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On Becoming A Woodswoman

A friend of mine owns this chain saw and since I am curious about tools, he said "why don't you take the chain off so I can sharpen it" so I did. What he didn't tell me was there would be a tons of sawdust packed in there in all the crevices.
Someday I may get up enough nerve to actually fell a small tree with it but I'm not at that point yet.
The picture is so I can get it back on correctly :-)

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Guest 05-Dec-2010 19:47
Had to smile as this is a regular chore at my place. Great story, Patti.
Laura Sebastianelli03-Dec-2010 02:54
Cool shot and great learning! Try a very light saw (ask another woman) when you try out a chain saw -- it will make all the difference in the world. And be sure to wear protective gear when you do too like helmut, ear and eye protection, chaps and steel toe boots.. Then go to it, girl. It is very empowering! I used to coordinate a program, called Women and the Woods, teaching Maine women how to manage their wood lots to meet their objectives (and there can be many form wildlife mgmnt to producing your own firewood). We often had workshops to teach women how to use a chainsaw. Check with your state's Cooperative Extension or with your Forestry Service. Great stuff!
Ed Preston29-Nov-2010 00:52
Always great to learn something new and be sure to learn all the safety lessons!
reflectionsofnature28-Nov-2010 22:01
Great idea! I can't count the number of times I took something apart and couldn't get it back together again. A photo sure would have helped!! :)
Paula Krugerud28-Nov-2010 20:00
Oh yea better way to become a woodswoman than to get into the thick of things...and once you figure your way through it??? Come on up! to Montana! We'll wait for you!! :)
Great shot Patti!
Cindi Smith28-Nov-2010 18:18
Go for it Patti! Nothing like a chainsaw in your hands....power but don't let the Texas Chainsaw Massacre hinder you in any way. LOL!!!!!
Walter Otto Koenig28-Nov-2010 17:36
Cool shot. Fascinating details on this.
Coleen Perilloux Landry28-Nov-2010 17:03
That is a wonderful idea. I'll have to tell that to my husband.
Jim Coffman28-Nov-2010 13:58
A smart idea yo have a picture to go by! I hope you know how dangerous these can be!
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