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post #1 of 4 Old 07-12-2019, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Made a timber jack

I haven't done any welding in a long time so I decided to do a project I've been thinking about for some time.

I had an old bent pry bar that wasn't getting much use. So i scrounged some materials out of my scrap bucket and found enough to make a crude timber jack with a cant hook.


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The metal thickness was 1/8 in so I used some 5/64 7014 with my DC inverter welder.

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Welds aren't too bad considering how out of practice I am.
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-12-2019, 09:52 AM
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Re: Made a timber jack

That looks good let us know how it works.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-09-2019, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Made a timber jack

I had some standing dead trees cut down recently so I got a chance to use my timberjack. I found that the length of the handle is a little too short for much leverage, so I use a pipe as a cheater bar.

It lifts a 1' diameter log pretty easily.

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On larger logs like this 1.5' diameter, I removed the jack leg and only used the hook. I couldn't roll it because it's about 60 feet long and in a bunch of brush. I could only rock the log back and forth in an attempt to "scoot" it up on to a 4x4.

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It got the job done.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-10-2019, 10:16 AM
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Re: Made a timber jack

You done what I've been thinking of doing. I have some cant hooks and been thinking about converting one to a timber jack so don't have to constantly roll the log when chainsawing firewood in rocks.

I've got a big scrap pile of steel, cutting torch, welder, I just need to get er dun, but hunting season takes priority.
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