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'Canadien 270' chainsaw restoration.
« on: December 20, 2018, 03:01:16 AM »
1960s 'Canadien 270' chainsaw restoration.

(NOT by me, but a very capable Queenslander).

"...picked this chainsaw up locally and found it to be in terrible condition. It is a 1960's Canadien 270 chainsaw, 95cc. I took it on as a challenge project. Honestly, when I got it, it was a piece of junk. It was totally seized, parts missing and in very poor condition due to being left out in the weather and elements. Tough to find parts as pretty much nothing is made anymore..."

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Re: 'Canadien 270' chainsaw restoration.
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 12:04:56 PM »
Beautiful restoration, I have seen 270's but none that nice. Except for the piston and cylinder it came apart remarkably easily considering the amount of corrosion presumably due to exposure to salt air.
I cringed at some of his shop practices though. Using that wire wheel bare handed and no guard is a good way to lose parts and fingers. And bare hands in what appeared to be some potent solvents. YIKES!
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 03:42:44 PM »
Yep. Even here Queenslanders are considered a bit different and tough.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 04:06:32 PM »
Yep. Even here Queenslanders are considered a bit different and tough.
Few missing fingers is nothing , just don't forget the sunscreen  :D
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 04:20:10 PM »
Speaking of Canadien (beautiful Canadien saw BTW).
Here's some tough Canadians from my neck of the woods back in the 1920s-1930s.
It took a special breed of logger to work with frozen solid Saskatchewan timber. Especially when only using a crosscut and axe. :)


 

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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2018, 05:45:28 PM »
Here's 2 more from the early Saskatchewan, Canada lumber industry.
Handling frozen logs was actually an advantage because they easily slide onto a load like blocks of ice.
But cutting with a crosscut saw and axe was definitely tougher.


 

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2018, 05:56:42 AM »
nice looking saw and nice pictures

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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2018, 09:32:58 PM »
Very nice saw, and thanks for the old pictures.

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2018, 10:08:11 PM »
Speaking of Canadien (beautiful Canadien saw BTW).
Here's some tough Canadians from my neck of the woods back in the 1920s-1930s.
It took a special breed of logger to work with frozen solid Saskatchewan timber. Especially when only using a crosscut and axe. :)

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Similar , NY 1930s
https://www.pbs.org/video/specials-lumberjack-skypilot/[url=https://www.pbs.org/video/specials-lumberjack-skypilot/]lumberjack skypilot[/url]

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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2018, 12:59:53 PM »
MP, awesome thanks for posting that video. 
Yes similar to my area of Saskatchewan and Manitoba because my logging picture's roots did start in New York with the lumber baron brothers David N and Charles J Winton . They bought out Herman Finger (from Wisconsin)and formed The Pas Lumber Company in 1919.
Lots of history, worthy of its own thread here.


 
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2018, 03:21:48 PM »
OP, that is a beautiful restoration!

Not to hijack the thread....

Holmen, speaking of old days did you ever do any felling/bucking with 2 mans, and/or bucking with large bow saws?  

I did, but not for a living, and still have a few 2 men and large bows that take 42-48" blades, tough to find blades for the bows now.  My 2 men, a whippy feller and stout buckers,  are sharp and ready to work if ever needed. Like using an axe, there is a learning curve and skill involved in that sort woodwork. 

We also had a small circle saw that ran off a tractor belt for bucking cordwood. We all still have our fingers!  Grandpa/Ma didn't get electric until after WWII.........

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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2018, 04:15:58 PM »
I'm not that old :D I was on a Jonsereds 621 at 16 in 1974. Two man cut and skid .TJ 230, 240, Tree farmer C5, Clarke 664, 665, 666 skidders.

If the moderators want to move this half of this thread where I started posting old logging pics, please go right ahead.
Call Old Time Logging or something. Thanks.
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2018, 05:19:19 PM »
Grand Ma never saw power come to The Farm. Power came in 1986 along with people.  :(  Use to be a tar road years ago. Town did not bother patching the holes in the tar until they was 3 feet across. Kinda late than. So they tore the tar up. All dirt now. Town was talking about tarring the road a few years back. One guy had a fit,said that would bring more people on the road. ::)  I told him that power line brought in all these people. Was only 2 houses on this road for 30 years,now there is 7. Than he complains about people turning around in his driveway,dead end road. Whoopie. I am the first house on this road,I get all the traffic. Poor me,as I told him. ::)
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2018, 05:22:12 PM »
....Just to put in a bit of a word for my Kiwi bros....
There is a company in New Zealand (and at least one individual) who specialise in custom crosscut saws and axes.

Look up 'Tuatahi' racing axes and saws.

...You possibly already know about Jim Taylor? (custom crosscut saws - he is in the US I believe).
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2018, 05:56:23 PM »
....Just to put in a bit of a word for my Kiwi bros....
There is a company in New Zealand (and at least one individual) who specialise in custom crosscut saws and axes.

Look up 'Tuatahi' racing axes and saws.

...You possibly already know about Jim Taylor? (custom crosscut saws - he is in the US I believe).
Yes I know them axes well. I used a HyTest myself. 
Phil_Oz you may know Ron Hartill 7 time world champion he is a  Canadian - New Zealand dual citizen. 
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2018, 09:44:36 PM »
I've heard the name m8, but have never met him.

I know you guys in the US have state fairs and the like. We have local shows and field days - which is where I have seen Lucas Mills, eg, demonstrated. They all have their competitions - fence post splitting eg;



But the biggest, possibly one of the biggest ag shows in the world, is the Sydney Royal Easter Show (Brisbane has 'the Ekka' the agricultural exhibition).

They have pavilions for cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, cats, dogs, horse, you name it ag wise. However the arena you gents would most like is the woodchopping pavilion;


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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2018, 10:00:36 PM »
I supplied some parts that went into that restoration, he did a superb job.


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