"Slabbin' at Wood" #6: "Homelite 26 LCS and more....." --by RusticWoodArt

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Blog entry by frank posted 10-01-2007 04:37 PM 2235 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Homelite 26 LCS and more…..

....and so I thought I would toss in a few more photo’s of the Homelite 26 LCS model chainsaw, along with some shots of the gear reduction drive system, 2.75:1, that it used….

....and along with the belt reduction, one will also notice the external plumbing line for the oiler, at the entry way into the chain bar. The oiler was manual, and thumb operated and while checking this one out on Saturday afternoon , I can affirm that pump is still able to off load a quantity of oil…. close-up again of the belt that was used for the drive system, much like what came later on Chevy’s and such….

While looking at this one, I happened to get started thinking about the cylinder sitting there on top and so I am also going to include some photo’s here of the scoured cylinder coming of my Husqvarna 395 XL. I had to replace this one this past June, as the rpm’s revved to high and somewhere in the internals of the cylinder, I managed to score a piston and cylinder. Often when slabbin’ and cutting the wood in ripping mode, internal temperatures, gas and fuel mix and rpm’s will all start thinking on their own and then multitudes of things can happen. I have blown holes in the tops of pistons and had engine freeze ups, while this one happen to end up with a scorched piston and also damage to the walls of the cylinder. Often I have thought of going to a larger bore in the cylinder and using oversized pistons….well, time will tell…. can start to see the scouring that has taken place, to the inside of the cylinder wall here….

....down and dirty deeds done here, while the piston and rings all bear the brunt of internal strife….

....and one more shot here. Once this action has started taking place within, there is no-reversing or stopping what comes next….tear down and re-pacement of cylinder and piston…..

I love working with wood and I also love working with the machines that allow me to produce my own wood in a professional capacity. For my-self it is not an option to buy wood for my ‘wood art’....and so this means that I will cut the tree, slab the wood, dry it and then I will work the wood till it becomes the all it was meant to be.

This means that I will find the soul of the tree and in that finding I will also be found out my-self, by the wood, till we both are working in harmony. Working the wood, means that I will work the wood by whatever means there is in the beginning of the process and for me that is with a chainsaw. This means that I also must know how to work on and with the machines that I work with, while also developing an ear that is tuned into the internal workings of those machiines and at the same time, my external surroundings. Now it is in this external and yet all-ways close by surroundings that I now go to as I give you a picture of a maple tree that is starting to show colors of beauty….

....after working on those previous photo’s on Saturday, I happened to look up out of my garage and here is a picture of the Lady that greeted me….

....and after walking out of the garage and looking north I was greeted with an-other seeing of beauty….and let me just remark that this looks as a halo over a mighty ancient one off in the distance. The trees tell stories that if one can reach into the distance of sightings such as this and find the place where the halo has rested above an ancient, that there one will find wisdom and healing in the ‘ancient of ages….

Thank you.

” smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 10-01-2007 04:43 PM

I’m sure the info on the chainsaw is fascinating (ha ha) .. now the sky!!! I spent a lot of time this weekend admiring the clear blue sky above me. Gorgeous sun; warm weather; and blue skies.. can life get any better?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 10-01-2007 05:15 PM

Hello Debbie;
—-chainsaws, wood, sky and colors of shaded blues….and so you asked; ”can life get any better then this”?

Well yes, especially if one were to be were I was yesterday….’one top of the world’.... here is where I ended up yesterday…..looking for ‘old growth’....’ancient ones’ and…..rustic tree spirits, well I’ll have to see about blogging this one soon, after I do some more here with sabbin’ in the freehand….

Ah yes, I guess you might say I was out doing a walkabout….
Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#3 posted 10-01-2007 08:00 PM

Turnin chains and street names
Turnin leaves and cloud wreathes
Turnin season with different meaning

Thanks for the post, Frank..I appreciate your time spent on sharing your experiences.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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