An artist at work

-Elmo

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9 Responses to An artist at work

  1. Stevie says:

    Thank indeed was art. I have done a fair bit of sawing, but nothing on that scale or complexity. That obviously wasn’t the same guy that was trying to start up the saw in the gif dump!

  2. Tim in AK says:

    Gunsight sticks?
    Those went out with the end of the hand falling days (ax and crosscut saws).
    Someone needs to teach the kid how to use the sights on his saw, and that you’re not supposed to cross your lead like that.
    He should have fell both of them together at 90 degrees from where he put the one…that would be to the right as you’re looking at the screen. There was a nice lay there for them.

    That’d be a nice job to work on…..flat ground, little underbrush, and nice weather to work in that day.

    Seems like a nice kid, but doubt if he’s been doing this for a long time.

    • Riverwood says:

      I was thinking the same thing – rookie. Can’t imagine hauling around the divider sight, springboard, at least a half’s day of saw gas and bar oil along with the husky – 34″ bar, ax and wedges and that nifty plumb bob all day. Spent the ’80s running a Husky 266 w/ 28″ bar thru the woods in 6 states in the PNW. You learn real quick how to read trees by sight, steep learning curve and not many second chances. Course now I’m about as stoved up as an old bronc rider. Logging and rodeo-ing are lots of fun when were young, paying for it big time now. Oh yea, still got the saw and it still purrs sweet as ever.

  3. brighteyes says:

    I like to see man what knows not to grab a cord and just jerk it. This guy initially pulls the slack the first inch or so tight, that jerks the cord. One of my pet peeves, watching people snap cords cuz they won’t listen.

  4. Rick says:

    Definitely a rookie.

  5. Sigproshooter says:

    Eagerly awaiting videos from the peanut gallery……

  6. Don in Oregon says:

    Why no back cut?

  7. rwdcutter says:

    Rookie, use a Humboldt undercut when dropping redwood and don’t fall across other timber or you’ll bust it up.

  8. pigpen51 says:

    I knew a logger, and he was thinking 4 to 5 cuts ahead of the tree he was working on. He was fast, but safe. He could drop a bunch of good sized trees before noon, then he and a couple other guys would take the limbs off, and haul them out in the afternoon.
    Of course, this was before the papermill here in our small city shut down. Some company from South Africa bought them, changed the name to Sappi Fine Paper, ran it for a couple of years, then stopped buying logs from the area loggers, and trucked in wood pulp from Canada. They shut down a few years after that. They dropped the high smoke stacks a year or so ago.
    And for anyone who doesn’t live near a paper mill, it smells worse than a damn hog farm. They were on the lake, as they used a lot of water in their process, and of course the rich people with homes on the lake did not like that. But at one time, the papermill supplied jobs for about 2,000 people. One of the higher paying factories in town, too. My father in law retired from their. Now, they are using the land for condos and such.

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