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    Burnham replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    I have never looked back with the least remorse, after changing my sights from a BMW to the sweet and fast Jaguar. Old guys like me get to liking our creature comforts, I suppose :D.
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    Burnham replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    That's a pretty concise history of where we both started and ended up, as far as climbing ropes and hitches go, Jer. All of that echoes with familiarity. I for sure don't know what's next Jer...but Jaime's Akimbo is almost beyond belief in sweet function if you have the right climb line for it. My 11.7mm Poison Ivy just barely fits at the widest settings for both cams...but works mighty well there. Forget about it if you want to use a true 1/2 inch line (my old fav Blue Streak was a no-go), and probably the same for a true 10mm static line like Sterling HTP (don't have that one on hand to try, but Jaime says the Akimbo is suitable for 11 to 12mm, so I'll assume he's right as usual :)). Actually, that's a shame...that 10mm HTP is an awesome rope for srt. If you want to try the Akimbo out, let me know Jerry...I'd happily send you mine for a trial, so long as you agree to send it back eventually :D.
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    1 Week Ago
    Congratulations, Nick. That is wonderful.
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    1 Week Ago
    I never complain about what it cost for glasses, my friend. If I'd been born before eyeglasses were available, I'd have starved to death...couldn't tell a rabbit from a rock at 20 paces, let alone hit it with a sling or arrow :).
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    Burnham replied to a thread PPE for filing? in Chainsaws!
    That will happen, sure enough.
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    1 Week Ago
    True dat. Glasses are costly. My trifocals run close to $500 these days. Not as much what replacing my 200RH would have cost :)...my biggest fear was what the hot saw body hitting the cold water might do in way of cracking the case. But all is well.
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    1 Week Ago
    Makes sense...:D.
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    Burnham replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    :thumbup:
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    1 Week Ago
    In the drink, I suppose? I lost a newish pair over the side of a boat once. Pissed I was, as you report :).
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    1 Week Ago
    I sure hope not, Butch. I've run saws around and over streams and lakes more than a few times in my working life. First time I ever made that mistake. Hope to never do so again :). I agree, Scott. That 200 RH is an amazing saw. Pulls better than my 200T for some reason. Punches WAAY above it's weight class. I have a 361, an 044, and an 064. For work here at home, they all sit idle while the 200 RH gets the call, unless the wood is over 20 inches.
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    1 Week Ago
    We've had a badoodle of high wind, cold weather, snow and ice this winter. Lots of downed limbs and a few trees here on our acreage. Today was pretty good weather, so M and I decided to buck up, haul, and stack in one of our woodsheds a smallish diameter (12" dbh) but tallish (70') red alder that the wind broke off at 7 feet above ground level and tossed across our creek. In the process I managed to drop my hot and running Stihl 200 RH right into the creek, in 2 feet of near to freezing water. I did a dumb thing in setting it idling on top of an overhanging branch to clear some slash, and knocked it off into the water. It burbled a second or so sitting on the bottom, then died...no surprise :). I grabbed it out quick like a bunny. Toweled off the exterior, opened up the air cleaner compartment and turned it upside down to drain out a cup or two of water, toweled out all the moisture in there, removed the air cleaner, cleaned the outside and dried it off in and out. I could see no sign of water in the fuel tank, so I topped that off with fresh. Darn thing popped on the second pull, per normal cold start, then ran right as rain for another hour and a half of work. Stihl rules :D.
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    Burnham replied to a thread PPE for filing? in Chainsaws!
    But the blood and pain, brother...that part always left me wanting to do different :D.
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    1 Week Ago
    No shite...paid in, better last long enough to cover the upfront at least.
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    Burnham replied to a thread PPE for filing? in Chainsaws!
    Fool you be, and hard to train, obviously :D. But you're our fool Willie, so we'll keep you :D.
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    Burnham replied to a thread PPE for filing? in Chainsaws!
    I cut my finger a couple of times pretty badly filing, when I was much younger and even more stupid than now :). Gloves now, every effin' time the job of filing chain is called for. As to safety glasses, well I've been afflicted with (or gifted with depending on one's point of view) needing eyeglasses since I was a wee tot. So for almost any risk mine are covered. I use a shatter resistant plastic lens for work. Even with that, I have had a wood shard or two get in...but never steel, luckily. Have had a grinding job absolutely ruin a pair of prescription glasses...a wakeup call, that one. Now for any power grinding, I wear safety goggles over my every day lenses. If I didn't need lenses to see, I'd definitely wear them for safety. Only eyes we have, as you all know.
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    SimplyArbor replied to a thread PPE for filing? in Chainsaws!
    I wear gloves cuz I've seen my knuckle bone twice... never really wear glasses, unless they're on already.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    True dat.
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    Burnham replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Bohemia was a now defunct geographic and political entity in eastern central Europe, days gone by...iirc.
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    Burnham replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Another effin' Bohemian, eh? :D
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Well hell, since all my stuff runs on steam, I have to take special precautions...you know, against overheating or running a boiler dry :D.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Just sittin' there for days with my password and user name hanging out for any hacker worth his salt to grab? Not me.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Why is that not the case, Butch? I'm no genius on this stuff...help me understand, please.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Yes, of course. Restart, login, etc. No, I did not Jay...since at that point I could not view any embedded vids...hard to do what a dead black rectangle says to do, ya know :). I'm as far from a computer wizard as there can be...but my gut tells me there is more to this than meets the eye. I am generally not a paranoid sort, but... I never allow my passwords to be held by a website. I never stay logged on to a website after visiting. Are you shittin' me?? If you do that sort of foolishness, you are asking for hacker trouble.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    For the moment anyway, embedded vids are back up and operational for me...who knows why, 'cause I haven't changed anything since yesterday. Login still is whack, but that's been so for several years now, usually but not always. I have a fairly simple workaround for that problem.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    ;) For whatever reason, or none at all...that Titanic video embedded and ran fine, this time :whine:.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    No worries, Jim...Butch is right, I did indeed LOL :D.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    I know, Butch. It's a bitch. I hate to be the sad sack...but if I can't follow the discussion, I might as well not be here.
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