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    They do! I have been meaning to place that order for quite awhile!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnham View Post
    Jed, you do have a pair of real dogs, right? Not some lame rinky dink little inside set only?

    Yep, those of us who have little rinky dink dogs make horrible slanted stumps

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    I'm just kidding.
    That one was made by a firewood cutter and my " real pair of dogs" are both twice the size of Burnham's Jasper

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    That stump is a thing of beauty, though.
    Ain't it?

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    Looks like that faller has a bad back...no bending over for him .

    We also can tell that he doesn't have wrap handles .
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    The best way to level your cuts for me, is visually. Ignore the topography, especially when sloping horizons are present. Just concentrate on the bar & that alone. If it looks level when you present it to the tree, it usually is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnham View Post
    Looks like that faller has a bad back...no bending over for him .

    We also can tell that he doesn't have wrap handles .
    And they did not fall the tree from the same side as they faced it up. I hate small dawgs I think they are worthless.

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    Jed, Just check some of the stumps of the tree's you've felled previous and look carefully at both face and felling cuts. I know its sounds really stupid but ive had trainee's cursing that they can't get a level felling cut when its the face cut that is too blame for not being level to start with and the felling cut pretty good. You and Burnham discussed stump shot and with the small amount you are cutting at any deviation off perfectly level will result in you cutting low on your off side, and who can cut "perfectly" level all the time (wait for the response's) When you do your felling cut do you just look at your face cut and felling direction or do you look around the tree as you progress the cut as when you lean around the tree to check hinges/progression its very easy to drop a shoulder or physically lean adjust the levelness of the saw. Agree with Burnham about the position of your hands/balance so adjust by small amounts it can make big differences.
    You could try (very subjective to some this!) bore cutting in the side (not all the way through) as, if you are setting your face cut level you can reference the bar to this set your hinge and then cut straight out the back, Then put your saw in as your normally would and then relax the hands and cut towards your already set near hinge whilst looking at your lay to align the offside without pivoting the saw too much to see whether it the pivoting movement thats causing the run off of the saw.. Not advocating that this is the way to cut all tree's just seeing if it would help "sighting" of the bar or saw position to help maintain your levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stig View Post
    Yep, those of us who have little rinky dink dogs make horrible slanted stumps

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    I'm just kidding.
    That one was made by a firewood cutter and my " real pair of dogs" are both twice the size of Burnham's Jasper
    That's one of them those left handed twister widget duchee cuts aint it?


    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CurSedVoyce View Post
    That's one of them those left handed twister widget duchee cuts aint it?


    No it is a variation on the snap cut for a whole tree.

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    I remember someone here saying they had a small level that they put on their bar when they started their cuts...haven't tried it but it might help learn what level really is...seems like it would need to be a round level like this...magnetic would be ideal:
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