• kevin bingham's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    i thought it would be a good idea to use a pole to mount my grcs on to pull a tree. It was pretty low, only a few feet off the ground. it was a bad idea. Definitly caused substantial movement. I dont even think we were pulling that hard. i imagine every pole is different. Its just a dead tree stuck back in the ground. All worked out but I wont try it again.
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  • TreeMuggs's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    TreeMuggs replied to a thread Homemade Charcoal in MBTV
    Yes, I just mean that most people refer to a gas or propane grill as "a BBQ". There's nothing like cooking over wood.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    I know there are 15 customers up the street from where I am working today that have acquired that knowledge in recent times.... :/:
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  • TreeMuggs's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    TreeMuggs replied to a thread Homemade Charcoal in MBTV
    Yeah, cooking is the only thing that I use it for. I have this amazing tripod that I have been using for years for cooking outside, so much better than a BBQ. I had been just making a big fire, waiting for it to burn down, and then moving coals over for cooking. But this process takes a long time. So I researched making charcoal and this is what I settled on. With charcoal, I can have good hot coals ready for cooking in about 20 minutes, I love it. As far as methods, there are lots of different ones out there. I watched a lot of Youtube videos to figure out how to get it done. This method made the most sense to me so that's why I tried it. I had to play around with burn times to get the "minimum effective dose" that would produce charcoal without over-burning it. Sugar Maple definitely produces the best quality. Rich, I like the idea of laying down a plate of steel and having a bonfire around it. It would take a good fire, the big barrel definitely holds the heat in around the small barrel. It's worth a shot. I don't have a good thick steel plate or I might try it myself. You would really have to tend the fire and keep it stacked up around the barrel. Paul, that sounds like an interesting idea. I thought the environmentalists frowned upon burning wood for the same reason they want me to believe that cow farts are a source of pollution? What would you use the biochar for?
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    <3 aug
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    oh fun, I don't think Ive ever sat down and nit-picked a video. I think I know how to though from my days (may they rest in peace) on Facebook, observing all the armchair-expert-twat-traffic in the comment sections there so I'll give it a whirl. Nice saw sharpness! (I'm already failing.) Trying to pry out the mostly cut-up notch by excessive Husky wiggling, 50 lashes. Failure to groom and pave 2 perfect bicycle paths away from the tree for escape, 100 lashes. Setting chain brake 900 times, a Caribbean cruise with 40 virgins. Not hollering "back-cut," and timber etc. 100 lashes. Insufficient PPE, death. ;)
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    Now that is something.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I just recently had primaries jump right off the insulators on a little bump. Just no is my first reaction.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Hmmmmmmm... I would want to see it.,
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    If the pole felt very sound, I guess I could. Maybe would... if no power or anything attached. And if I guyed it against the load. And I cut small.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Ram 5500 or F550??? in Gear Forum
    Ahhhhhh....
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Ram 5500 or F550??? in Gear Forum
    Could buy Carls Merle. He is selling his 550.
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Sold to guy who mills etc... aug
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    The one I was looking at, the Giant was about the same size space in the trailer has my mini skid steer, the dingo 413, is now just heavier.
    26 replies | 262 view(s)
  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    We can only sell labor currently. I am going after my LTO next month so I can permit the trees and then we are able to mill and sell the wood with out issue. About double our money in some cases. Rob charges out 50-75 per depending if he has someone pulling and stacking or not. A lot of people only want small cut lists and cringe at the hourly. The hourly is cheap by comparison of small amounts of boards. But, small amounts of boards is profitable if they are stacked and stickered, ready to roll if someone just needs a few.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Ours is up to 8x8, 19'6" long i believe. Height, at least 4' probably more. I think rob has done over 50" in it. I doubt I would want to run it higher than that. Posts are way taller though. It would be a comfort and stability issue. Rob is 6 foot if that gives you any idea. You can buy bigger, it's only money :lol:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Here is some nice grain ..... ponderosa
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    We don't have the slab set up, but we can still get a slab or two out of a log. If we did more hardwoods, or redwood, it would be a consideration.
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  1. hey Gerry thanks for writing such a great book, I keep it around me all day. as a new guy starting out it has provided me with help and advice when I needed it so thanks again. see ya around Zayen
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  9. Hey Gerry- 2 quick questions for you...

    1- I'm on the verge of buying a video camera to make hd quality splicing vids (some to sell, some to youtube). I'm looking at the canon HG-10. any thoughts? What's the secret to getting HD vids up on youtube?

    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...

    Hope all is well...

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    I wanted to write and thank you again for setting the whole rec climb up. I'm really looking forward to meeting you.

    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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