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#51 LDW47

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Posted 24 July 2021 - 04:25 PM

Honest, 200 full cords (4x8x4 ft) over many years from felling the trees to sending them up the chimney. My kidly son helped. Now he comes over and takes out trees for me. We're country woods here; most neighbors cut and sell firewood. We also get it logged every couple of decades to sell off select hardwoods. It grows in as fast as it is harvested. A neighbor to the east nearby got killed ten years ago when a branch from 70 feet up came down on him. All the ambidexterity part requires is a lot of practice. Try throwing a baseball both ways, then a football, then a Frisby, darts, horseshoes, fireworks, etc. Anyone who has had an arm in a cast for weeks will attest. Closely related: Has anyone here tried the da Vinci mirror image hand writing? Some things are just begging to be tried!    Tom

 

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If one is in shape you can chainsaw / split a lot of wood in a day without resorting to switching over, just take a bit of a rest, have a drink of water, I just can't fathom why you or anyone would want to switch over cutting with a chain saw or felling / splitting with an axe, during a days cut, I know many woodsmen that lived their careers in the lumber camps that would never think of doing that but ..........  Anything is possible in this world   PS. When you switch hands do you switch the handle over or have a left hand chainsaw, an ambidextrous cutter / sawer is new to my experience but who am I  to .......  PPS. I think you are pulling our leg lol


 

#52 TOMDEY

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Posted 24 July 2021 - 05:43 PM

If one is in shape you can chainsaw / split a lot of wood in a day without resorting to switching over, just take a bit of a rest, have a drink of water, I just can't fathom why you or anyone would want to switch over cutting with a chain saw or felling / splitting with an axe, during a days cut, I know many woodsmen that lived their careers in the lumber camps that would never think of doing that but ..........  Anything is possible in this world   PS. When you switch hands do you switch the handle over or have a left hand chainsaw, an ambidextrous cutter / sawer is new to my experience but who am I  to .......  PPS. I think you are pulling our leg lol

It's the same "right handed" saws... most all Stihls. We have them with different bar lengths for obvious reasons. And always at least two so extract when one gets pinched or otherwise hung up. Using a right handed saw (most all are) with the left hand is in the chip flow, so not optimum in that sense. I only cut for two hours, then take a break. But I hardly cut anymore cept for fun or to clear around the house or out buildings. At 73, going on 74... screw that anymore. I should say I would cut for two hours back when I was younger. Now that would exhaust me for the rest of the day. It's inherently dangerous, but pacing yourself and not doing anything stupid is where the safety is at. Even a hydraulic log splitter can be dangerous!

 

Here's my son from back then. God, did we have trees to clear after that storm. Now he does all the cutting. He's a professional Fire Fighter, hazmat specialist.    Tom

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Posted 24 July 2021 - 06:07 PM

Folks, this thread has drifted completely off topic.  It's about astronomy, not wood cutting, etc. lock.gif


 


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