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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 01-12-2014 09:09 AM 1205 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2014 09:09 AM

You don’t need that much.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#1 posted 01-12-2014 10:08 AM

I cringed a few times at the bare feet that were way too close to the saw. Very impressive and makes me wonder why I can’t get a straight cut with a $1500 table saw sometimes!

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 11:21 AM

omg !!

I had to throw my 7 1/2” circular away, it wouldn’t cut a straight line across a 2×6

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#3 posted 01-12-2014 11:53 AM

I wonder about a couple of things. According to the comments, the house came out great, but he’s cutting green wood, I wonder how much it warped later. I also wonder what type of tree that is. Almost looks like cottonwood (but I know it’s not).

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#4 posted 01-12-2014 01:19 PM

barefooted to boot..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 01-12-2014 01:35 PM

At 5:14 into the vid the narrator says it’s mahogany.

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#6 posted 01-14-2014 08:56 PM

That looks like a lot of fun and very dangerous at the same time! Might have to try it with my saw after implementing a lot more PPE into the equation.

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#7 posted 01-16-2014 09:35 PM

Well I tried it (sort of), my 54cc saw has a ripping chain which helps a lot in keeping the cut straight as well as clearing the stringy chips from cutting this way. I didn’t rip the logs into several boards, but did flatten one side so I could mill boards from the log on my bandsaw. The process of making several passes and going progressively deeper, I thought was actually a little safer than cutting all the way through in a single pass. It was much easier to keep the cut going in the direction I wanted to as minor adjustments are easier to make in shallow passes vs. a single through cut.

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#8 posted 01-16-2014 10:43 PM

Saw looks sharp, but the poor guy will be deaf before he’s 30.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works

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