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rjman
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Logging Arch Build

I have been needing a logging arch for a while now so I finally got the materials and put one together.

Here are the materials after I chopped up one of the square tubing:

i got the frame together the first day:

Added winch brackets, chain brackets, and a log cant holder:

Gave it a paint job:

Added the winches and chains:

All done! Now I am waiting for the paint to set for a day so that I can try it out tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Bill
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Looks really nice rgman but give the paint a few days wink far to nice to scrape up.

oneoldcoot
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hmmm nothing but broken links for me some times I hate puters

 

rjman
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The pictures weren't showing at first, I tried the links provided by Google photos and they wouldn't work. So I got the links for the photos by right clicking the photos in Google photos and those ones work in this forum. It was my first time trying Google photos so I hadn't figured out the work arounds with it, you should be able to see the pictures now.

rjman
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I got to try it out. In the picture the log is a little over 12" diameter at the butt end and the length is a little over 13'. I can't believe how easy this pulls, I can drive along in high range in 2wd and you can hardly tell the log arch and log is on there. I really guessed well too for the balance point, with it loaded there isn't even enough weight to lower the IRS on the quad. I am pleased with how this turned out, and my main goal was building a logging arch that would fully suspend the log so that I can haul them to the mill clean.

 

rickcnc
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I dont see any photos. or links.. hmmm

I also noticed when I tried to add images via google photos, they didn't work as expected.. I then created a Photobucket account and post the links they provided, worked like a charm..

rjman
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Thanks for the tip, I switched to photobucket, hopefully this is now showing the images for everyone besides just me.

r.garrison1
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I can't see the images either.

OL' Purple Pete
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Me niether,I can't see them images unless I spend $$$$$ that means ditto to me.

 

WoodchuckCanuck
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ditto, no images showing

Bill
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rjman Looks like it's going to work great for you clean logs are a real plus yes.

r.garrison1
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The change to Photobucket seemed to work; I can see the pictures now.

rickcnc
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Looks good.. what size of tubing did you use?

rjman
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I used 3" O.D. tubing with 3/16" wall thickness, heavy enough to handle any logs in my area. 

oneoldcoot
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I can see the the pic's now also. Looks like i'm going to have to get my photo bucket account so that I can post on this form also

eddiemac
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Good job!  How big of a log will it haul?

rjman
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It is 27" between the arches, so that would be the maximum diameter log I could haul. My mill is a MN26 so I will probably never haul a log that large. There might be a few hardwoods in my area that get that big, but the largest softwoods here are around 20" - 24" in diameter so I am pretty safe with this size.

Post Oakie
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A 24" diameter log is still pretty heavy.  Don't let that thing push you sideways or down hill!  Nice job on the build.  I hate dirt in logs!

Chase B
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Very nice build.  

jmartin733
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Looks good, we built ours tall enough to back over the top of the mill and drop the log straight on, ready for cutting.

http://www.wabashmill.com/#!gallery/c10k4

It will come up on the gallery page of our web site.

Post Oakie
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Love the web page!!  That's a beautiful canoe.

Post Oakie
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Love the web page!!  That's a beautiful canoe.

jmartin733
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Post Oakie,

Thanks for liking the web page, we actually just got it online 2 weeks ago. 

As for the canoe, we bought a kit for the first one to learn what it's like. The second one will be built from the ash logs we have milled and drying in the barn.

It is basically 1 -1/4" x 1/4" strips planed and each edge routered. Glue the strips together over the molds, cover with fiberglass, resin and finally varnish. I pasted a sketch of the router bits below.

Ordered the mill in December, got it about 6 weeks later, put it together and started milling immediately. Our first order of business - we bought 106 logs cheeky off a local guy that sells oak firewood. He also had some ash, shag bark hickory and we got some pine in another deal.

I am actually working in Singapore, my brother and I started talking about doing this last year, right now, he is the muscle and I am the bank. At least until I retire if a few more years. I video chat with him about every other day. It has been fun so far.

It is starting off very slow, but we have had a few sales. We have a while to wait, most of our milled wood isn't dry enough to build anything out of yet That canoe looks good enough to fly off the shelf, we shall see.

Regards,

Jeff

Mike gibbons
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I could really use one of those.

bberry
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The matching cutters are used on the same thickness's for a canoe. Sort of a tongue and groove and they match up nicely on the curvature of a boat (canoe) side. Strip built canoes are fun to build. How about some pics.