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    8 Hours Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I'm not concerned. I still believe it'll all come together last minute. But rotating strikes means it's one day here and one day at another mill etc etc. I don't believe our union has been on strike since the early 90's.
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    squisher replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    I think they're pretty widespread still we have atleast one ural dealer in BC I see them advertising new sidecar Urals all the time. A 2019 goes for 18,999cdn.
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    23 Hours Ago
    squisher replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I never once milled with a 46/460 sized saw. Milling with a 66 seemed slow as f-ck. IMO you will burn up a 46 milling with the bar lengths you mention on it. Or you might shoot yourself first out of desperation/boredom.
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    1 Day Ago
    Impressive none of my boots have ever lasted that long and it was the wet that always seemed to destroy the leathers. 2-3 years tops before a resole and depending on condition that pair would be rotated to spares and a new pair bought anyways. My wife made me finally throw out a bunch of pairs of old boots this year that I'd been dragging around for well decades some of them. Lol.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    It is. Just contract time. So the union threatens striking as a negotiating tactic. It's all good/normal. I was just joking around with my supervisor, we had a good chuckle over it. I just caught up on your job development. Geez man I hope it's alright for you? Couldn't glean to many details but suffering fools takes the fun out of most anything.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    We are getting riled up over here. Might be rotating strike soon! Gonna show up with a burn barrel and a pitchfork if I end up on the line. Lol. And a bottle of hootch. Kick it old school. Already told my supervisor I'd bash his truck with my sign(or pitchfork) if he was gonna cross the line! Funny thing is if we have a rotating strike it won't be on weekends so won't affect me. And also the more days they strike the longer my weekend shift will run this winter, usually it comes off for a few months each winter based on veneer supply and market availability. So less weekday shifts will equal more veneer available to be dried by the weekend crew!
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    squisher replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    Tech is amazing. That is super cool. I've been feeling like a child again lately with my new to me '98 wr400f. Nothing state of the art about it at all. But man it's fun fun fun!! Big Jim I bet this would haul you around no problemo. How's your boy been going?
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    2 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I went from a 66 to a 880 on my Alaskan mill and never had to go back to the 66/660. The 880 was a massive satisfying step up from the 66 as I recall.
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    2 Days Ago
    Well it's a compromise between wearing lace up leathers which are nicer for support vs having dry feet. Also soaking leather boots right through everyday you'd better have a hell of a drying system to even hope to start the day off with dry boots. And when you start to soak and dry(heat) leather boots everyday day in and out you drastically shorten their lifespan. So to most that is a consideration too.
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    2 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I guess you could fatten it up a bit but I was like Stig. If a saw is setup it runs proper and that's that. You should be able to hear and feel that it's running right and checking the plug periodically should confirm that.
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    2 Days Ago
    Crazy. Cats sure are tough. We lost a old cat here this fall. Musta been 13 maybe 14. No idea what happened to him or where he is but I assume he either crawled off somewhere and died or something more fierce finally took him out. I've seen a few wounds on that cat over the years that made me think he was a goner for sure, he tangled with a raccoon in recent years that tore him up real good. But he always bounced back from it. I rescued him once from a pole with my original bucket. He was just a youngster and smart enough to never get himself stuck again.
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    2 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    You need to get out more bigboy. One night partying with Ed and you'd have your horizons broadened I'm sure. :D
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    2 Days Ago
    I never found them exceptionally heavy and yes the decision on the coast was either wear them or have wet feet. Even the half and halfs were not near as water proof as the orange rubbers. It was probably the ones that Stig hates that I recall as the upscale ones. Nokian was the name I think? Better fit and superior support to the cheap ass Vikings. You could wear your $500 leather vibergs and have wet feet and destroy them throughout the winter or you could have dry feet with less support and use some cheap ass rubber boots for the winter and really stretch out the life of your leathers. Many people chose half and halfs. Leather uppers but with rubber lowers but the one pair I tried(vibergs of course) cut my feet up badly where the leather was stitched to the rubber. No amount of sock/liner juggling solved it for me and I swore them off and gave that one pair away to a co-worker.
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    2 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread Stihl 088 carb problem in Chainsaws!
    I never had any problems with the stihl ones myself. Glad it seems you've got it sorted. :D
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    2 Days Ago
    Lol. My dane(and mastiff cross) is trying to crush the life out of me too as I watched this.
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    2 Days Ago
    Gary was the cat from this last rescue a-ok? Fantastic tip! GP my mental image of you as a sexy blonde super hero has been forever tarnished by this cat torturing story. :( :D
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    2 Days Ago
    To clarify Chris all my experience with them is with spurs and the caulk version. Woods work, they'd keep feet dry and warm but if not 100% needed as in torrential west coast winter rain or interior -20+(with felt inserts) laceups where by far preferred and superior for climbing on spurs.
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    2 Days Ago
    I'll admit I'm burning bunks this year from the mill, we get oversized bunks used to deliver loads of veneer from another plant. One time use fir cores 4' long. I zip them into three pieces with my table saw. The saw will just go high enough to cut them, they're spotless, uniform, dry and stack well. I can fit them in the stove packed very tight if I want and they easily burn as long as reg cordwood. So yah I've been spoiled. Free for the taking, sometimes a forklift fellow will load my truck for me. I know I know. Soft as f-ck!
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    2 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :lol: lol too at the global warming crack, Brian. Weather is changing up big time here, just like I think it is pretty much everywhere. But it's all good, nothing we can do about it and in no way are we having any effect on the planet whatsoever. :|:
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    2 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Snow is here and coming. Bleh. Winter sucks.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Needs more dents ......and scratches :drink:
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    3 Days Ago
    I've climbed a ton in boots like in your link Chris. They come from the cheap ass Viking brand to a real high end one with some European name that escapes me right now. The high end ones are comfy and durable. Remove the caulks in front of the heel where the spur fits and you're good to go. They are used a ton on the coast here or for winters too with a felt lining in the interior here. Bamas are your friend with this style of boot. They are like a little bootie that goes over your socks before inserting in the boot. Helps keep your feet dry from sweat/moisture.
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    3 Days Ago
    Altogether some bizarre sh-t going on there.
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    4 Days Ago
    Hella tops. Props to Richard. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qGeDUiXFKRo
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    5 Days Ago
    Word. I have a little gas splitter but straight grained wood? I'll take that on by hand and I find it easier then lifting or rolling(in vertical split position for the big ones) rounds about. On solid ground and good wood I don't need no splitting block I just have at it.
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