• August Hunicke's Avatar
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    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    cotton mouth situation. . . <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HjA6r-OBAFE" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    You have good spirit, Butch. One of your finest benchmarks. thank you for the years of it.
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    16 Hours Ago
    I did cross country line clearance and ROW for 18 years. I loved it. But it didn't pay near as good as the working in the woods. So I left ROW. I would have stuck with it though.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    thank you
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    2 Days Ago
    I got a big pile bear poop in my yard. If you want it.
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    2 Days Ago
    It means well, Butch. and I fixed my typo.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    That looks like an accident waiting to happen.
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    2 Days Ago
    The Reaper will sow us all. Pray some in dignity.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    That's reminiscent of huddling around a fire on the landing. The bullshit doesn't get much deeper than that.
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    You're a trip Kenny. landing limbs tip first and allowing them to spring away from house and roof... That I have yet to try, but I just might get around to it... I did purposelfully roll a small hemlock off a garage roof once, knowing the branching structure would spread the weight out and it would harmlessly slide/roll off the roof...
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    thank you ! you shared it first. I just extrapolated. Got a call from a highly experienced and awesome climber I used to work with last night. We both agreed that when you see this type of trick, it seems simple and obvious and yet makes you wonder why we didn't figure it out sooner. I love learning concepts and tricks. That's one of the things about "fundamentals".. it always seems like there is something new to learn/extrapolate if you take the time to wrap your mind around the depth of the material. Thanks treebilly and ya it worked here. It was already pretty short for the deck and the railing wasn' going to be hurt by a slight brush from the tips. So the rip cuts had already shortened the piece enough to clear the deck, so it was a set up, but good example for video.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Thanks, Daniel!. That's good knowledge to share, and Kudo's to you for sharing.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    cool beans
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Based on that bit of wisdom shared by Jerry B., I used the concept to reduce the force on trhe hinge of this horizontal limb. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-gf35FyPBhE" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> THANK YOU Jerry!
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    FINALLY... we agree on something... oh happy day!
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    The tree I'm talking about was the spar. YOU WERE UP IN THE TREE TO MAKE THE CUT. why not instal a pull line there and then? This isn't about throw lines... it's about using everything to your advantage. I don't want to be like "I told ya so" with you Jed.
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Which has most likely been the main cause for the fallacy that fat hinges are undesirable. Jed calls his hinge "too fat" in one of his videos. Have you seen my tapered hinges that are 8" on the wide side in oak and maple? NOBODY is going to wedge those trees... 2:1 MA pulling with a 4x4 dodge 2500 gets them going though.
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    we almost always have a machine on site to lift and move material. I developed another technique to cut a notch in the trunk to slot the rope in to prevent it from getting trapped, but rarely use it as it is not needed on our jobs.
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    came up with this idea on Saturday. Was cutting a hemlock loaded with vines. Just took a small top towards the DZ and let it hang, then another short rip cut and another and another, till the four cuts were all laying out heavier and heavier to the dz and the lay. Made it easy compared with trying to get the straight pieces to the lay, then fight each piece to the ground. So I used a rip cut on this spruce top (not very big) and used the hanging weight of the top to give the next cut some front lean. You could easily use a short line to hang the pieces. I like the idea as a time saver... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PVpLAx5R-l0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    If I'm already in the tree, and have a rigging line... allows for a thicker hinge.doesn't take any significant extra time as I mostly just point and cut from there
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    And look where it got you. The internet is truly amazing, and yet I feel most fortunate to have lived and recall the world before it.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Spot on.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    He's been shy, for sure.
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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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