Chainsaw tinkering.

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Chainsaw tinkering.

Post by Magnus » Sep 14th, '17, 22:12

Last fall I had some classes in forrest school. It was Knowledge and martensite on chainsaw/clearing saw.
This year some of the students asked if we could do some more. More in deep on the saws and more hands on wrenching on them.
I let the idea run around in my head a bit and after a talk with school it was decided we do this.
One night a week, two hrs just fur fun and play. I do this for the kids without salary as I think they will have as much fun with it as I do.
In exchange they help me a bit in museum and its a win / win scenario of it.

We had a planning meet first time. Yesterday we started pull down saws and started the learning process.
Their eyes was tingling and it was great fun to see them attacking toolbox and saws.

I brought some cubic Partner saws, R11,s, HVa 55, 240/340 and 346.
The cubic Partner saws was grabbed first of all...
They got the covers of, cleaned them a bit, checked sparks etc.. Got out IPL's and wrote wishlists of what was missing on them.

Here is how it looked when they came in.
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This was super fun and I plan on making some updates in this thread as we go.
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Re: Chainsaw tinkering.

Post by totte » Sep 14th, '17, 23:46

Says something about saw technology that you can still use 40 - 50 years old saws for education. Not much has happened since then.

It's good to know they get some hands on learning, good work! :clap:
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Post by Haffyhunter » Sep 15th, '17, 02:13

That's a really generous effort you're giving these kids Magnus. It's something they will appreciate their entire life as it's a valuable skill to learn whether for their own equipment or if they take up the work as a career. A tip of the hat and kudos to you Magnus. :goodjob:

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Post by jack-rijn » Sep 15th, '17, 06:58

good job magnus
im sure you had fun
Always nice to here a old twostroke running

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Post by Magnus » Sep 15th, '17, 08:32

Its super fun.
They really enjoy it. If they have fun and learn something at the same time it must be well spent time for all involved.
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Post by pete » Sep 15th, '17, 08:41

Magnus I did this with special needs boys we used whipper snippers purely a strip and recycle project one lad had a screw stuck i said get a bigger screwdriver so he did I heard bang bang bang behind me yep he had grabbed a hammer. Boys will be boys and these guys had a ball stripping them down 13 in all cashed in the scrap and it paid for a big carton of Pepsi cola no sugar type they enjoyed that too. And yes Magnus its fun and feels good
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Post by tim toolman » Dec 5th, '17, 07:51

this is what is needed today get kids off computer games and learn too work with their hands. we in the usa are a nation that worked with their hands.but the problem is we are a throw away nation great job :thanks: :goodjob

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Post by Magnus » Dec 5th, '17, 09:19

I will write a bit more about this later.
Get some pics up of them and the saws.
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Post by chy_farm » Dec 5th, '17, 10:18

Did not see this thread, wonderful project!!
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Re: Chainsaw tinkering.

Post by alwayslearning » Dec 5th, '17, 14:11

Great Work Magnus!

You will not regret it. I took a couple saws in to school this year that students of mine fixed last year. One of the students took so much pride in his work that he could not stand the sight of sawdust on "his saw". He took out a rag right away and polished it up! You will never know how much a project like this changes a youngster. It is great to see the joy on their faces when a piece of scrap metal that they worked on fires up into a useful beautiful machine. I do not think I will ever get tired of that little pleasure myself.

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Post by Magnus » Dec 5th, '17, 15:34

One of the guy's got real exited when he got it going. He sat the saw down, jumped up and down and was very happy it ran.
We will run them in wood too now before Christmas so they see and get a feel of them in wood!
I get some pic's then for you.
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Re: Chainsaw tinkering.

Post by saw hoarder » Dec 6th, '17, 00:11

Great work you're doing, Magnus :goodjob: Always good to get kids interested in working on stuff. What ages are these kids?

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Re: Chainsaw tinkering.

Post by Modifiedmark » Dec 6th, '17, 03:17

Very cool thing your doing Magnus.

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Post by Magnus » Dec 6th, '17, 08:15

saw hoarder wrote:
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Great work you're doing, Magnus :goodjob: Always good to get kids interested in working on stuff. What ages are these kids?

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17-18 years old. Forrestry students.
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Post by Magnus » Dec 6th, '17, 08:18

Modifiedmark wrote:
Dec 6th, '17, 03:17
Very cool thing your doing Magnus.
Its very fun for all. A pleasure to do.
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