New Chainsaw for Grandpa

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Project by souichiro posted 12-26-2010 06:52 PM 2837 views 20 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my modern take on a very old hand tool. I know that chainsaws have been around since well before gas powered engines were invented. But I was having trouble finding a used one to restore, even ebay was no help. And I really wanted to get one for my Grandpa for Christmas. He’s a woodworker too, and has every tool in my price range. So I thought to myself, “self, you’ll just have to make him one, you will”. Well, several inches of hickory, some old saw pins, and one foot of chain later and here we are.

It was very well received, and I was kind of surprised that no one had seen this joke before. Maybe we wood workers are a little more “out there” than I had thought. :) Anyway, my take on a classic joke. I’m sure most of you have seen this before, but I hope that you enjoy. It’s a quick build, and it really was popular with family.

-- Dale, Oregon

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#1 posted 12-26-2010 07:02 PM

Very clever!

-- Marc

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#2 posted 12-26-2010 07:03 PM

Love It! Looks like a perfect gift to me.

-- jlchrls, FL,

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#3 posted 12-26-2010 07:17 PM

What a hoot!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-26-2010 07:27 PM

That’s too funny. If my dad was alive I’d make one for him. He would have gotten a real kick out of it.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#5 posted 12-26-2010 07:33 PM

Thats the bomb. XD

Can you make a jack hammer?


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#6 posted 12-26-2010 07:47 PM


I might just have to make one of these for my dad.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 12-26-2010 07:48 PM

Very nice. Would make a great piece of wall art in the shop.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#8 posted 12-26-2010 08:25 PM

lol im still laughing my butt off…................thats a classic thanks for the laughs

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#9 posted 12-26-2010 08:26 PM

This had to be an invention by a Texas Aggie.

-- There are times when a mistake is remembered as your best work.

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#10 posted 12-26-2010 08:32 PM

You got me laughing so hard, the wife came over to see what’s happening! Classic! Thanks.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#11 posted 12-26-2010 08:58 PM

now this is certain
to become a classic

wait till the bikers
discover this

you will be a millionaire !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 12-26-2010 09:04 PM

Yeah, you could use a bike sprocket chain too…what a hoot!

Reminds me of a tale I heard of a newby Sargent being ‘broken in’ by the boys. They asked him to run and get 6 feet of chow line. He leaves and comes back with six men marching into the office carrying a 6 foot rope….

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#13 posted 12-26-2010 09:49 PM

All I can say is I LOVE IT!
One question though? Do you have to mix oil with the gas to make it run? :)

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#14 posted 12-26-2010 10:27 PM


-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#15 posted 12-26-2010 11:00 PM

scroll saw workshop (on youtube) did a vid on this but he cut the chains out of wood, on of course a scroll saw

-- Ben L

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