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I retired from the U.S. Forest service in 1997 after working 31 years on the Umpqua National Forest. I spent my Forest Service career working on road engineering. The last seven years I was Forest Trail Co-ordinator. After retirement, I organized a volunteer trail maintenance crew consisting of myself and eight other Forest Service retirees. The crew is known locally as the "Motley Crew." The crew spends every THURSDAY doing trail maintenance for the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. The crew averages 2000 hours of trail work each year. In 2000, the Motley Crew took a Forest Service contract to clear logs from 95 miles of trail. Seventy five miles of these trails were in designated wilderness where no power equipment was allowed. I owned a nice 5 foot Simonds Royal Chinook bucking saw at this time but had no idea how to sharpen it. I obtained a copy of the Forest Service Crosscut Saw Manual by Warren Miller. From this manual I learned by trial and error to sharpen the saw. The crew finished the contract on schedule and so began my love affair with crosscut saws. Although I sharpen saws, my true interest is finding old saws and making them usable. My goal is to provide saw users with what they need to accomplish the task at hand at a reasonable price. My son, Donney, has also become interested in the trade and is helping out. His interest is in metal working which really comes in handy when making parts and accessories that are hard to find. We hope you can find a tool or a service on this website that will help you out.

 
   
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