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Author Topic: Need 2x4 extension for slab holder  (Read 1274 times)

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Offline Hilltop366

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Re: Need 2x4 extension for slab holder
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2017, 12:20:33 pm »
I'd keep those saw horses the way they are and with your supply of slab wood and a hand full of spikes I would be inclined to make some vertical sided cribs to put the slab wood in right off the mill, make them so they can be moved with the fork lift when full to be cut later, then you only have to handle the slabs once before cutting in to firewood. If you find that the crib is too low to cut comfortably set the whole crib on some blocking before cutting.

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Re: Need 2x4 extension for slab holder
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2017, 12:28:57 pm »
why not some plastic or pvc pipe, tubing that would slip over the 2x4, that way when you hit it with the saw chain it will not  need sharpening.

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Re: Need 2x4 extension for slab holder
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2017, 07:01:14 am »
I'd keep those saw horses the way they are and with your supply of slab wood and a hand full of spikes I would be inclined to make some vertical sided cribs to put the slab wood in right off the mill, make them so they can be moved with the fork lift when full to be cut later, then you only have to handle the slabs once before cutting in to firewood. If you find that the crib is too low to cut comfortably set the whole crib on some blocking before cutting.

Kind of like this.  I run the chain saw through the double uprights to cut to correct length for my woodburner.  16 of these will do me for the winter.

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Re: Need 2x4 extension for slab holder
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2017, 07:35:55 am »
Yes, kind of like that.

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Re: Need 2x4 extension for slab holder
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2017, 09:18:29 am »
These buck horses are free.  I don't have to build anything.  I think they'll work.  My off bearer can load the slabs on (using the forklift).  We stack all the firewood from the slabs in his little trailer to take home for his wood stove.
It's a win win.  He gets paid to help make his own firewood, and I get it gone.

Plywood is not a bad idea, but I think the deck rail sleeve or the PVC or the Aluminum would be easy and the first two I think the slabs would slide on easier and not have a lip to get hung up on.  I haven't gotten over to Menards yet, maybe later today.  Been busy running material to the building site for the GC, and trying to arrange a log haul, and trying to finish a wood working project for my mom.  I don't have my mill at home right now and won't until middle of November.  But then we have a lot of milling to do!!!
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Re: Need 2x4 extension for slab holder
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2017, 01:05:13 pm »
Check your local fencing company. I believe the vinyl fence uses a box tube big enough to sleeve a 2x4 into. It should be cheap, especially if they have cut offs.
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Re: Need 2x4 extension for slab holder
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2017, 11:04:35 pm »
Those Menards composite fence rails were strong enough so I bought them.  I'll cut them to length and stick them on this week.  It was the cheapest solution and I think it will work well.
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Re: Need 2x4 extension for slab holder
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2017, 04:58:00 pm »
They make heavy gauge metal studs and track very strong they frame carrying walls
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Re: Need 2x4 extension for slab holder
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2017, 08:30:31 am »
 They come 68" long and I cut them into three pieces 22 11/16 long.  They are a wood/plastic composite so my mitre saw made quick work of them, no problem. I don't think I even need to add any 2x4 inside them.  Just slipped them over the horse ends.  Total cost:  4 lengths for $27.96 plus tax.
 

 
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Re: Need 2x4 extension for slab holder
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2017, 09:02:05 am »
Let's see how they work.....
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