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Home made Peavy.
« on: February 22, 2013, 05:09:17 pm »
Just finished up my home made Peavy from some scrap metal in the garage.   The handle is a old section of galvanized 1" pipe.    I tried it on a piece of wood and think it will work great.   I put a small foot at the bottom to lift a log off the ground a couple of inches so that I can cut through a log without hitting the ground.   It is not perfect and will not fit every situation but will get the job done most of the time. 

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Re: Home made Peavy.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 09:59:50 pm »
Nice. 
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Re: Home made Peavy.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 12:39:54 pm »
That's nice!  Should work great. 

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Re: Home made Peavy.
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 10:18:02 pm »
Just going to piggy back your thread Roger. Hope you dont mind.

I'm not a welder so I had to order some tools to make it easier on my back too.

Fiberglass handle on the peavy


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Re: Home made Peavy.
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013, 10:31:55 pm »
Fiberglass handle is nice.   That should make it nice and light.
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Re: Home made Peavy.
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 10:42:58 pm »
Fiberglass handle is nice.   That should make it nice and light.

It's heavy  as heck IMO. Then again I have never owned one to compare. The handle is almost bigger around then my hands can partially wrap around them.
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Re: Home made Peavy.
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2013, 10:51:47 pm »
The handle did not look to be that big around in the picture.    I know I will be using mine alot when the time comes or maybe even the wife.   She likes to go out and cut firewood.
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Re: Home made Peavy.
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2013, 12:19:02 pm »
Our Stihl peavy is a joke. Too heavy, handle too big and hook is useless. I put new handles in my 80 year old peavys. Now have something useful.

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Re: Home made Peavy.
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2013, 12:59:37 pm »
Our Stihl peavy is a joke. Too heavy, handle too big and hook is useless. I put new handles in my 80 year old peavys. Now have something useful.

Any pictures of those 80 year old peavys.   I would be interested in seeing them.
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Re: Home made Peavy.
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2014, 10:53:53 pm »
Had a log jack that a friend gave to me. He told me it didn't work. I use my Timberjack all the time and couldn't understand why he didn't think it was useful. That was, until I tried it. He was right, it didn't work. The hook was designed incorrectly and the thing wouldn't grab a log to enable lifting/rolling it. Cut it apart and welded in a piece to correct the orientation. NOW, it works. I'm thinking of giving it back to him. It had a screw together handle and that was continuously coming loose so it got a spot of weld on it too. I don't understand how companies can manufacture junk that doesn't work. Don't they test stuff before approving the design??

 

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