A few new toys

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A few new toys

Post by Pitchy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:57 pm

First off is a drag saw we built using a n1 HP motor, we sawed all our winter wood with it about ten cords.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-E7tg3_3Lo

Next is two 80 year old Bowman 234`s running double header, first time I`ve ever seen it done.
The Bowmans don`t have throttles so ya have to regulate the speed with the load behind them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2S2AxEQG2M
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Re: A few new toys

Post by Sarge756 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:12 pm

Enjoyed both the videos. What a great use for 2x4`s. Quiet and efficient with no screaming chainsaw whine and wood chips flying everywhere. Would have to be careful about watchin that saw work and the rythimic sound it makes as it would be easy to get lulled to sleep. Neat train. What fuel do you use?
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Re: A few new toys

Post by Pitchy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:18 am

Thanks Sarge, it`s kinda slow but as ya say beats carrying the chainsaw.
Still have to bring the trees in from the woods which is work.
We sawed quite a lot of wood with it here`s a picture.
The loco`s have a alcohol tank under the cap and six wicks available.

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Re: A few new toys

Post by Pitchy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:17 am

Always into the ways of old, here the wife and I are cutting down a popular tree the hard way and a vid of some of my
axes.
And a RR spike puller.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeVgjukGr74


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI6sDFZRSt8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fsxl-N4H9jY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRbN3yWwesg

This is how they called the loggers in for dinner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3rAVzSBocA
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Re: A few new toys

Post by 81police » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:27 am

Pitchy you need your own TV show. You're like a deep woods mad scientist.

Really enjoyed the axe collection video. I split my own firewood by hand but living in north TX we don't require much for a year, I only do half - 1/4 cord. Pecan rounds only. Split with a Fiskars X27 splitting axe and sometimes a Fiskars 8lb maul. The splitting axe I've found is much easier for most work, it's around 3-4lbs. When you used to hand split what did you prefer to use?
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Re: A few new toys

Post by Pitchy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:37 pm

Thanks Cam, back in the day when we split by hand we used one of those heavy splitting mauls but most my adult life I`ve had a gas powered splitter.
Yep axes are cool but lots of work along with using a misery saw. to old and out of shape now days.
Had fun with the drag saw though.
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Re: A few new toys

Post by ROBOPUMP » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:32 pm

Pitchy, not to say your model train display is not awesome, but I invite you to come go to church with me until Christmas. Any day is fine. I will put you up for the night and you will be impressed with what volunteers at a God loving church can do.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=se ... &FORM=VIRE

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Re: A few new toys

Post by ROBOPUMP » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:07 pm

Pitchy, to prove I am of the old culture. I do have a double bit Kelly Perfect. Probably will always have it since I don't need anything else. ROB

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Re: A few new toys

Post by Pitchy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:47 am

Very cool Rob, I have a couple Bachman G scale trains and I should set up a Christmas scene .
Thanks for sharing the video nice layout and the invitation.
Yep those Kelly perfects are nice, my favorite is the long felling axe the one I fell the tree with.
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