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by PackStringSaw
December 10th, 2020, 3:52 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Screw in log
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 338

Re: Screw in log

As Jim says and others know, this has been a problem for sawyers for a long time, and particularly in sawmills. Large commercial mills for a hundred years or more have been dealing with mostly things like lead bullets in trees but also with all kinds of steel and other things nailed or embedded in t...
by PackStringSaw
May 6th, 2020, 3:17 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Crosscut Saw certification
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2546

Re: Crosscut Saw certification

What Jim said is what we have in Colorado, too - a one year extension for any crosscut or chainsaw certifications that would expire from last October 1 to the end of this coming September - the 2020 fiscal year. I understand there are some virtual classes being offered through a few organizations li...
by PackStringSaw
January 10th, 2020, 4:20 am
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Thanks for having me!
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1138

Re: Thanks for having me!

Josh, welcome, and congratulations on getting Wyoming Axe Works going (is it new?) - always good to see traditional tools and skills focus. We think you'll enjoy this forum and find some good information here. I enjoy saws and axes and other stuff in my trail work, especially sharp and well-tuned on...
by PackStringSaw
November 30th, 2019, 4:10 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Lubricant
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 7029

Re: Lubricant

Jim, around here folks are using a mix of diesel, WD-40 and bar oil, mostly in dead spruce, it seems to be working OK, what do you think about that. I think the mix is 1/2 diesel, 1/4 WD-40 and 1/4 bar oil, but will have to check on that part. I've used it some, think it works, but haven't used it e...
by PackStringSaw
November 10th, 2018, 4:20 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 4841

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

Thanks! We're going to try that.
by PackStringSaw
September 2nd, 2018, 3:42 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON John Glenn
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 8293

Re: John Glenn

I may have mentioned this before, but I think a new FS rigging guide by David Michael is pending publication by MTDC, I believe. I'm hoping it's out before long, would like to see it. Unless it's already out?
by PackStringSaw
August 30th, 2018, 4:02 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 4841

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

Sumnergeo, any luck finding that picture of a "Kimmel lever"? I get the general idea from your description, but (dumb question maybe) do you do anything else to it, e.g. flatten an end for prying/getting under logs, etc.? Tell Joe Longbotham hello for me; I met him sometime back along the Az Trail, ...
by PackStringSaw
August 22nd, 2018, 3:56 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 4841

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

Good stuff! The things highlighted are what we run into, e.g. moving large chunks of trees, bind on most of the trees we see, smaller crews (and not enough), etc. coupled with the sheer amount of trees we're seeing with our beetle-kill problem, and the tips you guys are discussing are certainly appr...
by PackStringSaw
August 20th, 2018, 3:52 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 4841

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

167904229_46RH5Kpy_89.jpg Another tool that is being used by our BCHW trail crews is a high lift jack. They are heavy, but if you have a good mule to pack your gear, they are worth the weight! The jack can be used to eliminate bottom bind or move heavy cut logs from the trail. Photos of our 2018 we...
by PackStringSaw
August 19th, 2018, 3:15 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 4841

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

That sure sounds interesting, would like to see it. Sounds like it's relatively lightweight, maybe a tool a hiking trail crew could use, not add tremendously to their total gear weight?