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    5 Days Ago
    I sure didn't see it. I do now. Looks pretty cool. You gonna get one?
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    5 Days Ago
    Benjo75 replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Now I'm mad. Lol.
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    6 Days Ago
    Benjo75 replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    It's definitely harder to have a personal opinion than it used to be. I have a rebel flag license plate of the front of my 4 wheel drive. I'm not prejudice. I just like the Dukes of Hazard. I put it on there in 2000 when I bought the truck new. I'm considering taking it off now though. I don't want to lose any bids over it. And I don't want my windshield busted out at Wal Mart some night. I'm not the type to give in and there's no ill intent meant whatsoever with it. Just a childhood memory. But so many people take things the wrong way nowadays.
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    6 Days Ago
    Nothing showed up on my screen.
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    6 Days Ago
    Benjo75 replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Sorry, there it is in a quote above. I usually don't re read quotes.
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    6 Days Ago
    Benjo75 replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    I guess I didn't catch what he done that was so horrible. I guess it was worth taking the saddle off the site though.
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    6 Days Ago
    I found his vids about a week before his fall. After the third vid of what I deemed very unsafe practices, I watched his tip tying gone wrong vid. I told my wife right then that that fellow isn't going to live long. The next day his fall video came out. Haven't watched any since.
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    1 Week Ago
    My mother in law had one eye done before Thanksgiving and the other eye done this week. It's been great for her so far.
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Thanks Bermy! .... that there gives me a nudge in the right direction!
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    1 Week Ago
    rfwoody replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I thought I saw Gil Favor on an episode of season 2 of the Lone Ranger (1951?) last night.... but it turned out to be somebody else.
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    1 Week Ago
    rfwoody replied to a thread Problem with MS461 Idle in Chainsaws!
    Yeah, I'm hoping for the best on this with this dealer ... but I've got another one in mind I haven't tried yet to take my next problem to. It's enough to make someone want to learn to diagnose/fix them oneself. Or sending them to someone like the Chainsaw Guy and pay for shipping but it would probably be foolishly expensive. This dealer (i.e. the owner) has always done me right. This may just be a case of his workers being confused or something.
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    1 Week Ago
    Thanks Jed... (Sometimes I sit and think... and sometimes I just sit)
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    rfwoody replied to a thread Problem with MS461 Idle in Chainsaws!
    Thanks Sam. I called the Stihl regional representative. He said it didn't make sense to him to change the carb unless there was something wrong with it. He said it seemed obvious there was something wrong with the clutch/assembly. My dealer said they couldn't get it to run with the carb that was on it and so they had to replace the carb to get it to run. My dealer said the carb wasn't defective (i.e. warranty), but insinuated it was "clogged up" or something. At this point it is my word against theirs... because I was running it, and running fine (except no idle w/o chain turning) just before I brought it in. Waiting to hear back from Stihl rep after my dealer gets back to him.
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    My MS461 would not idle. (conked off after idling a few seconds) I played around with the screws myself... got nowhere... and took it to the dealer. I asked them to get all screws adjusted properly. and specifically *** Make sure it idles properly *** Make sure the chain doesn't turn while idling. Got a call today and they said it was ready (they had replaced the carburetor) ... BUT... they said ... The chain turns a few links every 15 seconds or so. They said that is the best they could get it. 2 questions please: 1) is this "normal" operation for a Stihl dealer? (i.e. "this is the best we can get it") 2) my owners manual says the carburetor is warrantied for 2 years.. they said it is not. Any help/comments appreciated!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Yeah, I've got one now. Thanks. ... also it would add a look of professionalism to the customer.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Thanks a lot for posting this, Burnham, and replacing those missing pictures! I wonder what the faller's escape path was?
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    2 Weeks Ago
    great idea, Sean.... that 1/4" x 12" drill bit sure beats that $10,000 German made tree probe.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    :) yeah, Management purposes and goals are often different than the technician's true experience and logic in the trenches ... even though the technician in the trenches is operating according to the presumably stated goals of the organization! It seems when it comes to how most organizations work, when its all said and done, it is 100% political/management and 0% technical. -- or more precicely, the technical merely serves the political/management interests however they want to use/view it. haha, but then that's the way the world has always worked, right? (why am I 63 years old and just now figuring that out?! ... and then forgetting it again :)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Thanks, Mr. Burnham. Yeah, three hole punch in a binder might be my best bet.... not my favorite, but better than online... which is very much better than nothing!
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    "duh" ... Of course! another bit of good resourcefulness info to remember. now I just have to figure out how to COMBINE *trunk* backlean (or fore-lean) (plumb bob at edge of trunk trunk) WITH canopy centerpoint (plumb bob at canopy centerpoint to ground (ala Jeff Jepson)) to get a meaningful (quantifiable) assessment of actual lean to overcome and/or deal with.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Butch (or anybody?) ... is there a way to mark individual *posts* within a thread? (e.g. as a "favorite", etc.). Thanks.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Yeah, "duh"! .... I've actually got a black and white laser printer which could do that (88 pages looks like). If I printed both sides it would *almost* be like a book.... just have to figure out a suitable binding of some kind. I wonder if any real books of this are available anywhere? Oh well..... as valuable as this and the other resources are, sir, as others have pointed out, I need to get out and get more field experience! But thanks for the book and thanks for pointing this out, Mr. Burnham!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    haha, Kyle, you will be among the first to know if it turns out that I regret my purchase! :) (... but it is actually rated to *hold* 5k .... and my truck is only 3/4 ton)
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Thanks a lot TreeSpyder for all your knowledge sharing. I still don't get CoG in this scenario though and your emphasis on the criticality of CoG I understand butt tied limb and how limb will fall. I understand tip tied limb and how limb will fall (or flail) In this particular situation, I think I was sort of experimenting (since it was a safe situation... I got my truck out of the way) to see if I could to some degree "control" the limb on the way down (from the ground, slowly letting off tension of rope) as you see where I took the picture when the hinge had closed and the next few degrees of limb falling/rotation would break the hinge and falling limb would be at mercy of the rigging. ... but I've forgotten exactly what was going on in my mind other than that. So far, the main practical rigging take-aways I have from this discussion are: 1) get the knots/hitches, etc.... type of, direction, orientation, etc. (re: grabbing/holding, etc.) correct 2) Concept of Center of Gravity is important .... try to get more understanding about it.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    .... I FORGOT! ...... I have Mr. Bernham's USFS Tree Climbing Guide on my computer... but I am so OLD SCHOOL that if I don't have a real BOOK, I forget about it... (e.g. by my desk, on the kitchen table, on my bedside table, etc.)... my loss! I have investigated trying to get it printed out so I'll have a hard copy
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    2 Weeks Ago
    TreeSpyder, thanks for your detailed reply.... I've got to head out now and I want to give your latest post the attention it deserves. Also, I am planning to save off somehow your other previous post where you listed all those resources! Thanks!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Stig, that is probably the best, simplest advice I know and have heard here before... and I have been thinking about it off and on for a while. And I have a couple of names of folks I can check with. My hesitation is that I don't know what commitment I would be willing to give somebody. If I go to work for somebody I want to be dependable and for them to count on me. But I've got other responsibilities which would have to take priority over my commitment to my employer. So I'm sort of trying to formulate a plan/approach to present to a prospective employer/mentor Such as.... I can commit to work for you 2 days each week -- but give you (e.g.) 2 weeks prior notice on calendar days I can't make it because of previous commitments, etc. ---- so you see, it is a bit nebulous ---- but there might be somebody(s) out there who might take this niche type thing.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Thanks Bermy! .... yeah, I've got to be a "doer" and not just a "reader"! .... those books/dvds (and advice/knowledge here) won't do me any good if I don't apply it!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Great ideas, Gary. That is what I sort of try to do but need to do more. Thanks!
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Robert Wood

Mainly wasted teenage and young adult years in vain and foolish and mind, body, and soul damaging pursuits. Was stopped in my course by visceral awareness of God and Judgement and eternity, and that my only hope was in the Gospel, the good news that God sent his own Son, The Lord Jesus Christ, into the world to suffer the righteous judgement of a good God against sin and for sinners like me, that Jesus suffered and died, was buried, and then rose from the dead. Jesus did this for sinners like me, from the lowest, filthiest sinner, all the way down to the dregs -- the "good", self-righteous, religious hypocrite -- Jesus is willing and able to save the very worst.

...but I digress...

Got married, had 2 sons, eventually got job in Information Technology (IT), as programmer/developer/database administrator, worked 27 years at this, started getting "old and slow" and figured it was time to get out. After money stopped flowing in as much :) now looking to supplement SS with something I can get some exercise at if possible. Have most always liked the outdoors and have been liking and studying chainsaws and tree felling for last 20 years or so.

In the IT world there is a lot of BS, people playing to politics, acting like they know what they are talking about to impress the boss, etc. But there are some real honest, frank technically competent folks and resources which I highly valued --- Just so, it seems to me in this Treehouse forum. I suppose you can't stay in this inherently dangerous sort of business very long unless you are down to earth at some basic levels... and that is what I really enjoy about these kind of guys and this site.

Just a closing thought or two, please:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
-- John 3:16
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
-- John 8:12

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Quit city job... Now, slowly learning and doing in general direction of some kind of tree work.

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