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TKO Saw School – Intro Sawyer Workshop

April 4 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free

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

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Boots must cover your ankles. No tennis shoes allowed.)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • A long-sleeved shirt is a requirement
  • Long pants are required
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Questions?

Please contact Guy Hamblen at 973.800.8725 or guy.hamblen@trailkeepersoforegon.org

Directions:  Classroom and Field Site locations yet to be determined.  Standby….

Details

Date:
April 4
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tko-saw-school-intro-sawyer-workshop-registration-91527807135

Venue

TBD

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