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    9 Hours Ago
    Just found this thread. Don't know what to say.
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    6 Days Ago
    That tractor looks like an International model 756 Wheatland with the German 310 Diesel engine. A former boss of mine had a pounder that would pound an unsharpened railroad tie into gravel.
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    6 Days Ago
    Is that a 756 Kraut Wheatland?
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    09-10-2018
    Only if they can do it from the afterlife. I generally leave critters alone, if they leave me alone, but send out an attack party, and I fight back.
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    09-10-2018
    Just sitting down to this. Those plates are huge. Butch huge, even!
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    09-10-2018
    Yellow jackets like nesting in sawdust piles. They did that next to the mill once, and decided to sting me. I ran over the pile with the three yard loader. They never stung anything after that.
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    09-06-2018
    When I was a teenager, I liked those bad films. Fast (ish) and noisy cars and all that.
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  • Dave Shepard's Avatar
    08-26-2018
    I thought 18.5" was the legal limit for a shotgun barrel? Or is it classified as "other"?
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    08-18-2018
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread Moles! in Odds and Ends
    For a break barrel it is. A different story for a pre-charged pneumatic. https://youtu.be/fEcJEklb7Ok
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    08-13-2018
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread MS 660 rebuild in Chainsaws!
    I was never a fan of the 660, it never equaled the 066. If you buy new, you will have a 661, which is a big improvement from what people tell me
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    08-06-2018
    Could you please define toddler mig? Are you talking about the 110 volt stuff?
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    07-23-2018
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Butternut is an interesting wood. I sawed a butternut log 8' long that was 36"x56" on one end, and 36" on the small end. Not too many of them around. That one looks to be a big one, as well.
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    07-13-2018
    I've never heard of the single nine, or ten. I have an Old Model (Three Screw) Single Six convertible. It was my grandfather's. I've only shot the Magnum cylinder. It has the crispest, no creep trigger I've ever shot.
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    07-07-2018
    This really sucks. I can't imagine being that unfeeling. I agree about the crane op needing to do expressly as told, but I also believe that if you have a good op that you don't need to micro manage them either. My experience is with timber frame raisings. With each pick, a quick conversation about what needs to go where is usually enough. I don't need to call out "boom out", "stick out" or whatever. Just put it there I want it. I've been on the other side where the person telling me what to do doesn't understand how my machine needs to move to do what they want.
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    07-07-2018
    Around here premium is usually ethanol free. Mid grade is a blend, so I avoid that. When I mix gas I pump a gallon or two into the Jeep to clear the regular grade out of the hose, then fill my mix jug. I use Stihl HP Ultra, and have zero issues related to gasoline, even keeping it around for months in the summer. I was talking to a friend last night about this. He owns five John Deere stores, so he also sells Stihl. He said about the only thing that works for intermittent use is the canned stuff. They try to sell battery saws, trimmers, and blowers to the homeowner types that aren't using them regularly. It eliminates gas issues, as well as starting issues for some people.
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  • Dave Shepard's Avatar
    07-03-2018
    You beat me to it. The M18 is on my short list. I've used electric saws in the shop cutting timbers a lot, a cordless one is even better. Ave channel on YouTube didn't give a good review of the DeWalt at all.
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    07-03-2018
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I bet a lot of it is cool. Trying to do business there seems to be hell.
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    07-03-2018
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    This seems fitting here.
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  • Dave Shepard's Avatar
    06-30-2018
    It seems like many small businesses grow just a little past a one man show, but not big enough to have the manpower to be able to delegate. The business owner becomes everything from salesman to janitor. I see a lot of people fold rather than grow. Many of them are happier.
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    06-24-2018
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread Multimeters ??? in Gear Forum
    We've been through a bunch of $20 Craftsman digitals. They work great, unless the shop they are in burns to the ground. Then not so much. A Fluke with the clip on ammeter would be really nice. AC/DC, or just Automotive DC?
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