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Re: the dead thread

Postby Boikat » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:39 pm

Ariel wrote:Rest in peace big old tree.


The more pieces it rests in, the happier I'll be. I'm on my forth chain, already. (I think I need a plasma torch! Cut-n-burn at the same time. :) )
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I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok...

Postby Qray » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:03 pm

It could be worse...

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Re: the dead thread

Postby Boikat » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:06 pm

Nor if I'm not one of the two doing the sawing. I could supervise and be "Safety Guy". :P
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Re: the dead thread

Postby Qray » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:16 pm

Somehow, I don't think they had "Safety Guys," but if they did, it's probably the guy lying on his side. He's got "safety" written all over him...

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Re: the dead thread

Postby Boikat » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:41 am

One good gust of wind, and "safey guy" becomes someones "unusual pattern in the coffee table. :P
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Re: the dead thread

Postby Asp Zelazny » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:50 am

Something on the order or a dead doiley, rather than merely a dead thread ....
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Re: the dead thread

Postby who me » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:03 pm

Biokat now perhaps it is because i am all knowing and just great, But if you are on your fourth chain you must be dooing some thing wrong.

try using wedges to split the wood into managable peaces.
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Re: the dead thread

Postby Boikat » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:13 pm

am. But oak is a very hard wood to split. Even at that, it takes a long time to cut through (at the part I'm at) to cut through about 24-30 inches of hardwood with a 16 inch saw. It's also almost impossible to cut from opposite sides and hafe the cuts line up, so it still takes almost a two or three hours to make a complete cut.

The chains are bing dulled by a combination of rotted wood and the occasional nail. Check that, not "occasional", but "common". I'm still mystified, also, as t why rotted wood is so hard on the teeth. Why there are so many nails in the upper part of the tree is anyone's guess. One thing I need is an electric chain sharpener. Next on my "to buy" list. I tried using a manual sharpener, but, frankly, it didn't seem to help much, and got real old, real fast.
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Re: the dead thread

Postby Qray » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:58 pm

Rotted wood acts similar to dirt on a blade. Dulling it in the same manner. I've got a Electric Chainsaw Chain Sharpener and it works great, but I also have a Dremel tool that I take along with my hand file and other cutting gear. If you have a Dremel, you could save money on a Electric Chainsaw Chain Sharpener by using that instead.
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Re: the dead thread

Postby Boikat » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:06 pm

That's the thing. Dirt, I can understand, since dirt usually contains gritty material, like sand, but rotted wood? I'm still puzzeld by that.

On the other hand, I was able to cut off the limb that was pinning the 100 ft extention cord. :)
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Re: the dead thread

Postby Asp Zelazny » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:01 pm

Somehow, I think you're going to miss that downed tree when it's gone. What will you do to fill the hole it will leave in your life (to say nothing of your backyard)?
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Re: the dead thread

Postby Boikat » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:42 pm

I'm going to plant a Mimosa tree. They grow relatively fast, but do not grow into towering giants that woud pose a threat to the Casa de Boikat. Miss the dead giant oak tree? I plan on dancing on the pile of ashes! But with my luck, it will catch my shoes on fire. :P
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