Crew Leaders: Vito P. Pat K.
Hike Distance: < 1/4 mile
Elevation Gain: 0′
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Work Difficulty: Easy
Work Description: 3 hrs classroom (AM); 3 hrs field intstruction
Key words: Crosscut saw introductory course
Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon to learn about using a crosscut saws and axes to help certified sawyers clear our trails. Even if you don’t have experience using a crosscut saw, learning to be a safety-minded saw team member is a valuable place to begin. This one day class is a 3 hr morning classroom session and a 3 hr afternoon in the field where we will cut logs using crosscut saws, Corona saws, and basic axe safety. This is an introductory course that allows you to explore the fascinating sawyer world, reminiscent of a bygone era. If you are already a trail volunteer, this training will provide an added dimension to your trail volunteer participation.
By the end of the day, we hope you will be interested to join our upcoming TKO Saw Training and Certification weekend, your path to becoming an apprentice USFS-certified sawyer!
If you’re interested in reading a little of the history surrounding the use of crosscut saws, you might find “Saws that Sing” a fascinating read.
This is a snapshot into the world of crosscut sawing, offered by TKO, and is NOT a USFS-sanctioned sawyer certifying course.
Note: Please bring good gloves and safety glasses, if you have them. Also, the trail can get very muddy, even on dry days, so please be prepared; bring clothes you can get dirty, and something to change into afterwards. . Previous participants have mentioned being colder than expected, and since our vehicles will be very close to the work site it’s a great idea to bring extra clothes, heavier gloves, a hat that’ll fit under your hard hat, and anything else you’d normally wear when cold weather is expected. You can always leave excess layers in the car.
Potential cancellation: We will not work in the field if the weather is not safe for our team. P
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Please contact Guy Hamblen at 973.800.8725 or email@example.com
Directions: Classroom and Field Site locations yet to be determined. Standby….