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  1. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    I left out Silver Maple, I know you have them around.
  2. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    Red Oak, Wh Oak, Ash, Shag Hickory, Mulberry, Pig Nut Hickory, Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Apple, Black Locust ... How is my guessing going?
  3. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    Beautiful work Kiwi, but I'd like to see a pic from the top. If possible, because it looks angular any way, I'd like to see a 45* bevel instead of rounding, I think it would look real cool!
  4. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    On the Fiskars X-27, I just keep my hands a few inches apart and don't slide the upper hand. Right handed, the Left hand is near the end of the handle, Left handed the Right hand is near the end of the handle. Cityboy??? Well, I was born there, but we moved when I was one. Yea, I had to work...
  5. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    Just to change it up. Always good to be coordinated both ways. Never know when you will hurt something and have to do things differently. When I got some tennis elbow in my right arm a few years ago I was starting all my saws lefty!
  6. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    After enduring some very frustrating business conversations (don't ask), I found a little time to split some wood with the Fiskars. Actually did a good bit of it left handed today, which I have not done in a long while. Some of the Shag Hickory was very stubborn today, so I mostly split the...
  7. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    Nice Tree and Great Helpers there James!
  8. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    No opinion on the other piles, but the second stack is Black Cherry.
  9. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    I have built several saws with the Cross P+C (including for my brother and my next door neighbor), all run real nice with a base gasket delete and a timing advance. But be sure to check the port bevels before you assemble it, especially the lower exhaust port (the side you can't see). A little...
  10. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    I agree with Joe, usually keep a 24 or 28" bar on my 660s unless I plan to cut real large wood, stump or mill. The 660 with 24" is a fantastic Noodler!
  11. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    Great idea if you want to learn saw porting. I printed my own timing wheel, and there are lots of "how to" videos. If you go this route I would get an OEM piston pin bearing, Meteor piston and an OEM Elastostart pull rope.
  12. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    Don't know any porters down under, you can likely do a muff mod yourself, and maybe even a timing advance. 661's run pretty good stock, so they don't need porting as badly as most 660s. I agree that a 36" light bar is great to have, but I would not want longer, they get very unwieldy.
  13. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    I was thinking that also!
  14. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    And for you Dog lovers out there, this is our Boy Linus working on a large Nylon bone:
  15. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    After giving the saws a little run time, I did a little work with the Fiskars
  16. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    After being stuck inside for a few weeks, and having a cold start to Spring, it was T shirt weather this afternoon, and I got a break in the action! I'm very impressed with my ported 462 twins, and glad I have a 24" bar on one, as I shortened my milling log to 16' and the large end was 22"...
  17. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    Happy Birthday fellow saw, car, gun lover!!!
  18. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    Black Walnut is a pretty dry hardwood, almost like Ash, and does not take a long time to dry. It also splits very easily if straight grained.
  19. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    Get them both!
  20. MustangMike

    Scrounging firewood

    A cube is like a yard, but it is based on a Meter Stick instead of a Yard Stick!!! So it is just a little larger. Hope that helps!
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