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Author Topic: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!  (Read 11895 times)

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Re: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2001, 01:42:53 PM »
Hey LW,  

I have a metal detector that I purchased for entertainment in the middle 1980's.  It is a Garrett master hunter 7 and cost me too much money for my budget then. I think it was 5 or 6 hundred dollars.

White is a good manufacturer and makes a line of detectors for about $150 to 250 dollars that the guys around here are using for metal in logs.

Expect a detector to find a 16d nail in 6 inches of wood.  You will find smaller stuff deeper and miss bigger stuff shallower but that is a pretty good average.  Actually the wood or dirt or whatever is invisible to the the detector for the most part.  When you are shopping for one, test it on a quarter and distance throught the air it detects will approximate the depth it will detect in most mediums.

I know it sounds like a lot of money but you will have the best time of your life with it.  I take mine to jobs and spend lunch and off hours looking around old house sites and fields where I work.  People have lived almost everywhere and it's amazing what you canfind.  

My favorite treasures are old axes, hammers, nails, bridle hardware, wagon parts and anystuff like that touched by someone 150 or 200 years ago.

You can find MONEY too.  Look on school grounds, parks or on the wayside when you are on a trip in a "foreign" state.

You need to get one....don't just consider tramp metal in logs when you do.

Oh, I have also found nails in the surface of logs only because my detector was pointing at them.  It never went off.  A fellow tried to tell me that the density of some wet wood is similar to metal and won't trip the detector.  (?) I don't know 'bout that.
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Re: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2001, 02:01:43 PM »
Some of the most damaging foreign objects simply cannot be detected with a metal detector. Ceramic, Glass and Stone, and believe me it all gets in there.

I still have one of the most unique objects hit that I know of that did not damage the saw. I was sawing along, and all of the sudden there was pieces of rubber band all over. I had hit a golf ball. Don't ask, I have no Idea.
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Re: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2001, 06:55:26 PM »
   Aah- but it does give one to think, doesn't it?? :D :D :D
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Re: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2001, 08:15:35 PM »
 :D :D
Dad was there. The folks moved down to sunnier climes beside a golf course and he's been toying with the idea of nailing golf balls to the crotches of a few trees just to see the golfers react to their shots.
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Re: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2001, 03:32:11 PM »
  I sawed some white cedar last weekend for a friend and in one of the butt logs, which happened to be the nicest one he had, were three 16 penny spikes.  The tree came from the middle of a 40 acre swamp, no houses for miles, no signs of fences or deer blinds, and the nails were overgrown by a couple inches.  Upon further inspection there were also nails a 1/4 of the way around the log.  Who knows how or why they were there but it screwed up sawing for a while and made a nice log into kindling.  A metal detector would have saved a lot of time but considering where the logs came from I may not have checked for hardware anyway.
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Re: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2001, 10:33:53 PM »
Hi Russ, yes the Husky 372XPG is really my favourite right now after being Walkerized. Walkers is doing a 357XPG for me now as we speak.
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Re: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2001, 07:13:03 AM »
Nice saw John but too tiny for the mill.

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Re: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2001, 06:41:57 AM »
Hi There, found this site again, lots of reading and posts to make. All bush workers should have a copy of  " Sometimes a Great Notion", starring Paul Newman, Lee Remick and Henry Fonda. Great Logging scenes of the Pacific North West and some serious accidents as this family of Gippo Loggers fights off unionization.
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Re: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2001, 06:50:31 AM »
Good day, John

Winter bringing you inside?
Welcome back to our Forum.  We've had a lot of friendly conversation since you've been gone.  You'll have to catch up on some of it.  Had some chainsaw questions you could have answered too.  Stick around and give us hand.
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Re: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2001, 12:47:35 PM »
John I had not thought of that movie in years. I hope the video place has it. I would have never remembered the name but I certainly remember the desk!
Thanks, and welcome back.
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Re: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2001, 07:08:50 PM »
funny you bring that up as the author of the book just recently died.  and yes merry pranksters i do like kerouak!
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Re: Alright Husky Lovers, Eat My Sawdust!
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2001, 07:34:30 PM »
Hi there, glad to be back. I have lots of reading and posting to catch up on. I lost the thread when I went to Windows XP.
I got that movie from an Ebay seller, after a fellow woodtick told me about it. There should be some on Ebay now. Another good one is "Out on a Limb". Please let us know if there are any other classic logging movies out there including documentaries.
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