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  • squisher's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    squisher replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    I hit up a local demo days today and road a couple of new yamahas. A super tenere and a wr250r. Just stumbled across it at a local dealer and that's what they had available. Was cool to try out a couple of different bikes.
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    I’ve used one for a few years now, as has been said, no learning curve transitioning from the prussik, it’s the same principle. Bit spooky at first.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Give 'em lots of water, B.
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  • Tree09's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread Supply and demand in Gear Forum
    On finding replacements like that, i have never figured out how you find a similar part that works... do you memorize engine parts to pull that off or something? Like how did you ever find out the valves were that closely matched
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    I should hope there were some mods over the looks-like-it-will-break---oops design. How was the crossload test?
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Shit, I don't live there!!!!!!!!! I'm the worst house in the best neighborhood, my neighbors put $50K into their backyard hardscaping and have a serious horse arena. The others are daughter and SIL to a major builder in town, who work for the family biz. His fancy race car goes in a huge enclosed trailer behind their big motor home. My nextdoor neighbor's home is on the market for $550K. My old neighbor, the retired logger, literally has the worst house in our 'neighborhood' of 10 houses, not me, truth be told. Mine's not fancy, small 3br/ 2 ba, and 20 years old. That's the town down the road. A solid distance away. I have done about 2 jobs, and one consult in that town over the years. I have Rez land up the street a bit. Some problems of some low-lives who burgle houses and run back to the Rez. The Sherriff is spread thin, especially with how the shape of the land is. I am about 4 miles as the crow flies, I'd guess, from a friend's, across the water. 30 minute drive. Now, this little rez up the way is no big deal, on the whole. Great fireworks for the whities. A bit of run-down housing visible from the road for a tiny stretch, but largely 5 acre parcels, and being a long and narrow peninsula, lots of waterfront. If you want to be dead, go to a lot of other rez's at night. Skokomish Indians Rez at night, good place to disappear. Not so far from here, 30 minutes, maybe. An old employee of mine had a grandpa, a former log truck driver, who drove a taxi at some point in his life. Somehow he made it out of driving a fare out to the rez, into the deep dark, and where he wasn't supposed to return from. Most likely, he was packing, and not a softee. I don't know the environmental factors. I'm suspecting spotted-owl had a hand in the industry overall going down. Guess what, the more you strip the land, the less productive it becomes. Go figure. That can't be helping logging any.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Had a chill day with my employee around the shop. Organized, cleaned a bit, got some firewood put up, and after lunch I put him up a tree as part of a good send-off. With some coaching from me and his mentor in the Union, he killed it on his apprenticeship test. Some of the testees were soft, plain soft, from the sounds of it. A lot were not so good at listen to instructions. He was the only one to check the scaffold wheel locks and assembly before committing to climbing it. I've got some pics of him at work, and have been encouraging him to put a portfolio together, just for his future use. I think he can get some street cred with the new crew showing some good climbing and mini-operating. Got him a good video sequence of a couple cuts, slight reposition, and a couple cuts, up close, from above. Stuff to show his family, too, that he is more than a stick-picker-upper-feeder-of-stick-eater.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Everyone in that market is facing the same situation, right? Either they use the same dump sites as everyone else with the same costs, or they use private dump sites, or buy property to dump/ recycle greenwaste. Any biz needs to adjust rates to new expenses, right? The cost of most things, save technology, goes up over time. When was the last time there was deflation?
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    The subs were advertising up.to 500.00 per day. Some of the prices per tree I heard were insane high. Then reality hit.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    I'd effin' move if I had that scene to deal with, Sean. Take the sweet little Ms. D with me...and her momma/your ex, if it had to come to that. Cannot be a great place to raise a child, seems like.
    113 replies | 1770 view(s)
  • cory's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    cory replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Thanks for the detailed response, Sean. I didn't think environmentalism had played a huge role. Sounds like a real party over there, especially adults riding 2 wheeled crime buggies
    113 replies | 1770 view(s)
  • cory's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    cory replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    You'd love it. Dat taut line would be livin in da trash can;) Reading a bit about it before I bought it seemed to indicate that certain mods had been made and it was improved over the original version. I also liked seeing the vid online that showed break testing it after it had already been used in break testing several ropes. It broke at some nice high number, maybe approx 6k lbs.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    You children have no idea how blessed you are to have all these options for mechanicals and mixed media mechanicals/hitches. I was fortunate to get in on them at the end of my career climbing...but the upside is, at least I knew how lucky I was to see them develop :). The next gen tree climbers will be oblivious to their great good fortune :D.
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  • cory's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    cory replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    ?? I couldnt believe union guys were only making 26$
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    MasterBlaster replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Well crap!
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Local fallout from the PG&E difficulties...Our local electric power provider has sent their contract clearance crews our with stiff marching orders. We have three mature Douglas firs under the transmission ROW...topped when we bought the property near 40 years ago now. Under these new standards, Asplund took off a significant (say 6 to 8 feet in every direction from the primaries) increase over every clearance prune over those previous 40 years. I made a call, asked some questions, got very quick response, an on site visite from a multi-crew supervisor, and got this basic answer..." we don't want another Paradise". I'm not sure these trees will survive it.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Sounds GREAT to me, but...
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Today, I heard night time in Shelton is like a Zombie Apocalypse. Talked to a guy last night who started climbing on a tree crew up in Issaquah who seemed to have tweeky employees, with one about to start a fight with him on his first day.
    113 replies | 1770 view(s)
  • Raj's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Raj replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    I hope to make cash from it. :D I'll try to sell it as is, if not then I'll finish it further.
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  • treebilly's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    ZZ was my first mechanical. Put a Reon rounds tether to it and it works flawlessly SRT. I use it somewhat a lot. For doubled rope it’s hard to beat.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Customer pays dump fees.
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    Hey, Peter! Very ambitious setup you are creating for yourself! May I ask, will this slab get turned into a table top, or will it serve some other purpose? Thanks in advance, and keep up the very impressive work! Tim
    293 replies | 25096 view(s)
  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    I would hope, that with the wrench modification at play, there would be less side loading on the links that led to cracking.
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Supply and demand in Gear Forum
    Here's another one .The 1965 CJ5 Jeep I have is the last one my dad put together from parts from two or three .He was over 80 at the time . Probably never checked the head or just dropped another engine in it .IOE engine intake in the head exhaust in the block,odd ball engine .Bad valve seals,fouls two out of four cylinders .Jeep had a brain fart because all the valve seals are is an o-ring between the split retainers to keep the excess oil from sliding down the stem.They never were worth a pinch of coon shit .They don't list umbrella seals for that engine .They don't know how determined Al Smith is either .The Jeep is .373 stem diameter ,a Ford big block FE engine 330-360-390- 428 is .372 ,close enough and 10 bucks for the whole set ,Ford OEM .--never say die ----
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Yes sir! Happy birthday!
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
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  • Raj's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Happy Birthday Steve!
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