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Andyshine77

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Really? It just took as gypo said it with "passion" I still see improvement in that cutter but it cut.

Yes it is lovely wood Monterey cypress sadly all for the fire but I don't have any milling gear so in the fire it goes. Learned how to drop the buggers from watching Billy more or less.

Billy's channel lead to this place (AS) and now in less than two years I have 15 or more saws all old Mac's a poulan 4000 and a few others. AS has sent my life in a completely different direction

Here's a we video to skip through it's very notty wood so kinda slow. Got a bit more on the old tube too.

Lol no not really, just lots of practice and learning like yourself. Round filing really isn't that har to get the hang of, square is quite a bit harder, and for work chain just not worth it. But boy is it nice to cut with a good square filed chain, so much smoother than round filed and fast.

I hear that the wooden Australia's is soft stuff.

Billy is a good guy, met him last year at Buckin'stock.
 
Jethro 2t sniffer

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Hahaha how come you guys get aus and nz muddled is it the flag? I like to get into square filing at some stage as you say not worth it for work but just to feel how it cuts.

Yeah our wood in NZ is a real mix up really the aussie bluegums are super hard if left to get big or die and kinda like elm to split but boy is it nice to burn.

That macro I've been cutting is nice to cut but so bloody limby the grains are in every direction and not fun splitting. 20190519_144702.jpg
I climbed up that with all 7-10 lol it's near 5 ft at the bottom. Cut it with the 7-10 too and a 24 inch bar
 
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Jethro 2t sniffer

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What in the ever loving **** is that thing? you growing mutant trees in your area?
Hahaha Monterey cypress or macrocarpa as there called here they are all over the place and look just like that. In the farming boom when NZ was still being settled they were planted everywhere in huge rows for shelter. Radiata pine as well and blugum the pines grow massive here and really nice on the fire the resin burns like petrol.

A radiata pine is ready for harvest in 25 30 years here

The macros if pruned grow nice but left alone they go like that lol.

That ugly thing is 6 feet at the bottom 20190616_135409.jpg 20190428_080019.jpg
 
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Hahaha Monterey cypress or macrocarpa as there called here they are all over the place and look just like that. In the farming boom when NZ was still being settled they were planted everywhere in huge rows for shelter. Radiata pine as well and blugum the pines grow massive here and really nice on the fire the resin burns like petrol.

A radiata pine is ready for harvest in 25 30 years here

The macros if pruned grow nice but left alone they go like that lol.

That ugly thing is 6 feet at the bottom View attachment 768203 View attachment 768204
Good ****ing God! cutting that thing would be like trying to trim an angry porcupine's quills. Full on Ma Bell...just waiting for a branch to reach and and fark someone. and the time it takes to trim it down to be safe....Think i will stick with my japanese elms and oaks...they are much more benign. though hard as a rock and loaded with chunks of lava here and there.
 
Jethro 2t sniffer

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Yeah it takes 2 or 3 days each tree and a day just cutting the big stuff. No tractor or anything haha free wood though. All done with vintage saws too.

Its sketchy as at times cut the wrong branch and at best you pinched a bar at worst well you guys know all too well what worst could mean
 
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I have been sharpening chains since I was 10 , daddy would cut and I kept the chains sharp . and the small wood loaded. It is not rocket science. Anyone can get a chain to cut if they put a little effort into it. If you cant sharpen a chain get a dam axe . The thing is you have folks with powersaws [ chainsaws] that really should not have a sharp knife. Those folks you cant help
 
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I have been sharpening chains since I was 10 , daddy would cut and I kept the chains sharp . and the small wood loaded. It is not rocket science. Anyone can get a chain to cut if they put a little effort into it. If you cant sharpen a chain get a dam axe . The thing is you have folks with powersaws [ chainsaws] that really should not have a sharp knife. Those folks you cant help
Truer words....
 
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I specialize in getting through to block heads, mostly because I have social skills.
Case in point: I saw a career hort wanker filing his chain and I noticed he didn’t progressively deal with the gullets so when I pointed that out he got all defensive and said, “don’t tell me how to file, I’ve been filing for 32 years!”
So not wanting to come across as a know it all I said that I’ve been filing for 39 years and I learned a few tricks from some saw racers in California and they really work.
Not trying to drop names but those guys are Dennis Cahoon, Art Martin, Tommy Fales, Mike Rupley and Ken Dunn.And mostly Walt Galer.
Look what I "googled" up!!!!

http://www.wesharpenit.com/
 
Ted Jenkins

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I have been sharpening chains since I was 10 , daddy would cut and I kept the chains sharp . and the small wood loaded. It is not rocket science. Anyone can get a chain to cut if they put a little effort into it. If you cant sharpen a chain get a dam axe . The thing is you have folks with powersaws [ chainsaws] that really should not have a sharp knife. Those folks you cant help
Several years ago a contractor friend of mine said your rakers need attention. This occurred after I had at least thirty years of experience. I had just gotten complacent. However I have seen complete idiots master sharpening techniques. So anybody can hand sharpen chains well, but it takes effort and some perseverance. Thanks
 
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