19 thoughts on “FREE LOGS for Lumber – Reclaiming Red Oak – Woodworking

  1. That's my favorite way to exercise. Who needs a gym? I can't wait to see you process some of that, now. All kinds of possibilities.

  2. Thanks for your post! Very cool to be able to handle such large pieces so you can take advantage of FREE wood. Curious how you attached the strap to the log that lets it roll freely when winching it up the tire ramps? Thanks again!

  3. have you seen matt cremonas log arch trailer?
    i dont know how much wood you reclaim, but it sure makes it easy to recover logs.
    scratch that, i see from the comments you have, i guess its a cost vs time saved thing like always.

  4. Man I wish I would have seen that video a year ago!!

    Something that worked well for me was using some schedule 80, 2.5 inch PVC. The logs slide side to side on them well, they also works as good rollers if you don't want to rip up the grass.

    Great videos, love it!

  5. The name of this video should be "who needs an electric winch?".  I love the sawmill and logging videos, keep up the good work!

  6. I watched guys doing this right after Katrina in Gulfport. They picked up 150 y/o+ water oaks. Their still selling off custom lumber. Big bucks!

  7. Hey just curious what part of the country are you in and also what kind of logs were those? Thanks

  8. I was ready to register a custom trailer just like yours for moving logs, but I was told I needed fenders over the wheels! Has that come up for you, or is it legal in your state?

  9. Damn son, who's lawn are you tearing up? lol Just foolin, really nice wood. Good job. That's a lot of weight on your trailer, I know you said you would be fitting brakes, how is it stopping truck when you get really rolling?

  10. Wow, what a haul! I take it this was from a private property. I have a couple questions, if you don't mind. Not sure if you were called for this or if you asked the owners if you could take the logs. If the latter, how do you communicate to them that their lawn will get screwed up by dragging the logs and how long do you think it will take to "heal". Also (again, if you propositioned them), how do you get them to agree to you only taking a couple of logs instead of the whole tree? Do you pay them for the logs?

    I long to do this kind of "free" wood shopping someday, and your videos are a valuable how-to for that. Keep 'em coming!

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