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paul wheaton wrote:Beau,

Help me to understand leaving the wedge in.



Full story is I wasn’t clear on the requirements before I went out to do the work. I fell on my ass trying to get the wedge out with an old saw and slid down into the creek, got fed up and just moved on to the back cut. Clearly does not meet the requirements, but I am just getting the hang of posting for bbs, so decided to post for educational purposes.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Beau,

Help me to understand leaving the wedge in.



Basically I didn’t familiarize myself with the requirements before going out to do the work. My fault.

I did another standing dead fell today, so disregard the last submission.
 
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Dropped this to the creek so I could float it down to our low crossing for extraction.

Daggum honey locust is hard in the middle. Lovely wood.
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I've cut down lots of trees,  living and dead,  but this is the first I took down with a bow saw.  It was an old dead apple tree,  that was dangerous to leave up.  Most of its branches had already broken of in the wind.

I used that same $1, 24 inch Fiskars saw I used in my other post.  It's on the small side for taking down a tree of this size but it's what i have.

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Old dead apple tree
Old dead apple tree
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Tree is quite rotten
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Showing tree size
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End product
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In the back cut
In the back cut
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First standing deadwood, cut with a bowsaw and axe, on the Lab.
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Tree number 3!
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About 7 inches
About 7 inches
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It's the small one on the right
It's the small one on the right
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Wedge cut. Not the best, I'll admit
Wedge cut. Not the best, I'll admit
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Tada!
Tada!
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I cut a burnt dead tree on the lab at Wheaton Labs today.  Use a bow saw for the bottom of the notch, Leif's axe for the rest of the wedge and a bow saw for the back cut.  I kind of like chainsaws better but the axe was kind of cool...
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Nice to get this one out of the way. Made cuts for the notch with a bow saw and knocked the wedge out with a hatchet. You can make an accurate cut when you take a moment from all the cutting.
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This is my chosen deadstanding tree to cut with a bowsaw. It is about 6 inches spot on!



I think the tree looks pretty dead!



This is me working on the top part of the wedge cut.



This is after I made the wedge cut.



This is an action shot of me working on the hinge cut (i.e. back cut), showing the completed wedge cut.



This is the deadstanding tree that I felled with a bow saw lying on the ground, after I pushed it over with a timber tool.

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~6-inch dead standing felled with bow saw (slowly).
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