What a freakin' drag

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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    saw that is! ;) After seeing all the cool shots jcdeboever posted of antique equipment lately, I thought I'd put up this video of my club's recent test of a newly [almost] restored Vaughn dragsaw. For the woodworkers in the crowd, that's black walnut that's going under the knife!




     
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    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think it would work better if the log wasn't wiggling.
     
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    Ahh.. men doing manly things with a device that can cause you to lose an appendage. Life just doesn't get any better than that. :)
     
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    A LOT better, but that was all that was handy at the moment. When we do the demos at the fair we'll have a couple of 24-30" diameter cedar logs about 10' long.
     
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    That is totally, flippin awesome! I seen one before on a wood frame. I want to say it was run off steam but I can not recall or if that is even feasible. I love that sound of that 2 Stroke. My grandpa had a monkey wards model that sounded like and looked like that and he put it on a home made steel frame. He would go around after a storm and pick up all the fallen trees and use the crap out of that thing for his wood burning furnace.
     
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    There are steam-powered ones, but they're rare, as the requirement to have a boiler co-located tended to negate the usefulness of [what was then] a small, light, and very portable saw. It's actually surprisingly efficient; had the log we're cutting been stable and solid, even with that blad which wasn't as sharp as it could be, it would have cut a 20" round in less than 90 seconds.
     
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    Going to tractor show tomorrow, will be looking for one. Indoors, gonna be challenging. Have no idea on light. Bringing my K1000 28mm, 50mm and Coolpix P7100 + flash for each.

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    I need to show this to the wife. The 4' bar on my saw (with the rakers cut off) looks a lot safer now:allteeth:
     
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    Holy Mother of All That is Unsafe ! Gotta say, that crew and that piece of equipment made me cringe.

    Do you suppose the sparks that were coming off 3/4 of the way through the cut were from some long-ago fence staples, now found buried inside what was one a 10-inch-diameter tree? Or maybe from a nail used to tack up an old sign back in 1926, when the tree was little more than a scrawny 8-incher?
     
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    What the Hades d'ya need a 4' bar for in Ontario?????? There's nothin' but pecker-poles in the whole damn province!
     
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    Mehhh.... we prefer to call it fun! ;) The sparks are actually from the open-port exhaust; the needle valve in the mixer is a bit worn, so the mixture control is a tad unreliable until I get around to machiningg a new one.
     

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