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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Kinda looks steep! Had a guy start climbing today. Went pretty well. Tried to just let him do it his way first day with me, since its far from his first day. A little dicey here or there. Stubs, spurs and flipline. Crotch and elbow and jump a limb with his flip line. He wanted to chunk everything down as firewood, but we had a rigging point for 4 maple trunks right over the only drop zone. I ran the rope. I think he got more comfortable as the day went on. He's used to NC self-lowering most stuff, not relying on low-training ground guys. Minor things that got worked out along the way. We have a nice log pile right where it needs to be. My favorite employee is back FT now. No more ironworking in his immediate future. Skipping 4 hours of commute, off the clock, in the company van to the shipyard. His last 5-week stint was the last for that company at the shipyard. He said the company lost $4M on a previous ship they were working on, and might be economically sinking. A shame after 60-70 years in business.
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    6 Hours Ago
    How wide of a kerf develops in ice? Similar to wood, or larger? How dead-on accurate did you need to be? Did you simply trim out any sticking spots? I'm missing the concept. How did you need a 'dot' instead?
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    It's an interesting blend you've concocted for yourself. We'll have to grab a beer or whatever some time coming or going.
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    7 Hours Ago
    I reckon there's a lot of topping in Chehalis. I've thought of putting on a pruning/ tree health basics and fruit tree pruning for the local vicinity (my target market). Just can't seem to find time. I have lots of people interested when I put out feelers on NextDoor.com. Maybe this year.
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    18 Hours Ago
    Sounds like a trial run... Next year they will probably do more than a fire in the middle, which pretty much looks stationary while rotating. Lots of lights would be cool.
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    19 Hours Ago
    Tim, we are S-M-R-T around here.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I wouldn't want to take a knife to a knife fight.
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    1 Day Ago
    Translation please?
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    PPE... Always the last line of defense! Brain... Always the first.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread CHIPDROP.INC in Business Management
    It's faster to drop around the corner, than across town. I sell chips on occasion. On Chipdrop, there are people who pay ~$20 to Chipdrop to receive (free to arbos) and those who are not paying to receive, and the Arbo pays $20 to Chipdrop. Not sure if there is a e-credit account where arbos store a portion of the money when homeowners pay, to go toward the next Arbo paid drop. Used to be that way.
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    2 Days Ago
    Better get out of the biz BEFORE he falls, again. He video narrated that he blacked-out on the highway while jamming out, en route to post-accident climbing job number 1. https://youtu.be/0CBwJHhCMls
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    2 Days Ago
    Rig and Ring is a good time saver over a block, as it's installable and retrievable from the ground, and cheaper, lighter, and more streamlined. I'll natural-crotch-rig more than anything else though.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread MS192 in Chainsaws!
    Is the exhaust clean? I start and stop my saws a lot. Twice, my new 193t plugged the exhaust and fouled the plug. The mechanic said to let it get hotter by running it longer . Probably like a smouldering woodstove fire causing creosote build-up.
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    2 Days Ago
    Actually a larger radius than conventional rings. Not sure what the bending radius is, though. https://www.bend-rightrings.com/
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    Two loop runners/ sling, plus a biner does a lot more, IMO. I don't like to leave with 2/1. When everything looks hand-manageable from the ground, its easy to find that one with a funny torque built-in, or a bit too heavy. Slinging each side of the cut and clipping together saves your body on those that are a bit too much to be gentle on the shoulder/ wrist/ elbow.FWIW.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Kenny Sanchez Videos in MBTV
    P.S. compliment not criticism. Scaring stuff makes money. Breaking stuff loses money. :lol:
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    If it never breaks, the mechanics will go hungry.
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    Long before he falls... He blacked-out screaming along to music or something while he was driving to his post-recover jobsite. YouTube does very little to teach judgment.
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    3 Days Ago
    Ambitions of wood working projects, and selling raw materials. My full time employee starts back on Monday. He knows more about milling and turning than I do. I shoots guns, so he will know more about gun grip blanks, turning blanks, etc.
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    3 Days Ago
    Just a bit of sanding and oil on a rough cut little piece I happened to bring in...inspiring! Still could be much smoother, shot in better light, with a better camera.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Good day today. TGIF. D hid her lunch box when I went to the truck to take some stuff out this morning. Stalling going to school. Once in the truck, easy peasy. Bid a job. Visited a site for a job I bid a year ago for a repeat customer. Did a bit of prep work on the site. Custy wanted to know if it was going to be harder with a pile of excess soil right in the tiny drop zone.:whine: I'll move it with the mini for him. Good to get up off the ground for a little line setting prep and scoping the integrity of the tops. Wanted a bit of exercise today. 4 maples wedged together. Luckily its on a slope, above the propane tank, and the maple tops are dying. Something about lots of decay in the butts. There is a big, big fir near that can serve as a high rigging point and TIP if needed, so there's always an out.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Kenny Sanchez Videos in MBTV
    Nice way to scare the house and fence! Good tunes.
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    4 Days Ago
    How about kiln drying small pieces in a kitchen oven, or what about a small home made kiln? These are from a summer stump, cut on a table saw, and oven-dried.
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    How about kiln drying small pieces in a kitchen oven, or what about a small home made kiln? These are from a summer stump, cut on a table saw, and oven-dried.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Best Lift???? in Gear Forum
    $500, 18 years ago, for a tough access stump.
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    6 Days Ago
    I read that as Fancy Tree Work, plain camera work. No drones, hollywood effects, POV cams, cams being launched with tops.
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    6 Days Ago
    0.66 MPG SUPERNUTZ!
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    6 Days Ago
    Looking for advice. I'm finding a bunch of figured wood lately. Trying to preserve blocks cut from stumps, and burls. Maple has a lot of figure and burl. Madrona had root burl, which I haven't looked into yet, but will be on the look-out. Stump blocks have less obvious end-grain, and pieces of wood are all different shapes from being cut out of stumps. When the end-grain was more evident on some blocks from this summer, I got it all painted. Is there a way around this? Maybe I need to use a sprayer rather than brush. Someone here mentioned this for some application. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=20048&cat=1,43456,43390 Right now, I'm cutting a lot of spalted and burl maple blocks out of a huge stump. A pressure washer has been more of a help than I could have imagined. Lots of sharpening. Found a few good sized rocks, and a few hidden inclusions with pockets of small gravel. Learning as I go.
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    6 Days Ago
    Good ones!
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Today I Learned... in Odds and Ends
    People try to sell standing trees on eBay. What next? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Exotic-Catalpa-Wood-Whole-Tree-Live-Edge-Slab-Figured-Natural-Edge-Furniture/201411199846?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D47301%26meid%3Dc201ae26711047559554840324cd6671%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D332497269507&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Good Morning! in Odds and Ends
    Sunny here, two days in a row. Hi in the upper 40s, maybe 50. Going to finish cutting a stump. Should get some nice stump blocks of spalted and/ or figured maple. Pressure washer and chain grinder going to the jobsite. Hoping to turn into stuff like http://www.ebay.com/bhp/spalted-maple. Going to put my new bandsaw "tire" on the wheel, and I should be ready to cut up some stuff. Learning all the way.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Best Lift???? in Gear Forum
    Seems like a cribbing thread could hold its own. I'm curious how people manage slopes. When I ran a bucket, the manual said no more than 5 degree slopes, IIRC. The lift was spec'd for 2 outriggers, but it was built with 4. Versa-lift. We set up level, but the flat metal outriggers were right on asphalt. Do outrigger pads give better traction? We were mostly on flat enough ground but ran into some wet, sloping pavement on occasion. How steep of a slope is spec'd by different manufacturers?
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    1 Week Ago
    How steep of pavement can a crane safely set up on, if cribbed to be level?
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    1 Week Ago
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_Arch Thought I'd double check my trivia... They used hoses to spray the arch with water to fight thermal expansion in order to install the keystone at the top. I went up in it as a kid. As I recall, the thing we rode in (maybe seated???) Moved up, then sideways, up, sideways.
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    1 Week Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Best Lift???? in Gear Forum
    I might anchor it uphill with a chain to something solid, to give me a bit more piece of mind, before flying.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Best Lift???? in Gear Forum
    I would use a clinometer for sure in San Francisco.
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