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    Jerry's probably able to occupy himself. You mentioned you were concerned he'd be bored.
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    How did the tree fall in relation to the face-cut. The pull doesn't direct a well-faced tree any more than a wedge or gravity, while the hinge functions.
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    Face cut, back cut fast, nice and even. Limb. buck. If you're not up to a fast backcut to an even hinge, then sure, bore-cut and backstrap release. Its pine, not straight-grain, forest-grown/ crowded-grown hardwood prone to barber-chairing.
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    hahaha An interesting mind can be interested in a plain room.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    One is better than none
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    Ya, that was the Real Boss part.
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    If by suburbs, you mean planted and maintained landscape only, sure. I was working with 'volunteer' bigleaf maples today, growing up in an area with established trees, so long and lanky. They were almost touching the neighbors house, and the homeowners house on the other sides. Far from a forest. Known to barberchair. Gord even had a maple stem split, with his lanyard around it, just chunking down a stem. You can feel, hear and see trunks crack and pop when dismantling them. I tend to cut them just above a knot, cutting to avoid a barber chair in the log being dropped. Stig, this is the one we discussed previously.
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    Early on, I almost muffled a 440 and myself. My eyes got wide, but didn't get wet.
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    An important compliment is know where both running water and a fire extinguisher are located. Water for washing, including drinking water quality for eye washing. Gas or other spill on a person should be quickly washed off. I keep instant ice packs, too.
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    Like a Boss!
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    Daniel, Do you have any barber-chair prone species there? I've barberchaired a tree pulling by hand, sorta thick hinge, backleaning. I didn't see it happen, but at least by the time I got back to the stump, there was a vertical fracture up the trunk many feet...petering out visually, from right behind the hinge. Possibly very lined up with the pith... Dunno. Didn't investigate that much, as there was other work to do to get out for the day. Alders are killers hear..."I know which way it wants to going to fall," they say. Same site... I fell one with the lean, knowing at worst, it could run up 6' to an obviously huge grain interruption. Clean cut. Popped quickly. Shoulda bore-cut it or chained it, but didn't think it would be so reactive to a clean face-cut, fast back-cut. Open lay, no problem, except it landed on my ax handle, breaking it, which I should have cleared away from the base, as there was no need for it, but its force of habit to keep ax and wedges together with me at the stump. Thankfully Husqvarna warrantied the composite, unreplaceable, handle with a new one (~$75) I've also chained a lot of alders. A simple trick is to hook the chain tight, and pop in a couple wedges to tighten. I've usually got at least 6 small, 6 medium, and 6 large wedges on the truck, so finding the right size for the shape of the tree is easy enough. No risk of busting a chain binder against a rock or other stump or something, and its lighter. Chain binders don't bend well around smaller diameter trees.
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    2 Days Ago
    hahahaha
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    As I mentioned, I hadn't had a chance to check the basics. I just tossed it on the shelf, and had a little breathing room in the truck's saw compartment. My problem is that the carb doesn't like filling up with sawdust when the filter is improperly replaced. The dealer said they are cheap enough that Stihl stopped making rebuild kits, and just put in a new carb, as its more cost effective than labor. I wasn't going to find time to fix it. The trick is NOT to gently pry the snap-in-place tabs on the side of the air filter. You should gently hold the side of the filter and rotate it toward the pistol grip. It is made to release this way. I like lightweight. My shoulder likes lightweight. Its cheap, as I said. My 261 was almost twice as much. I got a lot more out of my 261 (same weight, 33% more hp, and built way better to last way longer). No free lunch. Having a 250 for the groundie keeps my 261 sharp for me. If the groundie somehow damages the saw, its pretty easily a parts saw at that price, I figure. Make it a teach-able moment about what went wrong, right, and could be different, and be happy it happened with a cheap saw. By the time they go from groundie to groundman, they pretty much get to use any of my saws.
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    So it's told that wood poachers (burls, maple for musical instruments, old growth cedar block thieves and such) run a modded muffler that is somehow (presumably flexibly) piped into a bucket of water to deaden and change the noise. I wonder how this would work on my 661. Would resistance of the water (maybe a couple inches in depth, dunno) affect the performance, due to 'back pressure'? I'm thinking that if the muffler can be modded to effectively have a bit of pipe to clamp onto while milling, without interfering with normal work, it might suppress milling noise, cheaply, and portably. A small reservoir, easily dumped and refilled, attached to the mill frame would weigh very little, but might be really nice for the miller, and neighbors. Further, the water will filter out some of the exhaust impurities that the miller is exposed to.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Damn, Mick, Sorry to hear.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    So sorry to hear all that happened in your world.
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    If I think of it, I'll take pic of my home-made one tomorrow. I'm actually climbing tomorrow, fingers crossed. Works alright. Was from the pre-Haas era, still use it.
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    Call the safety police! He was one-handing that saw! lol!
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    Just quick googling https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5176373/ Looks like some light reading.
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    Chemo is different than cancer, I'm afraid. They put a lot of chemical shit in your body. Yes, FUCK YOU Lung Cancer!
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