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    He had his Safety- Squint going... Have I ever mentioned One-eye Bob, One-eye Levi, or One-eye Guy.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    I have. Is the anvil having crisp edges?
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    I've enjoyed the support on this storm work from Tyler, being the only can-do on the crew is my normal.
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    terrible PNW weather. yesterday it was sunny and 74. Worse today, I think. ;) I think Tyler will be a Coolvest believer after seeing them in person, though when I showed them to him, it was a bit of flurries, right at the beginning of his trip.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Birch is known to give me problems, if the engine isn't turned up to the right setting (mine chips at variable speed, from 1-10, so to speak, unlike hydro chippers). The little bits build up too much. If someone doesn't speed up the engine and puts in too big of a brush piece, my discharge chute clogs, as its tangly, and my blower fan speed is proportional to engine speed. Not much else, in my market, wants to clog up the works as badly. Rare occasion, operator error. Running at variable speeds saves lots of gas and engine wear. Maybe the stringy nature of birch fiber is part of the equation. I have very too little experience with eucs to weign in.
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    Naturarbo, welcome. I'm Sean. Please post more Portugal pics. It's possible you're the first member from Portugal.
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    Good pics! Keep 'em coming.
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    Big props to Tyler Durden, waay out to reduce a buckled, so double trucker-strapped, trunk. I drank coffee and picked up sticks...well, maybe a little more.;)
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    I certainly touch up my blades.
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    Hard to imagine him hanging with this crowd. Youtube is way easier to fool.
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    Tyler Durden put on spurs today, first time for the trip... Dying fir... Dead fir. I went between speedlining and pulling the top for him, and a row of firs to fell up front. All put on ground only... No cleanup. I'll probably need to knock over a few trees for the neighbor, now.
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    No, he's an expurt.
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    Giving each other a hard time, like the guy stopping for the wank while tipping... This might go beyond the 'give each other a hard time'. For me, if I'm doing second grade math in 10th grade, by analogy, I would take a brick over the head of subtlety from my boss, rather than get fired for incompetence.
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    Nobody wears velcro shoes. I think that its simply a matter of if they feel like learning. If they were about to be fired over it, they would learn RIGHT NOW!!!!! If you tell them not to come into work until they are done being Day 10 rookies. 180 days in... If they are wearing velcro or slip-on, be worried, very very worried. A double-slipped square knot is way harder than a bowline...my daughter, who is 6 can tie both a shoe-lace knot (double-slipped square knot) and a robe-belt knot (double-slipped square knot). She is about to progress to a clove-hitch. By the time she's 8, she will tie a clove behind her back, guaranteed (she likes magic, and trying to do things behind her back). Use Mick's approach, and call they DTR until they can not be DTR (day 10 rookie). From then on call them groundies, until they want to be a Groundman or Arborist's Assistant. Ask they if they want to be a stick-monkey, not a Groundman. Maybe that all they want. If someone kept teasing me about being a waste of space, because I was being a waste of space, I'd prove them wrong in a heartbeat...but then again, I'm not a groundie for a reason.
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    Trying to engage the new folks. The thread title is Welcome New Members, not Introduce Yourself as a New Member (to the sometimes very experience-heavy, revered silverbacks like Jerry's, Graeme, Reg, so maybe intimidating for a new member) Thread. I know that if they read the first post, should anyone start 2902 posts ago, they will see it says to introduce yourself.
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    That's grass-related!
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    Injuries, accidents, and near-miss stress is way too costly. Again I'll mention, I'm in the mindset of being in an ultramarathon until the end of my career, and life.
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    Noted, easier to get at, currently. Thanks.
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    Manimal is busy taking care of family. Tyler Durden joined, but been busy... Black walnut Tall Trees Climber-- Howie? Joined recently. Edit: JD3000 joined (phc-man!)-- JD, Tyler Durden and I are working in the giant black walnut that prompted my solicitation for advice. You provided some resources to learn from. Always lurkers...
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    drought is hitting western redcedar, Thuja plicata, badly, locally. Not sure if beetles are now getting after stressed trees.
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    I've been trying to wait to use a bandsaw.
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    I've had a nylon cutting board in the truck, forever.
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    I frequently tell my guys we have all the time we need to stop and take a breathe, a break, whatever. Learning disabilities/ differences are substantial amongst laborers, IME. 40 times is one day didn't work. Try the first minute of every shift is tying knots. First 2 minutes, maybe. Might help them transition to work, too. Leave the outside world behind, with this ritual. Helmets and PPE on, tie knots in a simulated work setting (like around a real tree or limb, not some substitute). My world, as a supervisor, gets a lot more clear, when I find out about an employee having ADD, dyslexia, or pulling themselves back up after a bad spot in life with binge-drinking/ drugging as part of their past (especially at a young age). Their brains are just plain different. It's more than letters getting transposed. My nephew is looking at a hard path in life. He's adopted, cared for since 6 weeks, with lasting affects from cocaine, alcohol, etc, in utero. FAS coping mechanisms include pretending to understand cause-effect, which is not good in people with FAS. "So does that make sense?" Easy answer "Ya, that makes sense" regardless of the truth of it.
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