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Post Oakie
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Leaning tower

OK, I remember reading something about gravity back in 8th grade science class, but apparently the sawyer (not me) didn't get the memo.  Would someone please explain how this stack stays put??surprise

Dewchie
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Post Oakie did you take the picture?

If not and it is a pic you found maybe it was taken as the pile was falling over?

Just a thought.

Cheers!

swampbuggy
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Like everything in life it is the foundation that keeps things in order. That's why pyramids have the point on the top! Go help him out with your loader and straighten those up!

Post Oakie
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I took the picture a couple of months ago, and it was not falling over at the time, though I can't say whether it is still standing now.  The fellow who runs the mill has a bigger loader than I do, and I'm sure not getting under it!

Bill
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How it's still standing is a puzzle Dave surprise.

  Bill

Post Oakie
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Well, I think I figured out why it is still standing.  This sawyer uses an orange "cantilever" sawmill.  The cantilever effect transferred over to the stack of boards. cheeky

Dewchie
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Reminds me of the Ketchup commercial. " Anticipaaaaation it's keeping me waiting"blush

Bill
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Very tacked full Dave in the discretion you used describing the cantilever saw mill yes.

 Bill

Seasoned Carpentry
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It doesn't fall over because the center of gravity is not further out than the left bottom edge. If you've ever played with blocks, you can stack them so the top block is completely beyond the bottom block edge, yet the stack stands without falling. As a kid I played with blocks a lot.

Post Oakie
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S.C.  Your right about the C.G., of course... but it's gotta be CLOSE!