"Hotsawing and Drag Sawing" --by RusticWoodArt

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Blog entry by frank posted 06-16-2007 12:37 PM 1134 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hotsawing and Drag Sawing

....well, now I’m really letting the cat out of the bag….since there remains an-other part of me that some may not know about….I happen to also be a ‘gear head’!

Put a machine in front of me, throw in some wrenches and oil, so that my hands get the feel of that oil, add some smell of gasoline or better yet some nitro charged air and I’m lost in the world of more noise and get down with some monster machine horsepower….

Since I’m wood blogging here, with stories from the heart of the wood, I’ll try and contain myself to those articles of my profession, found in the abundance of noise and oil that comes from kickin’ the ‘gear head’ side of me with playing around at toolin’ with the chain saw.

I had the bad timing yesterday, to take one of my larger chain saws out of action, in the playing fields of ripping some slabs of maple, and now I’m in process of where is this going, and how much. So in the early hours of this Saturday morning, I’ll go meet with another Husky friend and we’ll try and sort out whats happening.

Meanwhile as I was searching for some information this morning, I came across some videos of some hot action chainsaws. So if you care about watching these courtesy of YouTube, well click and go. All I can say is, if you realy want to cut some firewood for the winter….well, watch and you see what I mean!

V8 Chainsaw2
V8 Chainsaw
McCulloch MC92 Hotsaw
KX500 Chainsaw!
Vintage hotsaw chainsaw race
19 inch pine hotsaw record
Harley Chainsaw

....and then here’s one that I also find quite amazing….watch this large pine come down….
Big Tree

And so the next time I go chainsawing, I’ll remember that some have a faster way of doing it!
Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 06-16-2007 01:16 PM

and so we have the gentle guru of the woods, with the nimble tongue of the poet,... impassioned by the roar of power and the exhilaration of inhaling fumes and smoke….....
You are an intriguing man Mr. Frank!!! :)
you never end to surprise me.
The V8 is my favourite. wooh baby.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 06-16-2007 02:21 PM

Just when i thought i’d built a pretty good image in my mind of what Frank and his life must be like…....Now im having to contend with images of the Dahli Lama fish tailing down New Hampshire dirt roads in a supercharged 69 Camaro! With some woodart seatbelted into the passenger seat next to him of course. lol

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#3 posted 06-16-2007 04:50 PM

Sorry frank, I couldn’t resist this…I’ve a very close friend who is a lumberjack in Norther British Columbia. I like to send him this clip from time to time. By the way, that hotsawing is always worth watching when it comes up on eXtreme Sports. We have alot of lumberjack competitions in our fine country…but alas…the satire must follow:

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 06-16-2007 06:39 PM

I’ll never look at my big saw the same any more.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 06-16-2007 08:32 PM

I love these things….talk about raw power. Makes you want to go contribute to global warming.

I can’t wait to see the ride my brother is coming across country in, a Bentley Continental Flying Spur. V12, 595 HP, 195 MPH. And this is actually his wife’s car…he drives a Ferrari. He has more $ than he knows what to do with. He is traveling cross country racing in vintage races. 1st he towed a 40 ft Airstream that he converted to a mobile garage for his race car…then flew back across country for a graduation….then drove across again in the Bentley. He just used more fuel in two weeks than I will burn all year to heat my house. I’ll have to give him some grief about his “carbon footprint”.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#6 posted 11-27-2007 10:33 AM

gotta admit the big saws appeal to the gearhead in me, but something about that big pine coming down made me kinda sad… :(

-- OW! that was my THUMB! MyOldHouse in London ON

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