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    <blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/0FdCjs0"><a href="//imgur.com/0FdCjs0">This is crazy!</a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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    <blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/n6PIiYz"><a href="//imgur.com/n6PIiYz">Wow that&#39;s a cool dog, look at him go!</a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    38 Minutes Ago
    Robert...I remembered it as rotating more....not as much as I thought now that I drug out the video. I remembered the limbs as back over the trailer, 180 to the face cut...most were off to 90 degrees of the face cut. So, we were wanting the hinge to hold long enough to rotate the whole top into the direction of the face cut...fanciful, erroneous thinking. Maybe an oak would have held better...better holding hinge wood. But that pine just popped. My bad call. I should have either climbed higher or to reduce the side load on that top. Go higher, cut smaller...takes more time but not as long as it took us to figure out how to get that top down without skewering the roof. And lots safer.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Classy. :drink:
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    I'll also offer one more small tidbit told to me by an old timer 30+ years ago- When you stroke the chain tooth with the file, use long straight strokes. Like you're beating off, consistency gets the job done. You don't play it like a fiddle. I've seen some guys file and it's amazing the saw can even cut when they are done. Hands and file flailing all around like he's conducting an orchestra or something. Focus on consistent repetition in the exact same plane on each and every tooth.
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    MasterBlaster replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    I'll take hot showers, then moisturize!
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    From what I can see of the chain, that's about what mine looks like when I've hit dirt or something and stop to sharpen it. Looks like you need about 3-4 more good strokes on each tooth.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    I remember back in the day having one or two rather inattentive crane operators but none that consistently put me in danger multiple times. I think my worst one I screamed at the crane operator that I was going to come out of the tree and discuss things personally if he didn't hang up his cell phone and pay attention to the job at hand. But he straightened up after that, and we only had a few picks left anyway. If I knew then what I know now I'd be a lot more willing to come out of the tree and pack up my gear rather than work with idiots putting my life in danger.
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  • stig's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    stig replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    Fuck the chips, we wanna see the chain!
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    2 Hours Ago
    stig replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    If English was agreed on, English it is. Sounds like a crane driving moron. You are right, I would have lit off on him, too.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    If you charged me $800 to drop those trees (without having a clue as to what you're doing) and $200 to haul them off I'd drop them myself and pay you to haul them. You can charge a high rate for skills if you actually possess those skills. And there's a huge disparity between your two prices. Why would you be willing to spend a couple days hauling off those trees for $150-200? I pay my employee more than that per day.
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  • stig's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    ??? what?
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  • stig's Avatar
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    stig replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    If you go to another country, you can't really blame the citizens for talking in their own language. Ikke sant!
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  • stig's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    You've got your bar on upside down. Don't you know anything about chain saws.
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  • stig's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Did I write near? Oooooops! Can I pull the " Not my native language"thing?
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Those cranes always give me the heebie-jeebies... the just seem so 'not strong.'
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    He used to be a member here.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Why didn't I say that? Except, the far end instead.
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  • stig's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    stig replied to a thread The Joke/Funny Pic/Video Thread in MBTV
    "Shackle draggers":lol::lol::lol::lol: For a Frenchman, you really have the most wonderfull British humour. ( I take it we both know where I'm going with this.)
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    I agree, Treesmith. There should be plenty for a good hinge. Regards the pull... it was Alex, which is almost as good as a skid steer. I think the top was probably too small to have the hinge do what I wanted it to do. My bad for not reducing the side load first in that situation. My point is that the side load can rotate that top unexpectedly.
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  • stig's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    put the pull line through the canopy and tie it to the near end of the branch. Tighten it, bringing the branch upwards, then cut the tree. The stored force in the branch and the elasticity of the pull line ( unless you use Dyneema) will bring the tree over fast enough that the hinge won't break untill it doesn't matter, anyway. I can't believe we can get into such a discussion about a tree, that is more of a black currant bush than it is a tree. That lil' thing should be a piece of cake.
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  • stig's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    We've got the Amanita virosa Looks a lot like an Agaricus and has killed an ungodly number of people. Worst case was in the 80es. A bunch of Vietnamese refugees found a lot of them, decided they looked enough like a Vietnamese edible mushroom to be edible too. Picked them all and shared them with their Vietnamese neighbours in the refugee camp. Massive death count. Only last year some Congolese refugees pulled the same one. Most of the family died. So call me paranoid, but I only eat the wild mushrooms I've picked or looked over, myself. Which I do a lot. When working in the woods, one might as well enjoy the fruits of it. Every new apprentice has been totally hooked on bringing home the schrooms that we find during work. That is one place where my near photographic memory comes in handy. I surely know my schrooms.
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  • stig's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Gary, looks to me like too hard a pull was your problem. Did you have a skid steer pulling?
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    We got the pull line for the top routed through another crotch which helped catch the top when the base et al let loose.... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6dtBlZSbPkc" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Sounds like my ex-wife. :drink:
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Amanita verna...the only mushroom name I remember from biology. Death angel.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Jonny is saying what my concern is...twisting the top to break the hinge...at least need to make Robert aware of that possibility. It caught me by surprise. I have my video uploading...we'll see if it is pertinent...apropos...relevant....fitting...
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    If you must pull it, throw the line through the long limb first, tie it off, then throw it through the tree. That will help a bit on it not twisting.
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    7 Hours Ago
    I miss WWF Monday Night Raw.
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