sliding wouldn't have worked.
Similar situation as you,K.,only one corner of the cabin accesseble by forklift,but a good solid subfloor (1 1/8" underlayment on 16" oc) to work with,easy rolling...
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« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2022, 01:07:41 PM »
Unlike my log home built in my 30's, this builds got to have more "boost" as I'm a far cry from the big ole boy I once was. I used the new on the market, "log home foam from Norton Sealants between the logs on my home, but had more of me, plus a man on a tractor with a scrap yard boom pole later in 2nd story, so on.
HF has a Garden cart that's cutesy but not IMO robust enough and neither is my KaBoat cart.
I have a 2-wheeler that can be used upright or down which I used for firewood when we still used our wood furnace in basement but onesset of wheels is small casters, likely too small for a wood sub-floor, plus not height gain as seen above in pics.
I'm going to research wheels this aft. and cool off. Also need a cheap pair of axles that's 1" to fit a 25mm Asian wheel based on quick look at wheels? 
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« Reply #54 on: May 22, 2022, 09:11:22 AM »
Last night we watched Barnwood Builders put an old log cabin back together indoors using carpet roll carts and HF moving dollies to roll the logs into the building at the Townsend, TN Smoky Mountain Museum there. FWIW, that cabin was built by a locally well known frontier gunsmith named Sam Keller who built guns from scratch. 
The HF dollies worked best while pulling the log with a sling looped on one end like a dog collar and a leash. 
Thing is a carpet cart is pricey plus it only moves the log down low.
 I see a crude, but extendable height cart using 4 cheapo 10" HF wheels ($8.49) on 5/8" axles. 
Slide poles on a build wall using my rope pulley from a tree outside the wall is an easy enough way to raise a log once it's next to the inside of the wall. 
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