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    I used to take home a load of firewood chunks from a job in a Volvo XC90. Stuffed to the ceiling I figure I'd get about 1800lbs of hickory, about the max rating for the suspension of that model year. I wouldn't call my family rich by a long shot, but growing up in Volvos I never knew they were luxury cars, and I still don't think they are compared to what's out there.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    New longer lasting Oregon is same price as Stihl normally is, but on ebay you can find Stihl chain for regular oregon prices. $20-35 vs $40-60 per chain
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    17 Hours Ago
    As usual, the picture you see is not in the video, but the content of the video is on par with the picture <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MERj5mwHmeU" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Nutball replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    I generally find my Stihl chains for Oregon prices on ebay. Otherwise I wouldn't be using Stihl. Oregon came out with a new more durable chain a while ago, it sounds like it might last as long as Stihl, it costs the same.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    I got me summa dem this time around
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    Nutball replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    And Pferd are some of the cheapest, at least on TreeStuff
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    Nutball replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    Do you move around to keep warm or just take in the cold?
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    Nutball replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    I don't know why I never thought of it. Stihl chain stays sharper longer, that's all I try to use, so Stihl files should stay sharp longer too. I've just never looked into them.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    I find they don't tap clean nearly as well or quickly as just wiping them clean. I keep meaning to try hardening a file even more and see how long it lasts. Oregon files actually are not very hard, and one file can easily file through another as if they are just as hard as saw chain. But maybe they need to be a little soft to have a self sharpening effect at the file teeth get worn down instead of rounded over.
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    I was chasing the source of light in the clouds to street lights for a while til I just happened upon the extremely dim moon as I was giving up and coming back inside. It was white on one end fading to a red clay color
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    1 Day Ago
    Cloudy here too, but I saw it a little. Its very dim. I think a break in the clouds will come in 15min or so. Garbage Sony HX80 camera, everything sucks about it!
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    Nutball replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    I always assumed a hot shower would help me sweat a little afterward to remoisturize my skin with natural oils and salts, but it doesn't seem to work.
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    2 Days Ago
    Think it would be a good quick money maker for hurricane damage where every tree may be subject to removal?
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    2 Days Ago
    The challenge would be lining up a lot of jobs in the city where it can get to. Then you could do 3-5 big high dollar jobs per day instead of .5-2 per day. Need a 21" chipper for it to feed stuff into. Then you just need rakers and chainsaw operators I guess.
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    2 Days Ago
    You could make quick money with that, but will it pay for itself before it's all broken down and asking for more $?
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    Nutball replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    You know he doesn't have to set it for maximum cold even if he lived at the north pole. Point is cold in general and not a hot shower. I'm going to start these too since I have dry skin. One year I thought it wasn't as bad. Now I think that's because I didn't take hot showers, just roughly room temp ones, maybe slightly colder. It felt cold at first, but after a minute I'd get used to it and almost feel warm again. After a hot shower the dryness and itchyness kicks in maybe an hour later.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    I do find there can be a difference between wood chip quality depending on the kind of wood you cut. Some may naturally end up powdery or inconsistent, but in general will be rectangular. I remember worrying about how I wasn't ever getting my chain sharp enough as a beginner when chainsaw manuals stated and showed that a sharp chain will produce short noodles, and I'd never get noodles, just rectangle chips. Only a few woods will produce good cross cut noodle chips. Looks like oak in your pic? Oak splits easy, the chips could be getting split up on the way out of the cut. Chip thickness looks good, but as the chips get thinner from the depth gauges not being low enough, you will get more powdery chips. I think different sizes of teeth will cut at different depths relative to each other even if a depth gauge guide sets the cut depth equal on each tooth. You can get away just fine with uneven teeth, but it can eventually give you problems.
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    2 Days Ago
    We might have to get a thread together sometime for Mick's comics
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    1 Week Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Move Over, Axemen!!! in MBTV
    Yea, that secret cut was pretty cool, it allowed him to pull out his pinched saw while pulling the tree off the stump. He just needed to pull the saw out with a long rope.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Move Over, Axemen!!! in MBTV
    It looked like he got any desire to cut down any more trees ever scared right out of him. But, with family and camera crew and the world watching he sucked it up pretty quick.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Exploding Bamboo!! in Odds and Ends
    Did you have a burn permit, or does somebody have to pay for calling the fire department on a false alarm? I know people have to pay when a false building alarm calls them over, and they are not called off before getting there.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    So how cold is a cold shower? 60? 50? 35? I've found in the summer I sometimes enjoy turning the temp down gradually until it is coldest, but then it doesn't seem all that cold. I don't think I've done it in the winter. I may have tried once, but can't remember. I've also found the easiest way to just jump right in is to think how much it will suck. Have the cold water going, think several times of just jumping in, sample the water a few times, flick some of it onto your sides. By then you will have imagined it being a lot worse than it will be, and it won't surprise you. Jumping in without thinking about it could come as an unbearable shock.
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    Nutball replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    I heard Asparagus is beneficial against cancer. As for broccoli, it's supposed to be better raw, just not as tasty and easy to eat.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Horrible Dog Attack in Odds and Ends
    He should try using 4x4 to get over that bump.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I almost added it to my video: what I do if I can't find an odd link as a starting point (which half the time I just miss it) I pick any drive link and file flat across the top of it, maybe even on both sides of a tooth. Just file a significant mark on a tie strap, and that shiny spot is your start/finish line. Reshine it if needed each time you go to sharpen.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Notice the angle of the file I use in relation to every tooth. That's because this way the grooves on the file hit at an angle and cut the metal smoothly like a milling bit. The other way would make the file teeth hit straight on, and it doesn't cut very well or smoothly. The last one seemed hard. You may run into a hard tooth every once in a while. The file just doesn't want to dig into the metal, and can actually be damaged by the hard tooth. Luckily this depth gauge wasn't too hard, but it did mark up my file. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hwmCoAJvWyM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    2 Weeks Ago
    You will get the hang of the depth gauges. I don't like the guide tool thing. For you, I wouldn't worry about the depth gauges except for every 3-5 filings, or 1 filing if the teeth got tore up by rocks. Otherwise you just get a feel for when you have to lean harder to get it to cut, and if it still doesn't cut much faster or slow the engine as much as it used to, then you know to give it a stroke or two with the file. I prefer to pull the depth gauge file across from the inside of the tooth to the outside with light pressure. One hand pulling, and one hand just simply keeping the flat file steady. I'm still finding different ways I prefer to round file the teeth. I like using an angle guide, but I don't like the newer ones because I can't see the cutting edge of the tooth against the file to keep track of the angle as easily as I used to on older guides, so now I've just been freehanding it as of a few weeks ago. You can really about use up one file filing a very dull (not torn up by rocks dull) non skip 36" chain. It depends on brand some too. I'd say I'll get about 3 good sharpenings out of a file on a 36" SKIP chain.
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