Back Country Horsemen of Washington Rendezvous

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Back Country Horsemen of Washington Rendezvous

Postby Trailsawyer » March 12th, 2015, 6:09 pm

For anyone who might be in centeral Washington State next weekend......
BCHW is holding their 2015 Rendezvous March 20th, 21st, and 22nd in Ellensburg, Washington.
As a part of the event we will have several logs set up, and several saws available, to give attendees a chance to try running a crosscut saw.
This is not a competition, but we keep times for "bragging rights"!
There will be a basic crosscut training class Friday and Saturday for those interested, with crosscutsawyer.com member Underbucker as the instructor.
(scroll down about halfway on the webpage below to see David's class info)
There is no admission charge!
http://www.bchw.org/2015Rondy/2015Rondy.html
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Re: Back Country Horsemen of Washington Rendezvous 2015

Postby PackStringSaw » March 14th, 2015, 3:57 am

Wow, this looks like a great rendezvous, guys! Nice!
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Re: Back Country Horsemen of Washington Rendezvous 2015

Postby Jim_Thode » March 25th, 2015, 1:38 pm

A few photos of David Roe's (Underbucker) class and general sawing at:
http://www.pbase.com/bchw/crosscut_class_2015
More general event photos at:
http://www.pbase.com/bchw/2015_rondy

Trying out Trailsawyer's saw. Really the saw was too large for the log but it cut in 20 seconds.
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Re: Back Country Horsemen of Washington Rendezvous 2015

Postby Arthur » March 14th, 2016, 12:01 am

Will there be crosscut training and information at the BCHW Rendezvous 2016?
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Re: Back Country Horsemen of Washington Rendezvous 2016

Postby Jim_Thode » March 14th, 2016, 8:02 am

There is a low key crosscut competition this year but no training. Find more details of the event at: http://www.bchw.org/

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Re: Back Country Horsemen of Washington Rendezvous 2016

Postby Jim_Thode » March 22nd, 2016, 11:10 am

We had our BCHW Rendezvous 2016 this weekend and our normal low key crosscut contest. We, trail clearers, were doing pretty good at the start. With only small 8 1/2" fir logs to cut we had 13 to 17 seconds for twoman sawing. Then Arden Corey and his saw partner, Bert Morris showed up. Arden who has over 40 years of saw completion and and saw filling experience was on his way to teach the Forest Service Nine Mile filing class. He is very experienced in all types of saws and he and his brother once held the world champion two man title for fourteen years. They sawed a 30" fir in 31 seconds with a Royal Chinook saw.

Arden brought a cut off Simonds 520 saw. It was about 5'8" and had been cut down from a 7ft saw. He and Bert completely smashed our best time with two man bucking at 7.79 seconds. Arden and Bert also did some one man sawing with the same saw. After a few ties I was able to better Arden's best single bucking time by a mere 0.03 seconds with my 6' Royal Chinook. Arden's best time was 16.08 seconds. This was the first time I'd tried single bucking with such a long saw and it seemed to work fine.

Gary, aka Trailsawyer of this forum had cleaned up, sharpened and donated a nice Royal Chinook saw to the auction. This saw was a little longer at 6 1/2ft (I think) and Arden and Bert were able to cut the log at 8.21 seconds. It was a nice cutting saw and brought a good price at the fund raising auction. Gary, you will have to say how you cleaned that saw, it looked very nice.

I also tried a folding SILKY KATANABOY 500 mm saw and was able to single saw at 40.7 seconds. This saw is light and easy to carry but would not what to do a bunch of work with it. The electric chainsaw took the longest to cut of all saws and I don't think the battery would last long.

Photos of the event are posted at: http://www.pbase.com/bchw/2016_rondy

Arden and Bert using Gary's saw:
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Arden single bucking with the cut off 520:
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Single bucking with my 6ft Royal Chinook:
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Single bucking with an electric chainsaw was about 45 seconds. That's about three times longer then crosscut single bucking.
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