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    4 Days Ago
    Still cant believe that this happened outside the bar that I had dinner at the night before http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-11/singo-crash/9038636 Off to cooma on Monday to undertake trail maintenance. Looking forward to my horse ride tomorrow and then I have a few quotes to do.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Squisher, The horse that I ride is 25yrs old and called Syd. One day if I can afford acerage I would like to go semi off grid and have a few horses, Drafts/Clydesdale, Fresian and a few other breeds.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Been busy with work the last few weeks cutting hazard reduction trails and assist infirm disabled and elderly residents( AIDER) program with work. Still finding time to do my horse riding and volunteering at a Horse rescue place. The horse that I ride often gives me a sad face when it is time for me to leave
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    4 Weeks Ago
    looks like a ornamental cherry
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    08-14-2017
    Remote Area Firefighting Teams would be the equivalent of smoke jumpers at a guess
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    08-14-2017
    Thanks Steve and Chris, I got an email from the rfs with a link to their current positions available and one of the jobs was state mitigation crew member and crew leader so I applied for the crew member and had to answer a few target questions and do a medical(basically to say that I was fine to do the work), from there I then had to do the arduous pack test where you had to walk 4.83km ended up being 5.2km with a 20.4kg weighted vest on in 45mins or under(fast walk) and then do a few other manual handling exercises. Then came the interview which was a few senarios which you had to react. I am about to start the induction process so hopefully I will get time to take some pics of the training. Will start a thread later with what I had to do in the physical assessment. If anyone wants to see the boxes and pens that I have made below is a link to my FB page. https://www.facebook.com/PatsFineFurniture/
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    08-14-2017
    Full time as a member of state mitigation mainly doing trail clearing/prep, hazard reduction work, large scale incident assistance and a few other jobs. At a guess I may potentially end up going to Canada to assist with the fires but time will tell as I have a 3wk induction program
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    08-14-2017
    Been a busy few weeks for me, trying to get jewellery boxes and pens all made ready for fathers day, done a few pruning jobs and a paving job for a mate. Had a farewell lunch with my landscaping company today as I have a new job with the RFS. Looking forward to tomorrow afternoon as I will be catching up with a mate that I took to hospital after he hurt himself while tying up his horse 2 wks ago
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    07-23-2017
    I think that 15 NSW RFS people have been deployed to Canada. Mainly logistics but I think that there are a few who are going to be used on the fire ground.
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    05-19-2017
    Chris, did you mark north on the log with the native bees as in an article that I read in arbor age you are supposed to mark the direction. native bees are so much friendlier than the European bees.
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    03-22-2017
    Just wondering what the maximum sized bar I can run on a MS251 chainsaw is, as I am potentially going to be doing a felling job where I am cutting some large timber 60cm and up potentially some 30cm diameter, and some other large sized trees. All the trees are pines so they are relatively soft doug fir or radiate at a guess. https://www.facebook.com/ZigZagRailway/photos/pcb.1139964872795977/1139964629462668/?type=3&theater land management post. I am happy to get a larger saw if I get the job if the ms 251 will not cut it. What sized saw would be suggested? Thanks, Pat
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    03-17-2017
    Hi Steve, thanks for the link to the grey box psyllid.We are working in Plumpton park on some of the many hundreds if not a thousand plus dead trees. It's sad that I cant tow a trailer as the timber is nice to work with, although it is hard on the tools it turns up quite nice. Cheers Patrick
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    03-17-2017
    I had a rubbish day. Got rope burn from a lowering rope while on the portawrap. The porty slid up the tree when topping a dead grey box. Loop sling must have been a bit loose despite choking it around the stem and pulling up to check that it had locked so when it was loaded it slid up the tree. Will post a pic later of the porty 4m up the pole.
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    02-25-2017
    Wood Collector replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    Cherry,oak or walnut should be fine.
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    02-14-2017
    Looks like just the place that I want to live in. The gardens already done and the plentiful supply of exotic deadwood to use for woodworking. sad that I don't have the 545K to get it :(
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    02-13-2017
    Nice Horse Stig. I am a fan of the Clydesdale, Frisians, Arabians and a few of the big draft horses. My dream is to eventually own one. May have to come visit you if I do a scenic Scandinavia tour later in the year to early next year.
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    02-10-2017
    It is to do with the way the tension and compression wood grows. From memory their is only a small amount of tension on top and a lot more compression on the bottom.
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    02-10-2017
    Could you have done a broken shower pattern on the power pole? or would it have still conducted the electric.
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    01-28-2017
    That's what my main concern is, trying to get the right fuel to air mix. would a maintenance shop be able to assist in adjusting the carby after modding it?
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    01-28-2017
    what should it sound like after modding the carb or is that in the 150T thread just trying to get an idea as it will be my first time modding a saw.
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    01-28-2017
    Bermy, should the 200T be more expensive or cheaper? it is local hence why I was considering it. how does one do the muffler mod?
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    01-28-2017
    Thanks Steve Mack for the suggestion of the 150T I had considered it but I wasn't to sure if it would be right for me. I am not sure if it was an issue with the one that I was using but at times it seemed that it lacked power during cuts approaching 12" so that is why I forgot to include it.
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    01-27-2017
    I am currently looking at getting a chainsaw for use in a tree. What are peoples thoughts on the following chainsaws MS201T second hand for $809AUD, MS200T second hand but unused $2000AUD at the very top of my budget for limited use, MS 193T for $729 or a Makita 22.2CC 2 Stroke Petrol Top Handle Chainsaw for $399. I do the odd pruning and felling job for friends so don't use a pruning or ground saw much for private jobs, apart from at TAFE where I am climbing and doing removals. I may be getting into a bit more tree removal and pruning as I am not finding many Consulting arborist jobs being advertised in Sydney Aus
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    11-30-2016
    Manchurian pear or Chinese tallowwood
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