my real obsession
Posted July 07, 2011 - 04:09 PM
what i really like is chainsaws:bounce: oh yes. i get giddy when the subject of anything chainsaw related comes up. been working on them since i was 11. got a 'real' job working at an awsome shop in edmonton way back in '88 when i was 13 (timberland supply co.) they were (still are ) the best shop in town et al. keith (can't remember his last name now gawd luv im, he's also dead now for 15 years) took me under his wing and showed me the ropes and the day to day workings of a well run buisiness. but i digress....:blush2:
i love chainsaws. don't know the actual reason for it but....
heres a couple of mine i have lying around:
this is a poulan 3400. highly modified for stock appearing class:smile1: this saw will make you crap yourself:blush2:
Posted July 07, 2011 - 04:20 PM
i do alot of saws for the locals. either slight mods or some what wild for regular wood cutting. i won't go back to running a stock saw after running a screamer. mostly i do regular repiars and fixes. i like running them but i'd rather be working on them:wave:
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Posted July 07, 2011 - 04:46 PM
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Posted July 07, 2011 - 05:23 PM
people are always suprised at how well those old poulan 3400-3700 saw take to porting. even the seasoned builders seem to give the nod to them.
of course, good old harry homeowner gives me all kinds of dirty looks after i do 2 cuts to his 1:blush2:. him thinking he's got me beat 'cause his saw is a husky/jonnyred/stihl/dolmar or whatever and brand new:laughingteeth: and faster sounding.
i like the feeling i get from that look.:smile1: sort of rewarding:madhop:
Posted July 07, 2011 - 05:24 PM
We used to tear into Dads Pioneers once in a while.
Posted July 07, 2011 - 05:27 PM
still lovem though:love: some of them p series saws just had a sound to them that was damn near intoxicating.
Posted July 07, 2011 - 06:17 PM
My other Hobby Besides collecting Bolens is collecting chainsaws.
I only have about 8 that are completely together so I guess you can call it a very small collection LOL.
My main interest is the McCulloch saws.
Posted July 07, 2011 - 06:54 PM
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Posted July 19, 2011 - 07:53 PM
Once upon a time I had a late 40's model 7 Mall that my uncle bought new. I suppose I should have kept it, but 73 lbs is too much to lug around. Wish I would have taken some pictures.
I recently sold this David Bradley to a guy at work. The original owner used to wax it! (it was a freebie from that same uncle)
My freebie "work" saw - a Husqvarna 257 from around 1991, I believe.
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