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    4 Weeks Ago
    Butch. Something's different. Tried to embed an image, from flickr, no luck....
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I'd sell ya one, but my third and oldest burned up in my house fire... along with a lot more stuff..... Here's former ITCC champ Dan Kraus's older daughter having a blast at her sister's b-day party.... https://flic.kr/p/2g3DZrG
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    06-29-2019
    :/:
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    05-29-2019
    What's a wife...!!?
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    05-29-2019
    I melt the cut ends on an electric stove burner. Piece o cake.
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    05-20-2019
    LOL..and...yup...
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    04-04-2019
    rbtree replied to a thread Kenny Sanchez Videos in MBTV
    But why?? I've heard that crepe myrtles get butchered a lot around the country. Out here, thyey're not native or commonly planted, so most have been left natural. They are beautiful and well structured.. which would be destroyed if they were topped.
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    03-21-2019
    rbtree replied to a thread Bird Watching! in The Rec Room
    My first time this year shooting the snow geese was the best. And a Skagit Valley Herald photographer shot this of me. it was featured a few weeks back. I've yet to meet up with him to pick up a few copies. https://www.goskagit.com/filming-fowl/image_e03dcb93-9529-5383-b4d9-7bd9b97e84e5.html
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    03-20-2019
    rbtree replied to a thread Bird Watching! in The Rec Room
    Will do, buddy!! But I gotta pack up my gear and head to my house, then go do a tree job. Need to leave early to catch the Bainbridge Island ferry so as to be able to catch tonight's Supermoon rising over downtown Seattle and the Spaced needle (I'll bring weed) Picking up Quinn, a great arborist who is recovering from shoulder surgery. He shoots Nikon, is a rookie, but doesn't have a big lens. The reason I'm not home is that, 2 months ago, I had a house fire. Lost everything in my master BR -- Clothes but worse, old prints and slides from things like me skiing off Mt St Helens' then intact top, circa 1975, and me in 1967 on top of Yosemite Falls. College yearbook, all my t shirts from visited ski areas, and all but one from all the tree climbing comps I photograph--the latest and best graphics, which I was wearing. Lost two of four PC's, best laptop-only one working--- and more, but, the keys are this: I'm fine, and the house needed close to 70k in repairs to make saleable. Now it will get that and much more. Even though only the one room burned, it has to be gutted, due to the smoke damage everywhere. About 10 pair of skis were in my living room. A brand new pair, still in the shrink wrap, had, like the others, the tips delaminate and foam come out..but the shrink wrap was still intact on the lower half of the skis, as the heat was concentrated at the top. Gotta go, it's late. Love to all here!!
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    03-20-2019
    rbtree replied to a thread Bird Watching! in The Rec Room
    Sorry that I don't come around the TH much these days, but here's my latest. Eagle was low down and so close that I dared not get out of the car. Had to reach behind my seat to get the camera with big 150-600 Tamron attached and, minding the twinge in my shoulder, bring it to position. Shot a bunch. After a while, I eased out of the truck, but he flew off, away from me and behind the tree, so no flight images. But I have lots of recent spooning flight activities. Love is in the air here. Captured the same of three red-tailed hawks circling, and managed to fire off two shots as Mt. Baker came into view. Here's a link to my latest flickr album. Includes images from two trips to the Skagit area, sunsets, birds, birds in flight, landscapes and more. Keep checking back, as I've yet to add the images from my third trip from this past weekend. I may head back Thursday in hopes of capturing even better images of the sun setting behind the Deception Pass Bridge (only available spring and fall for about a week) Included are shots of 60,000 snow geese flying over me, in front of Mt Baker. https://flic.kr/s/aHsmw4FXAW This shot of me made the cover of the Mar 5 Skagit Valley Herald . Had a great chat with the reporter, who saved a few copies of the newspaper for me.
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    03-20-2019
    rbtree replied to a thread Bird Watching! in The Rec Room
    Sorry that I don't come around the TH much these days, but here's my latest. Eagle was low down and so close that I dared not get out of the car. Had to reach behind my seat to get the camera with big 150-600 Tamron attached and, minding the twinge in my shoulder, bring it to position. Shot a bunch. After a while, I eased out of the truck, but he flew off, away from me and behind the tree, so no flight images. But I have lots of recent spooning flight activities. Love is in the air here. Captured the same of three red-tailed hawks circling, and managed to fire off two shots as Mt. Baker came into view.
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    03-02-2019
    So did I! Ordered Sat am, I think. It came Tuesday, across country...2 days..free shipping!
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    02-24-2019
    Big time "fun", Reg! Great work, meticulous planning and execution. Safety first!
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    01-30-2019
    I've also had a window screen on my old 250XP for years, but the best option is to install a pusher fan, I've been told.
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    01-29-2019
    Nah, that's barely opened. Mine, conversely, which was fully woods ported by Dennis Greffard back in 2002, has twin front facing 1" ports.. it'll damn near catch bark on fire!! https://youtu.be/L2wMdGPEPfc
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    11-23-2018
    rbtree replied to a thread Reg, ported saws in Chainsaws!
    I'd try Jack..hotsaws (maybe goes by hotsaws 101 ) on youtube. I know his work is top notch. He's in No Cali. I know of no one in Wa that does the full meal deal. Woods Logging does light work... (Sedro Wooley) Dave Stice had them do some work for him. Me , sitting on a log, 16 years ago.. less grey and a tad trimmer... more shots here, including one from the time we brought the Predator into a restaurant and fired'r up https://www.flickr.com/photos/rbtree/albums/72157661915288384 https://flic.kr/p/DcSTrp
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    10-13-2018
    rbtree replied to a thread Hinging in Tree Felling and Rigging
    Except that, since the 200/201 sport ouboard sprockets, the only way to remove the powerhead would be to somehow take the clutch off. But the saw looks so pinned that it would be hard to even get the side cover off. Incredibly bonehead to even think about trying to cut that heavy backleaner in that fashion.
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    10-12-2018
    But was it well hung?
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    09-28-2018
    Shake, rock, and roll!! I'll be in Vancouver by tomorrow afternoon. Conference ends Wed... will prolly head back home. Gonna be super busy shooting pics of all the goings on, including, of course, the TCC. Will call ya when I can!!
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    09-10-2018
    rbtree replied to a thread Just Drop Me Off Here! in The Rec Room
    Here's my shot of what could be the most famous, or most photographed tree in Canada. It's a spruce, and may be 100 years old. I spotted it, a few miles from Port Renfrew, when on my way to visit the San Juan Spruce. which, before it lost close to 100 feet of its top, was the world's number two or three largest Sitka Spruce. A few miles further is the Red Creek Fir, the largest known Douglas-fir. Ya'll have seen Reg's drone video.... my images from that 7/16 trip are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rbtree/albums/72157668242028163
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    09-06-2018
    Yes, and.... did you get escorted back to Thurston Cty? :lol:
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    08-25-2018
    Same here. Except for negative rigging, I do as well. Two methods to reduce biner side loading are to use a half hitch prior to the choking clip.. and when clipping the biner, go around the standing part of the line and clip back, creating a small loop. Using both reduces the actual load on the biner by many many times. and the side loading to almost nil. A side bennie of using a sling is that, by employing more than one, the next turn can be rigged while the ground crew is unclipping and sending back the line..and sling. Saves time, fo sho.
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    07-24-2018
    You and me both, Butch.....
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    07-09-2018
    Great, Reg! As I wrote on YT, I've shared the vid, as I did the last one, on my FB page, and will do the same on several FB groups. As well, If you don't have a copy of Robert Van Pelt's now a bit dated book, I'll buy it for you and bring it to ya, or send it.... https://www.amazon.com/Forest-Giants-Pacific-Coast-Robert/dp/0295981407/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531194745&sr=8-1&keywords=robert+van+pelt
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  • rbtree's Avatar
    07-08-2018
    Working load is not the same as tensile strength. A 50 kn biner would be the strongest link in your system....50kn would also be about 10k pounds....which is higher than any aluminum biner that arborists use for climbing (as long as they are triple action)
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  • rbtree's Avatar
    06-10-2018
    Maybe I need a 3120, since I'm rolling in all this dough, moving and not working, and down payment, and moving costs, and... Better'n rollin' in poison oak, rich boy!!:lol::O:P But you're rich in spirit.....!! I've run 42" on a dual port muffler 660.....
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  • rbtree's Avatar
    06-10-2018
    Dirt cheap for those bars.. and .25 per dl is also cheap, as, these days, 100' of chain is up about 50% from its $200-225 per roll days of old. I have little experience with GB bars, but don't recall the orange painted one I had, 36" .050 for an older 660, being anything all that exceptional... soft even?
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    05-29-2018
    rbtree replied to a thread More air in Chainsaws!
    I've seen it done on non air-injected saws, so yes, do it.
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    05-28-2018
    Depends on the weight of the tree being pulled..and its back lean,if any, which can increase the force needed. It would take a good sized tree to overly stress a 1/2" 10k tensile rated line. I use 1/2" often.
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    03-31-2018
    Easy to fix... but really... are they leyland cypress? groan....
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