What Are Log Dogs?
Log Dogs are a device for holding a log in place while it is being worked on. They are typically made from metal and can either be driven into the wood by hand or by some type of a mechanical clamping device, either hydraulic or pneumatically activated. This article is focused on how-to make the hand-driven variety.
So you want to smell like a real lumber-jack and make rustic log furniture from trees you found right there in your own back yard…well that’s great news, you’ve come to the right place! Before we get started, one of the first things you’ll need is at least two pair of Log Dogs…now let me tell you why!
Why Two Pair?
Log Dogs work together in pairs. One pair of them will only secure one end of your log. You will need two pair of Log Dogs to properly secure any log.
When you need to keep logs from rolling around, reach for a pair of Log Dogs. These spiked wedges bite into both the wood and work surface for a firm and secure hold. Use them for stability while cutting, carving, shaping, peeling bark, or notching logs.
- Bites into the wood or the ground to lock logs into position
- Constructed of steel for maximum durability
- Can b used for a wide variety of different log work
- Use two pair for securely transporting logs
How-to Make Log Dogs
Easy to make, easy to use, they are cut and fabricated from 1/4″ x 3″ cold rolled steel strap. If you new to metalworking and need to learn more about how to cut and weld metal, click this link and learn Six Easy Ways to Cut Metal, then go to How-to Mig Weld Log Furniture – A Complete Beginners Guide
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You Need Two Pair!
REMEMBER! When used properly they will keep your logs from rolling in a variety of logging situations. Use them for the following:
- Trailering/Moving logs
- Prepping/Peeling logs
- Carving/Cutting logs
- Temporarily Stacking/Storing logs
Cut’em down, clean’em up, pick’em up, load’em up and move’em …that’s just the way it’s done.
…and when you don’t want’em roll’n while you’re roll’n down the road, make sure you’re use’n Log Dogs…
…cause that’s just the way it’s done!
Be sure and check out these handy, step-by-step blueprints to Make Your Log Furniture!