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Atkins 556

PostedCOLON July 28th, 2013, 6:05 pm
by sumnergeo
In Cascade Idaho, the D-9 Grocery has saws and axes and peavies hanging from the rafters. One of the saws is a beautiful Atkins 556.

Re: Atkins 556

PostedCOLON July 30th, 2013, 2:53 pm
by trailcrew
So out west you can just pick up a NOS saw at the corner store?

Re: Atkins 556

PostedCOLON July 30th, 2013, 4:36 pm
by sumnergeo
Don't I wish. Recall Boise-Cascade. They are still around and headquartered in Boise. They had their mill in Cascade on the banks of the North Fork of the Payette River but closed and dismantled it years ago. The woman who owns the store hung saws and other lumbering memorabilia that belonged to her father from the beams in the grocery store.

There may be nine saws in all and they look to be western bucking or felling saws with western handles and are more than six feet long. Without climbing onto the rack holding the potato chips I could only make out a logo on the Atkins

Re: Atkins 556

PostedCOLON July 30th, 2013, 5:18 pm
by BD Rec
That cracks me up. I live in McCall, 30 miles from Cascade, I have talked to the owner (now deceased) about those saws and no sale. But they did come from the woods in the area, used on the Ponderosas and Doug Firs.