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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    12 Minutes Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    The entire discussion is ridiculous. Anybody that thinks they can stop some mentally unbalanced person from shooting up a school by passing yet another gun restricting law is idiotic. No matter what kind of gun you think you can ban, a determined individual will just find a different type of gun to use. Even a six shooter pistol will kill people, and if a person has 3-4 of them he can fire off a hell of a lot of rounds before having to reload. Nancy Pelosi wants to ban 'assault weapons' and made up her list based on what they looked like. The mean, scary looking ones have to be more dangerous, right? How much good will THAT do? IMO the reason we see 'school shootings' as a thing is because schools are gun free zones and a determined psychotic is obviously going to go for the biggest dramatic effect. Where can you find lots of defenseless people in one spot, where you have lots of time to kill a bunch of them before somebody shows up who can shoot back at you?
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    16 Minutes Ago
    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_United_States things were way more crazy 30-40 years ago. almost double what they are today.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    19 Minutes Ago
    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    is that true? I was under the impression things are way safer now than then.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    41 Minutes Ago
    Stihl has an articulating unit too right? If you are already using Stihl's power polesaw HT 75, 101, 131, you can put it on the end of that for eleven more feet of reach when doing lighter trimming. (The Stihl Dealer does not recommend this application because of strain on drive shaft.)
    27 replies | 321 view(s)
  • cory's Avatar
    44 Minutes Ago
    cory replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Bob, if you were nuts and wanted to shoot up a school full of children, to achieve maximum carnage would you use your old hunting rifles or an AR15?
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  • PCTREE's Avatar
    45 Minutes Ago
    PCTREE replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I don't know. A 50 year old rifle most likely isn't a semi right? I have a Savage target rifle in 308 which has a 1\4 moa so is deadly as fuck to one person,. It holds 4 rounds so could be bad for 4 in capable hands , it is a bolt action for accuracy. I also have a Keltek RFB which is a semi bullpup in 308 which I have 20 round clips for. Bottom line if I want to kill one mother fucked I will take the savage , rampage the RFB. Only reason for a semi is rapid fire so even though less accurate more hits. I could stand to loose my RFB to reduce innocent casualties but it's a slippery slope. Do they then take my semi pistol? The real problem is the soscialtal problem where mass shootings have become a THING. WTF?
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  • Ryan's Avatar
    55 Minutes Ago
    Those look good Butch. Are you combining the two kits?
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  • BlackSmith's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    BlackSmith replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I have 50 and 60 year old hunting rifles in the cabinet deadlier than the modern black icky guns in there. I think it would be a safe bet to say no gun ever made killed anybody on its own. Strike that last statement. I had a 7.7 Jap and a 6.5 Jap that looked like they were made by grade school kids. They’d probably kill whoever was brave/stupid enough to fire’em. heh
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  • cory's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    cory replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    The weapons are deadlier now?
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  • DMc's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    DMc replied to a thread Sharpening hedge trimmer in Chainsaws!
    Max, if you are going to be doing that kind of shearing, get yourself one of the Echo articulating hedge trimmers on a long shaft. They will do those kinds of jobs much faster and easier. I have one that I have been using for years, good tools.
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  • treebilly's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    It’s really no sharper than rope on rope. And less friction as it tightens up so less heat damage
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  • BlackSmith's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    BlackSmith replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    30/40 years ago there wasn’t the gun deaths that we have today but gun laws are stricter now. What part of the equation has changed?
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  • cory's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    cory replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I use rope snap rigging very often. I used to worry about the bend radius etc, but after taking plenty of large pieces (approx 300- 400 lbs) with or without an intervening half hitch, and the bowline on the rope snap shows no sign of being seriously tightened up by from all the rigging, I think the bend radius of the rope on snap is a non issue. As the pieces get bigger I usually remove the snap and just use rope only. Rope snap rigging rocks imo because it is so fast and also the rope throws well when needed due to the added tip weight.
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  • Dave Shepard's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Sean, in MA, if I don't secure my guns, I can be held liable if someone misuses it. There are no simple solutions to complex problems. What has the second ammendment done? It's kept guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens. What it hasn't done is provide an avenue for criminals to attain them. Criminals will always find a way to do harm. I don't have any solutions to this problem that don't involve a magic wand.
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  • squisher's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    That's pretty cool Max. Nice work.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Easy to practice on a small spar, where you can exit the stump area.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Meanwhile in Russia in MBTV
    Keep people out of the work area that aren't involved in the work, workers and homeowners. When your ground worker was done winching up the load, he could have been much safer getting out in the open area near the camera.
    12 replies | 390 view(s)
  • Tree09's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Well played sir, well played :lol: So basically you undermine the cog of a snap cut, not worrying about the Dutchman? Yeah that seems much easier if that's it. Always learning something here :rockon:
    9 replies | 88 view(s)
  • stig's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    stig replied to a thread Sharpening hedge trimmer in Chainsaws!
    What does a yearly trim have to do with "topping"? So you don't condone hedges either, I take it. Most hedges here are made from Beech, Field maple and Hornbeam. Those are trees ( or will be if they live long enough) so giving them a twice yearly going over with the hedge trimmers, is a sin to you and Brian, I guess. So what would be okay to do the yearly haircut thing on. Carrots?
    27 replies | 321 view(s)
  • chris_girard's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    chris_girard replied to a thread Meanwhile in Russia in MBTV
    Nice controlled rigging. I love it!
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Usually, most cuts will work fine on most rigging, on most trees. Academically, there are going to be differences, and Best Practices. Rotten trees, and big weights, etc... stacking odds in your favor adds up. Personally, I typically just pop in a humboldt, and call it good. When you're getting into dicey trees, keeping some energy-dampening limbs on the tree, rather than stripping the whole trunk on the way up to the topping cut, can be helpful. If you're on a slow-to-taper, forest p-pole, some limbs definitely are noticeable.
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  • Maximalist's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Boredom? If you tried to do this job, boredom would disappear instantly. This is much more difficult than killing trees.
    27 replies | 321 view(s)
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