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  1. pigwot

    The Official Work Pictures Thread

    I have since about 1989 used a chin strap; hate them some days, especially in the heat, sweating with annoying sawdust getting under it. Saw a head strike once, and once was enough to change my mind. Coincidentally I have always worn a helmet while on a motorcycle.
  2. pigwot

    Rope bag project...

    The ones I bought have held up extremely well. If Wesspur isn't having them made or selling them any longer can the rights revert back to you Bob? I know folks who would order up some...
  3. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    I was ready to go make cabinets this morning when the wife said someone is across the stream at the edge of the forest. It was a city employee in a small Kubota track hoe clearing fallen trees. I got my waders and a 372 and went to talk to him and ended up bucking sections of oak logs into...
  4. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    Looks like another rainy day today. Up early to clean (some, not all of the) house; spoke with daughter and her family in China. Making plans to remotely help granddaughter (9 yrs old) set up the Raspberry Pi I got her when they were here for the holidays. Yesterday got taxes finished for the...
  5. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    Oh, and I am 64, to answer your question.
  6. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    Got my license renewed; good for 8 years; kept the motorcycle Mostly retired. Retired from Hospice Nursing, though I keep my nursing licenses (Delaware and Pennsylvania) current doing home health care with a few 80 and 90 year olds in the neighborhood ; still fill in doing crane work with two...
  7. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    Misdiagnosed a couple times; did a root canal and through elimination of other causes came up with TN.
  8. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    Deva, My wife deals with intermittent trigeminal neuralgia. It’s a real pain and nothing seems to help. I helped a friend out yesterday. He is facing extensive reconstructive surgery to his lower back. He’s still working but pretty limited. We built 10 ft deep racks in a small outbuding and...
  9. pigwot

    Throwbag - How High Can You Accurately Throw?

    Used to be accurate to about 50 ft, with occasional placements near 60 ft. Used a hunting bow and spinning reel to about 80 or 85 ft years ago. That was all before the shoulders started going. Right shoulder rebuilt in 2013 yet still hurts to throw a ball. Two hand throw still gets me about 40...
  10. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    Stig, Glad you’re here to tell the tale. Be safe out there everyone! I’m running #3/0 AWG cable for sub panels today. Main panel locked out; being safe.
  11. pigwot

    Bird Watching!

    Friend has had a Painted Bunting over-wintering at his place for the past three years now. Very unusual for our area. There are always birdwatchers over there... I told him he ought to open a hot dog stand :)
  12. pigwot

    Woodworking

    Bowl I made for my sister for her gift.
  13. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    Yesterday was a sketchy half-dead oak at the back of a lot - took the 50 ton crane to reach it.
  14. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    Tomorrow is day three of the TCIA Expo. Saw the PNW contingent on Day 1. This evening had a blast with four climbers from Japan. Traded one of them my T-shirt for his. And one fellow lives in the next town over from Jay!! He took the info I had and will check on him for us.
  15. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    This week's crane day was four tulip poplars, and two of them were pretty bad. Had the road closed for the duration, with high tension lines 36kV other side of the road. Dug out the embankment with the bucket of the tractor to level areas for the outrigger cribbing, so we could get the crane as...
  16. pigwot

    This is the Akimbo

    Cranes and Akimbo... every week I give a friend a day climbing with his crew on 'crane' day Tuesday. As we finished the final tree (a beech we were lifting a damaged piece out of the top center of) two Tuesdays ago the crane operator, who started out as a climber (and contract climbs for the...
  17. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    Three tulip poplars and a dry, dead red oak today. Couldn’t pick the top back of the oak due to it being so far from the crane, so I hung on the jib and jumped a bunch of it out into the forest. Photos loading sideways from phone ??
  18. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    Well, I never was a racer myself - averaged about 85 miles a day. You can see photos and read the day-by-day blog of the trip at: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/OR2DE
  19. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    Wow! Turns out ‘The Friends of Porter Park’ came out to see what we were doing in the largest sycamore we’ve seen in this area. We assured them we were tree huggers like them. They told us this Sycamore tree was painted in 1893 or so by George Innes and the painting was in the National Gallery...
  20. pigwot

    How'd it go today?

    Now Rec climbing with friends in Montclair, NJ
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