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    Congrats!
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    Benjo75 replied to a thread Move Over, Axemen!!! in MBTV
    Maybe you'll get the next one.
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    Benjo75 replied to a thread Move Over, Axemen!!! in MBTV
    As soon as the saw gets hung and the tree starts leaning the obvious next step is to look away at the person hollering out orders. And be sure not to look back at the tree for a few seconds.
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    Did you talk to them about your new guitar today Butch?
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    Benjo75 replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    I've recently been given 2 of those Craftsman radial arm saws for free. They said the motor was bad. Pushed the little red reset button and they work perfectly. I found out if you're ripping pieces longways it will send some toward the ceiling every once in a while. My dad had to replace a set of lights not too long ago.
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    Benjo75 replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    I like completely cold in the summer months but after working all day in the cold I wouldn't even consider it in the winter. I couldn't take it. I live about 30 minutes from the town of Hot Springs Arkansas. We go there all the time. There are hundreds of hot springs that come out of the mountains. People have bathed there for centuries. There are hot bath houses everywhere. Although I have never personally bathed there. People still come from everywhere to bathe there. The water is about 143 degrees if I remember. I do know I can't hold my hands in it for longer than a few seconds. So is hot water better for you or cold water?
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    rfwoody replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    :thumbup:
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    Cool guitar Butch. Not too heavy I guess. Couldn't be any worse than standing all night with a 15 pound banjo hanging around your neck.
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    rfwoody replied to a thread And now I wait in The Logging Forum
    Well that explains my futility with rounds then. ...but don't many people successfully carve/turn bowls out of rounds? Is Polyethylenglucol like antifreeze?
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    thanks Bermy! thanks again Sean. ha, Kyle, what's wrong with Apple? .... ha, I had an iphone 4, then got a Galaxy s5 (4 years ago?).... now want to upgrade and want the "uniformity" of apple... e.g. iphone 6 maybe.
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    Excellent point!
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    thanks, Stig. just printed it out. looks good (peanut butter!)... and easy enough for me.
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    rfwoody replied to a thread And now I wait in The Logging Forum
    yeah, I have some anchor seal, but have become disillusioned in it.... it seems the rounds I paint with it ... and even ends ...(even soon after cutting) still get splits. (need to do spring cleaning on the porch) For stickers I bought some cheap long 1x4's (3/4 x 3 1/2), ripped them into 3 equal pieces (~1"), then cut them at 2' lengths =~ 24 x 3/4 x 1 It seems a 4x4 base (pair of 4x4's running parallel with stack) could help ensure level foundation.
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    that sounds like it would be interesting tasting and good, Stig.
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    well, 2 main reasons... weight loss. I'm around 210 and would like to be down to 180 I think being lighter I wouldn't get so tired out working in the summer heat. Also thinking health (all things being equal) ... better all around not to be carrying around 30 lbs (or so) of pure fat all the time! But also I have noticed whenever I go "low carb" I feel a lot better, more energy, clearer head, etc., etc.
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    Oatmeal (cooked 60+ minutes), butter, and honey -- had this for supper a few nights ago. will have to give this up if I go keto... but it will be worth it.
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    rfwoody replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    very interesting reading your detailed, objective, first-hand observations, Mr. Burnham.
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    rfwoody replied to a thread And now I wait in The Logging Forum
    Here are some boards I milled with ms660 and 24" Granberg mill and have been sitting out like this for 3 years or so. This thread and all these pictures and comments are motivating to do more and finally do something with these boards. -- but you can see the severe checking in the ends.... not grade "A" material, but one could make some nice things from them.
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    when hand filing do you just sort of estimate the 10% of the file above the top plate? .... this seems one of the more difficult concepts/skills to me.
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    ha, Sean, you are full of ideas, always helpful. (I think my Galaxy S5 is around 4 or 5 y.o............ trying to justify getting an Apple iPhone, version 6 on up for the improved camera) Gary... correction... mine is 2x So is it just the top plate that you care about getting the edge with no reflection? .... still that is only part of the goal, right? ... there is still the hook and side plate?
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    Kyle, how about some quality fireplace grates or dog logs. I just bought a grate off amazon, but I'm not sure how it will hold up... the bars aren't real thick.... might be heavy to ship. Can you use old car springs to weld? Yeah, I have an accountant... which I've got to get all my figures together. My business lost money last year.... and if I show losing money this year I may not claim all my expenses (if that is legal) because I don't want to raise any red flags for a potential audit.... need to talk to the accountant.
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    Benjo75 replied to a thread Orchard Ladder in Climbing Forum
    I'd go over the edge of the earth on a rope but I really look for any way out of getting on a ladder. My Dad used to have a rickety 16 ft aluminum extension ladder that had a bent leg. It would start shaking and it wouldn't quit until you get off if it. It may be me shaking and carrying through the ladder. Either way I just don't like ladders. But I think an orchard ladder would definitely have its place.
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    congratulations on your year, Kyle. yeah, I have bought equipment this year (and I don't remember if I had any truck repairs/expenses) but I haven't compiled all those expenses yet... but I'm my only worker.
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    Thanks all. I have one of those in my shop, Gary ... I think it's 1.5x (no built in light). They have 2x and 3x reading glasses now for about $1 ... may try them.
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    rfwoody replied to a thread Orchard Ladder in Climbing Forum
    yeah, I worked on ladders for 2 years installing windows, storm windows, siding, etc. in early 30's. -- 6' step ladders to 28' extension ladders (with "stand-offs" to push it away from the wall.... wouldn't want to be without them) but at 65 balance isn't what it used to be.... really getting a "phobia" of ladders because of hearing of cases of falls, (like y'all have posted) etc. especially getting older. But tieing in.... safely... that seems much different .... i.e. tree climbing (with harness) is safer than climbing ladder (without harness)
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    Thanks Sean, yeah, I've looked at that a lot..... need to go back and see what makes sense to me NOW after a little more experience. .... yeah, the lighted magnifyer... I have one like that in my office hooked to my desk... need to get one for the shop. Thanks a lot Marc... I think I can relate to the "crrrriiiiss" and "swwwwiiiip" sounds and feels. yeah Butch, me too, magic marker to mark first tooth!
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    Thanks a lot, All. Nutball, I've used the "standard" filing guides... then I thought the (e.g.) Stihl 2-in-1 file guides were perfect... then as it finally dawned on me and (as Jonny said/implied), one can get a lot sharper chain by hand filing without a guide ----------- i wonder if you filed out the gullet by hand and THEN used the guide if that would be better? Jonny, that is what has dawned on me.. I think.. about the relationship of the gullet to the tooth... i.e. that if the gullet is too high/full then the file cannot get into the tooth to get the correct hook on it... right? Nutball, that concept is totally new to me.....I was going to ask how you knew which side of the chain went with which angle.... since on one side you go in the direction of the tooth angle, but on the other side you go opposite.... but maybe Sean addressed that(?) .... cool Jar Jets by the way.... never seen these before. Sean, so are you saying it is obvious which way the rakers are tilted, which direction to angle the flat file? ... per my observation above? All my chain is Oregon chain... that is what I got started on and it seems they have more literature, etc. describing their chain, etc....... but Stihl seems to be much preferred by some because of it's hardness...... maybe it is the tradeoff in all "cutlery" of holding an edge vs. ease of sharpening? Bermy, thanks a lot.... that is what I am understanding... the 3 cutting orientations and how different they are. But my .325 chain did cut through those flairs pretty ok.... could that be because the thinner chain is better at cutting straight down the grain? (or no). Stig, thanks, as I've gotten older I have become a lot less cavalier with my eye (and ear) safety. Think I will go with the (maybe) 2+ glasses and bright light. -- also..following with interest your ongoing treatment as I see it posted here, as with Butch's
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    Benjo75 replied to a thread Rigging rings in Gear Forum
    Looks nice. I've been using a Safebloc exclusively for the last year and love it. I did buy a couple of rings on a sling but have yet to use it. One hole in the Safebloc is the same as one ring. I would like ti have a set like that. Lighter for climbing with and pulling up on a rope.
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    :thumbup: Butch, when you say a bright light.... what exactly are you looking at/for? how long approx should a file last? ...i.e. how do you know it's too dull? what about knowing how much to take off the depth gauges?
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Robert Wood

Mainly wasted teenage and young adult years in vain and foolish and mind, body, and soul damaging pursuits. Was stopped in my course by visceral awareness of God and Judgement and eternity, and that my only hope was in the Gospel, the good news that God sent his own Son, The Lord Jesus Christ, into the world to suffer the righteous judgement of a good God against sin and for sinners like me, that Jesus suffered and died, was buried, and then rose from the dead. Jesus did this for sinners like me, from the lowest, filthiest sinner, all the way down to the dregs -- the "good", self-righteous, religious hypocrite -- Jesus is willing and able to save the very worst.

...but I digress...

Got married, had 2 sons, eventually got job in Information Technology (IT), as programmer/developer/database administrator, worked 27 years at this, started getting "old and slow" and figured it was time to get out. After money stopped flowing in as much :) now looking to supplement SS with something I can get some exercise at if possible. Have most always liked the outdoors and have been liking and studying chainsaws and tree felling for last 20 years or so.

In the IT world there is a lot of BS, people playing to politics, acting like they know what they are talking about to impress the boss, etc. But there are some real honest, frank technically competent folks and resources which I highly valued --- Just so, it seems to me in this Treehouse forum. I suppose you can't stay in this inherently dangerous sort of business very long unless you are down to earth at some basic levels... and that is what I really enjoy about these kind of guys and this site.

Just a closing thought or two, please:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
-- John 3:16
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
-- John 8:12

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