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Mike Fox

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Steam and Saws 2021
« on: January 02, 2021, 07:22:38 PM »
Today was the first Steam and Saws for 2021. Due to the weather and the cancellation of Steam and Sleighs, we cut at Alna Center.

We took our time starting, but here is a few pictures of before.



Brian is clearing our fire area



And this is after. We had James and Dave helping in the morning, and were visited by Fred then  Steve & Annie P. with their little Johnny in the afternoon. They toasted marshmallows on the fire. And Dave came by for the final inspection, followed by Zack to check on our progress.













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Re: Steam and Saws 2021
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2021, 09:09:56 PM »
Fred & his Friday crew. The site sure is improved with all the surplus lumber and blocking removed.    Good job by todays brush crew.

Were you able to start a fire in Last Years brush pile. Or did you have to restack it?

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Re: Steam and Saws 2021
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 07:52:25 AM »
Fridays crew burnt that pile. And yes, Freds crew did an excellent job cleaning up. We were able to park in the Pavilion to stay somewhat dry.
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Re: Steam and Saws 2021
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2021, 11:08:14 AM »
I'm getting to much credit! Stewart had the pile burning before the rest of us got there. Also was good having the pick-up truck running again. Still has a load of wood on it to be unloaded in better weather. 

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Re: Steam and Saws 2021
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2021, 11:25:46 AM »
Good job!

With regard to Mike's photo of all the vehicles parked in the Pavilion,  ;D perhaps we should consider installing bollards to protect the roof support posts?  :P

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 8) OK, I'm kidding ... ::)
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Re: Steam and Saws 2021
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2021, 11:32:01 AM »
May I suggest that the pavilion would be a good place to park motor vehicles and so forth that are not needed at Sheepscot during the winter. It would keep the snow off, at least. It would also free up space in the garage for maintenance on other vehicles.

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Re: Steam and Saws 2021
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2021, 02:04:13 PM »
Not sure we would want to park equipment in there over the winter. Most of it leaks a little something, and would leave a spot on the ground. I know the next suggestion would be drip pans. And if we had to get it out to do Easter in the spring (inclimate weather) we would have to move it all. It would be better to have a dedicated spot elsewhere.

As for the Bollards, we would have to find a 1918 version that would blend better.
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Re: Steam and Saws 2021
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2021, 03:11:37 PM »
If it was anything like the Anthracite RR's, a 1918 bollard would have been a whooped piece of rail driven into the ground.
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