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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
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    :lol:
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    I'm almost ready to give this up this chemo.
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    :lol: Sure am glad you clarified that...I was getting all steamed under the collar and all....
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    Sad news? LOL! It fucking sucks... nothing gives me pleasure anymore. Nothing.
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    I like my job. Why else would I be doing it. For the wast amount of money?:lol::lol::lol::lol:
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    stig replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    While I TOTALLY agree with the rest, I'd love to have you come fell a Beech tree, making the stump as low as we are required to, with your gigantic PNW dogs, Burnham. Can't be done. I bought a set of those dogs years ago, and found that out. They sat on the shelf for a few years, and every apprentice, I had, fell in love with them, because they just look sooooooooooooooo cool on a saw. They all gave up on then and eventually, I raffled them away here.
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    stig replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    He was probably thinking 13 and lusting after her.:lol: Surprised me, too. Usually you don't see that muscle build up and control in someone so young. Respect!
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    Seems like you two are smarter than the majority, out there on spurs. EDIT: That came off in a way that I wasn't intending. I totally agree, it ain't rocket science.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
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    I tend to agree...hugging the bole...slip. Lean back a bit more...no slip.
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    Rebel!!! Cool, Rich...T-shirt fish, real fish and psychedelic boots! Looks like a good time was passed. Stephen...your homesteading reminds me of Jim...that's a good thing!
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    pantheraba replied to a thread Rope in Gear Forum
    Cool to see quantified how each wrap adds to the friction...thanks.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
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    Not my advice. But that's ok...Sean and I do a lot of things differently, and we both get it done. Learn by practice to properly use your flip line and you'll be better served. Find a good spur climber (which might be far different than simply an experienced one :)) to watch you and give pointers.
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    Burnham replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Indeed.
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    Nice! Still need to get up to the lake. Take the kids camping. Fishing. My weekends these days are filled with projects. Finally finished plumbing the car port/shop in 220 so the welder, planer, saws, shaper, compressor and vac system could all run near where they need to be. No more tripping over cords. Finished the plumbing and electrical to the rabbit barn and chicken coop. Mister system on the rabbit barn as well. Then fixed the barn roof. Storms over the winter lifted some metal. Busy busy....
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    Burnham replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Ok, Jed, my friend. Here's my try at it. The bold is my attempt at addressing some of your points, which are still BS, far as I'm concerned :). Welcome your comments always, and look forward to your reply, if you wish. From a practical standpoint though, ceterus parabus, and other things being equal, I still have to maintain that very low stumps are (ok almost always) better. I mean when the safety considerations that B, and Stig have put forth are not the main consideration, and, we are also not taking ergonomic issues into account. I'm just talking about the practical considerations of steering the tree into the lay in the best way possible; and I'm suggesting that the lowest stump is always the best one. I know that August Hunnike has said, "Conventional wisdom dictates that to come up the stem further generally means to get into straighter wood-grain which is always better for getting a tree to hit a lay."... but this is untrue. Frankly, you lost my interest in your opinion right here. I'll get into it in a bit, but here is the crux of your mistaken position, aka bullshit as I called it a bit impertinently, I'll admit. Now, I know that a bunch of guys are going to come after me here. They will say that to have twisting wood-grain in the hinge means to have a weaker and directionally inferior hinge, because the twisted grain has much less compression strength, and tends to "mush-out," much more easily, or be more prone to torsion failure. While this is true, folks who rely on this as the main rule for how high up to cut the tree are failing to see the bigger picture. Let's think about the nature of buttress flare wood for a moment. It generally doesn't even happen in a tree's development untill that tree begins to approach maturity. Think about what it's like to go into a patch of regen fir, or to see any young tree at all for that matter. There are no "buttress roots," just perfectly straight up and down wood grain till the tree hits the dirt. And this continues to be the case untill the tree becomes rather advanced in age, when the amount of twisted wood-grain vs. vertical wood-grain finally becomes appreciable. My point is that an old tree (with lots of buttress flare) cut low, still retains EXACTLY THE SAME AMMOUT OF VERTICAL WOOD GRAIN as the same stem cut higher up would, This makes no sense to me, and I've been tending to the growth and development of western conifers for nearly as long as you've been alive. No sense at all. Nothing in my experience of hundreds of stump forensics analysis supports this assertion. BUT WITH THE ADDED BENNEFIT THAT THE FLARE WOOD PROVIDES A TON MORE STUMP-HOLDING POWER than the same hinge would have had if cut higher up out of the flare. And this is always the case unless a guy is jackass enough to only make his hinge about 20% into the tree, or something like that. If he has sense enough to cut at least 30% to 50% in (I'm talking about a tree that is growing perfectly plum with even foliage distribution on a nearly windless day)... he'll get into every bit as much vertical grain as the higher up stem wood would exhibit, except with the added benefit of the stump-holding power that the twisty wood provides. Ok, assuming there is more stump holding power in the root flare/low to the ground zone (not something I'm sure I agree with in totality, as a clear definition of "stump holding power" eludes me without more explanation from you...if it does indeed be the case, then it is also clear to me that convoluted grain that varies widely all around the position you posit would be the best place to set your hinge will NOT exert equal hold and pull on the outer ends of the hinge...which means that hinge will fail to exert equal holding on the ends of the hinge, where the most control the hinge exerts is located...which means it's likelier than not that the tree will not hit the intended lay. Someone will say that we are still better off to cut up out of the flare so that our wedges are less prone to plit-out wood, but this also is rather silly to me, and, I think, stems from laziness and a desire to be away from the flare, so that the dogs will work better. (As opposed to trying to cut a humboldt in the flare where the dogs can be more of a hinderance than a help.) Any sawyer worth the name can make perfect use of the dogs, no matter if the surface is uneven...sheeeit boy, grow up :D. When you wedge in flare-wood, and the wood splits out, you can very easily just trim off the busted wood on the top of the wedge with a sharp axe, and just continue to drive deeper. At worst the flare wood becomes trimmed off till it is the same diameter as the stem would have been higher up, and at best (when you're packing plenty of wedges to distribute the compression better) you are affording much more working distance between wedge-tip and saw chain. More better every time down low untill safety and ergonomics become prohibitive in my opinion. While the old-timers had EVERY GOOD REASON to cut well up out of the flare (MISERY WHIPS REMEMBER!!!:O) to rely on the same excuse with a power saw (remember, I'm excluding hazard-falling situations) is in my opinion just pure laziness. Yup, that's me...lazy to the bone :).QUOTE]
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    Took my mom and dad and my family out for a father's day lunch at a newer restaurant. Had some fish and chips. Both of us got some nice cards. Mom gave us ice creme for dessert at home. It was a nice day :)
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    Bastardos!!!
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    Nope. Not an omlette.veggies not sauteed long enough...nope. That is a "scramble" Fail.
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