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 Post subject: Re: Life After Clear Cut
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:30 am 
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If not, I have like 10 of the boards laying in the basement lol. IDK what they go to but...I have them... BTW that's only two boards that are about 6FT x 12inW. That's a 3 foot ramp/step up. Come on by Terry. There's a good four foot step down on one part of the trail. You'll love it.


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 Post subject: Re: Life After Clear Cut
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:43 am 
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Here is a picture from last year. It was a foot lower this year. Something bad was bound to happen if it slipped when someone was going under it.

This is going to opposite the normal way. You can see that droop in the trail and the side. It landed / to the trail.

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and just for you Terry our 4 footish step down. It think it's more like 3.5 but it has a massive tree just to your right for a nice header if you mess up. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Life After Clear Cut
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:43 pm 
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that sucks. that turn would be a perfect candidate for a berm, too. so its either hump some more lumber or get a chainsaw back there? then you gotta not only move that monster, but move all the stone and lumber you just put in...

shitty choices.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:28 am 
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Shits fixed, Yo. New saw is awesome.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:56 am 
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Case anyone is looking for a new trail saw non-foldable.

18" Corona D handle saw.
http://www.amazon.com/Corona-RS-7500-Ha ... B00221Q3GA

I'll carry the folding one but it has broken teeth, bent to shit. It will be good for cutting back the trail or very small limbs. The new saw took about 20 minutes to cut that tree. The old saw even when new would have taken a couple hours. Well worth the 20$ if you can't use a chainsaw like myself. Though I've thought about getting a low key battery powered chainsaw but I like the upper body workout sawing provides. ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:16 am 
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That's a great-looking saw.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:51 pm 
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I imagine a little battery powered sawzall with a longish wrecking blade would work tremendously for clearing a few of those with only a small effort.

Battery powered chainsaws are dangerously underpowered for the most part.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:33 am 
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Finally got time to slab up some old growth redwood for a wooden berm that we have been working on for a while. i got a ripping chain for my saw and it cuts really smooth slabs.

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Nicely done Norton.

I can't help to cringe a bit about using nice redwood for a berm though. I'd kill for the wood you just used for a berm.
It would make some pretty nice furniture.


Magura :)

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Magura, that is furniture.


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 Post subject: Re: Life After Clear Cut
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:31 pm 
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We have the same feelings. We have access to a large parcel of private timberland and our little club has permission to build trails there. The land owner wants us to provide a presence in order to keep people and the dope growers out. These are logs were left on the ground 100 years ago, when the land was logged and they were left to rot. So we have access to the best trail building material around. We are allowed to have guest's, so if any of you kitties ever come out to the North Coast and want sample our little secret, let me know.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:48 am 
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You're hand cutting those slabs. Pretty good work. Have you considered a chainsaw mill?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:50 pm 
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I have a granberg mini-mill but the set up can take some time. We do hand splits for our post's and beams, but I free hand the slabs as it is faster for production.

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