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General Forestry => Chainsaws => Topic started by: DonT on April 29, 2002, 02:01:09 PM

Title: De-barker
Post by: DonT on April 29, 2002, 02:01:09 PM
My wife decided she would like a benck made from an oak log I have in the bush.Jobs like this seem to earn mega brownie points towards my yearly moose hunt in Northern Ontario so I agreed quickly.After doing a little research I came across a de-barker from nova-jack that mounts on the tip of a chainsaw bar.Does anyone have any experiance with this type of tool.      Thanks DonT
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Jeff on April 29, 2002, 03:26:57 PM
This is the only debarker I am aquainted with.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/debarker.jpg) Probably more money then what a bench would warrant. :)
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: DonT on April 29, 2002, 04:17:22 PM
Thanks Jeff,a little bigger than the one I was looking at from Nova-jack.The one i saw almost looks like a small planer.Your machine might work very well on my mother in-law however. DonT
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Jeff on April 29, 2002, 04:36:26 PM
Nah, most Mother in lawsare alredy thin skinned.  I recommend straight to the chipper.(http://www.forestryforum.com/smile/azzangel.gif )
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Kevin on April 29, 2002, 04:52:42 PM
Don,
I`ve seen the video.
It would work well on small projects.

The Log Wizard was the tool I saw demonstrated.
http://www.logwizard.com/

http://www.logwizard.com/distributorsfound.php3

Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: woodmills1 on April 29, 2002, 08:08:06 PM
I have a log wizard, the previous owner of my mill bought it.  I mounted it onto an old saw bar and have used it, it does work.  My problem is I put it on my old stihl 045, way too heavy to add that weight on the bar tip, but it does work just fine.
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Bibbyman on April 30, 2002, 05:32:15 AM
If you wait a few weeks, the bark may just fall loose.
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: splinters on April 30, 2002, 08:31:16 AM
there's always the armstrong method. Shaves and slicks like a cabin log. Whatever you decide, be sure to work on it where she can see how much work and effort you put into the project.  Need pictures too.
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: DonT on April 30, 2002, 10:19:06 AM
Thanks for the advice guys,the log wizzard looks like what I am looking for.I checked out there dealers and there is no dealer within 75 km.Any ideas about ordering one.I have convinced my wife that this would be a must have tool to complete her bench,therefore it would be a sanctioned toy purchase.  DonT
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Bibbyman on April 30, 2002, 01:35:37 PM
I've seen them in some catalogs and in trade magazines.  I know Wood-Mizer sells them because I bought one new back in 94 when I got our first mill.  Never used it - still in box,  if I can find it.  Let's make a deal?
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Tom on April 30, 2002, 04:47:46 PM
http://www.logwizard.com/
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Kevin on April 30, 2002, 05:49:15 PM
Tom,
You're seven posts behind the rest of us, would you like us to wait while you catch up?   :D
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Tom on April 30, 2002, 06:04:37 PM
Nah, y'all go on, I'll be along later. :-[
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Kevin on April 30, 2002, 06:09:23 PM
If it's any consolation ... you're still ahead of Jeff.   ;D
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2002, 06:16:37 PM
http://www.logwizard.com/
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: woodmills1 on April 30, 2002, 06:48:17 PM
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Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: DonT on May 01, 2002, 10:53:51 AM
Hey Bibbyman,I like the idea of a trade how about my mother-in law for your log wizzard.( I am willing to pay the shipping on my mother in-law if I can find an envelope big enough) Let me know.   DonT
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Jeff on May 01, 2002, 02:59:55 PM
Maybe I should get the auction software going. :) I was looking at that contraption, and think it would be useful in Stacy and my rustic furniture venture.
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Bibbyman on May 01, 2002, 05:48:29 PM
Sorry DonT,  canít trade for your mother-in-law.  I was lucky enough to have the greatest mother-in-law a man could ever expect to have.  
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/DotAndGirls.JPG)
Here is a picture taken on Christmas day a few years back.  Thatís Mary on the upper left,  younger sisters Wendy and Liz below her. Niece Jennifer in lower center and older sister Pam and mother of Jennifer on right. (Sorry, they are all married.)   Maryís mom Dot is seated in the background.  She passed away within a week of when this picture was taken.  
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: DonT on May 01, 2002, 08:23:13 PM
Bibbyman Sorry to hear of your loss ,you can not blame a guy for trying though.DonT
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: John_Boisselier on May 02, 2002, 10:25:04 PM
How much do you suppose it's worth to him for us to not e-mail this thread to his wife and mom-in-law?  You can get the log-wizard from Baileys.  They really do work for most log projects.  Do up those notches, rip off the bark, and Trim up those knots real well too.  We used ours on a large log home from scratch, and as a pinch hitter for cleaning up dirty spots on logs in a small mill for a while driven by an 044 stihl.
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Ron Scott on May 03, 2002, 06:22:38 PM
De-Barker. The high pressure water spray method on red pine logs.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/De-Barker, Water Spray.jpg)
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: C_Miller on August 04, 2002, 07:03:36 PM
I have used the log wizard and it works good once you get   the knack of it.

oddest debarker I've seen is an old spade with the point worn back so it was a curve that followed the shape of the log.asked the guy about it said it worked better than a peeling spud. I had to believe him since he was being paid by the linear foot and making good money.

C
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Frank_Pender on August 04, 2002, 07:18:41 PM
That is about the way my log yard looks, at times.  How about anyone with a homemade debarker for the entire log.   I saw something one time with some using old tires to spin the log around while they were "warshing" off the crud.   I use a Karcher 3,000 psi+ to wash all of my logs, one at a time.  Jeff, I liked your picture but it is a bit larger than what I may be able to power.
Title: Re: De-barker
Post by: Russ on October 25, 2002, 09:19:43 PM
Log Wizzard works ok but it gets alittle heavy. Sometimes the shovel is easier. I was wondering how it would work on an electric saw. Maybe a 3 1/2 hp remington.I put mine on a G B Titanium Bar, ruined a few drill bits installing it.

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