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Down & Dirty Log Cradle

This log cradle cannot be easier, cheaper, or more useful. It is basically a consumable log cradle with no chance of damaging your chain saw chain. I have used this many times; I would hate to go without it when sawing my green wood bowl blanks.


Materials: Two by four, dowels, and drywall screws. Fabrication is simple. Start with four equal lengths of two by four. I prefer 12-inch lengths and have cut some very large diameter logs.


Once cut, apply glue to all mating corners and insert 1- 2 ½” drywall screw through each corner. Drill a hole the size of a chosen dowel in each opposite corner; I use two dowels per corner. Glue and insert dowels. Let assembly dry overnight and remove the screws. The cradle is ready to use without any metal fasteners. Store outside with your log pile. When you finally cut through the cradle and it is no longer usable you can make another one with very little expense. 


I hope you find this as handy as I do. Down and dirty log cradle.


~Wayne Kuhn

Columbia, Maryland

Baltimore Area Turners





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