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Nine Mile Training Center

Postby Highway Bob » October 9th, 2015, 8:22 am

Ran across this today and thought it worthy to share!


http://issuu.com/natlforests/docs/ynf_s ... ll_2014/12
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Re: Nine Mile Training Center

Postby Highway Bob » October 9th, 2015, 6:37 pm

Well, that didn't work like I expected...read pages 12-16 of the first article that pops up. Describing crosscut saws and pack strings at Nine mile.
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Re: Nine Mile Training Center

Postby PATCsawyer » October 10th, 2015, 5:42 am

Nice story. 0.005" seems a bit high for rakers cutting what I assume is softwood.
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2016 Nine Mile Training Center Schedule

Postby Trailsawyer » February 1st, 2016, 9:17 pm

The 2016 schedule for the USFS Ninemile Training Center has been released. There are only two crosscut classes this year!

Crosscut Saw Maintenance and Sharpening March 21-25 or March 28-April 1 $475

Crosscut Saw Maintenance & Sharpening: This class is an intensive hands-on course
emphasizing the art and science of fitting up and properly caring for crosscut saws. Discussion
topics include: styles of saws, qualities to look for when buying a saw, and tools required to fit up
a saw. The majority of class time will be spent leaming to properly sharpen your saw. At
the end of the week, you'll have an opportunity to spend an afternoon in the field practicing
falling and bucking techniques and testing your newly sharpened saw! Bring two or three saws
if you have them and all of the filing tools you can lay your hands on. We'll discuss the
different tools and make sure they're properly adjusted. There will be plenty of tools and saws
if you are unable to bring your own. Saw expert Arden Corey will be instructing this five day
course. Arden has many years of crosscut saw experience and learned under Martin Winters.
Arden has competed in lumber jack events and not only won many, but also held world records
in timber competitions. One such record was cutting a 30 inch fir log in 31 seconds!
Sign up early as space is limited to six students per week.

Please call 406-626-5201 for more infomration.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/lolo/nwtc
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