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TKO Saw School – Advanced Sawyer Workshop- Kiwanis Camp

February 24, 2020 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


TKO Saw School – This Advanced Sawyer Workshop is geared towards TKO existing  A & B sawyers to work on a complex “C” “jackstraw” of multiple-interconnected logs with severe binds.

Crew Leader: Guy H.

Hike Distance: up to 0.1 miles
Elevation change: up to 100ft.
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Work Difficulty: Easy
Work Description: Advanced Sawyer Logout Training Workshop

This is a “private” logout advanced training event for existing A & B TKO sawyers limited to 8 people but keep an eye on registrations as cancellations can happen and spots would then open up until 6PM the night before the event.

It is rare that sawyers can work on a complex, “C-class” set of logs with “multiple, interconnected logs” with “severe binds”.  The objective is to clear this roadway but also train on the proper and safe way for sawyers to achieve that objective.  For some sawyers, this will be a “refresher” course, but for others a big opportunity to gain some experience.

We will meet at the Mt Hood Kiwanis Camp (see ) at 8:30 am.  

Hiking Information:
Our work area is nearby the MHKC parking area.  Contact if you have questions.

What to expect:
You should expect to work over uneven terrain, perhaps with snow, and with many obstacles to climb over and/or remove. A mandatory detailed logout safety discussion will be held before work begins.

Potential cancellation:
The crew leader may decide to cancel the work party, based on weather conditions. We will not work in high winds or potential snow storm events. If the snow is too deep to safely saw, we will postpone this event. Volunteers are advised to check for e-mails the night before and morning of in case there are unanticipated work party cancellations.

What to bring – Bring your lunch, snacks and plenty of water.

What to wear:
 – Hiking boots (please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools througout the day. Tennis shoes are discouraged and open toed shoes will not be allowed)
 – Sturdy work gloves (more than one pair is a good idea, loaners will be available)
 – Long sleeved shirt required
 – Rain gear as appropriate for the weather

 – TKO will provide hard hats and safety glasses

Follow the google map directions:  Campsite: 83500 E. Kiwanis Camp Road, Government Camp, Oregon 97028


February 24, 2020
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Mt Hood Kiwanis Camp
83500 E. Kiwanis Camp Road, Government Camp, Oregon 97028
Government Camp, OR 97028 United States
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