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    I 've watched a lot of hours of that kind of equipment on YouTube. I find it fascinating. Will you be air drying, or kiln drying? I only air dry, so I have to have a gap between the boards, or I will get mold. If you can't get the lumber stacked right, it's junk. I use a sticker rack that I designed. If you look to the right of the lumber, you will see the uprights that have a groove to catch the sticker and keep it aligned while you stack.
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    Dave Shepard replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I think the full wrap 660 uses a bigger pump, I don't know about the 461. I think the newer Stihls are known to be stingy.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Red heeler.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    He's a really happy pup. Not too nervous about the older dogs, which is typically how a new pup is. The older dogs aren't too thrilled, yet. He just needs a name.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    My sister's new creamsicle:
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Interesting comparison. Not surprised the Cummins produced more, as a percentage of rated torque, than the others, as the Cummins has always been rated using a different specification than the other two. In the long run, I don't think 20 or 30 ft-lbs means crap when you are comparing trucks. Let's face it, 900+ ft-lbs is a lot of torque. If you are going to have an issue with a truck, it's probably going to be something else. https://youtu.be/emJcrYuJArg
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Easy, if you have the right tools. We set this rigging with the crane. That's 3/4" grade 100 chain. The entire rig probably weighs 500 pounds. It is designed to lift up to 20 tons, which is no problem for the crane.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    We set everything on dunnage. At the loading site we use a heavy hook rig and drill holes in the end of the block. I have a photo uploaded of that, but I don't know how to add it to a post from my phone.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Playing at the rock shop today. Put a small block on the wire saw. 7 tons. About 300x120cm.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    https://youtu.be/lPtNTGW4Xmw
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Maybe an Asian grocery. I know you can get some giant speckly frogs there.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Jim, Rob's father passed away in the last year or two of 9/11 related cancer as well. He was a NYC fireman also.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Yes Jim. He was 3 years older, so I didn't know him well in school, but got to know him after. How did you hear of him?
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    4 Weeks Ago
    You guys doing first responder jobs have a tough deal. I'm glad you can do it, because I never could. Speaking of first responders, an acquaintance of mine was laid to rest today. I went to school with him, but he ended up in NYC not long after he graduated. He died of a brain tumor they say came from being exposed to all the crap at the WTC on 9/11. Only 43. RIP Rob.
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    08-02-2017
    Squish, those were just polite Canadian bears.:P
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    08-01-2017
    They are getting bad around here. Not from anything people are doing, just over populating and not much hunting pressure. Gene Shalit has a house near here and he had a bear get in years ago. When the cops got they're they didn't know which was the bear, and which was Gene.:lol:
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    07-30-2017
    I was quizzed by a couple of crunchy hippies about what happens to the calves in our hutches. I said they were dairy replacements. Then they wanted to know what happened when they stop producing. I said somebody eats them.:O:lol: Did they think they went to a cow rescue facility for adoption?:lol:
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    07-02-2017
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread Firewood in The Logging Forum
    I burn pine in my owb. It doesn't leave much ash. I could burn 40 cord of pine slabs and not have to clean the firebox all winter. It just takes twice the volume of hardwood. I have to get rid of the slabs from the mill, so it works out ok. I don't burn pine if I don't have to.
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    06-30-2017
    Squish, don't underestimate the difficulty of rotating back to being an employee. It's a bitch. Maybe you are different, but I don't get that vibe from you. I've tried, but it just doesn't work for me. All the things that made me go on my own are still there.
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    06-27-2017
    Just don't challenge Sabine Schmitz to a race around the Nurburgring in Transit van.
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    06-22-2017
    I didn't watch the video, i will later on Wi-Fi. Looks like an 86 series, Jim? Maybe a 14? That's probably just your small chore tractor.:lol:
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    06-06-2017
    Shit, I got a camp just reading the article.
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