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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Is there a lot of depression with submariners? Well, the brutalized trees look decent. Forgot to get pictures. An old employee texted, asking for short term work before going for nursing prerequisites. I remember him in his first tree to tree transfer, feeling F-ing stressed. There were firs, trunks like 6-7' apart. 8 years ago.
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    I was wondering about Brendon today. His was warranted. New machine. Bought a DW. The expandable undercarriage kills it, though! I have tight access, and cross slope/ desire to tow with the mini, so the width is important.
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    I agree with DMc. Put effort into the right trees in the right location. These can live for some years. If not right next to the homesite, endangering anything, they can be left to their own, and serve as habitat-snags over time. You will have to understand they are bringing in disturbed, mixed up 'dirt' so to speak, not well-established, developed over time, living, breathing, layered soil.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Keeps me busy. Every customer of mine with fruit trees, has other trees, too. Sometimes, other trees shading fruit trees are needing pruning/ removal. Ground-level-ish work doesn't mean cheap work. Lightweight work, too. To each their own. I have to go fix some repetitious topping on ornamentals at an office building, recently acquired by new owners. I could stand to not fix other's work. Unfortunately, the first round of neglected fruit trees, or worse, homeowner-whacked fruit trees, is fixing someone else's work. Thereafter, its progressively easier, year by year.
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    He is a small IC. I've had a bunch of problems my my Boxer mini. Its probably a lemon, to a degree, but the frame did crack due to a manufacturing process cooling error, and needed welding, and other stuff. BC1000 is 12" I'd consider a Bandit 9", or 6" (with 6x12 or 6x13" throat). My chuck-n-duck has never been hungrier in my 12 years of ownership. CHEAP and LIGHT for its appetite. The rectangular throat is key, 9x16". My market is good for a chuck and duck, and I can stuff it with my mini, if I hold back the brush to prevent over-eating. A lot of markets are not...bendy hardwoods.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Move Over, Axemen!!! in MBTV
    It would be good to have a little commentary running, like Mystery Science Theater 3000. We could be the peanut gallery.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I'm a bit backed up on work, Thankfully. Germs have been a part of it, and storm work, and dormant season pruning, and orchard pruning.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Surfing is some amount over an hour away, not much...Westport, WA
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    Really, Stig? A lot of women's make-up foundation has sunscreen. Moisturizers often do.
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    I'd be all over wingsuits if kid-free. I'd give the catapult a go, certainly.
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    ALL the meth comes from Mexico Kyle. Didn't you know? We're just going to wall the drugs out, like it keeps drugs out of our super clean, secure prisons, which aren't even close to the border.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    i-surfing, not ocean surfing
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Lazy Sunday. I've gotten up to go outside and get firewood. Surfed. Contemplated invoicing. Drank coffee. Snacked. Played with the kitten. Went out for a jar from the truck, from the store. Letting the end of the daylight fade without much more to do.
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    I've literally transplanted moss 5-6" off a big, lateral oak trunk, years ago. Bigleaf maples are known for their epiphytes.
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    That's Mount Rainier. I see it all the time from tree tops, as well as from town, at ground level, in the right places. I went up there last, a year ago Thanksgiving, sledding with the kid and dinner.
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    After removing a low limb or two overhanging the cable line, I cut and lowered this 80' maple, tip-tied, hung from 1/2" stable braid through a Rig-n-Ring, parallel to the power line, without laying it on the weeping birch. Rig and rig was hung over three fir branches below the old break-out. Stout branches.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    Peter, my friend made a sled that is to reach across the width. He mounted the sled on casters to run it lengthwise, then bump the router over with however much overlap, and do the length. Much less finishing. Videos generally go side to side, and move a little bit down the length.
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    I have one customer who I know through a professional acquaintance, and have done work for his son for several jobs over many years. He has medical legaility, but would be easily robbed. Another customer, I cleared a line for a fence for an incoming, legal, outdoor grow that the owners would rather have less people know about. Being able to bring in see-nothing, hear-nothing, say-nothing machines and do a one-man show has its perks for doing work in sensitive areas.
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    2 Days Ago
    #TheOgreDon'tCare #43YOandHUNGRY HAHAHA
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Feral horses, not wild horses, as in native. They displace bighorn sheep, etc.
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    That was a cake walk, Gary, honestly. These wind-whipped trees are more 'thin' of foliage than one grown out of the wind. I drug up and chipped those branches in about 15 minutes (I threw them like I was going to be picking them up), and another 10 for a bit of rake and blow (rough clean-up). Packed up all the gear, and rolled. No employees to manage, just me planning the work and working the plan effiicently, without distraction or supervision (planning for the employee, delegating/ communicating, and ensuring proper completion/ follow-up). Gravity did a lot of the work. Dinosaur-juice did a lot of the work through machines. I had some coffee, water, and a couple Clif Protein bars.
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    This 36" dbh fir near Puget Sound had the original trunk up to 80', where two 40' co-dominant tops were, until the recent windstorm. The homeowner is a therapist who had to cancel patient appointments last week, and is booked m-w, so yesterday I rolled solo, wanting to finish the job and move on, without scheduling conflicts, and weather was very friendly, so make hay while the sun shines, especially in January in the PNWet. I set off with a full tank in my 193t with a 14" b/c, wedge, three-strand rope in case I needed to rig any limbs or the top. No rigging, climbed up for a small top 3.5"-4.5", wearing pole spurs. Spar is down to 50-60'. I had a little gas left (I sharpened a few stores, but unfortunately didn't file the rakers, so slower cutting, less fuel 'mileage' than ideal. 70 minutes. Power line (across asphalt driveway), cable line (orange ratchet strap reminding me of the alignment), power box and trees/ landscaping, below, partially protected with two sheets of plywood. One narrow car parking lane below (I very much squeezed my dually in, going off the lane somewhat). Some available green space one two sides, also, for cutting and throwing into the holes around obstacles, without landing on my climb line or rigging line. Chipping mostly onsite, and firewooding. Someone asked for pics of bigger logs. I had to strip this just below the breakout for about 20-25', pop a 15-20' top, and chunk it down, with a not ideal chain on a 193t. This is the barest amount of more cutting over a perfectly-executed double-cut Undercut-COG-w/ thin-hinge cut. No risk of the hinge not being cut perfectly, and rocking to one side. No room for logs to go off the target. I cut some extra wood out of the last log to stack on the face-cut, as I didn't get it 'faced-up (without hinge)' the right direction and woulda hit the big maple down below, and needed to direct it a bit, which worked out fine.
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    Yesterday was a 'terrible' day of warm 40's, maybe 50, sunny and dry. Then the fog rolled in while I well up a tree, watching it over the Puget Sound, and then Mt Rainier disappeared from its place in the sun.
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    Take all the crime out of pot...what a terrible idea.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    very cool
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    How did you set up for the cut?
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Looks like a free-hand cut on the end to give a reasonably flat surface as a starting point, adjusting the rails on the rest. Is that so? Currently needing longer rails on my Alaskan, as they are my limiting factor... Trying to decide on a size. Double-ended bars need spur drives, plus another expensive couple of chains, on top of an expensive bar, with eBay having GB, with expensive shipping. Also, interested in buying a bandsaw mill. Not being independently wealthy, I'm trying to get by with what I have spent so far. I'm wondering about the limitations of the Granberg mini-mill/ edger. IF used vertically, I wonder how accurate it is. I have one, never used it. I don't have the the guide rail. Thinking a piece of harder wood cut to size would suffice. Seems like its about 1/2x 1/2" angle-aluminum with holes drilled in it...potentially available locally as raw 'angle'. I've rolled my big cedar log 90*, so the flat is vertical. Probably a lot to ask with a 32" or 36".
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