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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    1 Minute Ago
    <blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/n6PIiYz"><a href="//imgur.com/n6PIiYz">Wow that&#39;s a cool dog, look at him go!</a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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  • cory's Avatar
    15 Minutes Ago
    cory replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    :lol:
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  • Dave Shepard's Avatar
    26 Minutes Ago
    I'm glad you ended that sentence with cutters after Skwerl's post.:/:
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    27 Minutes Ago
    Robert...I remembered it as rotating more....not as much as I thought now that I drug out the video. I remembered the limbs as back over the trailer, 180 to the face cut...most were off to 90 degrees of the face cut. So, we were wanting the hinge to hold long enough to rotate the whole top into the direction of the face cut...fanciful, erroneous thinking. Maybe an oak would have held better...better holding hinge wood. But that pine just popped. My bad call. I should have either climbed higher or to reduce the side load on that top. Go higher, cut smaller...takes more time but not as long as it took us to figure out how to get that top down without skewering the roof. And lots safer.
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  • Jonny's Avatar
    38 Minutes Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    Can you get some close up pics of the cutters?
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  • cory's Avatar
    45 Minutes Ago
    cory replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    Some good thoughts by Jocko re dealing with cancer. Start at 2/06.40 <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/__6WUZBofxA" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    55 Minutes Ago
    Classy. :drink:
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    57 Minutes Ago
    Oh, makes sense... Engineered for it. What's it called?
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    I'll also offer one more small tidbit told to me by an old timer 30+ years ago- When you stroke the chain tooth with the file, use long straight strokes. Like you're beating off, consistency gets the job done. You don't play it like a fiddle. I've seen some guys file and it's amazing the saw can even cut when they are done. Hands and file flailing all around like he's conducting an orchestra or something. Focus on consistent repetition in the exact same plane on each and every tooth.
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  • cory's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    dedicated.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Is that a dedicated machine on the truck, or an attachment like other grapple saws. The future looks worse and worse for lower skilled workers. That's streamlined, right to the chipper or grapple truck.
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  • treesmith's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    By the way, in response to your "want to come in above "a guy with a pickup and chainsaw"", I wish I had all the money in one big sack that I made in the simpler days. Like I said, I'd drive 170 miles to flop those trees for $1000 in a heartbeat. And I'd come in my pickup, with my chainsaw. I'd likely bring three, along with three throw lines, a few ropes, and a block or two. I did a couple of jobs years ago out of the trunk of a Saturn sedan. The cash in hand afterward was all the balm my pride might have needed for working out of the trunk of a car....
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Before he does it, imo
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  • cory's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    cory replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    Omg, that reminds me of one of the ops we sometimes use. The good news is he is highly skilled and effective, the bad news is he has a stupid-ass sense of humor and sometimes does that hover thing or gives the line a little jerk to try to get a reaction. It hasn't been enough to discuss beating his ass but its just something you expect when he's the op. Geez just typing this makes me more realize how moronic this is. Next time he does it we'll have to chat.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    I showed my ground-man the 4x's zoom. He was astonished. I can spot a not sharp chain from far away. I think in part because I had really good eyesight and bright Nevada sun to learn by. From the blurry picture, I'd guess every front-working corner is bent down. Round-top, aka chipper chain, aka micro-chisel is way more forgiving. Side plate pictures? 13/64" or 3/16" round file? Raker/ depth gauge offset spec? Make sure you are using sharp files!
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    MasterBlaster replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    I'll take hot showers, then moisturize!
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  • cory's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    cory replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    I don't f'g believe it, my wife who shares non of my harebrained ideas, took one this morning.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    From what I can see of the chain, that's about what mine looks like when I've hit dirt or something and stop to sharpen it. Looks like you need about 3-4 more good strokes on each tooth.
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  • cory's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    I guess a $800k
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    I remember back in the day having one or two rather inattentive crane operators but none that consistently put me in danger multiple times. I think my worst one I screamed at the crane operator that I was going to come out of the tree and discuss things personally if he didn't hang up his cell phone and pay attention to the job at hand. But he straightened up after that, and we only had a few picks left anyway. If I knew then what I know now I'd be a lot more willing to come out of the tree and pack up my gear rather than work with idiots putting my life in danger.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    I know enough to tighten the chain so it sings. Hard to throw the blade that way!
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Rent a tow-behind lift. Do the job easily and successfully. Charge way more for cleanup. Use a rattle can... Charge more. $200 for cleanup is the price of a chipper rental, no labor. Think about that.
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  • stig's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    stig replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    Fuck the chips, we wanna see the chain!
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    this is sort of a spin-off from a conversation in another thread of mine. Trying to learn to hand-file (round) "free hand". Below are photos of my "chips" from my latest attempt at hand-filing my ms461 w/25" bar It isn't 100% "sawdust" ... and there are some *bigger* chips, but not the way it is supposed to look. Note the wide variation in chip sizes...is this a clear indication that some teeth are sharper than others? .... or does it have anything to do with teeth being all different sizes (Buckin Billy said same tooth size didn't matter at all). The depth gauges/rakers should definitely be low enough. -- I used the single tooth Husqvarna type filing gauge followed by the Oregon "saddle" type (spans 2 teeth with depth gauge sticking through slot in center) just to make sure. Do these chips give you enough information to diagnose any specific errors I'm making in my filing? thanks for looking and commenting.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Sounds like how a hangover might make someone act.
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  • stig's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    stig replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    If English was agreed on, English it is. Sounds like a crane driving moron. You are right, I would have lit off on him, too.
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  • treesmith's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    I'd drive up there and drop them for $1000, and it's around 170 miles for me....
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  • treesmith's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    In the second pic, the tree in discussion is fourth from the right. The service pole is a reference, as they tend to be 6"-8" in diameter...the lid of the propane tank is a reference (typically 14"-16" diameter)....the AC unit is a reference....my point was mainly in response to Jonny's post: "It's already a skinny tree, so I doubt there'll be much wood to allow for a thick hinge." I don't think that tree is so skinny that hinge failure is a concern. Far from it. And yes, the line on the heavy-leaner was acting as a pretensioned guy line to not only help tip the tree in the desired direction, but, in conjunction with the tension of the limb, act as a lever to help prevent hinge failure due to the hollow.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Guess you still need guys to rake?
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  • biggun's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    I understand that Stig. However, it was discussed at the safety meeting and agreed that we would speak English as everyone spoke it. The guy was just exhibiting a typical Norwegian attitude of a 'can't be arsed jobsworth'. He showed up 2.5 hours late. Put us under it on the time frame, then basically didn't give a shit about excelling at his job... He was just there to turn up and from his body language he didn't want to be there. After 3 or 4 times explaining to him that it wasn't safe to keep the lifts over the climber. Then explaining to the guy in charge, who relayed it in Norwegian that it was an unsafe working practice and once the cut was completed and detached move away from the climber. It was like it was his first week or something, yet he was in his 50's. He was pretty lucky not to get the full barrage of expletives from my native tongue. I can't imagine you or many other experienced people on here would have put up with that type of incompetence and simply couldn't give a fuck attitude given off by the crane op. Regardless of the language issue. I try and can get by in Norwegian but when an old chap is rattling on, it isn't that easy to follow.
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