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Re: Axe Women are here
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2014, 10:38:28 AM »
Welcome to the forum!!  If you get as far West as Montana, be sure too look us up!!
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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2014, 05:32:45 PM »
Alissa...welcome. I recall seeing a few videos of you guys in action. Way, way cool. Which reminds me, during one of the demonstrations, you guys were using modified Peaveys with what looked like a turning claw on the backside. Is that to assist in controlling the log? I'm thinking that when you flip the peavey to use the claw, the hook would tend to get in the way. But then again, I'm not using one 10hrs a day 6 days a week either.  ;) :D
Again, glad to have you aboard!

here is a video of Alissa log rolling with the racing peavey.  Looks like she uses the hook as a handle.




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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2014, 05:44:24 PM »
Ladies,
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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2014, 08:33:38 PM »
Welcome Ladies.
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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2014, 05:39:59 AM »
Welcome to FF
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« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2014, 10:13:32 AM »
Whatever you do, have fun doing it!
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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2014, 09:28:45 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Ladies!

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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2014, 05:18:15 AM »
Thanks again for being so welcoming!
5quarter asked about our racing peaveys. These are special peaveys that Kevin and Tammy from LogRite made for us. We use them in competition for racing. Once we get the log rolling, we roll the peavey over, use the hook as a handle, and use the teeth to keep the log rolling.

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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2014, 06:38:51 PM »
Welcome aboard ladies,
look forward to reading more posts about your
adventures and competitions

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« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2014, 06:20:28 PM »
Alissa -- who files your crosscuts? I am curious as to how your racing saws are filed as compared to a trail saw. Would love to have a conversation with your filer.

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« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2014, 09:38:51 PM »
The ladies put on a nice demonstration at the pig roast .

I was rather curious about the piped Stihl 441 because I had never seen this model with a tuned pipe .The pipe itself I know how to build but how to modify this praticular design of engine to run on same I do not .

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« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2014, 06:10:25 PM »
Now that's what you call representing. Great jobs ladies.
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« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2014, 11:10:19 PM »
AT Sawyer asked who files our crosscut saws....
There are 2 men that my girls usually use. One is JP Mercier who lives in Quebec. And the other is Jim Taylor in California.
I, personally, have not had my saws worked on by either of them yet. But I know JP, he's a great guy. And several of my west coast girls really like Jim.

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« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2014, 11:22:14 PM »
Al_Smith asked about our modified chainsaws.
We are using Stihl 441 saws. The tune pipe on them was made by Bertrand's Hotsaws in British Columbia.
Since my saws are only used in the shows, and they need to be reliable every day, he suggested only installing the pipe and not doing any further modifications. I had an amazing Stihl guy in CT tune up the saws and put a different sprocket on them and a more aggressive chain to throw chips.
I would not use my saws to compete with because they are no where near as powerful as the hot saws you would see in The Stihl Series or in a big competition. But they are super fun, and they sound great!!!

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« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2014, 05:27:19 AM »
Thanks for the explaination .

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« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2014, 01:45:50 PM »
Thanks Alissa. I've heard of both men and their reputations a saw filers precede them.

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Re: Axe Women are here
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2014, 08:14:29 PM »
You don't file your own saws or ax :o How could you improve your performance If you don't know how they work?
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« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2014, 01:24:52 AM »
Yes, I agree, it would be a perfect world if we could all sharpen our equipment and tune up engines as well as the professionals in those fields. But as competitors we spend our time training on how to best use the equipment, and leave the technical stuff to those professionals. If my axe suffers a chip or a rolled edge, or my chain hits a rock, I can stone and file them back to usable quality. But when I am competing in a competition I will gladly ask a professional to take my equipment to a better level. Much like how a race car driver is usually not his teams head mechanic. :)

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« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2014, 06:42:33 AM »



 Thanks.  :D :D
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