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    biggun replied to a thread The MS150 Has Arrived in Chainsaws!
    Ditto. I don't have any problem sharpening that wee chain. Apart from in the early days when I found if you breath out on a file stroke, the file snapped. :)
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    Cool beanz. Good luck Brian.
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    Daniel or anyone else... What is sweating a line? Probably a terminology thing but I have never heard of it.
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    Daniel, the last couple are just hinges, not the best examples I have seen, but if the tree went down then all is good. What I don't get, is why you always try to imply that it is above everyone else's knowledge? In reality they look like rushed hinges when double cutting with a saw too short for the trunk. That is all, nothing less. Some would say sloppy, some wouldn't care... BUT most I know wouldn't post pictures of a sloppy hinge and then try and imply that it is something special. It isn't, it is usually just a sloppy, careless hinge.
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    By the way Stig... 43 or whatever I am enjoying the journey again. We do a lot in life because we feel we should. This is something new and makes me feel like I felt when I started Muay Thai. Only this time it isn't shrouded in mystery... the internet is a wonderful resource!
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    Haha. I wish I was 23 again mate. I like the tradition of the white gi's but for me the t was gettng a BJJ specific one. Fr. What I have seen the arm cut ffs and leg bottoms are a lot closer fit that traditional Japanese Gi's/kimonos. I am sure I would still be choked out in a 30 dollar judo Gi though. Noob that I am! ;)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    As I have been taking Haakon up there Tuesday and Thursdays I started chatting to a couple of the BJJ instructors and decided to give it a go. That was about 3 weeks ago. At first I was the token No-Gi guy. It is really enjoyable and very addictive. Not been this week as the kids have been off school and away in Sweden, I have been working hard, so back at it next week. The missus has just returned from London last night and brought me a prezzie. Well, I ordered it to my house in London to save on importing to Norway. I will no longer be the token No-Gi guy. :)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Well time to resurrect this thread. Just a little update on my life. We found a great gym in Oslo and have been hitting it most days for the last few weeks. The gym is Frontline Muay Thai and is also a Roger Gracie BJJ Academy. I have been training in the MT classes and sparring there and taking Haakon to the Junior MT. He is the youngest by a few years but they bumped him in there as the proper kiddies training would be boring as hell. Mind you Torstein, my youngest is moving it on a sunday at baby training. Haakon, bottom left of the shot. Repping the old gym at the new.
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    I remember reading and watching the DVD of the art and science of practical rigging. At the end of one of them it had a dedication to the author who had died in a similar accident when a lump hit a hollowed out stem and it crumpled like a kinked pipe. Terrible way to go.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Did she speak to you in her mother tongue Jed when you were a nipper? Or did she not speak Scandwegian?
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    biggun replied to a thread The MS150 Has Arrived in Chainsaws!
    Well, I got myself another 150tc the other day. My old one had an issue with the coil lead so it missed the bus bringing all my stuff out to Norway. As I was without for the first couple of weeks I splashed out. I thought the first day to run it stock. Sod that, the minute I got home out came the drill again. This time mine had a similar setup to the US saws, in that I could remove the deflector with a screw. There was no spark arrester in there though. I just drill a pilot hole in the side and then enlarged it with a standard drill bit. Exhaust was off the saw BTW. This thing rips now. BUT we already knew that. It has amazed a couple of the guys who were taking the piss out of the size of it.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I would hazard a guess he isnt around anymore after that.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Beautiful pictures Stig, The North is a truly wonderful place. Even more so when the weather is kind. We had biblical rain here in Oslo Monday and a bit Tuesday. I took a picture on the way to work the other day, but OsloFjord isn't a patch on those snaps of yours.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Butter or Margerine. Works for me and if there is any left on my arms I mop it up with a slice of bread... Hey presto, lunch.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    The wall or the woman?
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I do an invisible lock stitch to use the remainder of the whipping twins when I am done. I just push the needle through at a 45 degrees angle away from the eye. Once it is out I insert the need roughly between the strands that the twins is exiting from, but on another 45 degree angle away from the eye. As you pull it tight it pops into the outer sheath and disappears.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    That's pretty cool. I don't think I have mentioned it but my missus was a professional dancer for about 9 years and for the last 7 years was the artistic director of a dance company in London before we moved over to Norway. In 1999 we had only been together about a year and she auditioned for a company called De la Guarda. She made it through about 3 auditions and was offered a job with them. They did all that aerial stuff. She was buzzing but it was an 18 month contract touring all over the world. I was pretty adamant at the time I didn't want a long distance relationship. She ended up not accepting the offer. If she had I dare say I wouldn't be with her or where we are in life right now. https://youtu.be/FoupCi9e9yQ It was a pretty cool show though.
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