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GCJenks204

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Now that the prize selection in the other raffle is wrapping up we have another raffle that has been started to help out another member. We kicked this off over at the other site a few days ago as I wanted the prize pool to grow a bit before it coming over here as I won't have access to edit this first post and keep adding to it.

We are up to 42 prizes and 20 of them are saws, please have a read through the list and the donation link is at the bottom.

I will try and get more images moved over here so you can see all the items you could potentially win.


Now is the time to launch that raffle in support of our own Jon1212 and the entire Fudim Family. No, Jon is not suffering from a medical disaster (thankfully) but more like financial death by 1000 bites.

I am not sure when the story actually begins but it goes something like this. Jon was working for a company founded by his father and a partner. Jon had been successfully running their plant in Northern California when his dad and partner decided they needed a stronger sales force to continue to grow the business and convinced Jon to uproot his family and move to Utah. As far as I understand it was all going well until 4 years ago when Jon's dad died. Having lost my own father in 2009 I can understand what a blow this can be but in Jon's case doubly so as his dad was his mentor and employer. Shortly after losing his father Jon also lost his job as the partner decided to move the company in a different direction. Did he offer to move Jon and his family back to Cali? No, he just left them in Utah where they had set down some new roots but not enough to want to stay there forever.

Since that time Jon has searched tirelessly in his own field and any other to find career employment, both in the area he lives and across the nation. He hasn't been able to find anything full time and continues to work part time in as many as 3 different places as well as buying/ selling/ repairing *** on his own.

Despite never having his own steady pay cheque his generousity to members of the forum has never waned. I do believe there isn't a Mini Mac left in Utah that he hasn't sent to someone here... He's also been a regular starter of and contributor to the Seasonal Giving threads and has donated countless saws and bars to other causes.

For several of us in the community the last straw happened early in this New Year. The house they were renting was sold from under them and they were forced to move. Without better job prospects in another city what else could be done than move to another house in the same area. At least the kids could stay in the same schools...

So basically, Utah has been kicking Jon in the sack for years and we want to do something about it. Several of us in the community have banded together with the goal of providing the Fudim family with a kick start on the next part of their journey that is life. Please remember is isn't just our crusty grammar monitor that you are helping but the entire Fudim Clan.


Our intention is to get this raffle off with the largest prize pool to date. Seven saws, a port job and a race saw build are already on the list...

1. New 461 group donation ported by @Mastermind

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2. Partner P100 SuperDonated by @T.Roller

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3. Makita EA7900 Donated by @Gentleman

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4. Rebuilt MS660 Donated by @Adirondackstihl

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5. Shelf Queen Craftsman 2.0 Donated by @Stump Shot

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6. Husqvarna 254XP Donated by @Dub11 (with rebuild and 4S port job by @Stump Shot)

7. 044/046 CFB Hybrid donated by @GCJenks204

8. Port Job by Fat Fingered Saws LLC @huskihl

9. Slow Race Saw Build by @redfin ( Owner provides the parts for how they want it done. Just note, slow refers to how long it will take him to get it done, not how fast your saw will be).

10. 16" Doo9 bar donated by @Big1066ih (details/ pics to follow)

11. Custom Built Chainsaw Vice donated by @mycamaro_68

12. Hutztl 660 Clone Saw Kit with Cross MMWS Cylinder (to be asssembled) donated by @morewood

13. Raisman 20" K095 3/8's .050 Bar Donated by @Czed

14. Raisman 20" K095 3/8's .050 Bar Donated by @Czed

15. MMWS288XP from Down Under donated by @treesmith

16. Mint Poulan 3800 Donated by @ncfarmboy

17. Almost mint Solo 603 machine marks still on piston through ex. port. Gone through completely cleaned. Carb. kit fuel lines, filter, muffler cleaned repainted high temp baked, spikes repainted, w/ original Solo .404 x .063 20" bar most of lettering still on it. Also donated by @ncfarmboy

18. A very nice McCulloch Double Eagle 50 in good working order with nice bar and a new chain, user manual. Donated by @ajschainsaws

19. A @rattler ported Husqvarna 550 XP Donated by Chris Jackson at Trees Inc. and @Onan18

20. A M105a1/a2 1.5ton surplus military trailer. It will have side boards and bows, just no head board or top. It has a bed lining sprayed in that the Marines didn't even jack up. Donated by @morewood (pics and details starting at post 137)

21. @TermiteBuffet Labour -
A - A full woods port .

B -A case up rebuild of your saw ,you supply parts I do all labor ... to be clear I'll strip it all the way down to split cases , clean scrub saw ..and reassemble with whatever parts you so desire ...also a muffler mod , and squish setting ...

22. Brand new in the box 2258 Jonsered. Donated by @miller Mod Saws

23. Zama C1QDM14A Carb / Clutch Drum for a Makita / Dolmar 5105 Donated by @Dahmer

24. A brand new in the box Walbro HDA 198, perfect for a Tree Forty Six project. Donated by @Onan18

25. A brand new Stihl ES light 3003 20 inch 3/8 .050 bar I'll donate. Box has been opened but only to look at the bar. Donated by @Harzack223

26. While not 100% finished with this nice 032AV, with help of @glock37 on a couple things. Donated by @Stump Shot

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27. think I’m going to add a decent lil husky to the mix...details will follow dot dot dot Donated by @Frank bierce

28. Carhartt Oregon Logo Jacket, black - size XL (includes shipping in the US) Donated by @Philbert


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29. Honey Roasted Peanut: formerly known as Peanut - a small case 064 with new MS660 cylinder ported will have new piston of whichever type the builder repairing it selects, includes custom air filter base and v-stack. Donated by @Definitive Dave re-ported by @huskihl

30. Lipstick Betty, formerly known as Ugly Betty - a small case 064 with new MS660 ported cylinder and a meteor 288 piston, includes custom metal top cover badge and v-stack. Donated by @Definitive Dave re-ported by @Mastermind

31. Drill Doctor 750X drill bit sharpener. Folks can zoom in on the pics and see what it’ll do spec-wise. Donated by @USMC615

32. 94 rounds of various reload 450 marlin hollow point and hard nose. Donated by @T.Roller (pick up only)

33. 189 rounds of hollow point 44 mag. Donated by @T.Roller (pick up only)

34. 47 rounds of hard nose 357. Donated by @T.Roller (pick up only)

35. Pro Mac 700 to @Chainsaw Jim to be restored and ported as a donation for the Raffle. I am donating the saw and any money needed for parts, and Jim was kind enough to donate his time and labor. Saw and parts donated by @TreeLife labour donated by @Chainsaw Jim

36. A lightly used Stihl MS211. Donated by @USMC615

37. Vintage John Deere 80EV saw Donated by @Deets066 & @ri chevy

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38. A hand made handle with vintage axe. Crafted and Donated by @XP_Slinger

39. 2 x 20" GB Ti Bars A041 mount (one modified to fit K095) and 1 Stihl Picco chain to match.
Donated by @psuiewalsh

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40. Now Collector's Item Dolmar hat, donated by @psuiewalsh

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41. 20" Oregon .050 Hardnose Bar D009 Mount and box of .404/ .050 Chain. Donated by @psuiewalsh

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42. Old skool Poulan branded Windsor 36". Never been on a saw. It has a 3/8 tip on it now, I forgot to check gauge but I'm sure it's .063, I'll measure it tomorrow. Jon can tell you more about this than I can, since I got it from him. It's a D196/UXL mount I believe. I bought it for a 750 homelite. Donated by @DSS


Donations can be made through Go Fund Me, each $10 donation will get you 1 entry in the drawing. Draw Date will be May 27th (Tentative)

When making a donation PLEASE put your user name & primary forum in the comments section of the GFM page.

https://www.gofundme.com/chainsaws-and-lifelong-friendships
 
clemsonfor

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Holy chit !!! Terrible story but man what a prize list. I only pice a few items along the long list but didn't read a bad one on there! Hopefully we can raise some money for Jon and it will make some difference in his life.

So I need to go back to the post and read where to go to maybe kick in a few bucks.

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GCJenks204

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I will have to go back and read through them all but us a mil sup trailed an item?
YES!!!! Item 20

20. A M105a1/a2 1.5ton surplus military trailer. It will have side boards and bows, just no head board or top. It has a bed lining sprayed in that the Marines didn't even jack up. Donated by @morewood (pics and details starting at post 137)

More details are available on the listing on the other site, if you never visit there I will try and get it migrated over here.
 
clemsonfor

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YES!!!! Item 20

20. A M105a1/a2 1.5ton surplus military trailer. It will have side boards and bows, just no head board or top. It has a bed lining sprayed in that the Marines didn't even jack up. Donated by @morewood (pics and details starting at post 137)

More details are available on the listing on the other site, if you never visit there I will try and get it migrated over here.
I'm over there just haven't logged on in awhile. Will do it.

I see he is in NC I was thinking my luck I will win that thing and is out in California or something, no way to get it!. Wouldn't have been a big deal I would of told the owner to sell it and give Jon the money!
 
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