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    Shaving bark lets you accurately see you hinge. When limb-locked in surrounding trees, and beating the wedges, one can see when one starts to split the tree, as it can't tip. It was getting lifted, not rotated. Once tipped/ committed to the lay, but limb-locked,I gutted the hinge on this tallish, skinny green doug-fir, packed into the interior of a grove. Less hinge resistance, and some sideways pushing with a pole from another tree's top on the bole of this one being felled, got it to wiggle down, a branch or couple releasing at a time until it fell. 11 true and doug-firs, and one small maple felled over the last two days, with 8 chipped. Logs moved to the cutting area. Yay, mini!!! Dead trees, and grove trees don't have lots of brush. Had my new female groundworker for 6 hours to help rake and chip. Worked on a trail crew and a trained, newer sawyer. I didn't want to dig out more than one fence post. The wire fencing, plus top-extension was a hassle to dismantle and re-install, with just one post out. This rolled once bucked. Landed right in front. End of the day, they added on 60% more work, and I'm flexible in my scheduling that I don't have to come back, rather work through after the Long weekend!
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    @ruel, no
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Cool story.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread climber bite? in Gear Forum
    I can't feel my Velcro/ Steel wraps...buckingham, I think. YMMV.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Not average. Some don't make it past a few days. Some a few years. An ex-gf of mine had both parents die at 40ish, a year or two apart, when she was 19. My neighbors' dad died at about 50. All my grandparents died before I was born or could remember. 67 y.o.ish 61 years, relatively healthy is a long time to do a lot of living. A very long time compared to the past. Living to see a grandchild is goal for many. What is the life expectancy of a male born in 1960? A 50-year-old man born on July 1, 1960 currently has a life expectancy of 81, according to the SSA's new life expectancy calculator, released last week. Once he makes it to age 67 his live expectancy grows to 84.4 years and if he hits 70 the average life expectancy is 85.3 years.Jul 22, 2010 Some people are genetically longer-lived, and there is lifestyle. I've heard some people specialize in climbing dead and rotten trees for a living.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Do you have to click on that to play it? Its 'live' in the little box for me. Just a hunted skull...not Papua New Guinea, either.
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    Hey Jed, I'm not throwing stones here. I'm a drinking lightweight, and a tough puffer. More than one important person in my life drank too much. One just died from cirrhosis. I'm guessing you're not talking 3 coors light 12 oz'ers. DEFINITELY negatively-affected their mental stability and way more anxiety than they needed or wanted. FWIW. Being a lightweight, I don't drink most nights, and if it's a work-night, one porter or whiskey. Otherwise, I"m off the next day. I couldn't do anything serious, with high consequences for f-ing up.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Young kids will do that to people, I think. I thought about starting to write Dahlia all sorts of things to be opened in the event of my premature death. The more time I have have had with her, the less I think about that. YMMV.
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    The other day, when talking about maple syrup coming from boiled down maple sap, my daughter asked me if people drink tree sap. I said Birch Sap, in some places, at least St. Petersberg!
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    At that age, and with no young kids, I'd guess...fwiw, a long life. If I didn't have a kid, and lived my life this far, and went out quickly (I hope he did), I'd be satisfied, honestly.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Sorry, Jim. I put a lot in going out, doing something you love. Hope he was 'ready'. Was he youngish like you?
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    One yellow jacket to the lip! Lots of swelling. Doing some high-risk pruning of the rhodie away from the house, at 4.5' feet off the ground. Cat prednisone is the same as human prednisone. I know a cat lady. Rescue, not hoarder. Cory, how's life without the ninja?
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    ninja gull
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Ms201tc hekp in Chainsaws!
    Won't get stuck ports if done wrong. What kinda oil? Lots of smoke? I've broken the Stihl piston-stop tool before, IIRC.
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    Happy to hear.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread HUNTING 2017 in The Rec Room
    Cottonmouth? Rattler? My friend made the weirdest noise from behind a boulder one time. I thought he was f'ing around with his dog, being a weirdo. Evidently, a baby rattler knows the jedi-mindtrick, convincing my friend he was holding the baby rattler too tightly and was hurting it. Ya, snakes need to be held tight, and have very flexible spines. $16,000 ER bill, paid by the Indigent Rattlesnake Bite fund. Not for indigent rattlesnakes, though I suspect the baby rattler was short on material wealth.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Ms201tc hekp in Chainsaws!
    Does plastic or nylon cord matter? Somewhere I think I heard cotton, maybe not. Guessing you don't want any plastic accidently getting caught up and melted inside the cylinder. Maybe I'm wack.
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    Jed, You can learn stuff from video. Elite athletes do it. Your wife and kids will have more empathy about why you might be tired or mentally-spent some days. Anytime someone asks me about doing something 'really quick', as ask that they don't. I want employees to take the time to do it right, and by not rushing, maybe have time to do the next thing right, and easier. If the powers above say, "we need video", give them some video. If they say get the tree done, get the tree done. Do what your boss wants. You've got skills to probably just do what you want, without repercussion, so, whatever... Its possibly, that you will make the company look good and bring in more money. That's your job and you look good doing it, I'll bet. Compared to how many jackleg tree schmucks there are who think they are the Man, you have it covered, make your company look good. I wish I had the time for capturing stuff. Look at what we would be missing, if Jerry wasn't a shutterbug. Try to hold a candle to 7' up and 150' through (loooong bar), wait, 150' up and 7' through. Curious to hear more about the post-D gig, too.
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    Its all about power and resources. Religion is the projection of the man behind the curtain. Worked in the Wizard of Oz.
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    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320938.php Caregiving Dehydration and Aging Exercise and Aging Nutrition and Aging Seniors and Falling Sleep and Aging Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to function normally. Dehydration can happen to anyone, but it is a problem that is more common in people who are older. Your body loses water every day when you breath, perspire, urinate, and have bowel movements. For your body to work right, you need to keep it well hydrated. As you age, your sense of thirst lessens and the kidney isn’t able to conserve body water as well. Over the age of 50, you may feel tired and draggy rather than thirsty, and may opt for a nap instead of a tall glass of water. If you remain dehydrated, you can end up suffering complications, some of which can be serious.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    That blows, literally.
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