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Old 04-19-2009, 07:39 AM   #1
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Logs?

I want to try to build my own log. What kind of tool would you use to cut into the wood to make the hand holds like these?
http://www.roguefitness.com/store/me..._logs_main.JPG (w/f safe)
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:57 AM   #2
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Re: Logs?

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Old 04-19-2009, 09:17 AM   #3
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Re: Logs?

Dang. I was hoping for something a little more electrically powered, But I guess this is definitely in keeping with the whole do it yourself and caveman training spirit. Thanks.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:05 AM   #4
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Re: Logs?

you may be able to use a large drill press and a mortise tool. That should make the big cuts and you could just clean it out with a chisel.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:53 PM   #5
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Re: Logs?

Matt,

Where are you getting the log from?

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Old 04-20-2009, 04:49 AM   #6
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Re: Logs?

It would have to be a hell of a drill press to get those logs on it!
Really, they have machines to do the work, but you are more likely to get your hands on a wood chisel. Make sure you stabilize the log so you have both sides chiseled out in the same location on each end of the log, so you aren't twisting your grip.
Also, most of those logs are a soft pine, so they chip out a lot easier.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:47 AM   #7
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Re: Logs?

If you have an air compressor, you could get an air-powered chisel. Should make much faster work of it.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47868

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Old 04-20-2009, 08:27 AM   #8
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Re: Logs?

Matt,

You could try the following if you have an angle grinder handy.

The company Arbortech makes a wood carving kit for 4" angle grinders, it's $55 on the following site, or $42 for the blade only. May need blade only to get to depth, please be very careful. You may want to start with chisels to get your flat spots started, then use a hand drill to hog out most of the wood also, maybe a small electric chain saw, then it's back to more clean up.

This probably isn't the only site, but it's product that came to mind.

http://www.chippingaway.com/WoodCarv...tyleCarver.htm
http://www.chippingaway.com/WoodCarv...ls/TuffCut.htm
http://www.chippingaway.com/WoodCarv...lProCarver.htm

All safe links, and all variations on a similar product.

Good Louck, and you can't lift your log if you cut off your fingers.

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Old 04-20-2009, 08:55 AM   #9
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Re: Logs?

Well I am getting my log the old fashion way. I live in Florida so there's an area pretty close to my house with a bunch of tall, fallen pine trees. I'm just going to go out, pick one that looks like a good size around and saw it to the length I want. There's a good chance this whole thing will fail miserably, but it seems fun enough to give it a shot. Does anyone happen to know the dimensions of the slater logs? I'd like to know an approximate diameter and length that would put the weight between 150 - 200 pounds.

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