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Robbo90   

Question : Do plastic felling wedges float?

Answer : NO!!!! :angry:

We had a large willow fall in the lake at the weekend so it needed cutting up to winch it out. On two seperate occaisions had a cut that was nipping the saw so used a wedge, both times they fell out and the water was deeper than my arm was long so ended up cutting slithers off the willow to make a wedge. A bit specialised I know but does anyone make floating plastic wedges?  

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MattyF   

Drill a hole or grove and choke and put them on a leash! Or tie a ballon to it ;)

I doubt it though plastic wedges are more a heavy nylon type plastic ........decent ones are any way. 

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i've just cut some splitting wedges for myself and they work great. depends what timber you use though. i've used some timbers that won't float as they are incredibly hard but one that i made out of a bit of movingui is holding up remarkably well.

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6 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

What woods don't float? (Apart from lignum vitae)

Eucalyptus for one! Few years ago I lowered off a branch over a swimming pool, leaving a short stub. Cutting the stub off, it fell into the pool and sunk. Had to tell the customer I left a log in their pool...

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1 hour ago, Al Cormack said:

Eucalyptus for one! Few years ago I lowered off a branch over a swimming pool, leaving a short stub. Cutting the stub off, it fell into the pool and sunk. Had to tell the customer I left a log in their pool...

Couldn't you have thrown your groundsman in for it? :D

 

 

 

 

Just kidding before anyone gets offended...

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9 hours ago, Rough Hewn said:

What woods don't float? (Apart from lignum vitae)

any wood heavier than water when seasoned...

 

 

i won't go into a list (unless people really want me to) but i reckon with a bit of research there would easily be over 100 of the more common timbers and i'm sure that if enough time was spent looking i could find over 1000 or at least very close.

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