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    Yes please keep us informed on the weight......if it is to heavy in one pc you can cut into smaller chucks for lifting or just hook a chain or rope to it a pull it around the yard!
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    OK, so being an architect I have a table of weights of wood both green and dried. Hardwoods like ash are 45-50 lb/ft3 while dry they are closer to 35lb/ft3. Softwoods like fir and cedar are in the 30's. Looking at the Craigs list photo I'd say it's about 4ft long and the ad says it is about 13" diameter. I calculated its volume as just over 4 ft3, so I'd put money on it being between 150 and 200lb.
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    Tom, to my eye it looks more like 5 feet in the picture, maybe 5.5 feet.

    Today we find out, I'm heading up there at 11. Going with my pops see what he's got left in the tank on this one.
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    Pfft. I put my estimate WAY higher than you. I've tried to lift such logs. It's about 250. My estimate is obviously not as scientifically bases as that above ....but, I'm confident that I will prevail for the win!

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    250 would be nice, I mean it would not be nice for my dream of overhead lifting it, but it would be good for transport. If we're in 300+ territory it becomes cumbersome.

    If it is indeed 13" diameter, I agree that it's somewhere in the 4 foot range, now that I have looked at it again.

    Alright, so my guess is 4 feet 4 inches and maybe 216 lbs. I don't know how I will get it on the bathroom scale, but we'll find a way.

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    OK, the log is ours!!! I dedicate it to the entire MDA community.

    It's 4 feet, 2 inches, haven't put it on the bathroom scale but it feels like 150-200, it wasn't that heavy, could have loaded it in the truck without help.


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    I really feel like I won today. From nothing I started, now I am following the dream of lifting this log over my head. That's the value of a vision, and then you develop the vision, and 40 years from now I will still be lifting the same log.

    The woman asked me what it was for and I told her lifting and moving around, and then she paused and looked confused, and she asked me why, and I said for exercise. Then I carried it out and the rest is history that I am making today, we're all making history.

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    Who will have some good links or thoughts on making the cut-outs and installing handles?

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    Her name will be The Fat Woman.

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    Well that depends on which way you are going to pick it up?
    2 hand holds on one side or maybe more lift holds for different types of lifts.

    Nice log.......i'm a crazy woodworker by the way......as my mine ponders or wanderers.
    Last edited by gregpoole; 08-18-2012 at 06:23 PM.
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