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Offline yari

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tree steps
« on: May 21, 2017, 11:02:21 AM »
one of my better stands got uprooted along my creek during last years flooding. not it's blocking a major trail to my plots and movement is no longer funneled to that spot.

the upper trees steps have been 'overgrown'. the only way i can think to get these steps out is w/ a wood chisel and just work around it. any other ideas to make this easier?

i really don't care about the steps, but the tree's boards are worth quite a bit if my logging project can get going again. the roads are still 'closed'. the logger won't cut it w/ steps in. steel isn't good for blades. plus it will open up my funnel again.

any thoughts? it's not a priority, just grinding out different ideas when i have some extra time and the other work gets done.
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Re: tree steps
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 02:25:24 PM »
what kind of tree steps I have seen folding ones and solid pipe like ones could you use a wood drill bit it make it easier to turn them out    ##$%#1119
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Re: tree steps
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 05:11:53 PM »
dave- the problem is the tree has grown around the step. i'm looking for an idea how to remove enough bark and tree to unscrew the steps
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Re: tree steps
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 05:58:30 PM »
Get a hold of a cordless saw zaw yari, could be faster then working a wood chisel.

Just a thought.

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Re: tree steps
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 09:33:26 PM »
I'm thinking that a real sharp wood chisel or a cordless vibrating hand held cutter .  ##$%#1118
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Re: tree steps
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 09:35:49 PM »
Get a hold of a cordless saw zaw yari, could be faster then working a wood chisel.

Just a thought.

that would work well on the top side. it's the steel against the blades on the on the down side where the step sits against the tree

i was thinking about brute force. i wonder if i can use a maul and just power through it or split the wood off w/ force? maybe it's the old powerlifter in me, but i was thinking it could work

it's not a priority job. i got time. any ideas are welcome. it's probably not worth the effort, but it would just be nice to clean it off the creek

thx for the ideas
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Re: tree steps
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 08:08:22 AM »
blow it out with black powder    --099-780   ##$%#13   ##$%#15 

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Re: tree steps
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2017, 03:27:01 PM »
Yari, you should be able to get them with your chain saw. Just outline them and put  a wrench to them. @--0--0117
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Re: tree steps
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 07:22:07 PM »
I would go with your original chisel idea, or perhaps a hatchet - I would expect it's mostly bark and a little sapwood that has engulfed them - shouldn't be too bad to get out of there and certainly worth it if you have a log there which has some value at the mill. 
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Re: tree steps
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 10:11:37 AM »
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