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    Cobleskill replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Very nice.
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    6 Days Ago
    I was looking at the pole and the mast as well.
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    I have seen yellow jacket nests in houses, bales of hay/straw, and in a stack of bushel baskets. They were in my neighbors kitchen ceiling. It was starting to stain and sag. Looked like it might collapse. I drilled a hole and shot some Sevin dust up there. Someone else pulled it down and repaired it. I think their sting has more wallop than bees or wasps. I got stung 14 times in the back as a young kid. I made the mistake of jumping off a roof on to two stacked bales of straw. They chased me up the driveway stinging the snot out of me. Owweeee!!
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    09-08-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    My feet have got tougher. I never went barefoot when I was young. I can walk down a stone drive now. Don't have a clue why. 200 and some miles seems awfully low mileage. Maybe the support broke down. Need all the help you can get with a task like that.
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    09-05-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Impressive. Lots of determination an endurance. I would like to hike on the AT. Not the whole for sure.
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    09-03-2017
    Walnut crop is really heavy this year, isn't it? Think the weight helped take the limb down?
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    08-20-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    What a special uncle and memories. Sorry.
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    08-15-2017
    It should be greasy in the salt belt, if you ever want to take it out again.
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    07-30-2017
    We say kibosh in the US as well. A lot of people say in like flint-as opposed to in like Flynn.
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    07-20-2017
    I clean the gullets of bar oil with a rag before I sharpen.
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    07-18-2017
    Wow, yes, be safe.
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    07-02-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Firewood in The Logging Forum
    Funny how widespread the notion that you can't burn pine is. I don't burn much, but it doesn't scare me. Gonna be a bunch of dead Ash firewood on the market here. Probably depress the price for a bit. I don't sell much but I do burn a lot. Nothing like a wood stove to warm your old bones.
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    06-24-2017
    I drove by a tree cutting fiasco yesterday. Saw was stuck in the backcut. 4-wheeler hooked up with a short strap. I had to turn and go back. Save some injury and good humour to boot. So not only was the saw stuck but it had been stuck once before. Chain still hanging in tree and they had put in a new back cut. They did have a couple wedges in. Cuts were not bad. If the 4 wheeler had pulled it over it would have landed on the operator. I asked if they had any rope-just a clothes line. How about more straps. Yes went to get some and a ladder so they could tie it up higher. They had it tied to a 4 inch limb at about 5 feet. So they tie some straps together and hook it to a truck. I was going to suggest they now move the 4 wheeler but a least no operator on it. They do get it to come over and yeah 4 wheeler ends up under a bunch of small limbs. The head honcho says something about doing it safely. The other 2 guys were with me and shaking their heads. Guy gave me a pat on the back and thanks alot for stopping. Darwin almost in action.
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    06-17-2017
    I fell asleep at the compute screen a couple days ago. Woke up and wondered what time of day it was. First time for that.
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    06-14-2017
    Remember how stinky car, bus, truck exhaust used to be? Leaded gas. Having to slow down and move over when you met another car on a country road. Marble reflectors on road signs. Bumper cars that would actually get a good bump out of. $20z's. Concerts being so cool. Filling a car tank for $5 or putting a couple bucks up for gas.
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    06-08-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Fishing 2017 in The Rec Room
    I saw a kayak like that in Lake Ontario Sunday. He had been out fishing and had a nice headwind come up he had to fight hard to get back. Helped him load up-a lot heavier than a normal kayak. Chatted with him a bit. He is a chain saw carver from Long Island. Had not caught any fish though.
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    06-05-2017
    they could make a small bullseye that could mount on the bar studs. Tucked down in the recess even.
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    05-30-2017
    What kind of epoxy?
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    05-28-2017
    Yes. Hope so as well. I remember my friend in high school telling me about mowing through a ditch with a push mower. Somehow it got away from him and rolled back over his foot. Took the top of his sneaker off with no damage to his foot. Sobering even for me as a kid.
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    05-10-2017
    With the prices commanded on the used book it would certainly seem a reprinting would be in order. A revision would be great.
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    05-09-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread MS270 coil in Chainsaws!
    Here is one that says Stihl on its case. http://www.sawagain.com/stihl-ms-270-280-coil-11334001350-new-oem/ I read that they built variable timing into the coil on that model for easier starting. Seem to wear out after a few years.
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