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UPCOMING Annual Pacific Northwest GTG June 2018

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  1. Chainsaw Jim

    Chainsaw Jim #fartedinthebandwagon

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    Here is last year's post from Bob @farley9n, which I copied and pasted for this thread. I edited the dates accordingly.

    "The mostly annual Pacific Northwest GTG will be taking place between the 8th to the 11th of June. There will be a couple of work crews a bit before. The location is just East of Springfield, Oregon about 13 miles from inter State 5. We are right on the Mckenzie River and have room for all types of camping. Lots of wood all sizes, all saws are welcome. We have a throwing axe target, climbing trees, cooking area, fire pit (sometimes called the B/S place), and an outdoor shower with hot and cold water. We have a GREAT bunch of regulars and each year we have added some TERRIFIC newcomers! You can watch this spot for more information as the time gets closer, check other saw sites for our postings, and/or go to our Facebook page. (Pacific Northwest GTG) There you can see pictures of past GTGs. Before closing I would like to point out to those of us who like the Hot Saws this GTG has plenty and is also the home of the current PNW Wild Thing Champ!!!".


    I want to add that there will be cant races and hopefully a 24" log race for the big saws. The availability of the right size log is what will determine that.
    Cant race classes are 3 cube on up, but it really depends on the turnout. All versions of race saws and hotsaws are welcome and encouraged.
    I believe Bob may have mentioned he could move the date to the following weekend if there are too many conflicting schedules.
     
  2. Heffalump

    Heffalump Super OPE Member

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    MRS. HEFFALUMP AND I WILL BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Also, unconfirmed rumors that there will once again be a Pre-GTG "Prep Rally" at our place a week or two prior to Bob's shindig.

    :D
     
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    heimannm Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I will put it on my calendar. Mrs. Heimann is doubtful about coming along but son Jeff might be able to join me, his birthday is 10 June so have your lashes ready.

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    Mark
     
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    Heffalump Super OPE Member

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    Hey Mark! This belongs to a neighbor, but I’m gonna see if I can bring it.

    Ever seen one?

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  5. T.Roller

    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    I'm going to try my hardest to make this one. It's only about 37 hour drive lol. I've always wanted to visit the PNW
     
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    Chainsaw Jim #fartedinthebandwagon

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    A school bus needs converted into a GTG mobile. I've seen some older ones that were a pretty decent match for McCulloch yellow.
     
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    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    That would be awesome
     
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  8. Definitive Dave

    Definitive Dave Race Obsessed

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    I am sticking this on the calendar tentatively, might be able to make a week of it and visit the Rupleys and maybe meet some other guys who are just faceless names right now.
    Flying has got to be cheaper than driving that far :)
     
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    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    I'll be driving up, and taking 2 weeks off work so I can enjoy it a bit more
     
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    heimannm Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Heff - I have seen one like that, personally delivered by JoeyMT33. I have used it to jump my old Ranger and my Roper garden tractor. They have a 12/24V switch on the alternator; my understanding is the Lear Jet outfit had 24V systems on their planes and some of the smaller airports could not provide the 24V needed so they came up with this package. I am 99% sure it was a 10-10 power head originally. I thought it was supposed to be a 7-10 but I saw some literature somewhere that referenced a model number that went back to a 10-10.

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    Now to raise the bar, have you seen one like this?

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    PM700 power head used on a portable bomb hoist. The photo below came from McBob.

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    I am pretty sure the quick coupler on the fuel tank was so they could refuel without opening the cap, maybe without stopping the engine.

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  11. Heffalump

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    That’s awesome!!!
     
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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    It'd be so cool to attend this! Furthest north we got on the left side was Muir Woods. Unforgettable. Y'all have some amazing views.
     
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    I’m gonna do my best to make it this year. Only a few hours away!!
     
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    jacob j. Jon1212 Approved!

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    You can run my two-piece head saws if you make it. I have extra trenching chains.
     
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    There should be plenty of time to order in a bag so we can make Dave feel right at home. :D

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    I’ve got some work to do, to get a couple big saws in good order to bring!!
     
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    In addition to the official PNW-GTG in "Farleyville," Mrs. Heffalump and I will, once again, be hosting a MiniGTG Prep Rally at our place the weekend prior.

    Currently set for Saturday, June 2nd, 2018. We can shift to Sunday the 3rd if it works better for folks from further away.... (cough @heimannm cough)
     
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    Chainsaw Jim #fartedinthebandwagon

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    I visited Bob yesterday and got a peek at one of the best big saw race logs I've ever seen. 22" of straight grain without a single knot in sight. The bark will be coming off.

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    Dayum!!
     
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    Definitive Dave Race Obsessed

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    Species?
     
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