• CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    The way the portable winch is set up, the operator tends the rope from the side out of harms way. Not standing in the bight.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Cool to see that done. Is the guy in a safe spot if the rope breaks at the pull source? In the whip radius (my term...no idea what it is called)? Would it help to put a blanket/"muffler" on the top line in case of a break? That is one long leaning pine you guyed off there...good catch.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    Yeah, parbuckle. Doh!
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    No gaffing these... Deader than..... Anyway. Dead enough to break off 36" wood and make it harder to clean up than just felling the fuggers. This one landed on the edge of a little 4' deep creek we DID NOT want to have to extract it from. So portable winch and parbuckle it was Had some 6" limbs holding the 30',36" taper to 34" log I cut off the butt. Still had to make it smaller for the mini. No wandering in the creek. Best get it to flat good ground. Moved it 30' from the cut. Fodder. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_mkx6QKAacY" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Had to cween it owta all da whittle twees..... Then we got a tree in need of discipline call and performed some tree bondage before the thunderstorms rolled in. Sent the lads home and solo'ed it. Spank it down in the morning and go back to cleaning up creek sides. She just had that car port installed too :lol:
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    Sounds like a good smooth day, Jonny. Rich....lookin' good there on the fishes!
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    18 Hours Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Beautiful work there, Bermy. I am envious of your precision.8)
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    :lol: Sure am glad you clarified that...I was getting all steamed under the collar and all....
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I tend to agree...hugging the bole...slip. Lean back a bit more...no slip.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    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's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    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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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    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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    1 Day Ago
    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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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Nope. Not an omlette.veggies not sauteed long enough...nope. That is a "scramble" Fail.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    It ate a CAR MOTOR! Awesome piece of equipment.
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Thanks for the answer, Rich. That's too bad.
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    3 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Unless your knees are tired and old. Agreed B.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Depends on the friends, depends on the family. Currently working every 2nd Saturday on a friends tree(s) till they are both down. Quite large canyon oaks. Just Rob, me and the HO. He is relatively disabled, so he is limited to what he can do and how much he can afford. He also does a lot for folks that have no one to turn to. Vietnam vet. We trade. He'll come out ahead. Wants to trade me his fishing boat. I don't want a hole in the water to pour money in. So we will be making other arrangements. Again. He'll come out ahead. Other friend insists on paying me, but I give him a family discount. Again, a guy that really takes care of some folks that cant do for themselves otherwise. Both these guys donate a lot of time to our local youth as well.. Family, they try to pay. If they succeed, I just spend it back on them :lol: Everybody is a little different. It's like, I really don't like that bro in law. But I love my sister. SO I gave him a consult for free to tell him what my expert opinion was on his ash tree in Colorado being devoured by beetles. His was about the last one standing in the neighborhood. He had it treated for a few years consecutively. My sister hated the tree. I showed him some defects and what a threat it would eventually be to the house and how it was crowding out his nicer tree (a bradford pear :lol:) that was quite healthy and vigorous. Not threatening the house. Showed him how to make collar cuts and "thin it" so that maybe the snow "might not" break it. Sister was happy. Tree gone. Bro offered me a C note. He was happy I refused. I am happy my sister is happy. My opinion of the dude has not changed, but he feels I like him well enough. That is good to keep my sister happy. Hey.... win win... :lol:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Great footage of a job well executed and done August. Smooth as silk mang. Hats off to you and that crew of yours. :thumbup:
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Hey, Rich, thanks for chiming in with your long-term results on those beautiful splices! Pretty cool to be able to get feedback on something that was posted so long ago. I was wondering if you might be able to enlighten me with regard to why you think your gear lasts maybe twelve times longer than the stuff being used by other crews? Do you think it is because of the way you store it when not in use, or is it something else? Thanks a lot, in advance, for any thoughts you care to share on this subject. Tim
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    4 Days Ago
    Wow, Al, cool story! Glad there was no mishap. Thanks for your thoughts on the subject. It's nice to know that such a seemingly simple rope is so highly respected. I had no idea about that 70% elongation number. It makes me think that it could work well as a way to temporarily support a failing tree, since it might give and take with the wind. Thanks again for your post. Tim
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