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  • cory's Avatar
    14 Minutes Ago
    cory replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    That is huge. Stig, since you do martial arts and wood cutting, do they ever remind you of each other. Ya know, all the little things one does when cutting trees to make it easier, more efficient, safer, faster. And then in bjj for example, 'no don't grab the arm here, grab it higher just above the elbow, with your thumb placed here', can make all the difference.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Make yourself at home, Felipe!!!
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  • Naturarbo's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    talk of pizza dont try the portuguese ones.1" of soft bread with red toppings.iuc
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  • squisher's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Lol. I had a guy that worked for me who used to chuck a dowel under anything he could to 'roll it'. I nicknamed him the Egyptian.
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  • stig's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    I made Pizza. I've been experimenting with Pizza making for a while. Not the American type Pizza, but the traditional Italian type. Thin crispy crust and traditional toppings. I have fitted a 6 millimeter thick steel plate in my owen to work as a heat sink, that makes for a wonderfully crisp bottom.
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  • stig's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    stig replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Burnham, cutting so low in the root flare with the big dogs means exactly what you are saying; you are forced to blance the saw on one point only. While that can be done, having to do every felling cut that way as a bother. Especially since Beech is as hard as Madrone, so you don't get much purchase with the dogs at all. So I went back to standard dogs. I could of course do like Fiona and cut the rootflares of first, but unless I have to do it to reach through, I perefer to to that when the tree is on the ground. Makes for a better work position.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    The way the portable winch is set up, the operator tends the rope from the side out of harms way. Not standing in the bight.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    "In the bite of the rope"
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  • Altissimus's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Those guys are pretty good usually , mebbee just a fine tune on the unload w heavy line and Dozer , the Dowel method would be my second choice ahead of trees and light line , slow for sure but the Egyptians plus Dowels plus Slave Labor equalled success.
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  • Page's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Kcferry, are you near Skippack PA? There is a good arborist shop called Pennholo you can check out some gear
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Cool to see that done. Is the guy in a safe spot if the rope breaks at the pull source? In the whip radius (my term...no idea what it is called)? Would it help to put a blanket/"muffler" on the top line in case of a break? That is one long leaning pine you guyed off there...good catch.
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    I'm sitting here cogitating a contingency plan in case the trucker can't place this thing where I want it .It weighs around 8400 pounds ,I'm not certain if a 9600 pound bull dozer will move it or not . I might have to get creative and rig up a snatch block or two and tug it with a 1" nylon line .That's going to take some thought and a lot of rigging and time .I've got a lot of trees for anchor points,I'll get it one way or another .Thank heavens it's flat land . I could probably roll it on 6" round fence posts and planks but that would take month of Sundays .That will be the last resort .
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  • theTreeSpyder's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Thoughts. . Between first flex of hinge and when it is fully committed to fall on own is what i refer to as 'first folding'. >>twilight between stand & fall, during which can temp spoof more support need, to get response of stronger and more persistent birthed hinge. Just as teen temp lifts weights to exercise to more persistent strength in larger man. >>then extra load or weakness is resolved when tree becomes committed (lifts off of wedge etc.) So is stronger AND pulses back as 'lighter' in system vs. comparison of regular strength/thickness and faux starting load. >>The lighter load effect can impact pulse back thru system against load as a support, muting some of leverage increase as tree lunges forward. . The geometry shows the potential of the system (like a motor's limit), the species/condition limits what can be done within that potential before tree as force conductor is overwhelmed >>Like same motor potential, connected with lighter gauge wire, can't reach the machine potential because force conducting device overwhelmed when raise amperage to motor. Potential range is the same, just lesser wire/tree could not handle conducting produced forces. >>knowing geometric (motor architecture) potential and what system 'gauge' can deliver within that potential can tell what can be done. . BUT in this 'birthing period' of hinge strength, we can also go the wrong direction and baby hinge 'weaker' instead of stronger by playing differently at same point in timeline. Just as temp faux load increase of leveraged load can pulse support back against load when faux relieved >>i think rope pull/wedge push not totally forward but 30% effort used as TEMP ballast against side lean, can then allow the side lean to pulse back when faux rope/wedge relieved. Seems better to use all 100% added faux rope or wedge loading to target direction is best to get stronger hinge(if wood can handle thicker flex), with full time not temp ballast built in (tapered hinge) and only pulse back is for support not against efforts. . Also, i think porting more force thru tapered hinge leverage machine gives that as another multiplier of force used (wedge or rope) that you don't get if directly confront sidelean (giving more nominal effect, not going thru tapered hinge multiplier) and direct pull/push less persistent/is temporary(compared to embedding side load ballast into tapered hinge), nominal fix that skips around leveraged tapered hinge that is more persistent until tearoff. . We talk of making a tapered hinge, but actually we are just leaving what is already there keeping tree from going where we don't want it to go. This to me is about cutting less active parts, keeping and fortifying the strong until folding w/o overwhelming tree container to split, seize, barberchair etc. in art of production and safety. .
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Welcome KCferry! Also If later on you find splicing interesting Samson double braid polyester climbing ropes are easy to work with.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Yeah, parbuckle. Doh!
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Good pics CV, that’s called parbuckling over here (which is your useless piece of information for the day)
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    No gaffing these... Deader than..... Anyway. Dead enough to break off 36" wood and make it harder to clean up than just felling the fuggers. This one landed on the edge of a little 4' deep creek we DID NOT want to have to extract it from. So portable winch and parbuckle it was Had some 6" limbs holding the 30',36" taper to 34" log I cut off the butt. Still had to make it smaller for the mini. No wandering in the creek. Best get it to flat good ground. Moved it 30' from the cut. Fodder. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_mkx6QKAacY" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Had to cween it owta all da whittle twees..... Then we got a tree in need of discipline call and performed some tree bondage before the thunderstorms rolled in. Sent the lads home and solo'ed it. Spank it down in the morning and go back to cleaning up creek sides. She just had that car port installed too :lol:
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    Thats bad Butch, can’t add anything to what Kyle said. But yeah, some counseling or the like will help you make your decision.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    If luck had anything to do with anything I wouldn't be in this boat. There are no gods or luck.
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    Well fuck. Merry Kwanzaa then?
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    Luck, LOL.
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