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    3 Weeks Ago
    I am sure I could find a few folks who could use a good F550! They are great trucks. I know that if Carl is selling it: - it was cared for properly - Carl would be up-front and transparent about anything that wasn't 100% - Carl's word is golden in a world where for too many others the concept of 'integrity' is merely lip-service.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I thought about doing that years ago in our 'training tree' out on the farm. Never did it, but I thought drilling through the trunk at a 45 degree angle and installing a heavy eye bolt would avoid side loading the hardware as much. And don't leave a climb line out in the weather - UV degradation will severely weaken it, and as one friend found out 30 years ago; some squirrels like to chew on things they find set in trees...
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    4 Weeks Ago
    x2 on the Michoacan; for the ones I don't have a Gibbs on ;) I also made up some eye-to-eyes of HRC. The 'fuzziness' of the HRC cords seem to get a better grip on the lanyards.
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    03-01-2017
    pigwot replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    My first car was a Fiat 124 Spyder. Fun ride! Poor man's Alfa...
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    02-27-2017
    pigwot replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    A trick a friend showed me years ago: I don't eat at fast food 'restaurants', but I do stop at Burger King once or twice a year and pick up a few of their over-sized plastic straws. They are great to slide along a joint and scoop up squeeze out (especially at a 90 degree joint), as they deform to match the surface and the thin, sharp edge cleans off the glue without spreading it further. They clean up with warm water and last a good while.
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    02-23-2017
    pigwot replied to a thread 372XP Oiler help? in Chainsaws!
    Does sound like a mismatched bar...
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    02-23-2017
    pigwot replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    I still see my Beemer around town (1974 R90/6, full fairing and touring bags) which I had to sell during tight financial times after divorce from first wife. :( It was my second tourer after a Yamaha 750 (three cylinder shaft drive, partial fairing and bags). Borrowed a friends Honda Interceptor... I had always been a tourist, but that bike was fun on the twisty! Another friend had a Norton Commando (1975, next to last year I think) that was a load of fun to ride, too.
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    02-23-2017
    Sweet deal!! Wish I wasn't on the opposite coast. We'd have a couple very large, nice lathes in there. I have my eye on a WoodMiser that has been under tarps for about five years; doesn't look like they are using it. You have room in a space like that to do some milling... hmmm. Also, standard rollup door 'clickers' can be hacked easily, unless they use a rolling code system: "Garage door systems aren’t much use if they can be opened easily with a *hacked child’s toy. Unfortunately, however, many garage door openers are vulnerable. Garage doors that use an insecure “fixed code” system can be easily opened. Black hat hackers create (*from a simple Mattel toy) a device which can try every possible combination for those garage doors in seconds. Garage doors that don’t use a “fixed code” wireless transmission but instead use a “rolling code” aren’t vulnerable to this attack. If you want to secure your garage, you’ll have to change the opener, which costs between $150 and $250 but should be a relatively easy DIY project."
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    02-22-2017
    pigwot replied to a thread Raided our old saw stash in Chainsaws!
    I have an old 015 ready to be rebuilt...
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    02-22-2017
    pigwot replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    Deva, I've had a few that ran (huh, didn't run that is) like that and it was a tiny tear in the diaphragm. Second vote for rebuild that carb. Jay, I have spent my share of time looking for those tiny screens and springs ;)
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    02-17-2017
    Congrats Nick, Karina, and TreeCareLA! ...and I guess that is where the new guest housing will be set up for when you need a few date palms pruned? ;) oh, and do you get to keep that lift in the back left corner for working on your vehicles?
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    01-10-2017
    pigwot replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Karen and I were snorkeling near the reef off one of the keys in Florida, and she was collecting shells. Found a sparkly little piece of one, decided not to keep it and she 'tossed it aside, right next to me. Her hand had barely left the shell and it reflected sunlight as it started to tumble back to the ocean floor. A 'cuda was there in a flash. Gave me a shock as it stopped about three inches from my mask.
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    01-07-2017
    pigwot replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Thanks Jaime, It's beautiful! There's a bit of snow here, so it'll wait to head up a tree for another day or two...
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    09-20-2016
    pigwot replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    After making the rounds I did get an Onyx. Not sorry I did, as it is very comfortable. I only wish it had better tool attachment capability. Looks like the Monkey Beaver saddle solves that issue well!
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    09-20-2016
    Jerry, It's nice to see living history, and to know it is a shared history and that the different threads of that history weave one into the other. I feel as an East Coast Treeman I will always bow in adulation to the bigger-than-life size of you Western Treemen. I know that my doing mainly residential, mostly predictable, deciduous, East Coast tree work doesn't compare to the strength, intuition, guts, and know-how employed by you 'old-timers' in the West Coast's very rough terrain, in difficult situations, with often less-predictable softwoods. It makes my experience seem more like playing in a sandbox. My helmet is off to all of you in that photo and the thousands of others that have come before and after.
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    04-10-2016
    pigwot replied to a thread Rope in Gear Forum
    We used the truck (running gear and frame) from a hay wagon without a deck on it, that we beefed up to haul logs home back in the late 1970s through early 1990s. Three large oak planks, one along the side of the wagon frame, and two as ramps. Used a wrapped rope (not quite a parbuckle) to get the logs up the ramps and on the hay wagon. The tail end of the rope was left loose; not tied off on the wagon; rather we'd wrap the line around the log three times, with plenty of tail over the log leading away from the wagon and the working/hauling end came off the top of the log and over the wagon to a tractor or truck, or even a come-a-long anchored to a tree. Just like natural crotch lowering, where three wraps effectively lock off and prevent lowering a piece, the log was 'captured' and easily rolled up the ramps. Easy to control, and we could pile two to three courses high and then lash them down with load chains and binders. Wish we'd taken photos back then...
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    04-06-2016
    Nick Araya showed me his bag... it is nicely made so you can manage opening and closing it one-handed. This one is available through: patrollersupply.com
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    04-05-2016
    pigwot replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Jim lives in Southeast PA; I like that term: "East Coast Canuckian"
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Father of 5, grandfather of 1, Arborist,Nurse,Woodworker,Handyman,Computer Consultant
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