But he still has his sights set on adding a Witte drag saw
to his collection.
The two part post-dinner drag saw
Pauline Fowler die alone in the snow after a bitch-slap from squintyfaced Sonia via a wee dunt on the noggin from old Lou Beale's family heirloom fruit bowl.
David Stewart was just looking for a project when he bought an antique drag saw
with a 4 hp Wade gasoline engine.
His 6 hp Canadian-built Fairbanks-Morse spent its life running a drag saw
. "These engines were hauled on skids to a site and set up," Bill told me.
A typical Vermont winter scene decades ago, sawing wood with a horse-powered drag saw
. "This is how it was done prior to the invention and adoption of the gasoline engine," writes sender Wayne Rowell, Wilmington, Vt.
As was the case with all products manufactured by Ottawa (Kan.) Engine Co., the Ottawa drag saw
was known for being both technologically innovative and versatile.
Way out west at Antique Power land in Brooks, Ore., plans are underway for a museum to house the group's drag saw
The lineup includes a buzz saw, drag saw
, grist mill, tank wagon and a 1/3-scale 1922 Case stationary baler he uses to produce tiny hay bales for seasonal decor.
This appears to be a very early or highly modified tree faller attachment for a very popular Kansas-produced log saw, according to George and Helen Myers, Blain, Pa., who note that it may have been produced for a tractor saw instead of a portable drag saw
. As indicated in a catalog illustration, hooks secured the framework to the tree.
Using a 150-year-old drag saw
, Ted Weaver cuts a wide swath at shows and fairs near his home in Lewiston, Idaho.
For the farmer, the early powered drag saw
option more than likely was horse-powered or, in rare cases, steam-powered, although both systems were cumbersome to set up, not very portable and expensive.
Charlie Coughenour's 83-year-old Witte drag saw
cranks on the third stroke every time, and it's all original right down to the battery box - except for the spark plug.