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This tree pusher over thing is cool. This sycamore is going to be a garden table. Now I hear you stack the planks vertically for sycamore. Is it necessary to seal the plank ends in this weather?

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Yeah, you can see that the stump landed on the end. Seems a robust bit of kit if it’s weight is anything to go by. Was good for pushing down a hung up tree as well last week.

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10 minutes ago, westphalian said:

Yeah, you can see that the stump landed on the end. Seems a robust bit of kit if it’s weight is anything to go by. Was good for pushing down a hung up tree as well last week.

Yup, they are exceedingly strong, but you'd surprised what you can achieve with a small brain and a  'see what happens' attitude.

 

I bent mine attempting to defy the laws of physics on a humungous Ash.

 

I actually have two of them but have lost one in the Wood somewhere.

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3 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

What stops it sliding backwards?

What you can't actually see in the vid is the three-foot-rsj-pile-driven-base of the tree-pusher over-thingy

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18 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

What stops it sliding backwards?

On relatively hard ground it stays put. On softer ground I put a strap under the foot which loops around the base of the tree, underneath the gob obviously.

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14 hours ago, westphalian said:


 
This tree pusher over thing is cool. This sycamore is going to be a garden table. Now I hear you stack the planks vertically for sycamore. Is it necessary to seal the plank ends in this weather?

Stack on edge or vertically until the free water has dried to prevent sticker marks later. Then normal stacking to air or kiln dry. I would seal the ends irrespective of weather. In my experience it can be really prone to insect attack so borax or debark it as well. 

 

Can be absolutely lovely wood but it isn't very durable. Not sure how long it will last as garden furniture. 

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