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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Heffalump, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. heimannm

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    The best shot I have a Big Bad Bob while he was taking care of a leak in the roof.

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    T spent a good long while working on a memorial for a friend that had passed on, I would like to have seen this Polynesian candle burning brightly. I didn't get any photo of the finished project but he put the 4 sides back together to make it a whole log again, less the big square cant from the middle.

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    Mark
     
  2. John Lyngdal

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    I got the starter cord issue resolved on Bob's 1100G and it ran great. It cruised through one of the 48" logs just like it was designed to do.
    Can't wait for my 1130G to arrive, so we can have the two saws face-off on big wood in 2019.
     
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    Hey John!
     
  4. heimannm

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    Home again.

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    The truck was a bit full for the return trip.

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    I did manage to get it all unloaded and the pop up set up on the garage to let it dry out a bit.

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    I came up with most of 39 more saws than I left home with. Several of the Italian Macs had been employed by Oregon for testing chains for kick back. You can see where they modified the handles for their test rig.

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    It may be a while before I try to go through all of the new totes I filled.

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    Mrs. Heimann came home as I was finishing my inventory of the saws, she didn't look, ask, or even blink at the stuff spread out. I love my wife.

    Mark
     
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    That’s a neat find w/the testing saws.. I got a pile of 797’s from OREGON/OMARK INDUSTRIES Ive been speculating what they used them for, Imma check out the Mcculloch thread I didn’t get much history w/mine...
     
  6. Michigan Escapee

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    Nobody would give me directions to where it was. They must have thought I was some crazed maniac with a chainsaw or something. :D
     
  7. John Lyngdal

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    Hope you can make the gathering in 2019. This was my first year and it was a rip roaring good time.
    Bob's "secret" chainsaw hangout is really easy to find, especially if the old saws are running.
     
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    Looks like you fellas had a great time ! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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    You sure have a heck of a lot of yellow metal there !
    WesternSaw
     
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    I think the important thing is that people have some idea where it is in general, even if those throwing the event want to make it semi-private. So many minutes east of Eugene should be enough of a general description. By the time I'd found the location through indirect sources, punched it into google maps, then found out it'd be 7 hours drive, best case scenario, Mad Max style driving all the way, the event had already started.

    If it was only an hour south or Portland or so, maybe it might be a workable three day weekend. Where it is though, more like 5-6 days. That close to North California though, might as well go a full week-10 days and play tourist.
     
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    Only 7 hours? A few drove far more than that, the guy that picked me up had driven 6 and it was 6 more to the GTG.
     
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    I came from Canada,,,
     
  13. heimannm

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    1,927 miles according to Google maps, I didn't confirm by keeping track of my mileage.

    Can anyone explain what is going on here???

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    That is DD basking in the glow of the World's finest Chainsaws.
     
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    Guard duty.

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    I as still curious about those Husky wedges. Ron
     
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    Just in case this was missed.
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  18. Farley9n

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    Next time just PM me and I will glady give you the address and a cell phone number.......Hope to see you....Bob
     
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    I have to try and come next year meet some of the pros on here ! Wonder if anyone has felt that a B.C. PNW get together might happen. Sorry I live in a subdivision so would not be able to host an event .
     
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    Thanks for the share.. Been showing and explaining the pics to my wife.. She could care less.. But I know what goes on.. I'll be there with bells on next year.. Nothing says fun to me more than chainsaws and Miller..
     

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