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 Post subject: Swedish banjo?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:46 pm 
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Hey Folks,

Here's a new one for you. If you've been following my recent adventures, then you might know what a 'Swedish banjo' is.

If so, let everyone else in on it, but if not, don't bother with Wikipedia, or Google, because you probably won't find it there.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:46 pm 
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I believe it was your father's saw, probably a bow saw.

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Is it the one man tree felling saw you still have hanging in your shop?
The one your grandpa used?


Tom, thanks for flying the flag over here too, I have dropped the ball, but will try to get going again..... You know what they say about good intentions


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The one you have was your grandfathers firewood-cutting saw. Keeps warm during the Winter along with your stove as I recall.


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I agree it was your Grandfathers saw. And cutting firewood warms you twice.


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Hey Eric,

I think that you are referring to this saw, which was Granddad's "misery whip". He was a bucker, not a feller, and you're correct that it was a one man saw, used with one handle. He swapped ends when it got dull in one direction.
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And the points go to...

Calebmil !!! :D (I'll give half to John Boy)

Not so soggy today, as the rain has stopped, for now. :roll:

Here is Granddad's 'Swedish banjo', his firewood saw.
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It's a Sandvik bow saw, and Granddad was able to pass on a spare blade as well. It still works, but I prefer my 'electric Swede'. :D

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