• CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    Nice harness!
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I have been using my Tree Austria for when I have done bucket work, which is few and far between circumstances. I will continue that trend of wearing a harness that is rated for fall arrest. I find I like being able to just leave the bucket is important to me. Often I will just use the bucket on 2/3 -3/4 of a tree and set a TIP and finish the tree on rope. But that is just me. I just feel it is faster than another set up. Might just be how th I ngs are laid out up here. Often times, moving the bucket is not a viable option due to terrain or access. Just my .02 Willie. I use one so little, I am probably the last one that even chime in.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Bandit 280 HD in Gear Forum
    Beautiful Beasty!!!!
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I bet he won't survive. If left to the wild maybe. But a dead bear was recently found nearby with buck shot and a bullet in him. Human won. We usually do. Probably raiding some chickens judging by the feathers in his coat. Shot and run off to die. I was amazed him climbing as well as he did. Those rear legs are powerful.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Intriguing idea...will be interesting to see what evolves. Be ready for significant derails from this crowd!!
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    :lol:
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    hahaha....braggart!!!!:lol:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    You should come visit :D
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Damn Dave. I hope you feel better and better things await you. Here are some frozen trees from the freezing fog this morning. Fog had receded some and the sun came out. My job got canceled today and one of my help got sick. So I met with the clients I need to focus on and watched the guys pull logs off mine tailings. No bear sightings today though :/:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Ohhhhhhh, there be tossing going on ;)
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    If at all possible, yes, or move into the next scheduled job if feasible. Often, I will bring my crew back to my place to help out on a project here on the property. Some dropped trees, fencing, maintenance.........
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Here is a video my ground man Mike got when the sun came out after a week of cold rain up here last week. Sun finally broke through Friday. My climb rope from climbing two of these was just dripping with water from being cinched around the stems. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iRV2sEs7MqQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Yeah, hurt animals can be grouchy
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    OK...trees, terrain AND weather...madness on that left coast!!!! Bear with a broken leg sounds like trouble if you get cross ways with him.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Kenny...The slip-knot inversion method of tying the bowline is what I first learned. Here is a video I did awhile to show that...I think this is the method you reference. I have not tied a "double bowline" using this method before...I'll have to try that. Thanks for the idea. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UmqXocxkAnE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Truth! I had freezing fog so thick today I could not barely see the ground crew. Radio only when I topped them out. I was throwing 50 plus footers. I had some good DZs so I knew the general direction and I could wait to get a glimpse of Mike in the HIVis before I gunned the face. Then he would fade into the fog. Hit my marks often. But too damn foggy to throw 100 plus sticks near buildings. You could not see the target form the tree base. Then a bear out of no where. Crazy shat.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Dang, Stephen...trees and terrain are dangerous enough. Serious critters out there with you!
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    This... They are still 800.00 trees. Just goes faster. Or 500.00 ... or 1000.00...... HO clean = less hours on the machine... :lol:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Well today was interesting.. I leave a tad early to do a drop and walk. I got my 066 back from Rob yesterday since I needed it off the job he is decking logs on. Show up at the site and try to get the new chain I had bought for it on the saw... NOPE. Tad short. Second time they got the chain wrong on me for this saw and bar at the saw shop. K... New guy... I get it. Explain I will be back tomorrow to drop the tree in the morning so the clean up can begin. Same job Rob has been decking logs on with two subs we use and the equipment is over there at the ready. so off to my other job. One no show. K... No problem I can make it work with the loader op and one ground man. Part way through the day.. flat tire. Now ground man getting sick. So I am like, lets get this one more down that I stuck a line in so I can move my gear to another job tomorrow. There is an old mine right there. I have worked this ditch other times. You just huck the brush down into it right in from of the mine. Drops about 20 feet. Yard all the brush out the ditch to a road. All morning I climb and strip over the ditch... Mike yards it out, loader moves to fire. Last tree. Both of us handling the pull rope in the same ditch, get it all set. Mike heads out to pull point, I climb up the side to make the 3 cuts. I no sooner get to the base of the tree, I hear a rustle down in the ditch at the mine (caved in mostly) entrance. Big young cinnamon black bear lumbering right where we just were. Runs up the opposite, almost vertical wall 20 feet up and out. One front leg is broke and dangling. HOLY SHIT. He was not 20 feet from me as I am standing on a ledge the tree is growing out of. Of all friggen days I did not bring my carry weapon. Truck had got damp, so I oiled it up and stuck it in the safe till drier weather. The frig! Wont do that again. There have been bear and mountain lion sightings over there since fall. I have been packing JIC. So... we inform the HO to call Fish & Game and Sheriff. He pulls a hunting rifle and starts checking around in case. Dismissed my sick ground guy Dismissed my tractor op to go get tire fixed. I quit early and head over to saw shop to straighten the second boo boo out. I go home. Call custy for tomorrow and she cancels. So after I pull all the gear out, it all goes back tomorrow.. For the rest of the month anyway... SHeesh.. What a day!
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    Yeah, Jaime needs a clone of himself or two to handle all the irons he has in the fire.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    He's been busy with Akimbos.... :D
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Nice work Sam... Looks freezing! Good to see you catching those pieces on a sling. That will save your shoulders and wrists.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Sam, I dont envy anyone working in that kind of snow and cold. Take care man. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr...... Finally back to work yesterday.. Working through the weekend to make up for lost revenue. Rob is off milling. SO it will just be Mike and I with a loader op. Think I will just go make a mess and a big ass burn pile today.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I got a little squirrely seeing the guy on the roof crouched down near the ladder...looked like a precarious place for not being tied in. I've done it but not sure if it should be shown.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I went through all the pages...looks very good. Good pictures...like the double safeties in that steep but non-tree setting. Looks very pro. I agree with DMc about the home page:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Sick of friggen rain... Hell, near Monterey CA, they are at about 30" So far, we are 14" for just this storm sequence. http://free.yosemite.net/~tcs/
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Well done Reg. Some good work done on that project. I would have been holding my breath watching if both lines held. Of course the crew would have thought I was cool as ice... :lol:
    31 replies | 676 view(s)
  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Km III for lanyard? in Gear Forum
    Yeah, that was fun. :lol: ummmmmm..... :lol:
    16 replies | 425 view(s)
  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    . If into the ampullae of Lorenzini...likely. On snout....sensitive area. Tidbit from past
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Yes. Here is the drive through tree at Leggett. We took our van through it at the GTG. I can't find the picture of Brian (skwerl), Pete and Eric (NETree) had from in front of it.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Butch, that would be the Leggett tree. That was the one I was askin Gerry about.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Km III for lanyard? in Gear Forum
    I vote three strand. That is a 20 footer. I use 5/8ths. But I can see one made out of 1/2" working for you. I have a Gibbs on mine, but works well with a prusik and tender
    16 replies | 425 view(s)
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