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    5 Hours Ago
    Just keeping it real. Thanks. Some Shit broke around here from that work so taking the day OFF (sortof) and delaying this week's job. Mike called in sick and will probably be out all week. I need a third body on that job. Client has delayed my check, so her job just got smaller on my end. Dingo gets new tracks and a hinge pin. Kids pastor gets a load of chips for his garden project and I get rid of mill slash. Trailer spring shackles on the white dump trailer and fix a left brake/turn wiring issue as well on it. New CARB for a brush cutter..... 90 some odd degrees with 90 percent humidity, this will work avoiding that swamp of a pasture today.
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    17 Hours Ago
    Must be some glitch in Butch's forum software pictures delivery...I see no bad thing, and certainly no very bad thing :D. Kick additional azz and take more names Deva, my old friend. You might be getting weary of success at this point, but you'll just have to carry on, sir. Much applause from here.
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    18 Hours Ago
    Naughty boy :lol: Gonna be a dirty white boy too... :lol:
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    18 Hours Ago
    Leaner.. Bored the hinge, maybe 1/4 face so shallow. Never got to trip it... fibers pulled as I was taking the saw out. Made some noise. Bridged the driveway. Hauled all the wood and chips out. Just had to slide it in the hole between the two other trees. Best I can say why it leaned like this all of a sudden were a couple factors. Beetles had attacked the tension wood side, not the compression. This will make it drier and more dead in the tissues on that side. Transpiration taking place in our higher temps this last week... Most the weight on the compression side of the tree. Started to bend it like a fishing rod. Fodder.
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    20 Hours Ago
    Wasn't terribly concerned under the conditions, but I get your point. It would be hard pressed for that Capitan to snap that stable braid. When it reaches the machines capacity, it stalls out. No where near the ropes capacity. No shackles on the line. Crane strap around a tree securing the winch 100 feet out at a slight angle. Belay of the parbuckle set up running bowline around a tree trunk at a different slight angle 100 feet out. Parbuckle 3 wraps around tree to move. Winch says it's rated for a 1500# pull capacity, and I have see it yet pull 1500# of anything with out further mechanical advantage. You start pulling 2:1 plus with metal objects on the line, yeah, better not have me catch your arse anywhere in a bight or in line with pulling. Nice thing about a parbuckle is that it acts like a bicycle sprocket. It's a gear ratio. Little capstan exerting a small force to a larger gear turning the wheel, or in this case, a 36dbh log that probably weighed about 5 ton.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    But the yellow shirted fellow sure was in position to take a snap slap...
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    21 Hours Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    I get it better now, Stig. Thanks. It does seem to me that those same issues would occur with small dogs, but that obviously isn't true for you.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day 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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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Yeah, parbuckle. Doh!
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    1 Day 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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    1 Day Ago
    Gad, that is painful to watch. I cannot tell you how many times I've pushed with my hand, or swung a lanyard or the tail of a climb line gently into a students' butt that was out of arm's reach to emphasize "get that hiney in and stand upright, son/daughter, like we talked about and I showed you just a few minutes ago" :lol:.
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    Burnham replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    Kyle and Jonny both make cogent arguments, Butch. I'd hope I'd choose quality over quantity, for the last bit of time given...but who knows, it's so personal a choice. Anyway, that's for you alone to choose. Nobody should question your right to that decision.
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    1 Day Ago
    That is great!
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    Burnham replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Some thoughts, Jed...mine in bold, inserted into your quoted post.
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    Burnham replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Those are some mighty remarkable flares there, Fi. Certainly an interesting way to go at them...not challenging your technique, friend...just way different than what I have had to deal with. Western red cedar is the native species local to me that is most inclined to present these deep flutes at the root flare. Dumb me (or maybe not ;))...I just cut high enough to be above all that complicated business. Fine pictures of even finer work, btw m'lady. Stig, sir. I will happily accept your expert assertion. I don't quite get it, as obviously my own limited experience leaves me lacking in understanding. To whit...in my experience, if I only can engage a single point of a dog set, either inner or outer ( t'would almost always be the outer, but rare exceptions have come to pass :)), at any position along the 4 or 5 points of the dog set, due to extreme unevenness at the point on the bole I wish to start cutting my face or backcut, I just balance on that point, eyeball level or the proper angle of bar as required, and carry on. We all know your experience surpasses mine. Acknowledged with no reservation. But I'd like to hear a more detailed explanation of the difficulties you experience with bigger dogs on your felling saws. Even old sawyers can learn things new to them...I have heard :). This is the first I've understood that use of full sized PNW dogs was a problem for your daily situation. The problems with full or 3/4 wrap handles I grasp completely...dogs, not so much.
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    2 Days Ago
    Not my advice. But that's ok...Sean and I do a lot of things differently, and we both get it done. Learn by practice to properly use your flip line and you'll be better served. Find a good spur climber (which might be far different than simply an experienced one :)) to watch you and give pointers.
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    Burnham replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Indeed.
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