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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Sailing in Odds and Ends
    Whole damn family of Navy men and got denied. Oh well. Back at 18, I was not real happy about it.
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    You get to see those here from time to time too. Had a mated pair that used to stalk me coming home from work when I walked home from the restaurant smelling of everything I prepped and cooked that evening :/: Bob cats can be good sized here too. But they really don't care to be around people much.
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Sailing in Odds and Ends
    I've been sailing since a kid. My uncle had a 40' we would go out together regular. My cousin about a 36. My uncle and some buddies sailed to Hawaii and back. Down to the Panama canal and over into the Bahamas. Cousin went damn near round the world solo. Young adult I got my helmsmans and sailed regular on lakes in MA. Different from ocean, little day sailers and sunfish(?). Did some more out of Rhode Island and New Jersey. Always thought I would eventually end up living on one. One family friend would work construction on Martha's Vinyard Island till fall, sail some wealthy persons yacht down to St Thomas and do construction/contracting all winter there. Then sail back in spring. Seemed like a dream job to me. Life just took me in a different direction. Fond memories and always at peace on the sea. Wish the Navy had taken me when I enlisted, but the asthma made a 4f(?) out of me :(
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Scares you when you disturb them in the bush. Like, they figure you'll walk right by, then you start a saw and they come bounding out. Sure can make your heart jump.
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    35 Minutes Ago
    The little Velcro burrs from our weeds would have their way with that. :lol: Not that I can talk :/:
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    If we have to take over 20" logs or whole stumps to the landfill, where they bring in a tub grinder or burn them, we not only pay the 55.00 per ton, but we get a 150.00 premium charge on top per load. Meanwhile, the larger company's doing ROW and roads get paied 40.00 per ton to take them to a transfer station where they grind them up and sell to a bio plant 2 plus hours away. California is ridiculous
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    Happy birthday Gerry! Looking good Ol friend.
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    Well done Jed. Looks like you could have gone three there. Harder to clean up though I gather.?
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    It's a she, and she cleans them after and during every feeding. She was just pregnant when we had her fixed, so all the mom hormones were instilled. She also does this with the kittens, even so much as to move them outside to where she wants them The squirrels will nose right down face to face with her tongue cleaning them out of the cage. Fun stuff. We still feed them, but they are in the process of weaning currently... She even guards them from the cats that are our hunters. Laying in front of the cage growling at them....
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Been considering on of those augers for our dingosaurus. Seems it would be a good asset for making stuff smaller that ain't worth milling. Or cedar split rail.
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    Yeah, glad I don't get many of those these days. Loose rocks can ruin your day. I do have a smallish pine coning up on the edge if a cut, over a house I am going to need to self lower to the guys at the bottom. Should make for some fun :/:
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I would so dig sitting with a cup of coffee watching that out my window Until livestock were being threatened. We have a family of cats across the street in the vineyard. Never see them much.
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    1 Day Ago
    :lol: good ones Dave
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    I think big double dogs help too. Gives you a proper axis for gunning.
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    No slammin' us mustache gods, eh? Bad juju happens to those that do, I hear :D.
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    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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    Burnham replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    WOW! That is a beautiful piece of wood.
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    3 Days Ago
    Thanks Deva for your kind words.
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    Burnham replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    If it was me, given some of y'all are all about the potential to not waste the wood that comes your way, optimize a saleable product, maybe make beautiful planks, I'd seriously think about this mill. https://woodmizer.com/Store/Shop/Portable-Sawmills/LT15start-Portable-Sawmill?keyword=&creative=266117510294&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIm_r7hYaO5AIViMpkCh1hcQOzEAQYAyABEgKcJ_D_BwE My cousin-in-law has one...and oh goodness, he has cut some magnificent boards with it. I have a couple of times helped him with cutting, bucking, rigging, and man-handling logs onto the mill bed, some pretty nice sized ponderosa pine. The results have been awfully fine. I know...the up front cost is steep, and it doesn't move about easily. But it is a mighty fine mill.
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    4 Days Ago
    Thanks Richard.....hope all is good with you and the fam.....
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    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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    6 Days Ago
    Indeed.
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    1 Week Ago
    120.00 severence pay. Next!
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    1 Week Ago
    Like Burnam, I get weird about stuff being off level. My years in construction did that to me. Level and plumb. Every once in a while, my back cut will go high low to apex, but mostly when tired. Just ain't holding my mouth right for the weariness. Just keep practicing and correcting. More experience equals better cutting.
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    1 Week Ago
    And the $120??? Don't be a chump, Frans.
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    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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