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The world's worst lumberjack?

An amateur lumberjack has been caught on video trying to cut down a huge tree just feet from his home - with disastrous consequences...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

 
 

An amateur lumberjack has been caught on video trying to cut down a huge tree just feet from his home - with disastrous consequences.

In the clip, uploaded to YouTube, four wedges are driven into the trunk before the man takes to the evergreen tree with an axe.

Seconds later, the creaking and groaning of timber can be heard - before the giant conifer slowly crashes down directly onto the one story house.

The axeman seems 'stumped' for a moment and then shouts, "my house!" and a few seconds later "my bedroom!"

The clip sparked a barrage of comments, many seemingly from 'armchair lumberjacks' offering advice on the correct way to cut down a tree.

One posting reads, "the notch in the front was about one-fifth the height and half the depth it should have been." Adding, "He should have been tensioning that bad boy."

Another asks: "How hard is to just anchor the tree to the ground Before starting the cutting?"

 

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