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We used as many assists as we could along the way. To move the log, we put one half in the wheelbarrow, and the other he carried. And when we got it to the base logs, we put it on one and then I pushed on one side to lift it up so he could put it on the other log, to do a teeter-totter action. He knows how to bend at his knees and keep a straight back. He used to work in a woodshop, hauling around doors and big boards, so he's no stranger to moving heavy stuff. He's not a weakling, either.  But, that log was HEAVY. It was 7+ feet of wet hemlock wood.

If we'd made the bench during the three months in the summer when things are dry here, it's probably be easier to move...but it also would probably be smokey and hot, considering how our weather has been the last two years with climate change.

I'd love tutorials on how to do this without injury...and maybe to have the requirement be for a slightly smaller bench that someone could make by themselves. There was NO WAY that I could see that I could make this bench by my self.
 
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He knows how to bend at his knees and keep a straight back. He used to work in a woodshop, hauling around doors and big boards, so he's no stranger to moving heavy stuff. He's not a weakling, either.  But, that log was HEAVY. It was 7+ feet of wet hemlock wood.



 What my guy learned after years of lifting and moving things 'properly' was that just because you CAN lift something doesn't mean you should....disc compression happens when you lift more than your body can tolerate...even bending knees with a straight back and well developed muscles, damage happens.  
 
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