The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:




TimberKing Sawmills




Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Forest Products Industry Insurance


Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA

Forestry Forum Tool Box

Author Topic: Log Peeler for Cabin "D" Logs  (Read 318 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline kantuckid

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 98
  • Age: 73
  • Location: Eastern KY
  • Gender: Male
Log Peeler for Cabin "D" Logs
« on: October 28, 2017, 05:04:31 pm »
I've looked online at Log wizards, Baker Peeler , Lahzit D220 and Timber Tuff. Most of the chansaw bar end mtd tools look very similar and I suppose all use hand power planer blades. Amazon reviews for Timber Tuff (which is cheaper than wizard) are not so great. I can't tell much difference in the ones made to use that way but seems they won't be that smooth like the pricey Lahzit/Euro peeler-also sold by Bosworth here in USA.
Tightwad me doesn't want to spend $500 for that peeler...
I also don't want to drawknife them either- ;D
Ideas?
Kan=Kansas;tuck=Kentucky;kid=what I'm not

Offline red

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1947
  • Location: ne PA
  • Gender: Male
  • we will never forget
Re: Log Peeler for Cabin "D" Logs
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 05:29:34 pm »
Google Alaska log peeling
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

Offline kantuckid

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 98
  • Age: 73
  • Location: Eastern KY
  • Gender: Male
Re: Log Peeler for Cabin "D" Logs
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 05:36:45 pm »
OK, I did so and what I saw was-
draw knifed logs and Log Wizard logs? I own 3 draw knifes and already asked about Log Wizard style tools.

 :-\ What was I supposed to see???
Kan=Kansas;tuck=Kentucky;kid=what I'm not

Offline red

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1947
  • Location: ne PA
  • Gender: Male
  • we will never forget
Re: Log Peeler for Cabin "D" Logs
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 05:51:28 pm »
Most log cabins built by the homeowner are hand peeled !
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

Offline kantuckid

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 98
  • Age: 73
  • Location: Eastern KY
  • Gender: Male
Re: Log Peeler for Cabin "D" Logs
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 05:54:16 pm »
Gee thanks. I peeled over 300 logs for the house I'm sitting in, I think I know that choice fairly well, now back to my question...
Kan=Kansas;tuck=Kentucky;kid=what I'm not

Offline MbfVA

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 337
  • Location: On the Rivanna River in VA - soon
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new but the shine is fading...
    • Tanglewood Ordinary Country Restaurant
Re: Log Peeler for Cabin "D" Logs
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 06:00:40 pm »
Did you see the Google find regarding choice of seasons for felling trees with the most vulnerable bark for easy removal?  Kind of like softshell crabs.   I'll save you the trouble:  Spring time, when the  trees are generally actively growing their next layer.  You still have to use a spud, but apparently the job is much easier.
www.ordinary.com (really); Jim
Always learning & questioning authority
Peterson WPF 10" Hi-Lo w/ 5' slabber
Dougherty RS3000 Tree Saw
Liebherr 621C, Bobcat A300, 430
NH TN90F, Kubota B3000
Polaris 4 seater, JD old gator
Ford/Chevy/Porsche
and a few more...
Did I mention, a very small bank account?

Offline Savannahdan

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 487
  • Age: 71
  • Location: SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
  • Gender: Male
  • Supposed to be retired.
Re: Log Peeler for Cabin "D" Logs
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 06:41:14 pm »
Being one of those that's Been there n Done That, I'd probably get the Log Wizard vs the Timber Tuff.  Reason is I feel you can get cutters and parts for it.  The TT may be the same but I'm not willing to put out that amount just to find out it isn't.  I use a short handled axe and/or a long-handled mutt type tool for peeling my logs.  But, I'm not peeling a whole Cabin worth of logs.  I agree that the Lahzit is pricey.  I got tired of searching for the Baker Peeler, so I can't comment on it.
Lucas 10-30 Swingsaw Blade Mill, Husqvarna 3120XP, Makita DCS7901 Chainsaw, 30" & 56" Granberg Chain Saw Mill

Offline kantuckid

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 98
  • Age: 73
  • Location: Eastern KY
  • Gender: Male
Re: Log Peeler for Cabin "D" Logs
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 08:43:44 am »
mbfVA -I'm a lifelong woodfreak! At the expense of sounding like a know it all-I sure don't need google to know when to peel a tree. Like said above-been there done that...

Baker comes right up on google?

I am leaning toward oak logs and prefer to harvest when saps down as weather & retirement activities/travel  allows.
I read an Amazon review comment that planer blades fit the Tuff. Right now I'm exploring a peeler that replaced the bar on chainsaw and runs off a small belt/pulley arrangement. I asked them for a picture of the tools log finish left behind?  If the peeled log surface is pleasing to my eye I'll buy that one.
Kan=Kansas;tuck=Kentucky;kid=what I'm not

Offline kantuckid

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 98
  • Age: 73
  • Location: Eastern KY
  • Gender: Male
Re: Log Peeler for Cabin "D" Logs
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 11:59:20 am »
I have a peeler on order from ebay via Russia. it fits in place of chainsaw bar. You Tube videos if you google Log peeler, you'll see it. Seems to me a better tool than a Log Wizard, etc.. and plan is to put it on one of my smaller saws. We'll see how it performs this winter.
Kan=Kansas;tuck=Kentucky;kid=what I'm not