• August Hunicke's Avatar
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    HA
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
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    Gargantuan. Si-Fi reality.
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Haha, my mini Vermeer does, 2 of em!
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Push some biiig trees with this bayba! I wonder if this would crack up my clients concrete driveway tho… <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FCkXXXD-CkM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Porkbrick's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Porkbrick replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    Owen has occupied all of my weekends since his birth. I do have all of my roof tiles finally on site and I go the chimney done. I'm hoping to be able to do more this year
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Fun to watch.. the size of that tree made those lines look like 1/2".... best gem on the video is sharing the customer service ethic.... It keeps the phone ringing! An important note is is the DZ was level with the stump across the side of the hill... ground took the major impact and there was very little force directed down the hill thereafter, relative to the amount of force that can be generated when the fall is gunned even slightly downhill. We don't deal with those kind of grades on the east coast (THANK GOD)..... I have set up crossed padding logs on a hill to "change the grade" of the dz and make it point uphill with some success, but not on anything that big or a grade that steep... that's one difference between suburban tree work and logging that is an important distinction. the sheer mass of the tree loggers deal with, and the forces they generate during falling, change the rules of the game significantly. Great vid!
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  • RegC's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Thanks for that Sean. No doubt itd work and live to fight another day. You could add an infinite amount of lines and fail safes, to be sure....but at some point you draw the line at what is practical and cost effective. I could gained a strength advantage even by wrapping the lines around the log from left to right, instead of right to left before setting the bowlines....but then it would've been harder to initially get the logs rolling down the hill thereafter. Thankfully I didn't live to regret it :)
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I'm in no hurry. Don't feel in a rush.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Oki-doki young'un. My shipping address will be forwarded via a personal message. Wow. I'll soon have it in my possession. For ..15 cents how can I go wrong?
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Such a deal! What's shipping going to cost?
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Way to go,Chris! It's about time! Congrats, and build on it.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Damn, someone beat me to it.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I'll take it. With instructions on its safe and proper use.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    You'd have to draw that for me, Sean. But no doubt, there's lots of other ways to set it up. I was happy that there was plenty stretch in the line, due to the distance between the log and ground anchors. And I took an extra turn around the log before setting a running bowling.....so not a huge amount of bite at the knots. Consider also that those lines were positioned and set to hold back the logs as I winches them down the hill thereafter. So, I needed to keep it simple.
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    I remember seeing this job on the TH. I like the Cory question and also the answer. I've stopped some massive forces a few times, some which resembled the Gulivers Travels tie-down.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Thanks all. I had 2 3/4 lines and I x 5/8. Yale, Samson and Teufelberger....all pretty stretchy. The highest line was just a failsafe in case the top broke loose....which it did but without going anywhere. The Bottom 2 did the work. The homeowner delt with all the lumber....I just had to leave them safe and accessible. He'd put a road in at the bottom, but was worried about the whole front row of trees since scaping away such a big area of the embankment. He does intend to replant. Cory I set the lines on the log relative to their ground anchors, and the direction of fall. It looked right when I set it up, so I didn't over think it. As you can see, it worked out fine.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Excellent commentary and fine work, Reg.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    and some other stuff. Use HD setting. Thanks <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/24UFjjAbwsY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Porkbrick's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Porkbrick replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    I'm sending them out with a short instruction page.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Alien for sure.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Stephan, there are 3 drive through trees in this region, which I call home. First and foremost is the one and only bonafide Drive Tru Tree in Leggett. It is the Gueniss book of records holder. Now the second drive-thru-tree is in Holmes Flat on the south fork of the Eel River, and it's just a snag ready to fall down. Fact, it's being held up from falling by cables. The third is in Klamath and it's just a stub.
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    Porkbrick replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    I gave up on tachyon years ago, before I ever switched to srt or thought about making my own ascender. I think it's poison ivy I'm my videos. It definitely does need a bit of working in before it really smooths out. Keep at it.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Apparently they aren't interested in humans. But flashy things and erratic behavior can excite them.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread Km III for lanyard? in Gear Forum
    KM III is too stiff to roll. You can't flip it. And it's too thin, as a laynard, to hold on to for very long. As a short climbline it would be ok. It's only about 9 mm I think. I had 300 feet and used it exclusively for SRT entry into the big trees. It's was sweet for that. Funny, when we would pull it out of the tree the rope actually folded up in a pile like a paper clip. The jacket is tough. Every imaginable type ascender was used on that rope for probably 10 years, and it never picked.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    The hole was already burned through the tree hundreds of years before before the park came to be. The opening was adjusted so traffic could fit through. It was just an attraction in the day. The original cavity probably formed over a period of some 500 years. Give or take a hundred. The tree, I would guess some 1500 yrs.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Not so long ago a local diver here met up with a great white. They recovered the fellows torso. A week later his head was found on Ten Mile Beach by some tourists about 2 miles south of where the incident occurred. I snorkeled in these waters for about 6 years and it never comfortable for me. Cold, murky, churning swells tossing me around. That was a good days.
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Born (1968) and raised in the Alaskan bush. No power, no running water my entire childhood. We lived almost entirely off the land, eating salmon and moose meat primarily. Bought rice, beans, and wheat in large sacks periodically. My father was originally from Southern California but after Vietnam wasn't welcomed home. He made his own home with my beautiful mother in Hatcher Pass Alaska, far from stores and cars and highways. He built the log cabin I was born in. He delivered me and my brothers and sisters there and raised us up working hard. He read us the bible and taught us about God. I'm not ashamed of it nor do I think I have to plead with anyone to "get saved." Growing up, I was embarrassed at times by where we lived and thought we were poor because we didn't have light switches and drive a k car. Now I know we were rich. Rich in substance and heart and capability. I thought I was lazy as a child because I didn't look forward to all the hard work. I found out later when I entered the work force in the tree and also commercial fishing industries that I was not lazy but in fact stood out as a hard worker. I live in Oregon now, 2 miles from my now civilized parents (light switches and all) because they moved here. I have a beautiful wife and little ones. I want them to be close to my parents. Home is wherever my parents go and I intend to carry on the legacy of love of my father until I die in all my relationships, including here at the Tree House.
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