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    woodworkingboy replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I never ran different engines on my mill, just a pair of 076s. Offhand, my guess is that you would run into problems with much varying displacement, chain speeds, and torques, but I could be wrong. For one thing, it seems like it could overburden a chain if one powerhead kept running but the other got hung up as they sometimes will do. Blow out a clutch bearing?
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    A last sneak a peek at the computer with my one half way good eye before heading off.... Thanks for the thoughts, guys!
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    Thanks, I'm going in tomorrow for the other eye to get operated on. Not out of the woods though, if the pressure hasn't gone down on the one they did, a more serious procedure will have to be done at some point. Kind of a last resort thing. I go all the way into Tokyo for the deal, quite a trip. Check you guys out on the rebound...
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    Puppy transporter, that's a cool gig.
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    My first concert was Alvin Lee with Ten Years After. John Mayall and the Blues Breakers were on the bill too. :rockhard: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bW5M5xljdCI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Crane operator must not be that cushy, a lot of them complain about having neck pain. Probably the unnatural position combined with the high level of concentration, particularly in tree work.
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    woodworkingboy replied to a thread Ideas in Announcements!!!
    A friend of mine down the road is a professional metal fabricator, been welding since he was a kid. I can weld a bit but nowhere near his level of proficiency and clean welds. We trade off a bit on things. One thing though, having read some books on metallurgy when I was getting into building furniture using stainless, I know more about that subject than he does. Welding, at least his kind, is one profession where you don't seem to have to know much about the make up of materials that you are working with, just which welding rods or whatever to use with which type of steel. Mostly he's using soft steel or 304 stainless, sometimes cast iron. He hired me to help him once at a dairy product factory, welding ladders in bubble like stainless tanks used to make yogurt or something. It was a cool job, but beetch, I remember burning a hole through one of the tanks. Kind of messed up my mind. :big-bat:
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    Thanks, guys. High eye pressure, what can lead to glaucoma, can be caused by having diabetes, or often for some reason that can never be known. It's that the drainage system in your eye isn't working right, somewhere somehow plugged up, so pressure builds up on the optic nerve and will damage it. It can happen pretty quick when pressure is real high, that's why it's good to have your eyes regularly checked, especially as you age. You don't normally know yourself if your pressure is high, or if you have started to have vision loss as a result of it. It isn't just an older person's thing though. In my case, and as is quite common, it's an inherited disorder. My gramps had it and so did my brother, possibly other family members. That's a particularly good reason to get checked out, if there is a family history for it. Most eye surgery for basic things is pretty straightforward and surgeons highly skilled can whip right through it. Obviously there can be some heavy duty thing going on too, like cancer. The one thing is that you definitely don't want some guy blowing it when they are into your eye, and apparently that happens on occasion.
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    That being said, I've known and worked with a number of veteran crane operators well experienced in tree work. When I observe them in the cab, it doesn't appear like what they are doing is anything special to them. That's not just between picks either, the way they spend most of their time. :lol: Fifty or sixty picks per day is a lot, but it comes down to whether you are working on flat ground or not with the ability for the crane to easily move about, how much you need be moving the beast, and how much shoring up has to be done that can eat up time. There is the good spot to be laying the trees down too, and that being cleared out as more come in, someone hoping to it to release the cable, all in all an efficient process going on to maximize speed. Windy days don't help either. Those jobs are fun to be riding the hook, but by three o'clock or so I'm starting to shake. :\:
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    woodworkingboy replied to a thread Ideas in Announcements!!!
    Isn't that what pulse welding is designed for, keeping heat to a minimum? You can dial in the length and type of pulse to best suit your specific task and material.
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    woodworkingboy replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    Hell of a thing. I know it's the far north approach, but if he trued up the outside first it wouldn't be bouncing around so much and he wouldn't have to so much fear it flying of and him possibly being decapitated. :\:
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    When Chuck came on the scene, there probably were very few guitar playing models of advanced technique that a person could aspire to equal. Eddy Van Halen and others sure changed that.
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    Yes, and one thing that I learned from that whole experience, is that although you may not like a man, a teacher or whoever, he still can be very deserving of your utmost respect.
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    Yeah, me and the other apprentices were watching a grainy film once of a woodworking treasure, a man as highly revered in the trade as it can get, by then deceased. It was after a long day at the shop and most of us were stretched out wasted on the floor. Our master walked in and upon seeing that started yelling about our disrespect, said that we all need be sitting up straight. Everyone followed his command, but I won't say without not a little reluctance. :lol: Never have forgotten that old school approach....
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    I know the suggestion was in jest and Squish wouldn't put a bad vibe of deceit into his property there, but there are few self inflicted fires that the fire department investigators can't spot. Those guys whose job it is to be so, are very smart about the causes of fires when they go through the aftermath. Sending ash out for analysis is often how they pick up on a scheme. Combustibles often leave a trail. No doubt the investigators love nailing people too.
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    Jerry's book is my most studied text that I've ever applied myself to in my life. Never took it to bed though. When you read a book whose author it is that you so highly respect, it calls for sitting up straight!
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    Looks like a friend indeed.
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    MB, you know with cataract surgery now, you have different replacement lens choices to improve your vision weakness. It can completely eliminate the need for glasses. I wouldn't hesitate a bit to have it done when the time arrives. I don't think you even need to be hospitalized anymore in the states, something like a twenty or thirty minute procedure done as an outpatient. A lot of research goes into replacement lenses since there is such a big market for them, they are coming up with some amazing things. The only hesitation I'd have with cataract surgery is to not have a beginner do it. Eye surgery is delicate and there is a learning curve.
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    She starts sneezing from the pollen when you come home.
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    With the national coverage on surgery and hospitalization, everything within a specific month, no matter what it is or how many times, costs me a one time $550. If it runs into the next month, then the cost obligation starts again. Funny how they run that, not by the thirty or so days, but by specific months. So, with multiple surgeries or whatever, trying to get scheduled so it all happens within a specific month is the cheapest way. Not always so easy, hospitals are real busy, though I managed it, or I should say that the doc helped arrange it. Some additional minor charges, like two something dollars per meal, and if you want a more private room, that isn't covered by insurance. There were three other guys in my room, it was free, but I had a nice corner curtained off with a big window with a view of a roof garden and the plain behind. Each space has a tv and a small fridge, which to get running requires a ten dollar time card. A nice shower that you can reserve for thirty minutes each day out there in the ward. You could get some good rest there if you didn't have to deal with medical stuff. Thanks, Steve. With the lens replacement, man things have become clear, like between day and night. The main purpose of the surgery though, to get the eye pressure down, it may not have worked. Glaucoma is a difficult disease to control at times, even with surgery. Still things that they haven't figured out about it. I'll know better the results when I go back next week. Results weren't looking too good when I left, the doc was scratching his head. It can take awhile for things to stabilize though, with internal bleeding and all after they stick you and then put you back together.
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    woodworkingboy replied to a thread WTB in The Trading Post
    My guess is referring to the placement for the big dogs.
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    Just got hime after having eye surgery and four days of hospitalization. Never been hospitalized before except when a kid and smashing my finger. I couldn't believe the special room devoted to eye surgery, rather dark in there and various stations where they are working on people. All very high tech looking, I could have been on the starship Enterprise. Couldn't help feeling a little nervous. They sit you down and tilt you back, and completely cover your face except for a hole where your eye shows through, then they swab around your peeper with an antiseptic and after administering something that completely numbs your eye, the surgeon steps forward and has at you. You can't really see anything except dull white light, especially after they take out the lens, or in my case, break it up into little pieces for replacement with an artificial one. I think that they have a magnifier or a microscope over your eye most of the time too, so the doc can see what he is doing. Not much pain, kind of a dull one when they were burning something. An interesting experience, at least the surgery part, having to lay around not so much. Medical technology is really something else. They wouldn't let me go down to the lower level Starbucks for a coffee after that, or to a 7-11 on another floor, said I had to stay on the ward, one especially devoted to eye patients. If you get an infection in your eye after surgery you can be fooked. Back in next week for the other eye, but at least I know a few of the nurses now, sweet thangs that they are.
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    Some seeds probably fly in under the radar, custom's I don't think can look at every package, and probably have some priority formula worked out by the country of origin and what the package looks like. I remember that when Paul McCartney got nailed by Japanese customs for carrying weed in when arriving to give a concert, what alerted the men in blue to his offense was that the bag of weed was actually in part hanging out of his suitcase. Either he was very stoned or very stupid. After a week or two in jail he got put on a flight out though, being so very VIP. No doubt the British consulate got involved. Just about anybody else would have headed to the notorious Fuchu detention facility. It wasn't all a walk in the park though, when he asked if they would give him his guitar while being held, it was a definite no.
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    Being in gangs makes people feel empowered as well. I dunno, when you see groups of them all wearing their so called sacred colors, rather than bad ass dudes of might, to me they look rather silly ridiculous. When the shooting starts they will run and hide just like any other person would, or stick a knife in someone's gut when they are looking the other way.
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    Yes, but being in gangs is what makes certain people your enemies, otherwise there is probably little reason to have a problem with them.
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    Those biker gangs, if you watch the vids on youtube about them it's hard to figure out those guys. I mean why do grown men have to gang up?
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    Probably go down in value if it was Hank the third that signed it and not Hank Jr. I mean all the cuss words...
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    I've never found metal hardware to be a risk on wire rope or rope used for crane picks. I guess it could be, but like anything else requires paying attention. i think Jomo's point is well taken about lowering through a crown, but if you can't use it to some type trees is that really a liability against the overall concept? Just another idea for use in the mix, good luck with it, Nick.
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    On the shelf with your other studies. I just had my copy returned today after four months out on loan. I was thinking that I had to go get it Either way, good to have it back.
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    I wonder what percentage of the trees that Stephen removes have locations that would allow access with that rig?
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    Drastic need for such a machine in these parts. Good luck with it, Carl!
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    I hear that. Saws certainly have their place and time, but giving them a rest is welcomed for sure.
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    It looks like the Tempest splitter could use a taller bar to push the wood and not have the wood skid away above sometimes.
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