Working with logs
Anyone who has ever done log work knows the problems that come along with peeling and cleaning logs. They are round, which means that they tend to roll off a pair of sawhorses. The drawing shows my setup for securing a log while I work on it.
On each sawhorse, I affix a pair of beveled blocks. The blocks are 5-1/2 in. long and are made from a 6×6 ripped down the middle at a 45° angle. The pointy end of a 3-in. screw protrudes about 1/2 in. from the face of each block. The screw points are just enough to grab a log and hold it where you want it until you’re ready to spin the log into its next position.
Jon Sherman, Steamboat, CO