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« on: April 10, 2021, 11:14:49 PM »
Hey fellas, I usually find my way to reading threads on here looking for how to do certain things, so I figured I would sign up and be able to ask questions and share photos.  

Currently homesteading on 80 odd acres in the ozarks.  Main project right now is a piece en piece building, starting with a goat shed, then a storage shed, then something larger if that goes well.  I have a lot of trees, some are even straight, but not many really large ones.  Property was selectively logged for those.  I figure the piece en piece will allow me to find enough usable timber in small lengths.  Another main reason is it will be much easier to haul short and somewhat lighter hewed pieces through my hilly woods, filled with boulders and lots of edge rock and creeks.  

I figure to need advice from time to time, but for now I just wanted to introduce myself.  

I have a few years to build several buildings, pathways, and some fun pieces like gazebos and pergolas.  I have alot of hand tools, and two tempermental chainsaws that haven't ended up in the creek yet, but may not last the week.  I've made some mortice and tenon joints of good size for small animal buildings, hewed beams and built doors, but still pretty new to forestry and carpentry.  I've cut down lots of trees in the past working on a farm, and clearing out blowdowns from grass fields in oregon, but these were usually oak and I'm trying to get the hang of tree identification.  

Thanks to all for all the good advice and tips I've already gotten on here.  I hope to have projects to share from time to time, probably some that turned out well and some that might be worth a chuckle or two.  

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2021, 03:08:57 AM »
 :)

Guess you know already to stop and sit a while.  The others will be along shortly to say hi and welcome you I'm sure. 

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2021, 06:13:38 AM »
Colin, welcome to the forestry forum of good comradery!
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 07:38:42 AM »
Warm welcome Colin52,

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2021, 07:57:57 AM »
Cool, looking to see how it turns out. We need to move some old log barn logs out of the new(er) barn at work and have thought about recycling them into a 3 sided piece en piece blacksmith shop.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2021, 09:16:49 AM »
Welcome from Texas, although I am an old Ozark boy myself.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2021, 09:58:34 PM »
Thanks everybody!
Is there a good way to tell if a chainsaw has been overheated?  Asking for a friend...

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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2021, 08:15:19 AM »
Welcome sir!  Look forward to your adventures and the build.  I can't help on the saw question. Good luck with the cranky or maybe 'un-cranky' saws.

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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2021, 08:04:38 PM »
Welcome sir!  Look forward to your adventures and the build.  I can't help on the saw question. Good luck with the cranky or maybe 'un-cranky' saws.
Thanks, I'm going to need it.  Its a husqvarna 365, and it just doesn't seem as powerful as I was expecting.  

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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2021, 08:50:46 PM »
Welcome to the FF. 
It would be great if you fill out your info , so when you post , it helps others answer your questions as they understand your equipment and location.
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2021, 10:48:45 PM »
What are you doing with the 365 that might make it not powerful enough? If youre using it to mill, then thats another life all its own! The size of the lumber for milling is limited.

What is the other saw? Im wondering if its somehow just a tune issue.

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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2021, 11:26:54 AM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Colin52!
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2021, 11:55:42 AM »
Greetings from Nova Scotia.

You can do a compression test on the saw and remove the muffler to check the piston for signs of over heating.

Lots of other things can effect the power output, dirty air filter, fuel filter, muffler screen, air leaks, carb adjust.....

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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2021, 10:05:22 PM »
Welcome aboard Colin.  I'm about 30 miles south of St Louis.
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2021, 05:50:47 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Best cure for a saw that doesn't seem powerful enough is buy a bigger one!😁
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