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Chambers Log Peeler CLP-1

Automated Log Peeling Machine CLP-1 emulates drawknife peeling process of hand crafted log home industry

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General info


CLP-1 machine is intended for log home builders, utility pole makers, log traders. The machine debarks/peels dry or "green" logs, emulating draw-knife peeling process performed by a man. The machine using the technology which have been invented by Mr. Robert W. Chambers (USA) who is a log home builder, renowned writer and innovator.


Main features of the Log Peeler CLP-1

1. Debarking & Peeling can be done in manual, automated or semi-automated modes
2. Fast & Quite (upto 6 ft/sec or 2 m/sec)
3. Easy to learn one man operation
4. Produces hand drawknife finish
5. De-barks and drawknife-peels in BOTH directions
6. Wireless controlled (optional)
7. Easy to assemble and maintain




Few reasons to buy CLP-1 for your business:

1. Increase time for living, building or contacting with customers instead of peeling logs

2. Decrease dependency on unreliable labor 
3. Promote your people to better positions
4. Eliminate hard physical labor
5. Increase profitability of your business
6. The machine pays for itself

If you wish to review economical reasons and see how fast CLP-1 will pay for itself, please click here.


Min log length: 8 ft (2.5 m)
Max log length: 48 ft (15 m)
Min Tip log diameter: 6” (150mm)
Max Butt log diameter: 30” (800mm)

Productivity / Output 

Output depends on:

  • Log species (Pine, Cedar, Spruce, Lurch, Douglas Fir)
  • Log crookedness (it is faster to peel straighter logs)
  • Number of knots and branch remainings
  • Skills of operator 
  • Organizational proficiency of the production process 

In average one can expect following "throughput":

  • "Difficult" or very knotty,  logs: 24ft/h (7m/h)
  • Average logs: 40ft/h (12m/h)
  • Nice straight logs: over 50ft/h (15m/h)


The machine uses two types of knives:
2 de-barking (rough) knives: HSS 3/4” 
2 finishing (fine) knives: D2 3/4” 
Knife grinding machine is optional

Power requirements

30A, 3 phases, 230V, 60Hz


CLP-1 has been invented by Mr. Robert W. Chambers (USA) who is a log home builder, renowned writer and innovator. The production version of Log Peeling Machine CLP-1 has been designed in Canada by Woodlandia Corp. The parts of the machine are manufactured in USA, Canada and China. The CLP-1 machine is shipped as a kit. The owner of the machine is expected to be mechanically inclined to assemble the machine accordingly to provided assembling manual.





  • Please inquire for our price lists ( click here )
  • World-wide: 50% with the order, 50% before shipping.
  • We accept: USD, CAD, EURO
  • For delivery quotation contact us please inquire (postal or ZIP code of a destination is required). Delivery oversea may require 20ft sea container. 
  • Please allow 30-90 days for manufacturing and delivery
  • Limited warranty (parts only) covering bearings, electrical components, motors is provided..USA & Canada: 1 year, world-wide; 6 months.
  • CSA/ULC/CE certification is optional 
  • For leasing information please click here