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How to Build a Sawbuck for Cutting Firewood

Select the size. Design the permanent sawbuck to be 6 vertical 2x4's (38 mm x 89 mm) or 2x6s (38 mm x 140mm) of about 4 feet (1.22 meters) long and 4 horizontal 2x6's 5 feet (1.52 meters) long using 3.5 inch (8.89 cm) wood screws or nails. (See "Tips" for information on making a demo/prototype version instead.)

* Cut the "V" form portion at an angle as shown
* Place the middle of the "X" a little taller for use with a chainsaw rather than for a bow saw, if you prefer.

Design the sawbuck/sawhorse as shown in the illustrations. Tailor the design as you desire or require.

Use suitable boards for your project. Nominal 2X6s or 2X4s of pine (southern yellow or lodgepole or white), or spruce will be fine.

  • Decide the taller height that you think you may want, namely, cut the "X" pieces about 48 inches (1.22 meters) long.
  • Adjust the height according to what feels right to you.
Consider starting with one (the first) "X" temporarily attached together with two nails/screws to see how tall and wide that you want to make it. Take it apart and angle-cut and trim the angle of the "V" as shown in the photo above. This angled cutting of the "V" will make it less top-heaUse this as your pattern for the rest. Feature: the "V" part allows you to nestle and cut two or more narrow poles or tree limbs (around 3 to 8 feet (91.44 cm x 44 meters) in length) with a chainsaw, to make your firewood quickly.vy.

Design the sawbuck lower if you are using a smaller "X" sawbuck with a hand "bow-saw". Make the sawbuck about only 20-24" (50.8 cm x 60.9 cm) high to the center. This will allow the user to put a foot on top of the poles or the split wood being cut, when it is that low (as illustrated).

Design a wide, heavily braced base to give you more stability for the power of a chainsaw.
Caution: A lightweight sawbuck might lead to an injury if it falls over while cutting. Don't use a smaller sawbuck for chainsaw work.

Make the sawbuck fold if wished. One way to connect the sawbuck together is to use one big bolt of about a 4 inch (10.16 cm) long, and 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) in diameter. Put it in the exact same placement at the center of each "X", using extra-large washers, so that it can be clamped together and loosened to fold for storage. Consider screwing on a leg spacer-brace on each "X". Then unscrew the end spacer-brace to allow the "X" to fold. To build a non-folding sawbuck, simply connect the "X" forms together, and use 4 to 6 nails/screws driven permanently into about the center of each "X".

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