Build Three Homemade Timber Tools

You might not be able to buy these tools at the store, but you can certainly make homemade timber tools. Includes the log tong, pry bar peavey, safety helmet, detailed diagrams and building instructions.



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Though some may not consider it a tool, this piece of headgear offers protection against falling limbs and branches, flying debris, and the potentially damaging staccato noise of a chain saw engine hard at work.
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Diagram: Log tong.
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Like the ice seller's tool, this device uses mechanical advantage to keep a grip on the work . . . but its design goes the old block tongs one better because it's meant to be used with a single hand.
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Diagram: Pry bar peavey.
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Diagram: Safety helmet.
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Like the ice seller's tool, this device uses mechanical advantage to keep a grip on the work . . . but its design goes the old block tongs one better because it's meant to be used with a single hand.
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