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    09-15-2015
    Yes yes yes on the extensions. The only issue is the need to go with at least 9/16 to get clearance for the extensions.(the attachment end is a bit bulbous) but that route lets you keep going. Even a spade bit and extensions will get it done if you keep backing out to clear chips
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    12-25-2014
    Stumper replied to a thread Merry Christmas!!!! in Odds and Ends
    Happy Christmas to all!
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    11-17-2014
    Ten times better seems hyperbolous but I like the fold down feature and simple band attachment.
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    11-17-2014
    Tell Joe thanks for his attitude. I was really feeling annoyed about having given myself mallet finger in the left pinkie and what a pain winter work with a splint is going to be. What on earth have I got to complain about?!?
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    11-12-2014
    I think I could make a convincing argument for the feline safety factor built into a shot bag. The silver bullet seems harder to defend....esp. if it leaves a 1.25 inch diameter hole in kitty's chest.
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    11-11-2014
    I'd expect them to frown on cutting the leader with the cat on it also.:) I think that pegging kitty with the APTA would be "humane".
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    11-11-2014
    Interesting Gary. I'd have shot the stupid cat for $55.
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    11-07-2014
    They are all pretty good. I think Velocity may well be the best compromise.
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    11-06-2014
    Stumper replied to a thread Worth fixing in Gear Forum
    While I would pass I can see a lot of potential in a 5 gallon overhaul. New paint would change the impression A LOT.
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    11-06-2014
    Nah, we just can't type when we are all choked up and weepy.
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    11-03-2014
    Stumper replied to a thread Mid mount bucket truck in Gear Forum
    Probably the better plan is get the Forestry package , use it a few years and if you get ready to go to rear mount then sell it and buy the "perfect" rear mount. I get why everybody loves a rear mount......but, a forestry package can be the most efficient for some operations-including mine. I have both but the FP goes to work every day. The RM is spec ops.
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    11-03-2014
    Stumper replied to a thread Mid mount bucket truck in Gear Forum
    Having run several I am convinced that : We can get used to almost anything. We tend to love what we have that is working for us. We always long for more. More speed. More height. More side reach. More mobility. More french fries. Altec makes a lot of booms and they all work but have some very different handling characteristics. ALC made a great reputation before shutting down. Terex XT series booms are on a lot of line clearance forestry packages for good reason. The square boom feels more solid. The control system works simply and reliably. Have fun shopping Adrian. Check for leaks and signs of abuse. Look the turret over carefully for cracks. Ultimately you have to make a choice on limited knowledge. Just learn what you can , pray for wisdom and do your best.
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    11-02-2014
    Stumper replied to a thread EAB economics in Business Management
    Whatever the goobermint plan is it probably will be an utter failure. Start telling every customer with an ash tree to treat preventatively with Imidacloprid as a basal drench.(There are other chemical treatments but as of now Imidacloprid applied as basal drench has the most documented efffectiveness and is cheapest). Plan on extra removal work.
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    11-02-2014
    However you sort out the money aspect you need to choose friends with more discernment.
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    11-02-2014
    Stumper replied to a thread Knots... in Climbing Forum
    You need a really good bend for joining ropes. Hunter's Bend or the Zeppelin bend (closely related but formed differently) or the classic Carrick bend will do nicely. You have stuff in your list that can do the function but linked bowlines are sloppy and the Barrel/Fisherman's knots are difficult to untie after heavy loading.
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    10-31-2014
    :)
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    10-31-2014
    I don't think anyone can do exactly what the industrial bartacking machine does by hand. However, A sufficient number of properly placed stitches with proper thread will make a bull strong termination.....Though probably not a "certifiable" one. I suspect that a lot of people don't know that once upon a time whipped eyes were considered an appropriate termination for some marine applications (but never as "shipshape" as a spliced eye).
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    10-29-2014
    Good stories about horrible situations.
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    10-27-2014
    Cut4fun, I just checked the thread. Sorry things went wobbly on selling the 800V. What do you want for that PH?
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    10-26-2014
    Most beautiful horizontal trunked specimen I have ever seen.
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    10-26-2014
    I can see real possibilities for the tool.....but would I? Should I? Theree are all sorts of cool tools and techneques that when it comes crunch time I forget about using/learning and just go old school to get'er done. OTOH I love my Sidekick retrieval tool and use that gizmo regularly so maybe I could get dependent on an Ice ax too.
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    10-26-2014
    Butch I think that Canada quite possibly may be becoming the land of the unprepossessing practictioner of partially punctuated run-on sentences rolled in tarps ---or something.............
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    10-25-2014
    The tree and the job are factors. Usually I don't sweat winds below 25mph(though they can be a pain in the tushie depending on the drop zone) Over 30 mph and I am usually thinking about what jobs I can do from the ground. I once climbed in over 50mph winds to secure a broken top dangling over a trailer house(top wind speds that day were reportedly over 70mph but those gusts were later than my climb). 'Twas noble but foolish and afterward I thought that I shouldn't have done it.
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    10-25-2014
    A heart melter Rajan. For her we cut any size she wants!:)
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    10-25-2014
    Sometimes I think we "know too much" about rope. We read about cycles to failure and working load limits and never crossing rigging gear over into life support or vice versa.......and that is good. I want to be safe. OTOH I have been working with rope my entire life and I have never managed to break a rope with out applying a huge shock load or thousands of pounds of tension. That includes some cheesy low quality ropes and good ropes that have been loaded over and over again, run over natural crotches and tied to backleaners and pulled with the truck. I have ropes that have been in service for many years, (Actually I gave a couple to my stepson to use skidding little trees last year that I had for 20 years!) I downgrade ropes after a lot of use......but is a rigging application really a downgrade? (I don't want to smash anything or anyone -do you?) And yes I downgrade rigging lines to tag lines and hand pulling over trees..... and then because it is an old rope I decide to use it to drag a log or pull someone out of the mud.....and it holds.
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