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    thank you
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    I got a big pile bear poop in my yard. If you want it.
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    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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    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
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    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
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    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
    3 Days Ago
    Thanks, Daniel!. That's good knowledge to share, and Kudo's to you for sharing.
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    4 Days Ago
    cool beans
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    4 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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    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
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    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
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    He's been shy, for sure.
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    We can all thank Patrick for carrying it on. Educated Climber!!!
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I think he found his calling.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Nice to see a sharp working, Jed. Good fall, good stump and good app on the butt tie.
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    you're not going to barber chair a tree with wedges, Sean... I'm still trying to figure out how setting a rope takes too much time... Like you're already there to take the top of the tree out. Maybe you wrap up your ropes and that's what takes too much time.. I stopped wrapping ropes in the '90s. I AM sure it's much different game based on trees and topography and familiarity of techniques. There is just too much upside to setting a rope and very little downside IMO
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Let me try to defrag your harddrive here Jed. The reason hinge thickness matters to you is becasue you are banging trees over on wedges, and if you leave them too thick they aren't going anywhere. With that little loader and a pull line you could leave a thick hinge and not have to worry about it. I've pulled some nasty side leaning silver mapes and such (terrible holding capabilities) with hinges 6" thick and more... great control.. don't care what anyone says.. seen it done it trust it
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Jed, Why do you talk about your hinges being "too fat"? or too fat on one side? You seem to know what you're doing but suffering from some serious delusions about the completely arbitrary and fictitious rule of hinge thickness. And I could look for some old rope to send out to ya if you need a pull line. I personally will set a pull line on front leaners if I'm there already cause "why not?" Watching you bang away on wedges without a pull line set makes me concerned for your well being. And if you want to make your notches (and therefore your life) a little easier, learn the game of logging open face top angled cut first. Lots of good reasons to cut a Humboldt, but just cause it's what I know (or what I've seen) isn't one of them. and did you know I put this video out, showing the use of a carpenters T to check the gun of a notch in May 2010, well before Willard mentioned using one in a thread he started on the same subject? https://youtu.be/W28q8sVJLOs?t=144
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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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