• Merle Nelson's Avatar
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    https://youtu.be/5jSQ9v60rUY Here is an interesting idea I hadn't ever heard of, computer sifting of info to catch serial killers.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    :)
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Thanks for the info on steel Kyle.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Kyle would you forward that post on to China so we can get some steel that does what it's supposed to do? :) On one tree forum there is a thread that goes on and on for pages about the mysteries of Morbark chippers braking feed wheel shafts. The picture of the broken shafts shows crystalline grain like cast iron. And no one seems to be able to get Morbark to take responsibility for it.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Lyme disease in Odds and Ends
    https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2015/09/092515-engineering-templedouglas.html Had seen this a long time ago, new test that looked promising. I'll go see if I can find any new info. Not sure of anything as just searching on my phone now. But, this had interesting info and thoughts in it. http://danielcameronmd.com/what-is-the-nanotrap-test-for-lyme-disease-recently-supported-by-the-bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation/
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    To keep saw in ready mode longer (possibly until battery dies) click chain brake on. Then click it off and it's ready to cut. No fumes at the tool is nice. I do a lot of trimming etc where it is one cut or a few here, move a little and a couple more cuts etc. - very nice to not have to restart the saw for each separate cut. Blower is nice, not the huge power of a backpac. Their hedger is nice too, again a little less power than Stihls Kombi unit with the 130 motor. I have the blower and hedger for that too.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Yep, time to dig mine out and charge them up. Glad I read about it here and tried it out.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    :) Interesting stuff.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Great tip, thanks. I can use that for repairs. Still would like a couple more macrograbs. Didn't know they were discontinued.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Does anyone have any Petzl Macrograb flipline grabs or the cable repair kits? Will buy or can figure out trades. Edit - Macrograb accepts 1/2 to 5/8 inch rope.
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    05-11-2019
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Friends got a Electric car by that company Burnham has....................... At any rate my wife checked for them and there was a charging station at the beach near us they were coming up to walk. I was surprised to hear is was $1 for the first 3 hours charge or some amazingly low number like that. City of 60K people 30 miles inland has charging stations in a lot of the parking lots.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    05-11-2019
    Kyle you mentioned the tubes being foil thin....makes me think the material, that must have been there once, went somewhere. I have been using a radiator cap for years that has an anode hanging underneath to be sacrificed as electrolysis happens. Just chased one down for my chipper, "Rad Cap". Might be an idea to preserve the new radiator. For other radiator fixes an old timer showed me once how to pinch a mid tube leak and then do a seal with bondo mixed with little enough hardener that it wasn't brittle. He kept one radiator serviceable for years that way.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    04-28-2019
    Don't forget youtube, family life, and spring uptick in work demand :) .
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    04-10-2019
    Yes....they were anyway. (TS)
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    04-09-2019
    Anyone interested in the positive side of police interaction in our society should know about, "donut operator" on youtube and watch at least a few of his more serious videos.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    04-08-2019
    Among the good ideas I didn't see the plywood/tire sandwich. Absorbs energy when you don't want to tear up or dirty up chippable brush. It does provide some bounce you need to get used to.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    04-05-2019
    I liked splicing 2 inch lines. Team sport, had to get into it to get it done fast, looked beautiful when done.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    03-31-2019
    Yes. Used 40' were at $2400 and new about $4500.
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    03-31-2019
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    :)
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    03-28-2019
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Here is a bit of fine tuning info. A video by Jaime. https://youtu.be/96DuAtcQvD8
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    03-28-2019
    Nice set up Stig. Kyle and anyone looking for shipping containers be sure to compare to new (one time used.) They were selling 20 footers here for $1400 to $1700 and they looked rough had door seal issues etc, etc. (End of their 20 year projected lifespan on the ocean.) One time use at the time was $3100.
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    03-27-2019
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Agreed. Unfortunately he went one to far. Don Shipley (sp) exposed that indian guy as a phony that faced off the college kid in the MAGMA hat and then spread lies about him on the (left leaning ?) media. Youtube deleted a bunch of his content or his whole channel. (A lot of info and opinions/speech that does not conform to the left leaning agenda is being deleted.) https://youtu.be/BZEkwPLProg If you follow the link above and go to the description on that video there is a link with more written info.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    03-27-2019
    Oh, you need the cartridge off to do the dry stun? That makes sense.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    03-27-2019
    They often fail to subdue a person when intended - that's how they fail. And it is important to know that with regard to the police a Taser is a specific tool that shoots out two probes that stick into a persons flesh and then the electrical charge is carried through the two wires trailing behind the barbs and still attached to the Taser. I think the charge is delivered as long as they hold the trigger and they can re-shock a person multiple times if desired. Some causes for failure to work are a missed shot or connection with barbs, too thick of clothing to penetrate through, some people seem to not be effected as much or at all by the procedure, and some seem to be able to function well enough to jerk the wires out of their flesh. If I understand correctly the police carry one more cartridge so they can attempt a 2nd shot if they have time. The device in the amusing video Mick put up is a stun gun not a Taser. Oh, and a Taser can be just held against a persons flesh and triggered. I think the police call that 'dry stunning.' https://youtu.be/6yaie4bzsFI Short video. https://youtu.be/N1kW2Wujb4k Longer video.
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Always loved climbing trees, my best friends were a pair of Silvers about 100' tall. tree to tree, top to top. sun rain snow and cold. Best place in the world to be. Every time I climb, I relive those days. Teach my kids the same thing except now I get to be the tree and we all grin from ear to ear
Wife Beth Oldest-William, Middle-Simon, Youngest-Brigi
Alumnus of Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture. Canada’s premier institution for producing world class Horticulturists.

History of environmentally conscience service. Cultivating, consulting and caring for plant material for over ten years. Carolinian plant advocate. Organics for long term vitality.

High hazard tree specialist utilizing rope access techniques. An innovative leader in tools and techniques

Planned, consulted and performed the Kettleby Village Tree Plan which in turn received The Lake Simcoe Conservation Soil Conservation Award.

Ministry Certified Horticulturist/Arborist. International Society of Arboriculture 1998

Licensed Forestry, Landscape and industrial vegetation exterminator but in no way does King Tree Service operates as a pesticides application company.

Interned, worked and studied in a variety of indoor/outdoor plant spaces including the following; woody and herbaceous plant propagation and cultivation, greenhouses and forest. London, UK, New York, Virginia and Portugal botanical study tours.

Created a meaningful educational experience for the students of Canada’s oldest public school. Central Public School, Hamilton and again with St Ambrose, Cambridge.

Landscape Appraisal for Private and Insurance. Applying insurable value to trees.

Consultant to and management of a Municipal Street Tree Inventory and Managed Forest Tax Incentive Plans.

Inventor of the world’s first task specific multi-purpose throw weight. RopeArmour

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