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