BILL RAKE'S HOMEPAGE FOR THE SIMPLE SAW, DOZER, AND TRICYCLE PLANS
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I have sawn oak logs 26" in diameter with this saw, with only a 10 horse power Tecumseh engine. The blades have to be kept very sharp to saw large logs with an engine this small, if the blades are sharp, it cuts through the logs fairly easily. I have sawn as much as 1500 board ft in a day with this saw, by myself. I have at present been using Lenox Woodmaster blades. Amongst the pictures below you can see a simple log arch I built from a mobile home axle and some junk steel I scrounged up. I rebuilt yet another Gravely LI, installed it with dual wheels and hooked it up to the log arch, and was surprised that the 7.6 Gravely LI forwarded logs quite well. I had my doubts wither it would be capable of doing so. Was plesantly surprised, to say the least, when it did forwarded them out quite easily, at just above idle speed. I was able to haul 24" diameter logs 8' long easily with it thus far. (the largest I have tried to haul so far) At the bottom of my page, you will also see some break down carts, I have used them to haul firewood and logs off a mountain, and hauling stacks of lumber and slabs around. The carts break down so you can hump the individual parts up a mountain easily. Also shown is a 1941 Gravely hand tractor I found wasting away, so I rebuilt it, and fabricated the hydraulic log splitter attached to it. I built the splitter from junk iron and scrounged parts, some items I picked up at the dump. There is a picture of a fan shed I built to speed up the lumber drying process, air is sucked through the stack, from the shrouded side. (Side shown) The side opposite the one shown has a similar opening, but it is at the top. Four fans are placed in this opening facing out. The side with the fans is removable for loading and unloading of the lumber.Happy sawing, Kruppt


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