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

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

by Frank Philbrick, Stephen Philbrick
     
 

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Frank and Stephen Philbrick, enthusiastic and skilled lumberjacks, explain what it takes to bring a tree from forest to fireplace. Part hard work, part pure chain saw satisfaction,The Backyard Lumberjackis your complete guide to bringing in the wood.

Felling: It all begins here, where the chain saw meets the tree. Choose an appropriate wood source and

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Frank and Stephen Philbrick, enthusiastic and skilled lumberjacks, explain what it takes to bring a tree from forest to fireplace. Part hard work, part pure chain saw satisfaction,The Backyard Lumberjackis your complete guide to bringing in the wood.

Felling: It all begins here, where the chain saw meets the tree. Choose an appropriate wood source and bring it down safely.

Bucking: Now that you've got the tree horizontal, work your way up the trunk, cutting it into stove-length pieces.

Splitting: Trade your chain saw for a maul and start swinging. You can't burn until you have split and dried your wood.

Stacking: Decide which kind of woodpile works for you and stack it up. Keep in mind that the only goals here are to let the wood dry and to keep it from falling over. The level of artistry you bring to the project is up to you.

Burning: Choose your heating method, lay a perfect fire, and feel the burn.

It's all here, from choosing the perfect chain saw to managing a woodlot to safely enjoying the pleasures of a backyard bonfire. Just don't forget your safety gear!

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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.
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
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"…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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580176514
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.95(d)

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