• gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    That's cool. I like the spider
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    1 Day Ago
    gf beranek replied to a thread Tenkara in The Rec Room
    That wont work on the big rivers, but creeks no problems. Roll cast is the fundamental technique.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    That sounds logical.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Ring light in the reflection?
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    That pic raises a vital question. Why isn't the saw tethered?
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    It's amazing the resolution power of the digital camera. I started shooting 35mm in the 1960's. But film was so expensive I could never reach the point of creativity I dreamed of. Now with digital I can, as well everybody. It's so cool
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    A rendezvous with Stig-aroo.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Nice vid, Reg. Yeah I like the quite, too. With new tech and better batteries coming all the time it's just going to keep getting better.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I take lots of pics of plants. All Macro work. I notice some of your shots are in the realm of Micro-photography. Depth of field can be a problem there, unless you do focus stacking. There's times I'd like to shoot smaller things but I really don't have the lens for it, or much need. Apertures f 16-22 usually. For true macro it keeps the subject sharp and blurs the background. I'm compiling a list of native flora, close to 2,000 species photographed, and as many pages of descriptions. It keeps me pretty busy going places to find the plants, and when I get home I catalog the pics and work on writing the descriptions. Been earnestly on the project for 3 years now, going on 4. I think I can see the light. I'll skip on the botanical names Bristly Ox Tongue Sand Aster Pussy Paws Knap Thistle Hop Clover Brodia California Stream Orchid Milk Maid Mini Forgetmenot the scorpiod is about penny size
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  • RegC's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Thanks all. Deader than dead Stig. GP, the Stihl battery saw has less power but makes a neater pruning cut with that tiny chain. The Husky is great for limbing and logs not wider than its guidebar. Beyond that sucks the battery pretty fast. Does not make you any more productive, but the thing is you get used to the quietness, no tickover, no pullstart, no gas etc. You switch it on and off with your thumb as you pick it up or hang it back on your saddle. You can get a ton of work done and nobody even knows you've started. I was fortunate that I got to borrow one before I bought ....but soon realised it was well worth the money for me. Cant speak for everyone else but I like it a lot for the reasons above. Next best thing for me is a ported MS 150 which I have. Like an angy wasp when you mod it. Brilliant. Wouldn't waste money on the echo
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Here's the notch.. used the lazy man's cutting technique
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    Did over 4400 today, didn't leave the house til noon, saved one client over 2K.. no one else wanted to touch the tree... dead too long.... broke two tops out with high pull lines and the brute force of a skid steer, then one cut.. notch and drop and she was on the ground, minimal clean up. That was 2K. was trying to take video, but missed the money shot... took a couple hours cause we had to drop and chip two medium trees for access.... then two dry oaks for the neighbor... Leaned this one out 15-20 degrees with a narrow downward facing humboldt ( thinking it should be called a stangle humboldt), then rolled the dead top off an adjacent oak with a vertical snap cut... And used the bucket for a little deadwood on a white oak by the house and mostly bombing ot the top of another tall (90'ish) skinny dry oak... That was another 2K.. then ground a $425 stump for a little icing on the cake... BUT, God will humble the proud, so I managed to take out a lamp post with the stump grinder for not paying attention.... Hopefully get replace it tomorrow
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  • RegC's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Hey Gary. Its my climbline, doubleling as a support line when I took the top in the opposite direction. Otherwise it wasnt really doing a lot.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Dave just used his weight, no need for 2:1. I had to bring the spar down to about 15 ft before I could fall it. I have 2 gopros. Ones seen better days. And a Drift camera too. They all really good cameras but they always being superceded now days bu newer versions. So you can't get new batteries when the old ones wear out.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Me and Dave yesterday. Sorry, cant embed from the phone https://youtu.be/PBHlzD_uBaA
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    That was fast. Now send me your address and I'll send you a book.
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  • mistahbenn's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I watched a bit of that, but https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIUR41LYyiI this came up in the sidebar, it was much more entertaining :)
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    No kidding.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Cool. I talked to Finley on the phone a couple a times. Sharp and full of wit. Glad I had the chance before he passed.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I haven't havn't noticed any Maple decline here.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Nice job, Mario. That's a tough red to get the light just right on. If it's the one I'm thinking of, anyway. Along the Prairie Creek Trail. There was a broken limb hanging down obscuring the view of the tree. and the back light on the creek side of the tree was always a major distraction.
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sRqm0yN4atc" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> When I AM in the bucket, undercuts are the exception instead of the rule...
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    There's something about rolling grasslands and Oak habitat that has always struck my fancy. Just before the fires broke out Terri and I took a ride to Stonyford and Antelope Valley, and along the way we took the Leesville Road. They had just finished paving the Leesville road, first time ever, and we never seen another vehicle the whole time. The geology of the area is facinating.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Great!
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    It all sound good. Have at'er.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    RegC replied to a thread Oak removal in Tree Felling and Rigging
    The ropes resting on the crotch below. Its not touching me
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    RegC replied to a thread Oak removal in Tree Felling and Rigging
    I just watched that footage again out of curiosity. At no point does the rigging line touch my chest as far as I could tell. Perhaps you were mistakenly seeing the climbline
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Throwing together pictures, names, dates and places is easy. Writing a novel is another thing. I've always toyed with the idea, and tried, but couldn't even get the first sentence written. More power to you, Chris!
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    crack me up! It Worked!
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Terri already set me straight. Thanks.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Go ahead on her, Bret, but you'll have to talk to, and arrange it with Patrick. Since he has the server with the data. It's OK with me. The extra contrast does wonders. Upon completion of your work a new copy of the Fundamentals of General Treework will be headed your way. Thanks!!
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  • RegC's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    RegC replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    Good pics and info Stig :thumbup:
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Got take what you can get in this world... and wake up thankful that you are BREATHING!!!!
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Good questions... I worked my way up the rayco ladder and never looked elsewhere... Machines are reliable and I love the customer service... definitely over equipped... Almost a "collector" as I rarely run two machines the same day... It's a log story not to be floating around cyberspace, but suffice it to say that I never would have bought the third machine unless we were about to get hit by EAB and rayco wasn't about to discontinue the model due to emissions regulations.. When I bought that last machine I believe there were only 3 left on the east coast... The oldest (2014) machine needed some work after which I was going to sell it.. Finally got around to the repairs this spring, took it out for a week and loved it so much I just hate to get rid of it...
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  • RegC's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    RegC replied to a thread Oak removal in Tree Felling and Rigging
    True Ben. Andy called the next day. I shouldve thought to let you know, sorry. Thanks all for the kind words about Gaz. He was a rough fella with a rep that preceded him. Probably beat up as many men as Ive had posts here. But at work he was always a diamond. Always respectful of his co workers, and good for a laugh. He also had a rep with us for sending trees sideways. On his first day he put one right on top of Andys chipper....we never let him live that one down :D I can only imagine a person mind must be in a terrible desperate state to do what he did in the end. I dont feel particularly bad about it, right or wrong, because he had 50 + years and took the decision to end it himself. Not like visiting a childrens hospice, where little kids cope and see out their death sentance before some even reach their teens. I dont believe the heartbreak is even comparable. So, yeah, f___ it.
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Born (1968) and raised in the Alaskan bush. No power, no running water my entire childhood. We lived almost entirely off the land, eating salmon and moose meat primarily. Bought rice, beans, and wheat in large sacks periodically. My father was originally from Southern California but after Vietnam wasn't welcomed home. He made his own home with my beautiful mother in Hatcher Pass Alaska, far from stores and cars and highways. He built the log cabin I was born in. He delivered me and my brothers and sisters there and raised us up working hard. He read us the bible and taught us about God. I'm not ashamed of it nor do I think I have to plead with anyone to "get saved." Growing up, I was embarrassed at times by where we lived and thought we were poor because we didn't have light switches and drive a k car. Now I know we were rich. Rich in substance and heart and capability. I thought I was lazy as a child because I didn't look forward to all the hard work. I found out later when I entered the work force in the tree and also commercial fishing industries that I was not lazy but in fact stood out as a hard worker. I live in Oregon now, 2 miles from my now civilized parents (light switches and all) because they moved here. I have a beautiful wife and little ones. I want them to be close to my parents. Home is wherever my parents go and I intend to carry on the legacy of love of my father until I die in all my relationships, including here at the Tree House.
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