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What is it ? (video falling tree added )
MrDuck wrote:
Dad fell all the birches here. Too much leaves they say


The seeds are horrible, millions and millions of them all day long! It's like a nightmare you can't escape from.  So I bought myself a chainsaw last year and cut two birches at the border of our garden.

Had to chop large parts of the roots with an axe, hard work especially because I didn't have such a nice axe Lenn has.
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Love the Video Lenn, and now a question about American timber;
Is the tree that you and Norma are felling/fell a type of Hickory?
I ask because I gather that it has tensile strength going by how it held on at the end of the cut and also because the bark looks similar to our Pecan Nut Tree (which is a type of Hickory).
Some photos for you to enjoy,
Our Pecan Nut Tree, a few years ago I took 40 feet off the top of it.

My collection of handsaws somewhat reduced these days as I migrated from one side of Australia to the other and could not bring everything.
The Crosscut saws were known as 'Prickly Tin' and were renown for use in a clandestine manner because the Forest Rangers could not hear them ;-]

My only surviving Spring Board; Queensland Maple because it is light and strong. That was the timber requisitioned by the Defence Force in WWII for use in Airframe Construction.
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Thanks buddy,  nice saws ya got there and I like the spring board, I see they didn`t use steel on the tip it must be strong wood.
The tree we cut is a popular a soft wood that is abundant around here, other than that we have oak, ash, maple birch and pine here.
In swampy areas there`s tamarack and cedar  
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pitchy wrote:
Thanks buddy,  nice saws ya got there and I like the spring board, I see they didn`t use steel on the tip it must be strong wood.
The tree we cut is a popular a soft wood that is abundant around here, other than that we have oak, ash, maple birch and pine here.
In swampy areas there`s tamarack and cedar  

Cheers Lenn, there is a steel shoe on the Spring Board; I'll take a better photo tomorrow in the sunlight,
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Cheers Lenn, there is a steel shoe on the Spring Board; I'll take a better photo tomorrow in the sunlight

Thanks, I still haven`t messed with mine its been to hot and buggy
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Better photos of metal Springboard Shoe


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Thanks for the pictures, that`s how I made mine too but added a sharp edge along the top.  
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pitchy wrote:
All my axes



Boy if you have an axe to grind      

Enjoyed watching the vids Lenn  
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Thanks Jon, I`m putting together some vintage railroad tools now like some spike hammers ect....
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The first tool is a splitting hammer, they would hammer across the rail making a mark then drop the rail on another rail and break it off.



Next is a log marking stamp we made, they would mark all the logs on the end so they could identify them.





This is a bunch of stuff we dug up on the RR grade.

What is it ? (video falling tree added )
Well nobody took notice to those tools, maybe this will light your board.  

A spike driving tool weighs 10 pounds.


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