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For every man who has ever conjured up a picture of himself felling trees in a roar of chainsaw noise and power, The Backyard Lumberjack is an account of dreams fulfilled. Father and son lumberjacks Stephen and Frank Philbrick have enjoyed the thrilling destruction of felling, bucking, and splitting timber for hundreds of cords of firewood. Together they bring practical instruction and first-hand advice to every man with a chainsaw.

Before there can be any felling of trees or satisfying shouting of Timber!, every potential lumberjack must choose the proper saw. 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.

Chainsaw in hand, father and son 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.

For the rural lumberjack with acres of woodland, the suburban guy with a cord of wood to split and stack for the fireplace, or the urban guy who just likes to think about chainsaws, The Backyard Lumberjack is as much an engaging read on the legends and experiences of lumberjacking as a practical reference guide.

Synopsis:

The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larssonandndash;like thriller; itandrsquo;s a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but itandrsquo;s also a thoughtful attempt to understand manandrsquo;s age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.

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Synopsis:

Frank and Stephen Philbrick, enthusiastic and skilled lumberjacks, explain what it takes to bring a tree from forest to fireplace. Part hard work, part pure chain saw satisfaction,The Backyard Lumberjackis your complete guide to bringing in the wood.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Ten Reasons to Be a Backyard Lumberjack

Chapter 1: Into the Woods

Chapter 2: Get Your Gear

Chapter 3: Timber!

Chapter 4: Splitting and Stacking

Chapter 5: Feel the Heat

Chapter 6: Burn, Baby, Burn

Chapter 7: Logger Games

Glossary

Appendix

Index

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580176347
Author:
Frank Philbrick and Stephen Philbrick
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Author:
Mytting, Lars
Author:
Philbrick, Stephen
Author:
Philbrick, Frank
Subject:
Woodworking
Subject:
Fuelwood
Subject:
Wood-lots
Subject:
Power Tools
Subject:
HOUSE and HOME / Reference
Subject:
Tree felling.
Subject:
Crafts/Woodworking
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Reference
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Power Tools
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Subject:
Natural Resources
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
55 color illustrations
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
234.696 x 202.692 x 18.034 mm

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Engineering » Construction » General
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Product details 176 pages Storey Publishing - English 9781580176347 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larssonandndash;like thriller; itandrsquo;s a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but itandrsquo;s also a thoughtful attempt to understand manandrsquo;s age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.

and#160;

"Synopsis" by ,

Frank and Stephen Philbrick, enthusiastic and skilled lumberjacks, explain what it takes to bring a tree from forest to fireplace. Part hard work, part pure chain saw satisfaction,The Backyard Lumberjackis your complete guide to bringing in the wood.

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