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    1 Day Ago
    I made this one today after years of. . .
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Porkbrick replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    I still haven't heard from; Dennis Luman, Eron Thiele, Cory Bailey, and Tim Trumble. if anyone here knows one of these guys please tell them to get in touch with me!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Porkbrick replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    If you donated $100 to the gofundme please check the gofundme update i just posted. i believe it should send to you as email notification
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    10-03-2018
    ive been using the husky top handle for almost a month now. ive hardly used my 201t in that time even though it is hands down more powerful. we have the 9.4Ah battery and it easily lasts all day pruning on a single charge, same for limbing or smaller removals. the battery has a display that tells you roughly how much charge it has so being surprised by a dead battery is not an issue. i love not having to pull the pull cord. we do a lot of coast live oak pruning and it can get pretty crowded, or if im in a tough to get to cut i dont have to reposition to get at the pull. the cons are that the battery is quite heavy, i dont know what the saw weighs but its definitely more than the 201. it also has less power like i said but partially makes up for that with a narrow kerf chain. funny thing is that the saw is too quiet to trigger the sena headset noise canceling and so it sounds louder than a gas saw over the coms.
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  • Porkbrick's Avatar
    09-23-2018
    we just got one here at work. so far i like it a lot. it is a bit heavy but the battery lasted me all day on a commercial pruning job (all chainsaw cuts, all day). i think it will work awesome for pruning date palms. no air filter to fill with crap and no fumes gassing me out. funny thing about the quiet is its not loud enough the register on the sena noise cancellation so it sounds louder than the 200t when my boss calls me on the phone :lol:
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  • Porkbrick's Avatar
    08-20-2018
    I used to, not any more. I only wear thin gloves for the rat/bird shit. Move real slow, reach in at the very base of the fronds and and once you start pulling your hand out don’t stop or change direction. I found that thick gloves only give a false sense of safety. No gloves keeps your mind on task. All the thorns point towards the frond tips, you can pet the porcupine safely in one direction.
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    08-19-2018
    those are delicious. cook them with white wine and cream and they taste like lobster or crab.
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    08-12-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    tazmania or burmuda? i know i sent one to new zealand and 3 to australia. i believe one went to taz
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    08-12-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    what they've told me Chris is that they wont be putting it up on the website until its ready to ship.
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    08-08-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    everything is better with dinosaurs!oven works awesome, at some point before is starts to rain ill put a final coat of plaster on it to give it a little more protection. i also need to go back and re mortar the keystone with a high temp mortar instead of clay.
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    08-08-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    added the chimney to help move the smoke above face level. finished the second layer of cob and its time to pull out the sand form.
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    08-06-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    ha! im mastering the art of doing 10 projects at once in increments equal to a 2yr olds attention span :D. pizza was something i could get him enthused about, plus it required the making of mud.after the sandstone slabs there is a thin layer of sand. fire brick is bedded on the sand and then damp sand is piled on top to form the shape of the inside of the dome. that's covered in wet newspaper to keep the sand from crumbling and a 2" layer of mud goes overtop. the first layer id dense and holds heat well. over the first layer goes a second that's 4" thick and incorporates a lot of straw in the mix. that adds more mass to hold heat and the straw gives some tensile strength. i used the door itself to form the arch of the opening. the edges of the door are tapered so it makes a good fit but comes out without getting jammed.
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    08-06-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    If you look close, my son is standing on the refractory brick layer. That forms the inside floor of the oven.
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    08-06-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    after screening in our front porch, replacing the all the drain plumbing, rewiring and plumbing the washer/dryer, and repairing drywall its time to build a pizza oven in the yard!first is the base for the oven. i dry stacked rock i got from a friends old retaining wall. on top of that i set some recycled concrete slabs and on top of that i placed some big pieces of sandstone i found at an abandoned contractors yard. ive no idea why the pictures are sideways
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    08-05-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    Pineapple quarters next to it for scale
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    08-05-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    more gardening. i do love to grow stuff! we've got tons of pumpkins going, tomatoes, potatoes, cape gooseberry, sorrel, corn, squash, fennel, and tons of other stuff. Ive started collecting unusual edibles like canna, day lilies, walking onions, tree kale and tree collards, new Zealand spinach, cornelean cherry, hostas, dahlias... there is so much out there!
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    08-05-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    i also turned 40 last year. i cooked a goat luau style in a pit in the ground. it was excellent.
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    08-04-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    Thanks guys! The only time I’ve felt shittier than dealing with the county was when I got booked into jail. Both cost me about the same:whine:.
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    08-04-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    I love grand designs. Watched every episode I can find online. We even watched all of the grand designs New Zealand and Australia! I have no solid plan for when it might be done. I?m hoping that now that my son is turning 3 and the Akimbo is closer to launching I?ll be able to spend more time and money on the project.
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    08-04-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    and now that the county is off our back we can get a dog!
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    08-04-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    i immediately started with planting a garden! ive always wanted the space to collect interesting edible plants and now i have it. the yard was solid with calla lily and Virginia creeper. I'm slowly pushing it back, section by section. less than 8 months into owning our house we got red tagged by the county (i suspect the former garage tenants turned us in). you see, the only reason we could afford this place was that both buildings were permitted according to the seller. santa cruz county doesn't actively look for violations, so our plan was to lay low until we could pull together the money to get the buildings up to code and permitted. cue several months of quiet panic as we were looking at the possibility that the county could force us to tear down all of the buildings. luckily, i was polite and respectful when talking to the county and they gave us time. we hired a woman who deals with this type of situation and she was able to dig into the county records and find proof (attached to our neighbors parcel records) that our buildings were old enough to be grandfathered in. they dropped the red tag and i felt like i just won the fucking lottery!
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    08-04-2018
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    well, since Ive had diddly squat for time to work on the cabin the last two years, i thought it might be nice to post some picks of what Ive done instead.we bought a place much closer to town. 2 acres with a small house and separate garage with an apartment upstairs. i finally have a space for my shop AT MY OWN HOUSE! plus tons of space for a garden. there was a ton of drama getting the tenants out of the garage apartment and we still haven't made any progress on fixing the problems they left up there (bathroom is disgusting and covered in mold). we've basically just shut the door on that for now.
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grew up in sonoma county CA. been climbing trees for as long as i can remember. living and working in santa cruz these past five years. hope to be working in trees for a long time to come.
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climbing, wood turning, bone collector, dirt building, gardening, and amature herpetologist
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