The Backyard Lumberjack: The Ultimate Guide to Felling, Bucking, Splitting and Stacking
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The Backyard Lumberjack: The Ultimate Guide to Felling, Bucking, Splitting and Stacking

by Frank Philbrick, Stephen Philbrick
     
 

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Whether you’re splitting a cord of wood for your fireplace or managing acres of woodland, The Backyard Lumberjack provides plenty of practical instruction and firsthand advice. Familiarize yourself with the proper equipment and safety gear, then learn how to fell, buck, split, and stack your own wood supply for the season. Veteran lumberjacks Frank

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Whether you’re splitting a cord of wood for your fireplace or managing acres of woodland, The Backyard Lumberjack provides plenty of practical instruction and firsthand advice. Familiarize yourself with the proper equipment and safety gear, then learn how to fell, buck, split, and stack your own wood supply for the season. Veteran lumberjacks Frank Philbrick and Stephen Philbrick cover everything you need to know to bring a tree from the forest to your fireplace, safely and effectively.

Editorial Reviews

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Here is something for the would-be lumberjack in your life."
— Gordy Holt
Boston Globe
"[The authors] have created a guide…that's fun to read even if you don't know a chainsaw from a chain letter."
— Jan Gardner
Akron Beacon Journal
"…covers…getting trees from forest to fireplace with such enthusiasm…that you'll find yourself hankering to swing a maul."
— Mary Beth Breckenridge
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Gordy Holt
"Here is something for the would-be lumberjack in your life."—Gordy Holt, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Nov. 25, 2006
Boston Globe - Jan Gardner
"[The authors] have created a guide…that's fun to read even if you don't know a chainsaw from a chain letter."—Jan Gardner, Boston Globe, Oct. 8, 2006
Akron Beacon Journal - Mary Beth Breckenridge
"…covers…getting trees from forest to fireplace with such enthusiasm…that you'll find yourself hankering to swing a maul."—Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal, Nov. 11, 2006
From the Publisher
"…covers…getting trees from forest to fireplace with such enthusiasm…that you'll find yourself hankering to swing a maul."—Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal, Nov. 11, 2006

“If your favorite wood-gatherer is getting a new ax or chainsaw this winter, make him read this book FIRST.”

Spokane Spokesman-Review

“…an excellent guide to harvesting, splitting, stacking, and burning wood for fuel.”

BackHome Magazine

No he-man wants to admit it, but most outdoorsmen are relative novices at felling trees. Father-and-son lumberjacks Stephen and Frank Philbrick have mastered the largely forgotten arts of felling, bucking, splitting, and stacking. Their Backyard Lumberjack covers all the basics: everything from picking the right saw and safety equipment to maintenance strategies and deciding how much wood to cut, as well as useful diagrams, tables, and charts.
Library Journal
Do you really need an entire book on woodcutting? First-time authors and father-and-son lumberjacks Frank and Stephen Philbrick manage to fill this book with much more. Safety is heavily emphasized throughout; discussions of tree species best suited for one's fireplace, chainsaw use and maintenance, and burning mechanisms are peppered with humorous reminiscences and philosophizing, which adds fluff. The subculture of logger games is also introduced, with competitive chopping, ax throwing, and more. There are nuggets of good information to be gleaned from this sometimes interesting, sometimes silly book. Buy only according to your region and local wood supply. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580176347
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
09/15/2006
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
850,874
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Philbrick lives in New York and competes in lumberjack events around the country.

Stephen Philbrick, lives in Massachusetts, where he manages 120 acres of woodlot.

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