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    17 Minutes Ago
    Shake that money maker. Use chain binders or 10k ratchet straps Deva. Got a Tractor supply?
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    19 Minutes Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Looks pleasurable
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    27 Minutes Ago
    Sucky terrain but manageable. No cool vest. Cool vest won't help my lungs. High humidity fucks with my asthma bad. That and all the pollen we have right now. Start early, home by 2
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    11 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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    1 Day Ago
    Naughty boy :lol: Gonna be a dirty white boy too... :lol:
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    1 Day 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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    1 Day 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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    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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    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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    3 Days Ago
    Nice! Still need to get up to the lake. Take the kids camping. Fishing. My weekends these days are filled with projects. Finally finished plumbing the car port/shop in 220 so the welder, planer, saws, shaper, compressor and vac system could all run near where they need to be. No more tripping over cords. Finished the plumbing and electrical to the rabbit barn and chicken coop. Mister system on the rabbit barn as well. Then fixed the barn roof. Storms over the winter lifted some metal. Busy busy....
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    3 Days Ago
    Took my mom and dad and my family out for a father's day lunch at a newer restaurant. Had some fish and chips. Both of us got some nice cards. Mom gave us ice creme for dessert at home. It was a nice day :)
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    3 Days Ago
    Nope. Not an omlette.veggies not sauteed long enough...nope. That is a "scramble" Fail.
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    4 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Unless your knees are tired and old. Agreed B.
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    4 Days Ago
    Depends on the friends, depends on the family. Currently working every 2nd Saturday on a friends tree(s) till they are both down. Quite large canyon oaks. Just Rob, me and the HO. He is relatively disabled, so he is limited to what he can do and how much he can afford. He also does a lot for folks that have no one to turn to. Vietnam vet. We trade. He'll come out ahead. Wants to trade me his fishing boat. I don't want a hole in the water to pour money in. So we will be making other arrangements. Again. He'll come out ahead. Other friend insists on paying me, but I give him a family discount. Again, a guy that really takes care of some folks that cant do for themselves otherwise. Both these guys donate a lot of time to our local youth as well.. Family, they try to pay. If they succeed, I just spend it back on them :lol: Everybody is a little different. It's like, I really don't like that bro in law. But I love my sister. SO I gave him a consult for free to tell him what my expert opinion was on his ash tree in Colorado being devoured by beetles. His was about the last one standing in the neighborhood. He had it treated for a few years consecutively. My sister hated the tree. I showed him some defects and what a threat it would eventually be to the house and how it was crowding out his nicer tree (a bradford pear :lol:) that was quite healthy and vigorous. Not threatening the house. Showed him how to make collar cuts and "thin it" so that maybe the snow "might not" break it. Sister was happy. Tree gone. Bro offered me a C note. He was happy I refused. I am happy my sister is happy. My opinion of the dude has not changed, but he feels I like him well enough. That is good to keep my sister happy. Hey.... win win... :lol:
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    4 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Great footage of a job well executed and done August. Smooth as silk mang. Hats off to you and that crew of yours. :thumbup:
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    5 Days Ago
    Husky D replied to a thread Stihl 500i in Chainsaws!
    Thats the rub Butch, you can’t!! I used the purge as told and it would fire but nothing after that. To be fair I have been lent it from a STIHL employee who mentioned that it had been into a dealership and been apart but as he deals with training he wasn’t certain if it was only stripped for that purpose, I think we now have an answer! He did say the other day that he has another so any issues he’d drop that in and told me to go and give it a hard time! For the short time it ran the throttle response was impressive and you were through small diameter material in a flash. A friend is trying to find some larger trees to put it in.
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    5 Days Ago
    Husky D replied to a thread Stihl 500i in Chainsaws!
    Got given a 500i to try this week so managed to get out in the woods yesterday to give it a blast, 20 minutes later it stops working and won’t go now. Disappointed as it would be interesting to give it a good working over. It sure seems light and the acceleration was very quick, changed over from the large bar it came with to something shorter and seemed to handle better for what I would use one in mostly.
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    6 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Our new Governor Gavin Newsome and friends. Taught well by Gerry Brown and his Auntie Pelosi
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    6 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Great vids August. Nice work. :thumbup:
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  • Husky D's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Husky D replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Thanks for the comments guys. Definitely got to be low for commercial felling but can see the advantages of cutting high in a domestic/urban setting. The swept grain from the buttresses can cause hinges to run or shear real easy on shorter grained species when cutting low though. Pete- good to post again too mate, as for the felling, got to be lucky some days!
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    1 Week Ago
    Husky D replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Yea long walkabout!!! Still viewed from afar though and good to see you still keep it going man. Life changes but at least I know I can still drop in and there will still be a thread and discussion about short bar techniques ��
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    1 Week Ago
    Husky D replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Hi all, very long time and no postings (sorry Butch!) life does seem to get in the way!! A few photos I just found on the phone from an old fashioned line thinning from the other year to a couple of some hardwoods felled for a friend when Iím allowed out to play still!
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    1 Week Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Nucking FUtz
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    1 Week Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    So Yeah.. this happened. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48585037 https://www.nationalreview.com/news/california-to-provide-full-health-benefits-to-illegal-immigrants-under-age-26/ https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-democrats-full-health-benefits-illegal-immigrants-trump
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    1 Week Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    Awesomesauce.
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