Congaree NP- Swamp Sawing

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Congaree NP- Swamp Sawing

Postby trailcrew » August 29th, 2014, 7:33 pm

My introduction to current bind and float bind. This was clearing canoe trails in Congaree National Park, South Carolina. Unfortunately, the underbucking under water picture didn't turn out very well, but you get the gist.

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Re: Congaree NP- Swamp Sawing

Postby Diabolo » August 30th, 2014, 6:46 am

Very impressive. Makes me think of Indiana Jones...Did you tune the saws with extra set ?

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Re: Congaree NP- Swamp Sawing

Postby trailcrew » September 1st, 2014, 8:14 am

The saws were not tuned with extra set and we had a lot of binding issues. Next time they will be.
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Re: Congaree NP- Swamp Sawing

Postby PATCsawyer » September 1st, 2014, 9:19 am

Looks kind of snaky. Did your swampers double as lookouts?
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Re: Congaree NP- Swamp Sawing

Postby trailcrew » September 1st, 2014, 11:22 am

Very snaky. Mostly just water snakes though. Everybody was pitching in to keep an eye out.
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Re: Congaree NP- Swamp Sawing

Postby soli » September 25th, 2014, 10:43 pm

Came across this 2005 article on swamp logouts, starting on page 38:

Re-opening the Florida National Scenic Trail and Juniper Run in Juniper Prairie Wilderness
by Susan Jenkins, USDA Forest Service, Nez Perce National Forest
Foreword by Michelle Mitchell, USDA Forest Service, National Forests in Florida

http://www.farmcredit-fl.com/landviews/ ... ring05.pdf
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Re: Congaree NP- Swamp Sawing

Postby soli » September 25th, 2014, 11:02 pm

On page 38, the top right historic photo shows a filer at work tuning a saw in the field, as it were.

What kind of saw vice is that? looks like the post is stabilized by the log underneath him, with a couple of wedges driven in to shim it tight?

and on what is he sitting? is it just a one-by plank resting on two logs? or is it part of the vice?

On the left side of the photo, in the background, under the saw, it looks like railroad ties with a piece of rail on top.
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Re: Congaree NP- Swamp Sawing

Postby Jim_Thode » September 26th, 2014, 7:19 am

Soli,
Here is a little more info on the photo:
Rufus M. Beebe files his saw after cutting down a cypress - Copeland, Florida. Beebe files teeth to diamond sharp points. These double handle saws are filed once each day after cutting down an average 25 daily. Photographed on February 25, 1948.
Better detail:
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From:
http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/68312

Probably not a good idea to file in the field unless for a single damaged tooth.
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