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    Felling with D. Douglas Dent

    Stig likes to pat himself on the back for being some greatest Danish faller. He talks a good game, but promptly gave Gary's camera back when he started posting videos showing mediocre skills. I have repeatedly had to explain things to him and others here. They don't like being shown up. It's a...
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    Felling with D. Douglas Dent

    Maybe its only 99% of what you know. No disrespect to Jerry, because his contribution to the industry is HUGE, but there have been a lot of changes in the industry since those publications.
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    Felling with D. Douglas Dent

    I AM a huge fan of Dent as well. For clarification, there has been a bit of a controversy on his teachings of the Swing Dutchman here and elsewhere. I have used the technique with excellent results many times. Sometimes so much holding power against a side lean that it really surprised me. And...
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    Felling with D. Douglas Dent

    Don't take it personally... there's not much going on here anymore.
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    hinge pics

    Right... thanks
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    The Official Random Video Thread!

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    Your thoughts on Air conditioning

    I haven't used AC in the house in over 10 years. It stopped working and I didn't use it much anyhow. I prefer to let the body adjust to the heat, and use fans. I do enjoy running AC in the trucks between jobs in the summer when temps top 90 and humidity is high, but will almost always keep the...
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    hinge pics

    Who are you to be judging me?
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    hinge pics

    I didn't say I was the first one to make it up
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    hinge pics

    This young climber wanted to rent my bucket truck a few weeks back. I met him just before dark to drop the truck off, but after seeing the job (in the side of a sledding hill) and the forecast calling for rain the next day there was no way I was goiong to let him drive that truck on the wet...
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    hinge pics

    excellent observation... that low back cut could have been the difference between life and death. Unquestionably a better chance of splitting the trunk with a low back cut...
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    hinge pics

    Were you a boy scout? You sure sound like one
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    hinge pics

    Going deep in the face cut is one of the ways to help prevent a trunk from splitting. The fact that he thinks the depth of the face cut is an issue shows a lack of understanding... The fact that he made that cut with nothing but a lanyard underneath it and no climbing line, which easily could...
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    hinge pics

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    stump grinders: which is better? remote control or old school?

    ya.. well mine makes a lot more $ than yours.. trust me..
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    hinge pics

    this is more of a hinge video, but worth adding here.. all hinges were preset and the release cut tripped the whole mess at once.
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    stump grinders: which is better? remote control or old school?

    At first, I didn't like the RPM auto swing function that keeps the machine from stalling, but it didn't take long to become clear that it is actually fast. And clearly easier on the machine. Faster because it keeps the op from having to stop the swing completely and allow the machine time to...
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    The Official Random Video Thread!

    He goes a little off the rails with the proselytizing, but a good lesson shared:
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