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    2 Weeks Ago
    I'll just play devil's advocate here :). I didn't see anything very challenging in all that hocus pocus of a climb. Even me, old and weak, could do that hand over hand while keeping any serious pressure off the chin and back of head (no pressure on the soft tissue parts of his neck at all to my eye). The fire...meh, nothing but showmanship, nothing done with the flames at all, just show them and toss them down. So there :D.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    By Jer's own admission iirc, that tree went to hell on contact with mother earth. Not salvageable. But I'll defer to Jerry if he says differently today, of course.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    See the Murph, put in place by Mr. Beranek, but with ease and a kind tone...:).
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    4 Weeks Ago
    There's the magic...some few of us need no time, care, nor constancy to find level. And unlike Stephen, I cannot place any ability to "see" level on work experience. I was born with it, and it has been both a gift and bane from my first awareness. Some years back, Stig in a pm to me posited that, given the relatively (to him, and agreed by me completely) low number of fells that my work has set before me, that I must have an unusual level of native talent...seeing as I seem to be able to accomplish advanced cuts without thousands of fells to earn the skills. Stig, if my memory differs from yours, please say so. In any event, I think being able to perceive level (simple), and to be able to visualize where the tip of 36, 42, or 60 inches of bar is and what it is doing deep inside a tree that well exceeds those dimensions (much harder), is a talent that cannot be easily learned. I'm sure it can be, but how??...Not so sure. It's a three dimensional puzzle at it's most simplistic description. It is, as I said before, a gift. I cannot say I am better at it than most because I worked for it...just supremely lucky to have been born with the magic insight.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Don't have the poster anymore, but did for a time, and still sure have the memories, Butch. Thanks, sir.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Indeed.
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    08-15-2019
    And the $120??? Don't be a chump, Frans.
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    08-15-2019
    I still don't get all this noise about how to level a saw bar. I am sorry. But forever in all aspects of my life, for me, my eye is a dead on laser accurate level. Does not matter the setting, be it 120 percent sidehill or in my living room. I am quite unsettled by a picture frame off level by a degree or two. When I check into a hotel room, I have to go to each lampshade that is off and correct it's position to level before I can begin to relax. I have had to reset a starting cut after backing away to check my initial setting from time to time, but seeing what is level from a step back has never been a problem. I cannot grasp lacking this ability.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    08-15-2019
    So Frans...you're just going to lay down and let that thief steal your $120 and your Dewalt? When you know where he lives?? This, I do not understand.
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    08-13-2019
    Burnham replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    :thumbup:
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    08-10-2019
    :lol:
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    08-08-2019
    Worthy to strive for :).
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    08-08-2019
    Same here, Reg and Butch...voted for neither.
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    08-08-2019
    No meat :). We eat vegetarian about half the time, maybe a little less.
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    08-08-2019
    :lol: Not gonna...she'll always be a cutie, just worn a little thin for me, but that my issue...carry on, sir.
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    08-08-2019
    Burnham replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    Okie dokie, Justin...I hear you. To be clear, I NEVER said it was risk free, as you are pretending I did, but beyond that business... I don't buy into your arguments, much, but that's just my azz shat Jaguar drivin' 250 kpm top speed persona talking ;). Not that I'd do that jump :D. Smarter than that, me.
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    08-08-2019
    Burnham replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    Jump high, seems easy....proper speed, properly formed ramp...no issues I can see. Pull a 'chute cord and let the bike fall to it's death (well, maybe it'll survive fine with it's own 'chute), also easy. I still see very little real risk. But will happily hear your interpretation of said risks, Justin.
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    08-08-2019
    Not so sure I can agree with this last bit, Jer. On industrial forest lands, managed properly, we can produce all the wood fiber our needs do require, without moving off those original footprints of harvested oldgrowth, now long gone. I believe it may be wiser land management practice to go with highest efficiency rotations to meet the world's demand for wood, than to screw over more acres by less intensive management rotations. This of course predicated on the obvious premise that logging has to be on ground and climate that can support sustainable forestry harvest over time. That is frequently an overlooked requirement, world-wide. But it is a serious question, and I am certainly in the camp that agree that there are no black and white solutions...it's mostly gray.
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    08-06-2019
    Dinner tonight was M's homemade tabouli salad, fresh corn on the cob, and a couple of ripe avocados. Mighty fine grub :).
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    08-06-2019
    Burnham replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    Uh...I can't get past the question of why?? That seems silly. FWIW, I see no real risk to life and limb. Isn't that the whole point of extreme sport, anyway?
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    08-06-2019
    Same here...bombproof bit of gear, nearly.
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    08-05-2019
    Burnham replied to a thread Stihl 500i in Chainsaws!
    :lol: Both of you boys.
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    08-03-2019
    Good looking rope.
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