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    Hahahahahahahahahaha nice man!!
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    Tree09 replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    If you feel that chemo is making your standard of living not worth living, and the likelihood of beating it is small enough that the juice isn't worth the squeeze, then stop that shit and live life to the fullest for as long as possible. That's a decision you can make whenever boss, and no one will blame you at all on that, that's your right. That's a decision we all will face one day if we are lucky, it just really sucks that it's your time to decide on that now. Anyone can die tomorrow, all we can do is live the best life we can. The chemo might be able to slow it down, and that's a consideration, but if you truly feel that going without would be better it might be time to talk with your doctor. Also some counseling to help understand your feelings and thoughts about everything would probably help too, if you aren't already talking to someone I would be amazed because that should definitely be part of the treatment program. Think of it as an old experienced bartender, a bit of talking about something can really help put things in perspective.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    I didn't know, that's still really young, i was thinking 18 or so.:? There was a time in life when you can look at someone and tell how old they are, at some point that ability disappears.... that's where I'm at.
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    4 Hours Ago
    Lol in that case, i should have drank more and had more women :lol:
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    I always said they don't pay us what they do because they like us :lol: Those dues are nothing but a drop in the bucket compared to the advantages. Yeah the steelworkers diversified back in the day when steel production started dropping, they cover most plant operators anymore from what I've seen. I enjoy my job, it does get tedious and monotonous from time to time, but the work is rewarding. I don't enjoy the travel, i basically am on the road all the time when I'm working pipeline, and lately even building trades now because of a slow local heavy construction economy. I enjoy pipeline work way more than building trades, and not just because of the money. Even though the wages are higher, they seem to not step on a dollar to pick up a dime so to speak, overtime is expected and if you are being productive you usually can just keep on working. They seem to get the tools you need without as much hassle, and the work itself is pretty cool without as much headaches. The ability to use my own welding rig and tools is awesome, because i have exactly what i like to use on the truck, and if i don't it's my own fault. I also enjoy the time off so i can be with the family 24/7, rather then an hour or so at night. I just wish i started this kind of work earlier, but looking back i probably wasn't ready maturity or skills wise. Doing the work I've done in my life, including all the horrible miserable stuff, is what made me what i am today, and because of that fact i wouldn't really change a thing. People often look back and say they wish they could have changed things, but they forget that they did those things for a reason in the first place, and those things made them what they are today. Just as storms and wind make a tree strong, our troubles in life and crappy jobs make us who we are.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    So i googled her... and she's 22!!!! I'm losing the ability to estimate age :lol:
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    1 Day Ago
    That's amazing that they learned that!!!!!!
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    1 Day Ago
    That is nuts. As far as jacking it up, you could always hunt down a railroad jack too. Hell I bet you already have one lol
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Hardwoods with hollow stems? Lack of rocks and other crap in the cut zone? Arborist setting with no concern of log length maximizing or the like? I'm not even in your league, but these are all considerations in my neck of the woods.
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    5 Days Ago
    Makes you wonder how long that is sustainable...
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    I really wanted to buy one of those harnesses too, damn shame about one of the most logical "developments" in gear in awhile.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    That's badass
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    6 Days Ago
    :lol: well played sir
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    6 Days Ago
    :lol: Ryan
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    Lol holy carp!!!!
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    Tree09 replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yeah that's some messed up stuff.
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    Hahahahahaha it was a joke B, my biggest payment right now is my truck that i use for work (which more than pays for itself). We have 2 pensions (privately funded by our union members) and now an annuity. I do need to start a Roth tho, maybe once i get out from under a few payments. Hopefully this year I'll work steady enough to get ahead, this last year was a building year on getting where i needed to be to make the good money.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Those are some cool stunts!!!! The thing is that when steel is broken, it also shows a crystalline structure that looks like broken cast iron. Obviously those shafts are defective, and are likely defective because of the lack of proper heat treatment, but they are most likely steel that's even the correct grade. If they aren't tempered correctly they will have too much martinsite and will be very brittle, and when broken will show exactly like you said. I should have gotten some pictures from last week. On pipeline the gate weld tests use what are known as nick breaks, where you cut a section of pipe and weld out like you would for a bend test (the weld in the middle), but you then cut a bit on each side and across the face slightly, making the cut area in the weld the smallest cross section. You then tear the strap in two, and the resulting torn steel surfaces will show if any faults exist in the weld. What the surface looks like depends on the rod used, but it actually shows the steel fracture surface, which looks cool :lol: Its handy for quick destructive weld analysis in the field, and takes less than a minute to prep a strap for testing.
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    1 Week Ago
    True. As far as debt goes, what's the saying?... The guy who dies the deepest in debt wins? :lol:
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    1 Week Ago
    :lol: Nice Mick! A fitter on our crew last year brought his German shepherd with him, definitely a favorite on the jobsite. He met a retired fitter when working in front of his house, and he loved the dog so much that he babysat him during work hours. That way the dog could play in the back yard, eat, and relax inside while the owner was working, then go to the hotel with him at the end of the day. The older guy had lost his wife, so it was great for him too to have the companionship. A buddy was telling me of another pipeline dog that a welder always kept with him. He would either lounge on the back of the rig or in the cab depending on his mood. He had trained him to hide beneath the seat in back when he said "inspectors coming" hahahahahaha
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    1 Week Ago
    Just read this sorry Stig :(
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    I think just about everyone alive would love to go back 10 years hahahaha
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    1 Week Ago
    Gotta love dog friendly hotels!!! That operator one makes me want to bring my dog to work... which is surprisingly common lol
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    I wouldn't know what to do with that...... :/: I apologize for my delay, working long hours and attempting to catch up on sleep. I've tried embedding videos, my phone just says no lol Yeah it basically uses the resistance of the metal itself to heat it to welding temperature rather quickly, and then pressure to make the weld. Lots of objects are welded that way, in fact i think it's the most common form of welding by volume of products. It's really a modernization of forge welding, which is the oldest technique of welding there is (Damascus steel for example). The heat treating is done to harden the steel and them add toughness back to it by tempering. Have you ever noticed logging chain really doesn't rust quickly? That's due to the carbon content, and the more carbon the stronger the steel, but it makes other processes like welding and machining harder to do. All the heat treating does is change the grain structure of the material to have the characteristics that are wanted. The wire is fully annealed to start, so the forming processes can happen cold. The weld adds stresses, which are relieved by heating. When quenched, the metal freezes in large grain structures, which freeze the carbon in place, making it very hard but brittle (files are used in this state). By heating slightly, the grain structure is allowed to get slightly smaller, and form small grains in between the larger grains, which allows them to move a bit before the bonds are torn (toughness). That's the simplified version for steel, different alloys get more complex :lol: Basically the different alloys add a few molecules of another metal to act like a catalyst for freezing, which forms grain structures in a certain manner (same as carbon in regular steel), but they all do it differently.
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    1 Week Ago
    :lol: does the bed of the truck look empty? Did they not think that thru at all????
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    1 Week Ago
    Mechanical. From what i remember the upper boom cylinder went, boom swung down hard. I'll ask my buddy, he was the one that told me.
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    1 Week Ago
    I've heard of one brand new one that killed a line clearance guy around here. It can happen.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread Chef's knives in The TreeHouse Kitchen
    It appears so. The folded steel blades have alternating layers of a low carbon and a high carbon steel, and high carbon resists rusting a bit. They actually etch the steel to show the different layers.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Why not add a spring handle?
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