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    Oldest active member of this forum?

    I'm 87 and guess that I would be in the running for 2nd, or 3rd place.
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    New twist on scams?

    Got a call the other day - Credit card type touting their card. I listened long enough to realize it might be a scam. The "If you no longer want to get these calls, click 4". Uhuh suurree. Guess the "call this number" one isn't working to well any more.
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    Wonderful day!

    Second day out of the deep freeze, no wind rain, temp about 40. 2 hours on the woodpile!!! Other than handling wet wood and wading in puddles it was great to be out of the house again.
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    Snowblower help

    I'm in the market for a new snowblower. I have an 11 hp poulan but it has that 'disc drive' - a cheap way to make a non-working tranny. Every time I get into tough going I have to push to help it as the disc-drive starts slipping. I found that Honda has a hydro drive but it is in the $2500...
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    Wisdom of an elder

    When you are out in a grove of trees Cleaning up deadfall And a wasp stings you It may not be a good idea to continue working there! Harry K
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    Ex-seal team member disables intruders

    Bin Laden Shooter Rob O’Neill Mistakenly Attacked By Street Thugs Seeking To Collect Debt From Neighbor | Empire News He was woken up by 5 armed gang members kicking in his door. Using no weapons he put every one of them in the hospital with broken wrists and dislocated knees. Took time to...
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    Alert!! Redwood Kings

    Animal Planet tonight at 8pm Pacific Coasst time. New series starts with cutting down a Redwood using a 13' chainsaw: Harry K
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    Most wood in a cord: Split or in the round?

    The thread on firewood market is interesting, thought I would start one on that subject. Harry K
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    Cabin fever

    Had a bad case of it this morning. Too muddy to split wood which is what I like to do every morning to get the blood woke up. Yanked the MS361 out, refueled it (had already run it dry for the winter) and attacked my pile of limbwood waiting to be cut up: I quit after taking the picture as I...
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    Thoughs on building new house or remodeling

    Just browsed Eddie's thread and thought Iwould throw some "thoughts to think" when building. I bought an old shack and totally redid it reusing doors winding up with 28" doors Think ahead for old age: I am now caretaker for my disabled wife and due to narrow hallway, narrow doors etc. a...
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    Say what!!

    ----------------- AP: Workers face discipline after taking trashed goods. Up to eight employees at the Billings Regional Landfill (Montana) couild be fired or suspended after...they took home large amounts of electronices, sporting goode, rifles and other items that were supposed to be disposed...
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    Where's the birds?

    I put up my feeders a couple weeks ago. Realized shortly that there is no activity at them and now I can't recall seeing _any_ bird anywhere for a long time. Normal here is feeders go up and a day later there is a crowd around them. I talked to SIL in Kamloops BC yesterday. She said she had...
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    What's up with the arborist site?

    I was on at about midnight when it kicked me out. Been trying off and on since but IE insists that URL does not exist. I even went to the town library thinking it was either my 'puter or my service provider. Got the same response on their machines. Harry K
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    Firewooding aids

    After finally breaking down and buying a "hookeroon" (log rite) a few years ago I decided climbing up in the truck bed to unload stuff that was out of reach was a nuisance. Buit myself a 7' hookeroon: 8' closet pole cut to 7 (should have been a bit longer). Compression fitting (Dressler...
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    Hydraulic pump - positive displacement?

    In a discussion of a log splitter problem a guy is complaining that the new motor is the problem with lack of pressure. I say that the motor has zip to do with pressure as long as the motor is not stalling and that his problem is in the pump/hydro system. Guy 2 insists that the proper rpm is...
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    Cut-off guides for firewood

    Over the years I have tried every method of marking logs for cutting that I have heard of. Mark the whole log and start cutting? Nope. Come to a crook, crotch, limb, etc and you have to make an adjustment - throws all subsequent marks off. Eyeball? Nope. Doesn't work for me. On big stuff...
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    Sawbuck for limb wood

    Ibuilt this years ago,put it away and got it out again last year. I hated cutting up stuff smallenough not to need splitting, loading it, unloading it. Now I cut the limbs/small stuff to 8' or less and do the processing at home. Loaded up: Cut up: Folds flat when done: I sized it...
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    7' hookeroon

    Unload firewood without ever climing into the truck: ] 8' closet pole cut to 7' with an 1 1/4" Dressler coupling (compression fitting) cross drilled for 1/2" all thread. (coupling might be 1 1/2" not sure). I made that last June. Haven't crawled into the bed all summer since and done...
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    When good plans go ...

    Tree had a slight lean straight away from the camera and was a bit weight loaded to the right. Diameter right at 20" at the falling cuts - that was about chest high due to the co-dominant stem that was there prior. My brush pile is direct to left. Figured I could undercut aimed at the brush...
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    Water level

    Apologies if this has been posted here before. I thought of adding it to the "will it take off" thread but that is getting a bit long. A man is on a boat in a small pond. There is a concret block in the boat. He rows out to the middle and drops the block overboard. Does the pond water level...
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    Practice pays off! (long)

    I have always driven manual transmission PUs. Current is a 1989 F150 for firewood hauling (and other chores). I loaded up this morning to go cut wood. Got about 10 miles from home on a back road, met stop sign, went to shift to 3rd (who stops on such roads?), 'snap' and clutch falls to the...
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    Firewood storeage

    I borrowed a digital camera and shot some pics of my storeage system. Trying this out to see if I can post them.
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    Amount of wood per cord?

    No, not a question of how many cubic feet, that is 128. Way back when (don't ask) after retiring from the militgary, I bought this place and started burning wood because I liked it and grew up doing it. I did a lot of reading and recall seeing a statement in a book somewhere that you get...
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    Preventive Maintenance on CUT

    I bought a used CUT with blade to clear snow with. It came with a very tattered maintenance manual but no maintenance records. To be safe I have replaced all the POL products (oil, fuel, hydraulic oil) greased all the points, drained a flushed the radiator filling with 50% solution. One item...
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    Unable to reply

    Not a big deal but I am puzzled. I replied to a post in the "is it going down" thread. The reply didn't show up. Tried again (thread now not active) two days ago. Trying "reply" or "Quote" only takes me to the 'my home' page. No way to reply. Have tried twice since with same result. No...
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    Chain saw aids

    Though I would post this after reading thechain oil thread. Thanks guys, I never thought of the squeeze bottle trick. Here are a few I things I use. 5 gal bucket as tool caddy. Holds my 1gal gas can, 1 gal chain oil, grease gus clipped by handle to side (see below), cut-off stick (16" stick...
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    Wha hoppened???

    Where is the "off topic" forum? I have checked thru the TBN site and haven't seen any mention of it being taken down. Harry K
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    Random Musings

    Random musings 1. Food has replaced sex in my life, now I can't even get into my own pants. 2. The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in school was my blood alcohol content. 3. Marriage changes passion...suddenly you're in bed with a relative. 4. I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with "Guess"...
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    Random musings 1. Food has replaced sex in my life, now I can't even get into my own pants. 2. The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in school was my blood alcohol content. 3. Marriage changes passion...suddenly you're in bed with a relative. 4. I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with "Guess"...
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    Investment advice

    If you had bought $1000.00 worth of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00. With Enron, you would have $16.50 of the original $1,000.00. With Worldcom, you would have less than $5.00 left. If you had bought $1,000.00 worth of Budweiser (the beer, not the stock) one year ago...