Sure, I'll stand by my stumps.. the only reason he has them is that I posted pics of them in the first place. I could post pics of straight hinges all day long if I bothered taking a picture of a normal stump. Is it that hard to understand that I don't post pictures or videos of normal cutting or rigging operations much because I would find that boring? I post pictures and video of unusual, interesting, or outside the box cutting and rigging. Rico doesn't understand how and why the cuts were made. He just throws mud on all occasions and is happy to fabricate shamelessly.Also, they made a precise, clean facecut in what looks like 2 cuts.
That, if one looks at your way of doing things, is just dead wrong.
Why don't you work on getting the simple basics right, like filing a saw and matching cuts, before you start crapping on other people's videos.
Wan't me to start posting pictures of your stumps like Rico does at Treebuzz?
Then there is Ken Saying "the stump really tells the tale", but rather than show the severed hinge, they show a nail and talk about how long it must have been in the tree. AM I the only one that sees a lot of useless info published when many things that could have value to educate, are completely ignored?First point I agree. Second point, maybe. Since it's apparently supposed to be instructional, they could just be providing food for thought if the "student" has a bigger problem than a slight side lean. The pointer? Meh... It's a "classroom" scenario. Pointer, hand, scrench, whatever... That didn't register on my care-o-meter.
Perhaps they wanted the hinge intact to prevent fiber pull?
I talk to the lowest common denominator. Not everyone is a seasoned pro. When a seasoned pro takes it like I AM talking down to them and gets all offended, its because they are so self-centered that can't get that it's not always about them!"Without a wasted word......"........NOT.
Reminds me of Nicky Augustine's quote regarding Boyd Crowder....."Man, I love the way you talk... using 40 words where 4 will do".
In the case of this pine tree, it took 7 seconds to make the initial intentionally high floor cut on the face, which opens up a complete line of sight on the entire face. On short bar cuts, this often saves the trouble of having to walk around the tree to match cuts. And how many times have we seen guys reach for the ax to pound out the pie cut. When the plate cut is finished, you have some height to the fibers at the front of the hinge, which adds a lot of extra holding ability to the hinge. So ya, fast and efficient.Fast and efficient? Using 3-4 cuts to form your notch instead of 2? Sorry. Not my definition of fast and efficient.