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Offline HolmenTree

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Re: HolmenTree Bikesaw Resurrection
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2016, 11:04:32 pm »
I'll talk to you guys in a couple of weeks. First thing tomorrow morning my family and I are flying out to soak up some sunshine with lots of heat.
Have a Happy New Year everyone!!
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Re: HolmenTree Bikesaw Resurrection
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2016, 05:44:00 am »
Wonderful craftsmanship Holmen, impressive. How did you cut these aluminum sheet below? with plasma air cutter?
 


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Offline HolmenTree

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Re: HolmenTree Bikesaw Resurrection
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2016, 08:25:57 am »
Chy, no plasma cutter :D
I just used a hand powered key hole saw. The cuts are pretty rough, but what is covered up you don't see anyway.
Everything was basically made by hand with very few power tools. I had a good machinist hired to build the "high tech" parts though. ;D
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Re: HolmenTree Bikesaw Resurrection
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2016, 09:16:32 am »
Another pic from 1988. Notice how I insulated my tune pipe for better performance in our cold weather.
Happy New Year everyone!!
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Re: HolmenTree Bikesaw Resurrection
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2016, 04:26:31 pm »
One more plane ride tomorrow morning and we're in the tropics.
I have to correct my last post regarding the newspaper article, it was 1991 not 1988 after I just did the math, as I was then 33 years old.
That was the year I retired from competing. I was in my prime but decided to actually organize, run and sponsor competitions for the next 25 years.
For a few summers I did chainsaw carving exhibitions for municipal events that sponsored me.
 Even organized, coached and travelled with a competitive timbersport team, comprised of a strong team of aboriginal king trappers.

Was a good gig. :)

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Re: HolmenTree Bikesaw Resurrection
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2016, 08:03:41 pm »
Can you still hear reasonably well today

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Re: HolmenTree Bikesaw Resurrection
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2016, 08:28:45 pm »
Can you still hear reasonably well today
Yep really good lately Pete. ;D
 I did some tree removal for an audiologist this fall . We traded some tree work for a new hearing aid for my left ear. I should have had one years ago . Real life changer.

Saws never hurt my hearing as I've always wore plugs or muffs since day one.
It was determined I lost hearing in my left ear when I was a kid on the farm before I got into logging and saws.
As a kid I shot alot of rounds from a 12 gauge and big rifles. Plus many hours on the field operating  no cab 2 cylinder John Deere D and AR tractors, looking over my right shoulder at the cultivator.
Dad bought a R diesel just before I left for the bush at 16. Awesome JD tractor 8)
 Yeah I guess we never thought of hearing protection back then.
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Re: HolmenTree Bikesaw Resurrection
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2017, 05:55:28 pm »
We enjoyed our first Mexican sunset of the year last night. Daily highs in the mid 80s F. 8)
Was thinking about the bikesaw and hesitant about running the drive sprocket off the rotor even with a bearing supporting it.
Tapered shaft, small key and smaller diameter then the drive side crank stub.

Both main bearings are 52mm in the crankcase so thinking about flipping crank around, build a new mounting plate for the CDI rotated 180 degrees from its original position.
Now I could have right hand drive with the original strong crank stub and retain the 11 T spur with hub and build the 13 pin rim with a keyed hub too.
I know the 2 trigger coils supposably work at different rpms so repositioned 180 degrees and timing on the stator plate adjusted....everything should work as original.
Any thoughts?

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Re: HolmenTree Bikesaw Resurrection
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2017, 08:00:38 pm »

We enjoyed our first Mexican sunset of the year last night. Daily highs in the mid 80s F.

Any thoughts?


Don't drink the water...or eat from a taco stand after midnight...haha

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Re: HolmenTree Bikesaw Resurrection
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2017, 11:36:16 pm »
A little tequila purifies anything :D
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