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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    20 Minutes Ago
    Does this have anything to do with the character set on the server? ... and how the client/browser character sets interact with it? This may be a clue, eh? Back in the IT world there was a time when we went through these things ad nausium ... i.e. all the different character sets on server and client and how they interact, but I don't remember any of it much. Has anything changed on the server? ... and/or browsers?
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  • Mellow's Avatar
    38 Minutes Ago
    Mellow replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
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    45 Minutes Ago
    Levi replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
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  • Altissimus's Avatar
    48 Minutes Ago
    Just my two cents (me simpleton). Set heavy line high attach to the Tirfor (w Crosby if need) and pull it over on a thick regular old hinge. Agreed on high Stumping it.
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    good one!
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  • rico11764's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    z Yea, I am just so comfortable with some spurs and a flip-line that the only thing I feel would make things easier and quicker for me is a shiny new wraptor. I have used a wraptor about a dozen times and it is an amazing tool. I am not quite ready to spend the $ yet and I think I can handle a few more years of doing it the hard way.
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Thanks Cobleskill!
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Kyle, it was good of you to post this personal experience of yours. I don't like working around big machinery, but I have a much respect for guys like you that do, and in who work in dangerous environments like what you describe.
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  • Buddy's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    I never gave that any thought but it makes sense. If I had known the grain was twisted or saw any sign of it before I started I would not have made the vertical cuts. Starting Monday I will go back to timber falling part time. That will give me plenty of trees to practice this technique. Unfortunately you only get one chance per tree. If you could stand it back up and try different cuts you could find the best technique.
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    ha, thanks again for your direct talk, Mr. Burnham! I guess time will tell. haha, somewhat in my defense, I used to install storm windows in my early 30's, and often worked from a ladder on 2nd story windows. Occasionally I have been near the end of my 28' ladder (with stand-offs), carrying a window I could barely get my hands on both sides of, and -- very carefully -- putting it into position and putting a couple of self-tapping screws into the sides and/or top to hold it in place (sometimes into metal primary window frames which is tougher) so I could relax and reposition the ladder (if necessary) and finish screwing the window in. --- haha, but I wouldn't want to do that now. But I do have a fear of heights .... and while I was installing storm windows (and replacement windows and siding, etc.) HOWEVER... During that time, I often thought that the worst job in the world to have (e.g. if I HAD to do ANYTHING to provide for my family)... would be one of the guys (or gals?) that put up the new billboard signs .... or worse than that... those hardy souls that worked on building a big bridge. ----- at the time I never knew anything about tree climbers and arborists :) And thank you, sir, for your well wishes and all your comments and advice!
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  • stig's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
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    1 Hour Ago
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    rfwoody replied to a thread Problem with MS461 Idle in Chainsaws!
    Thanks a lot, All, for the great feedback, and advice! Here is "the REST of the story" just to circle back around.... The Stihl rep for my area, K. C. (Casey?) Jones --- from Malvern, Arkansas, Benjo --- said the chain creep sounded like a clutch problem. He had my dealer ship my chainsaw to him. He replaced the clutch (did not charge labor) and sent it back. I have my saw now and it runs great and no chain creep at idle. It was very strange to me that the dealer couldn't get my saw to start when I had it running that day (or day before?)... and therefore replaced the carburetor........ but dealer has been helpful to me over the years so I am just chalking that up to one of those things. Learned 2 things from this (and from you all here): 1) Chain creep caused by clutch problems. 2) The Stihl rep warned about using the 2-in-1 file guides improperly... i.e. bearing down hard on them. ----- what happens when you bear down hard is that the round files will flex and the depth gauge flat file will cut the depth gauges lower than they should be --- thus causing more drag in the wood, thus bogging down more, thus wearing the clutch out faster......... so I learned (when I use the 2-in-1 file guide again) to just apply light/no downward pressure. I have ordered a clutch for my 029 because the chain has been spinning badly on it at idle (and 2 different shops didn't fix it (over a year ago or so)).... therefore I haven't been using it..... so looking forward to replacing the clutch on it to see if it fixes the problem. ANOTHER BIG "TAKE-AWAY".... This whole thing has caused me to see that chainsaw maintenance is not "rocket-science". When I spent 2 hours a day in driving to/from work, my time was scarce and I was always RUSHING between tasks and didn't take time to spend to do things carefully --- I would trade money for time and hired stuff out. -------------- now, I think I will take the time to learn to do this chainsaw maintenance myself. Do you think those chainsaw (inductive?) tachometers from Madsen's are a good enough all purpose tachometer for chainsaws?
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Lots, of little ones, a couple bad ones. I was lucky. Either that or more careful, I think more luck.
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  • Levi's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Makes sense to me. I'm guessing it's easier for you to do it that way vs srt with ascenders.
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  • Marc-Antoine's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Teeth care today.:( The dentist opened my gum, and bored my jaw to insert two titanium implants. :cry:There are some better ways to pass the day.
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  • rico11764's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    First It allows me to haul ass to the first limb, drop my flip-line and free climb through the limbs while getting belayed right to the top if I need to. It also allows me to be much more aggressive when I am spurring up because I know I am not gonna eat some bark if I gaff out. This setup really reduces both physical and mental stress for me!
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    On a more positive note, in case this was missed by other forum members here, kudos to Nick for taking this step to try to get a better handle on the situation. http://www.treestuff.com/store/catalog.asp?item=17280 The store will be closed for business on Friday December 15th, 2017, to allow for inventory count, and to help get a handle on the "out of stock" situation. Tim
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Ha, thanks JeffGu. :lol:
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Just for the record, I could not disagree with the 2nd sentence more. Although I do agree with your assessment of what is happening to the place, as expressed in your first sentence. To me, it would have made absolutely perfect sense to just buy out treestuff, and then essentially leave them alone to run the business as they always had done in the past. Nick could consult with Luke as need be when he felt stumped on how to handle particular situations. If the business was growing like crazy, and making a profit, why mess with it? Leave it alone and let it keep growing. Only if the numbers guys start detecting big losses should Sherrill start to intercede, mostly by asking Nick what he needs to help improve things. All of that is not what appears to be happening. The reason to mess with something that is not broken, in my mind, is just because of ego, and not good business. It may have been something of an embarrassment that Sherrill was possibly getting its butt kicked in terms of sales volume by TreeStuff. Instead of asking the questions "Why is TreeStuff kicking our butts, and what can we do to better compete with them?", they thought they could buy them up, and eliminate them as a competitor. The problem with that idea is that people took their business to TreeStuff for a reason, and avoided doing business with SherrillTree for a reason. Maybe Sherrill thought that if they eliminated TreeStuff as a competitor, all of those buyers would then flow over to Sherrill. Problem is, Sherrill is not the only other game in town, and people have other choices. So instead of taking over a booming business and allowing it to continue to grow, they throw a wrench in the works, and all but kill a very profitable venture. All because of embarrassment at being bested in the marketplace. On a personal note, I absolutely find it objectionable when something that I think I'm ordering from TreeStuff gets fulfilled by SherrillTree. Nowhere on TreeStuff's website does the name of SherrillTree appear, at least to the best of my knowledge. If I wanted to buy something from SherrillTree, I would go to SherrillTree's website and order it. The two businesses should not have their operations intermingling with regard to placement and fulfillment of orders. The reason is that the two businesses handle the processing and shipping of orders differently, and those differences might be a large part of why customers choose to shop at one online store and not the other. So by intermingling these operations, you've just made it impossible for a customer to know how his transaction will be handled, or by whom. If this uncertainty bothers a customer enough, they will end up voting with their feet, and going to a third party to do their shopping, a place where they know how their order will be handled. I know I've rambled on too long about this. All I'm trying to say is that it is a huge mistake, in my humble opinion, for Sherrill to mess with the operations of TreeStuff. It will not win Sherrill any new customers, long term. Only in the short term, those folks that think they are ordering from TreeStuff, whose orders then get swiped out from under TreeStuff by SherrillTree. That won't last for long, however, in my opinion. I think ShelterTree is the new TreeStuff, quite possibly. Butch should talk to those folks about sponsorship of this forum, in my opinion. Thanks for putting up with me, Butch. Tim
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  • stig's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    stig replied to a thread Stihl 462 in Chainsaws!
    My 461 has made it through 3 logging seasons so far and is still cutting like a beast. That is somewhere in the vicinity of 3000 hours of cutting time in hardwood. I'll need to fabricate a better pair of dogs for the one I buy to replace it, but apart from that I have no complaints.
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