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Re: Stumped?
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2003, 11:17:11 AM »
Although the first half of this thread is a year old it still is indicitive of changes occuring throughout the logging world.

Unfortunately, not necessarily to the better.

Falling and bucking methods which were refined by many good men here in the Northwest.  Have failed to be taught to the mostly latin/american crews now beating the brush.

Kevin's posts on felling techniques would have found him without a job back in the 70's here in Oregon.  Directional falling starts with the horizontal face cut.   The under cut was on the stump opposed to on the log as Kevin has pictured. (Leave the wood on the log).

However,  Kevin's techniques are sound in the safe operation of felling.  So please for those of you learning, keep in mind there are two schools of skilled techniques of  felling. They have been developed first in logging and in the past few years arborists have begun to focus on .

I guess Kevin thought that the sighting bars were for aiming at the ground.........where he hopes the tree will go! :D

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Re: Stumped?
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2003, 12:55:41 PM »
We had fun with this one!
I use three notches, the open face,conventional and humbolt when saving the butt log.
There's no need to gun the tree in some cases, the secret is getting the corners of the notch where you need them.
Even when you gun the tree with your saw it isn't exact enough for me.
Gunning sticks are much more accurate when putting the corners of the notch where they need to be.
Once the corners are marked the saws sighting line doesn't mean much.
This is a humbolt on a saw log ...

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