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old growth challenge

by nmoussal
posted 11-21-2012 03:48 AM


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 04:42 AM

I personally would use my mill. I admire you for even considering hand sawing that beast. You must be in a lot better shape than most of us. Good luck and keep us posted.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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WDHLT15

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 04:45 AM

Good luck. You are a braver man than I am.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 04:56 AM

I would do it the easiest way possible,but if you have blue tights and a big “S” on your chest go for it. :))

Check antique stores in Oregon and northern California for the saw.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Moron

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 05:38 AM

I need a vacation and will come and watch for free

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Wdwerker

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 06:02 AM

Cut it into lengths , use a winch to drag logs up, out, whatever.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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Cosmicsniper

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 06:20 AM

I would use dynamite and I would hope that it comes out as a bunch of nice boards. If not, then at least I had fun with dynamite. :)

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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Moron

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#7 posted 11-21-2012 06:32 AM

seriously

its like catchn a frog ?

fun stuff

great challenge ?

I’m in

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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nmoussal

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#8 posted 11-21-2012 03:14 PM

I could winch say a 10 or 12 foot length out of the hollow up the hill, but then its still just in the woods, far from roads. does anyone know if any of the oldtimer ripsaw designs were made with a crosscut saw’s handle format? its looking like i will have to modify a pit saw.

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Swyftfeet

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#9 posted 11-21-2012 03:46 PM

Know anyone with a tractor? I’ve dragged more than my fair share of trees out of some serious terrain with an old 1948-8n ford…

-- Brian

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langski93

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#10 posted 11-21-2012 05:05 PM

You’d be surprised what a team of horses can pull.

-- Langski, New Hampshire

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Nomad62

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#11 posted 11-21-2012 05:21 PM

First, a ten foot section of a tree that size will weigh around 13,000 pounds; if you dig under it, make sure you leave plenty of support. Maples figure heavily when they get that big, you may have a small gold mine on your hands; locate a guitar (or similar) manufacturer, they like blanks that are cut small enough to carry out. I sure wish I was close to you, my 72” bandsaw would make beautiful slabs from such a beast. Whatever you do, be careful and best of luck.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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Bluepine38

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#12 posted 11-21-2012 08:41 PM

If you want info on those saws, or want to buy one, go to www.crosscutsaws.com. If you want some free
info on the saws and sharpening the US Forest Service has a Crosscut Saw Manual available they revised Dec 2003. the publication number is 7771-2508-MTDC. Electronic copies of this are available at http://www.fs.fed.us/eng/t-d.php?link=pubs. Or you can call 406-329-3978 and request a copy from the Missoula Technology and
Development Center. I have both a two man misery whip and a one man saw with the extra handle hanging in
my workshop. I have put in a few hours on them with my sons and many boy scouts, and have sharpened
them a few times, but I admit my saw of choice for logs is now a chainsaw.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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jap

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#13 posted 11-21-2012 08:45 PM

we want pics!!!!

-- Joel

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Don W

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#14 posted 11-21-2012 09:12 PM

A pit saw. Man…...my back aches just thinking about it. I just stumbled on a white oak and am discovering I’m to old for this crap, but I keep doing it anyhow.

However you decide, we’d like to follow your journey.

I’ve used an alaskian mill in the past (see note about being to old for this crap) and have upraded to a small bandsaw mill.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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404 - Not Found

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#15 posted 11-21-2012 09:16 PM

Do you know anyone with a Chinook helicopter?

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Don W

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#16 posted 11-21-2012 09:27 PM

if you do know anyone with a Chinook helicopter please send me his info.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#17 posted 11-21-2012 10:44 PM

I think if you search russian you tube long enough someone has something built for it already.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/43441

And I do hope you get it.

-- Who is John Galt?

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