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Thread: Firewood Carrier

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Zushi, Japan

    Firewood Carrier

    Finally after seven years of carrying wood up two flights of stairs in my arms.
    Sometimes it takes me a while to get to it.

    Last edited by Alex Reid; 02-10-2011 at 03:41 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    That's great. What's it made out of, Alex?
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Sweet! Leather?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Zushi, Japan

    The handle is made out of a scrap of cherry planed down to 15mm and the leather is 2.5mm. I was a little worried the leather would be too stiff at that thickness (bought it online) but turns out it is just right. Bonus was my thin kerf blade was also just right.

    Ya, leather Brent.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Beauty. You weren't procrastinating. The idea just had to age like a fine wine.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    Ive seen carriers with a heavy linen type material, thats pretty cool stuff with the leather.(and the cherry handles ofcourse)

    I bet if you had to carry the wood up 4 flights of stairs, you might have only waited 3.5 years.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Looks very handy, Alex.

    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    ...I bet if you had to carry the wood up 4 flights of stairs, you might have only waited 3.5 years.
    Now that made me laugh.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Looks good Alex, but that is what kids are for, hook you little girl up with a rucksack and get her busy
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Orem, Utah
    'Course, when you carry the wood in your arms there is nothing to throw off your balance, or to get in the way of your legs. But if you carry bigger loads to reduce the number of trips, you can't see where you're going.

    Maybe if you made two of these carriers? Then the trick would be to pick up the second carrier when they're both loaded with wood. If you figure that out, you'll cut your trips in half, unless the stairway isn't wide enough for you and two carriers full.

    Hmmm ... too much to think about. I think it would have taken me 10 years.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Hanford, CA
    It may have taken 7 years, but you gave it a nice style and look. Simple enough project, but nicely executed.
    Wm. Jason Tuinstra

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