• CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Ahhhh rhubarb strawberry pie for dessert. :yes:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Looks good! Turkey tacos tonight
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    You gotta have something to grab. Half inch just doesn't cut it for extended use. Oh, I tried it, and it has its place.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    Great documentation. and clean finish. A few wisdom's and new tools can improve the hourly rate much.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    :/:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    Off to a start. The best thing you can do for yourself now (and you are in a way) is always ask your self, was there a better and safer way I could have done this job. Learn from asking that question and do research. Learn. Impliment onto next job. Efficiency and better pay will come as you develop the skills. Second. Just remember, every time you use a ladder or the bed of your truck for cutting; chances are, there will be a professional tree company rep with a phone, with a camera, possibly taking pictures or video to be posted on a FB or Forum such as this. Calling you unprofessional, or hack, or making fun of you at your expense. A good deterrent. Third, Constructive criticism from members of this forum prodded by your posts is a learning opportunity. Search out some of my old posts, you'll get a good laugh. I know some of these fellas did...:lol: Carry on :drink:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Saddens me terribly to see this. I can't imagine losing one of my kids. Katy came in as I was watching the video and I told her what happened. Tears. Please send our condolences, thoughts and prayears to him and the family. Know they are with you too August.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    Had an order take almost 3 weeks on an item shown in stock. Guess they ran out. I could have had it from elsewhere in 2 days. WesSpur has always been my go to since it takes a week regularly to get my stuff from Tree Stuff. So, with little to no exception, I am keeping my business elsewhere. Tree Stuff did me right on several things in the past, then not so good in the last couple years. Bummer. :drink:
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    gf beranek replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Dropping, over the counter sales, is a bad move. My feeling about it anyway. I'm losing pace with the world, I guess.
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  • TreeMuggs's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    TreeMuggs replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Thoughts and prayers for Samurai Joe...
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    gf beranek replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    So sad. Tough time to go through. Thoughts
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    Just above my forehead inside the helmet. Pick up on voices just fine.
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  • Benjo75's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    Time to start a band!
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    Oh good, it comes with the universal mic kit.. I have been eliminating the boom mic from my units. Guys are too rough on them. The other mic picks up more noise though. Chipper is louder as are saws and some machinary. But I don't have to constantly replace them, which trumps the noise.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    The tip I gave my BIL when I visited him in March was burn the dam tree. 2 to 3 series of injections on his tree. All the others around his place were stone dead or removed. Tree leaning toward the house. Buggered spot near the base with exposed heart wood that was not really compartmentalising fast enough leading to a rot forming. Middle of a lawn, so I am sure the added moisture did not help. Ugly wood pecked thing that was only going to die or grow bigger and threaten the house. The Bradford Pear in front of it stayed though.....:|:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    They sure are cheaper in the dual packs. Not sure about the S model. Is that a fixed boom mic? I had a mishap here during a rain storm and all my units but one got submerged. Had to replace 4 of 5. Broke the mic pins on one of the new units. I had a back up mount though. God was I upset. Haven't taken enough hits this year I guess.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    My daughter broke her arm falling off the second step on a small ladder. Just stepped off wrong. And not on the bed of a truck. There are proper ways to use ladders in tree work. Burnham has some great pics of ladders strapped to a single stem. I use orchard ladders when pruning small trees. I have also suffered more ankle injuries from said ladder, just stepping off wrong or a collapsing gopher hole. I have used extension ladders, tied off, for access in trees that have been topped and have no proper tie in. But I can truly say I prefer a good tie in and rope. Safer practice. I would not use a tractor loader bucket either, just some advise. There is a brutal video on you tube about a guy that accesses a tree with a ladder, ties off a limb and cuts from a crotch, only to have the limb swing in, butt first and crush his leg. So many things can bite you in the ass doing trees. Adding things like ladders, truck beds, lack of ppe, can accelerate the curve towards a disaster that can cause you great harm. Hard to put food on the table when you're confined to a bed with broken shat. We only speak to you out of concern as would a parent would to a fledgling. A lot of years experience here has a lot of good things offered to intellectually consider.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    was there a reason you went after the catalytic converter in the first place?
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    5/8ths three strand flip line is the bees knees. Mine sports a Gibbs
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    With all the dead ones B, the nice ones seem few and far between. More precious.
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    2- I'm getting inquiries from people wanting to climb the redwoods. I think you saw a thread from a trip where i took some people up...but these are up in the state parks where, as you know, climbing is prohibited, Any suggestions for some private land where the owner would let me earn money on their property? I'd be glad to pay, of course...

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    I know you closed the number of people several weeks ago so I feel bad for asking - a very close friend who lives in Portland is thinking about driving down to see me while I'm in humboldt and I told her I would have to check with you first to make sure it is okay. I am camping nearby but I would want to hang out with her so I was writing to ask permission if she could tag along with us.

    If that doesn't work, no problems at all Jerry. See you soon~!

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