The Backyard Lumberjack: The Ultimate Guide to Felling, Bucking, Splitting & Stacking

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Storey Pub., 2006 - House & Home - 160 pages
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"The Philbricks offer buying advice based on the quantity of wood to be cut and the amount of time to be spent on the job. Diagrams of chainsaw parts, functions, and maintenance requirements; tables and charts of saw specifications and firewood volume; and personal cautionary tales of on-the-job injuries arm potential lumberjacks with the necessary tools to make informed choices ... move on to detailed instructions on managing a woodlot, felling and bucking, splitting and stacking, and even include fun facts on burning. For every lumberjack chore they offer advice on equipment (chaps, helmets, felling wedges, hatchets, mauls, peeves), careful procedural instruction, safety and efficiency strategies, and always their humorous anecdotes and tales of tree adventure."--Publisher description.

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User Review  - HenriMoreaux - LibraryThing

This book was alright, gives some decent descriptions of felling for the amateur but overall found it to be a little light on technique and facts. Seems like the author couldn't quite work out whether ... Read full review


User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Do you really need an entire book on woodcutting? First-time authors and father-and-son lumberjacks Frank and Stephen Philbrick manage to fill this book with much more. Safety is heavily emphasized ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Frank Philbrick lives in New York and competes in lumberjack events around the country.

Stephen Philbrick, lives in Massachusetts, where he manages 120 acres of woodlot.

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