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    Wow that was a freaking kickass run of pics and stories, thanks for posting! It's a shame those mishaps happened but good to share so we can all learn.

    I found it fascinating that you let the dozer sit for a day and then it was fine to run, no wrenches needed. And that a seemingly harmless T storm caused mayhem with a dusty road.

    Btw, the pics of the big tree you fell- if it needed that many wedges in I was wondering if maybe jacking it would have been easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantheraba View Post
    Hella stories, Buddy!! Docs can be dicks...but you still gotta love 'em. eeerrrrr??? That may not have come out right....
    I got to visiting with him while he was sewing up my foot and he was really cool. Seemed like a true professional. He was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. After that he went into the medical profession. He said he let his pilots license go because he didn't have the time to stay proficient at flying and staying on top of things in the medical field. He seemed very dedicated to his job.

    Quote Originally Posted by cory View Post
    Wow that was a freaking kickass run of pics and stories, thanks for posting! It's a shame those mishaps happened but good to share so we can all learn.

    I found it fascinating that you let the dozer sit for a day and then it was fine to run, no wrenches needed. And that a seemingly harmless T storm caused mayhem with a dusty road.

    Btw, the pics of the big tree you fell- if it needed that many wedges in I was wondering if maybe jacking it would have been easier.
    Yes it would have been easier to jack it over but this was the only tree that really needed persuaded and a half dozen wedges are way lighter than a jack. I can't remember how far from the road I was but it was aways.

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    Makes sense.
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    And you still need the wedges and ax.

    IME, its easier to beat over a big tree with more, rather than less, wedges.

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    Came across this doug fir today that I cut about 7 years ago (when I was still logging). 64" on the stump

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    Did you flush it off? As long as you were there?


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    Of course, I know the stump is a little rough but it's not super easy to make an awesome looking stump when your bar is less than half the diameter of the tree. And the notch on this side was there to allow the hinge a little more flex before it broke.

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    There's a sizwill/ whizzy something or other thread here somewhere.

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    Hinge looks good to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    Of course, I know the stump is a little rough but it's not super easy to make an awesome looking stump when your bar is less than half the diameter of the tree. .
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