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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Timber Framing in Odds and Ends
    Thanks! Funny about the chickens.
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    An “innocent” prank can quickly turn sour when someone sustains a serious injury. It can be easy for someone to take a practical joke a bit too far without recognizing the potential ramifications of the action until it’s too late. One example is the “popcorning” trend from a couple of years ago – a prank involving an unexploded airbag that led to serious injuries. One young man suffered a broken spine because of the seemingly harmless prank. If you or someone you know received an injury because of someone else’s prank, talk to an attorney. You may be eligible for compensation. GROUNDS FOR PRANK-RELATED LAWSUITS When a prank results in injuries, it can be difficult to determine who might be responsible for paying the victim’s damages. As in the popcorning case above, the victim sustained a permanent injury and had to pay hefty medical expenses. In this case, however, the victim knowingly assumed the risk of injury. For all intents and purposes, he performed the prank on himself. The victim in this situation likely could not sue. When victims are innocent, unknowing players in a prank, on the other hand, it may be possible to sue on a few different grounds. Gross negligence. If the prankster’s actions were so wanton as to suggest that the person had no regard for the safety of others, the victim may be able to sue for gross negligence. Any prank that injured the victim could be negligence if the courts deem that another reasonable and prudent person would not have committed the act in the same circumstances. The courts might award punitive damages in addition to typical damages for cases involving someone’s gross negligence. Fraud or breach of contract. Some pranks and jokes are malicious enough to be grounds for fraud or breach of contract lawsuits. There have been a few examples of this throughout history. In 2002, a Hooters waitress won the company sales contest – one listing the prize as a “Toyota.” When she won and received a “toy Yoda” doll instead, she sued the company for breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation. She received a settlement that entitled her to pick out any Toyota she wanted. Some pranks may make the victim feel frightened, threatened, or at risk of bodily injury. In these cases, the victim may be able to sue for harassment. The victim could sue for emotional injuries in these circumstances. An example could be if someone prank calls a victim several times every day with joke threats or heavy breathing. If the prank calls caused emotional or mental trauma to the victim, he or she could sue despite having no physical injuries. A prank can quickly go wrong and end in a lawsuit, especially if it involves a stranger. If someone else’s idea of a practical joke resulted in physical injury, emotional suffering, or property damage to you, consult with an attorney. The individual’s actions may constitute grounds for a personal injury lawsuit or civil action. You can sue for personal damages while a criminal case is pending against the prankster. SUING FOR A PRANK There are many situations in which a prank victim could sue for damages – the prank might have occurred on someone’s property, opening the door to a premises liability lawsuit. An insurance policy might cover the event. The item used for the prank might have a defect, causing your injuries. If you believe you have grounds to file a lawsuit against someone who organized or carried out a prank, or a third party, speak to an attorney in Texas. An attorney can help you fight for damage recovery for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    What caused the break-up of the ice-jam? Was it natural, or through human action? Any worry to your place?
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    Sue for what? So Poopouri is basically a little bit of essential oils that spread over the surface of the water, and some sorta low-sudsing detergent that keeps you from getting an oily bowl... https://household-tips.thefuntimesguide.com/poo-pourri-recipe/. What a smart idea for a product!
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    That's stylized trimming technique, technically called "bottoming", typically performed at 55', unless the truck is a baby bucket, then possibly 30-40'. Shaped with a hedge trimmer.:lol:
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Timber Framing in Odds and Ends
    Giant fluffy shavings at the bottom...what tool for that? I was thinking of being able to cheat with an Alaskan mill or Granberg edger. As best as I can tell, I'll be buying and moving in the next handful of months. I should start planning a timberframe outbuilding, under 200 sq. ft, so as not to need a permit and plans and such, in the county. Any good instructional starting texts/ websites on TFing? I'll need to reread this whole thread.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Timber Framing in Odds and Ends
    I wonder about a simple timber frame design, and simple roof. It would be cool to build a few wood sheds for people, after creating the logs, and firewood to put within. Those in-the-round pieces are what I have in mind. One customer has a basic, 4-post, timber-framed firewood shed, with a gable roof, built by the previous owners. It's withstood a long time out in the weather. The plywood roof is failing, though. I'll look at it some more when I prune their orchard soon. Seems like a good concept to sell. Don't know what to do for roofing. How would one put a flat roof onto round rafters? Would that be reasonable to freehand-chainsaw rip along two lines to make a flat surface on each rafter for plywood/ osb? How would one mark the lines on all the rafters?
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Pruned a big flowering cherry, and 4 fruiting apples. First time I've blown snow off trees to prune them. Put on ground only, so no worry about clean-up. Happy, repeat customers. He's recovering from a put-off-way-too-long rotator cuff surgery. She described it as his shoulder was sorta mush, so they worked with the mush. Longer than normal recovery. I expect lots of muscle atrophy for the time he's not going to be using it. Reminder to do my Rotator Cuff Physical Therapy. Props to Rico for the additional two: banded pull-apart, and banded face-pulls. I wear safety glasses with that one. My old theraband started to tear apart, so I got a new one at Target, under the product of a handled resistance training band. Under $15. I like it better with handles than without, as was the way of the old one from the physical therapist.
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    I was reclining on my bed, with a smaller book behind my 8.5x11" printer paper. Awkward writing position, sorta like lefties fight. Being a lefty in a right-handed world of machines and design is something that seems challenging.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2011/03/watch_out_for_falling_bullets.html
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    I thought it was something about all iPictures being turned to Landscape Format. no?
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    Sent!
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Kenny Sanchez Videos in MBTV
    Snagging sucks, a broken rib, puncturing a lung, more than a time-wasting hassle. No stubs, win-win.
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    Mine always load correctly... Android phone.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Kenny Sanchez Videos in MBTV
    Kenny, the stubs fight you way more with climbing than rigging. If you gaff out, those stubs will do damage to a person, if Murphy's Law kicks in. No Stubs! They slow you down. Use your climbing system below your lanyard. Without stubs, you will be able to just slide your systems down the stem. If you damage your lanyard, your full strength climbing system is good to go. You can cut just above your lanyard, and be safe...choking climbing system below. When you snap cut, you can easily cut from the far side, toward you, "back-chaining" with the top of the bar. When you cut your second cut, it MUST be below/ more inward to the first cut. This prevents saw snatch. When you push off the block away from you (strong position), your saw can stay in the snap cut. Lock your chain-brake, if you like. Hang the saw, if you like. Body at 6:00 position, dropzone at 12:00. Lifting and holding is a waste of energy, wear/ tear, and time. Lifting and twisting, no bueno for your back. Orient you choked climbing biner so the rope runs more to the spine side than the gate side. "Gate up" keeps the gate from pressing on the trunk. Keep on rocking and filming!
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    I have an articulating shear for my Stihl KombiSystem. Useful! With the nature of high-bank residences, I end up shearing the occasional tree for view. Western redcedars that are kept as bushes, basically, holding the bank. I shear a large western redcedar hedge for a friend. Peace Arch State Park has such a huge western redcedar hedge that we strapped the HT101/ shear attachment to the bucket (resting in the cradle) and drove along side it. Its just formal, ornamental landscape work. Not natural tree shapes. Not done under the guise of safety, or whatnot. Its using the qualities of the trees that they like, and maintaining them in size and shape by only cutting small wood, albeit internodally. The resulting growth is managed the next season. Small cuts, insignificant decay. Orchard pruning is antithetical to the normal growth of trees, but we work trees into doing what we want from them. Similar, in a way.
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