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  • biggun's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    biggun replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    Word won’t make much difference Butch but for what it’s worth, all the best. Keep on toking... do you have decent source of oils in your neighbourhood?
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  • squisher's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    That's a cool looking black cat.
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    We let’s hope you and them don’t meet for a while yet.
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    this is a variation of the rigging used to swing horizontal limbs a long ways before they drop in order to clear a house or other trees etc.. Kenny (treespyder) originally wrote about swing rigging by tying off near the COG (center of gravity) and pre-tensioning the rigging line back on arboristite circa 2003.... Mark Chisholm included swing rigging in a workshop I took from him around 2002, and my mentor Big John Grier used swing rigging extensively back as far as I can remember (around 2002). What makes this cut different is that it is set up to trip remotely, which really isn't needed if you are cutting from rope and saddle, but can save a lot of trouble from the bucket. The first limb of this video swings about 180 degrees with little or no vertical drop before separation. Other big 40' limbs swing just enough to clear the lower trees before they drop... Very effective and useful for an old man that doesn't get out of the bucket much these days.. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5bWraW2Rdq4" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    My alien gods enjoy a marijuana tribute. You can see why we get along!
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    Jeebus, I had caught snippets in other threads but then this one migrated in from The Other Place I guess. What rotten fucking news, I know we mostly have a low level feud and I’m not a religious man but I’ll say a prayer to your favourite aliens. Good luck and strength in the treatment. Mick.
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  • Tree09's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread Chipper carnage in Gear Forum
    Soft shackles are about the easiest thing to splice up, the hardest part is the diamond knot. I would go with the 2 legs variety rather than the one inside the other one kind, they are quicker to loosen and stuff. You can also whip in a cord to act as a pull cord to loosen it even easier, there's a boating website that goes into depth on it and is awesome, I'll see if i can find it. Iirc he was using very small diameter amsteel, but it's the same for bigger stuff too. Here it is http://l-36.com/soft_shackle_howto.php
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    I was wondering that my own self. :drink:
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    How about "That sucks!" ;)
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  • Dave Shepard's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Just found this thread. Don't know what to say.
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  • GP's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    GP replied to a thread Chipper carnage in Gear Forum
    Marc-Antoine, thanks for the idea of the soft shackles. I looked at them, but at $30-60 for some of the bigger/stronger varieties, I think we'll pass for now -- basically the same cost as a decent winch carabiner. Instead, we're going to reset our workflow and get back to a simple rhythm and stick with it -- and discipline ourselves to just tie knots on chipper loads. That way if someone makes a mistake, it will just be some lost tail of rope getting eaten, not a carabiner, hook, or shackle. We have brand new blades on the chipper now, and only those that know knots will use the winch line. It's been going well over the past few days with the grapple truck dropping logs on the table or on the ground nearby, tying them on with either a running bowline, timber hitch, or daisy chain hitch. No further carnage; we hope that chapter is done!
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Oh, fuck. I missed that.
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Cory, we thought that the dung beetles were all finished up for the year. Took some fecal samples and found that a few were wormy. Knowing that, we decided to give them the medicine for worms and parasites. Since the beetles were gone we figured we were safe. After we saw all of those beetles working yesterday we changed our plan and will add medicine to the mineral they eat later.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Jerry, why two books in one auction?
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  • GP's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    GP replied to a thread The Daisy Chain Hitch in Climbing Forum
    Thanks for the head's up on this knot. It wasn't on my short list of 6/7/8 essential knots (I have a book that features the main ones hat I teach my sons: square knot, bow line, figure 8, fisherman's splice, trucker's hitch, sheet bend + slipped/running/locked variations). Now I've added this knot and the alpine butterfly to my repertoire. We've gone on a carabiner diet with our chipper's winch line (it was too well fed), going with just knots. It's been working great the last couple of days to use the daisy chain hitch instead of a carabiner, even for very heavy logs it hasn't failed and is easily released. I even used it the day after the chipper carnage when we didn't have a winch line -- hitched a rope to the chipper truck and pulled two yew bushes out of the ground for a customer. Knots released easily even after some pretty major slow & steady tugging on the bushes.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
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  • Jomo's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Jomo replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    The discussion doesn't have to happen at all old friend. Jomo
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  • GP's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    We try not to work till dark, but did tonight. Funny that it's getting dark just after 6 now; felt like just a month ago it was an 8 pm late job... But I guess the unusual and record late ones stand out more in memory!
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  • GP's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    GP replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    We appreciate how much money we get for taking them down. 2 jobs today, each removing 3 Siberian Elms = 6 removals + a defunct mimosa on the last one. We had the log truck with us for craning duties, since the 3 trees were tight access between properties (neighbors shared the bill for today). First two were lanky undergrowth Siberians, easy pickings & chippings. 3rd tree was the big 'un, lots of picks, shave the brush & chip, load the logs. Called in for the power company to do a loop drop and moved out back, tight access with a garage outbuilding, fence, overhead mains, etc. But we got it down safely (3' DBH), 20' to main fork. Full load of chips, full load of logs. We have a local firewood guy who takes Siberian elm logs from us, since we don't want it for our own firewood processing (sticking with just maple, ash, oak, & Osage). 2nd job was easer access, most picks could be grabbed with the grapple, but we did sling out a couple of the main trunks and a couple over the house roof. Also picked up some extra $$$ for busting up a concrete slab & removing it. Longer day, but definitely makes us appreciate $iberian Elms a bit more!
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Hey! Maybe the tree needed some gas!!!
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Why does it have to be in the Elder's forum? This is the only thread about my predicament.
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  • GP's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    GP replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    I was never one for ladder matches in wrestling, nor in tree work!
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  • Jomo's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Jomo replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    Can you think of a safer place to discuss life n death stuff bro? Jomo
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    A bit of both, I 'spect!
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    There is no need to quote the previous post. Where is this place you speak of? The Tribal Elder's Forum?
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