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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by heimannm, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Gugi47

    Gugi47 ArboristSite Hit Man

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    Great job there.
    Let the Forum know when is the opening day.
     
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  2. heimannm

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    When I sold some saws last year I used the funds to purchase an air compressor for my new shop. I had been keeping it in my garage and today the builders crew came to move it in to the building. Oh yeah, I have a few saws in my garage too.

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    I want to make the best use possible in my new shop so the compressor will be mounted high up in a corner of the shop to I can use the space under it for storage of fabricating materials.

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    They did get it up there but it was necessary to modify the wall just a bit to make it fit. The framing crew got a little carried away building the bump out for the area where the breaker panel was installed so now they will have to get creative closing the hole.

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    Eventually they will add a cable from the outside corner of the shelf to the ceiling and the 2x4 support will go away...and I will add a shelving unit below.

    The drywall contractor was busy chasing down cracks that appeared here and there.

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    Mark
     
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    rheima ArboristSite Operative

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    Mark --looking good and thanks for the update!!! Dad and I will be coming up to check out the museum and bringing photo albums and
    slides for Terri to sort out.---Ray
     
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    heimannm Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Let us know when you are planning to come. I will be gone 13-?? May, coming out of retirement in a manner of speaking.

    Mark
     
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    rheima ArboristSite Operative

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    I thought your last trip was your last!!!!--Explain---Ray
     
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    So what I hear you telling me is that I need to keep an eye out for training opportunities in Iowa so that I can make work pay for my travel?
     
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    heimannm Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Nate - all will be welcome including young hippie types from the PNW.

    Ray - there are still situations that require an experienced hand. This one is Washington state so at least it is still in the USA more or less.

    Mark
     
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    Young?!? Why I oughta
     
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    heimannm Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Young is all a matter of perspective. By the way, I will be spending a week or more in the Seattle area starting Monday, are you anywhere nearby?

    Building has come to a sort of stand still as the drywall contractor is still trying to resolve some issues with crack appearing in the joints.

    I am trying to continue to get things ready including saws so today's project was cleaning up this Homelite Super 2 that came from the Higby collection.

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    The curious feature of the Super 2 is the two throttle triggers. One up front for use as a top handle saw and one in the rear for more conventional two handed operation.

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    Mark
     
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    Yes Mark, I have one of those little Homies down here. Its my favorite " go cut this out of the way" saw. Its actually a "frankensaw" . case is an XL2. Recoil cover and engine are Super2. Love the weight and trigger bias for different cutting positions. I really would have thought this concept would have stayed, if not evolved, on more modern equipment, but the plastic cased Super2 I picked up recently only has one trigger. Its placed fairly well, but not optimal for either cutting position.
     
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    1224181602_HDR.jpg Here's my little guy! Right after I got it. Sucking bar oil from no duckbill valve and badly beaten. Dad's neighbor had it, and was intending on throwing it away.
     
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    I am less than an hour south on I-5 in Olympia!
     
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    I love that pic of all the macs on shelves. I think of them as the Oldsmobile of saws. Keep the pictures coming we love it!
     
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    Not Olsmobile, FORD! They are the FORD of chainsaw manufacturing. Many imitated. Mcculloch had a lot of innovative concepts that were copied by many others. A lot of designs were improved upon, that has led a lot of manufacturers to where they are today. They also imitated some of THEIR earlier competitors, like Titan, Mall, and several others. Much like Henry Ford. It may be the early bird that gets the worm, but its usually the SECOND mouse that gets the cheese.
    Mark , you have a collection that is completely unsurpassed by any other that I can find, and ive looked(a lot).
     
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    I say olds because they have been discontinued. I don't consider the current Macs to be anywhere close to the older ones.
     
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    Agreed. Borrowed name.
    Completely umderstand your POV.
     
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    As noted, I have been gone all week but my wife sent a photo of the west in of the building, the siding is almost complete.

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    I had some time available yesterday so I took a little side trip to see Wayne Sutton in Amboy, WA. I drove through Olympia on my way down and back but time was limited.

    If you don't know about Wayne, he has been in the chainsaw industry longer than many have been alive and has been heavily involved with Stihl at a number of levels. His chainsaw collection numbers in the thousands (I heard it was over 5,000 but I did not confirm that with him). Wayne is as nice a man as you will meet anywhere, any time and allowed me to kick around in his place for nearly 3 hours as we talked about saws and swapped a few stories. I am sure there are more interesting and unique saws in his place than I can recount, but I did see a few that I took notice of.

    Wayne outside his shop/museum.

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    Just to prove that I was really there.

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    The first thing I saw when I stepped in.

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    A lot of history contained in a relatively small building.

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    One of my favorite spots.

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    And a place where Wayne is most comfortable.

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    One more just to add to the flavor.

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    I was suffering from sensory overload, but what a wonderful day.

    Mark
     
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    Wow. What a cool place! That flying goose sign is awesome!
     
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    A few more saws and such. The Jonsered was the subject of a documentary in Chain Saw Age magazine on how to build a hot saw.

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    One of the few saws ever built in Switzerland.

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    The Wasp Eclipse was restored by Wayne himself.

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    His collection includes all makes and models and many in like new condition. This Homelite Stick Shift had very little run time on it.

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    The XL400 is a gear drive with a planetary gear set in the clutch cover, the MCS series Homelites are some of the coolest looking chainsaws ever.

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    The Russians don't like to bend over, so put the controls up high.

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    Here are a few collectables for you to drool over.

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    And the materials go beyond just the saws, you could spend a few days just looking at industry related gear.

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    Thanks again to Wayne for his hospitality.

    Mark
     
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    Do I see a john deere "SXL"?

    Thank you for posting the pictures.
     
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