Crosscut Saw Training - Brown Creek Campground

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Crosscut Saw Training - Brown Creek Campground

Crosscut Saw Orientation and Saw Practical for students registered for the Crosscut Sawyer Certification (at the end of March). The priority audience is the students who have little or no Crosscut Saw experience. Other sawyers interested in practicing are welcome to attend but saw use may be limited based on saw availability.

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  • Technical 1
  • Moderate

We will meet at Haggen Food and Drug located at 1313 Cooper Point Rd SW, Olympia at 7:30 a.m. We will meet in the large parking lot in front of the store on the lefthand side (when facing the storefront).  Look for cars with the back hatch opened over by the trees.

 We will be carpooling to our Saw Practice site in the Olympic National Forest a little over an hour's drive from Olympia.  Our site is the LaBar HorseCamp where a few danger trees have recently been fallen. Drivers are needed. The road is mostly paved with 1.5 miles of gravel, suitable for most vehicles.  

At the worksite we will review the required  Talegate Safety Checklist and our Crosscut Saw Logout Safety Checklist.   We'll break into teams and begin sawing.  

We will stop for a short lunch break and continue at the practice site until around 1:00 PM, clean and pack up the tools and return to Olympia at approximately 2:30.  

 

 

Regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

The branch will be able to provide Hard Hats, a dozen pairs of safety glasses, slip-resistant gloves, a few pairs of leather gloves.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

Bring  The Ten Essentials, lunch, water, snack and dress for the weather in your least expensive clothing as appropriate for upper body exercise and bending down in sawyer position.  There is minimal walking involved.   You will need to provide your own Long Sleeved Shirt and Long Pants and Cut Resistant or leather laced boots 

 

Along with the introductory saw practice, students would benefit from reading one or more of the following crosscut saw manuals:

 

Route/Place

Brown Creek Campground


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring  The Ten Essentials, lunch, water, snack and dress for the weather in your least expensive clothing as appropriate for upper body exercise and bending down in sawyer position.  There is minimal walking involved.   You will need to provide your own Long Sleeved Shirt and Long Pants and Cut Resistant or leather laced boots  

 

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