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    2 Hours 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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    8 Hours Ago
    I agree with Sean on all counts. If needed a shallow birds-beak is what I'll use, I want the log to fold over and not jump out.
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    DMc replied to a thread Sharpening hedge trimmer in Chainsaws!
    LOL! Most people get more mellow as they age, Brian just keeps getting feistier. :lol:
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    DMc replied to a thread Sharpening hedge trimmer in Chainsaws!
    I use an 80 grit sanding disk on an angle grinder. They are thin enough to just fit between one edge without hitting the other. If used with a light touch it will not de-temper the blade and it leaves a nice micro serration on the edge.
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    1 Week Ago
    DMc replied to a thread Coast Redwoods 2018 in Odds and Ends
    The heat from the laying of asphalt is a brief one-time thing. Any roots not killed at that time will have the chance to redevelop in a more protected environment. Large trees rarely show any indications of root stress from asphalt.
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    DMc replied to a thread Coast Redwoods 2018 in Odds and Ends
    Actually, in areas of high traffic use, tree roots are better protected and the least disturbed by asphalt than by not having it.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    DMc replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    "A new report from the Carbon War Room (CWR), an international NGO, and UMAS, a consultancy, highlights the threat that new environmental regulations pose to the industry." What do you think this organization's main focus is?
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    3 Weeks Ago
    DMc replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    You are right. This is an interesting article from 2009. https://newatlas.com/shipping-pollution/11526/ This more current article confirms that nothing much has changed. https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21718519-new-ways-foot-hefty-bill-making-old-ships-less-polluting-green-finance Keep in mind that "green-finance" is entirely focused on one thing only, the dreaded CO2.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Deep rooters like that are great for improving the soil quality, even more so when allowed to die and decompose in the ground they are grown in. So much so that it is worth planting things like parsnips and daikon radishes in any area you can tolerate their presence.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    DMc replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yes! It is something that people need to think about. It is the giving of power and control to others in the first place, that starts the slow eroding of freedom.
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    01-11-2018
    Uhuh.....and what was it before that? In the human timeline, 1793 is a short blip. You probably know that the meter is based on a measure of one 10-millionth of the distance from the north pole to the equator and it is, almost correct. There is much in the world around us that, at the very least, is extremely slow to change. It is us that have trouble with keeping things the same.
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    01-10-2018
    Kyle, can you name any one construct of mans that has not been altered over time?
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    01-10-2018
    True, Cory, I have never been an overly chatty individual. But I honestly thought that Butch was joking. Is there anybody here that does not understand that "money" is a concept and regardless of its form has no actual value but instead represents things that can be acquired, some of those have value and some, not so much. People are always looking for someone else to give them "the answer" when in truth they already know it.
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    01-10-2018
    Yeah, sure seems like that has been said many times in the past only to be proven wrong. I wonder what it is that drives us to keep seeking answers to our problems by looking further and further away from the natural world.
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    01-04-2018
    I think it is fascinating, Kyle. Thanks for taking the time to lay it all out and explain things. Brian, there can be many other reasons besides fear, that guide how a business takes shape.
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    12-31-2017
    DMc replied to a thread TreeStuff - APTA - Wow! in Gear Forum
    Nice, Gary! How long is the air chamber on your APTA?
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    12-31-2017
    DMc replied to a thread Climber Weight in Climbing Forum
    Your weight will not be a problem for the kind of climbing you described. I have known some huge men that were very capable at doing removals. Your bum knee is most likely going to be a problem though. The only way you will know for sure is to give it a try. Keep your gear purchases on the simple basic equipment side. Any harness that will fit you, a 16 strand rope, a stiff fat flip line, and spurs with a metal shin cup that will keep them from moving around on your leg. You say that you have done some climbing in the past, was it on spurs?
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    12-30-2017
    DMc replied to a thread Climber Weight in Climbing Forum
    Tree work covers a wide and varied range of activities. What does your company focus on in tree work? Pruning requires a skill set that goes beyond just being able to climb the tree.
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    12-28-2017
    DMc replied to a thread Weird contraptions in Odds and Ends
    Cool find, Butch.
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    12-27-2017
    Yup, that's what I thought you were talking about and you set those over a cut 6" pine top? Tight fit or did you use glue?
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    12-26-2017
    I would also like to see pictures of this. What I am envisioning does not make any sense so a clarification would be appreciated.
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    12-26-2017
    DMc replied to a thread New Engine for splitter in Gear Forum
    Hey, Al. My wood splitter engine and it seems most small engines now, has a fuel shut-off valve. Does it help reduce ethanol damage by using it to kill the motor and thereby draining the carburetor of gas for storage?
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    12-23-2017
    DMc replied to a thread Swiss Logging in MBTV
    Thanks for posting the video. Very interesting.
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    12-17-2017
    DMc replied to a thread Official Guns Thread in The Rec Room
    LOL!
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    12-06-2017
    DMc replied to a thread Swedish sectional ladders in Gear Forum
    Elecio, you would be wise to follow this most excellent advice.
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    12-02-2017
    If I'm not mistaken, Sean is also talking about one handing a top handle saw while trimming. A naturally good grip on the saw in that situation is way better than trying to squeeze it to death on top of holding it out and away from your body.
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    11-28-2017
    DMc replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    IMHO, address this and all the other talk and BS will fade away. The reasons behind the out-of-stocks do not matter, only that they not continue.
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    11-27-2017
    Brian, if you can't find a single 4 belt it might be worth trying two twin belts.
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    11-26-2017
    DMc replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Yes, the Ibuki has an excellent blade. Both fast and smooth.
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