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Falling pics 11/25/09

Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by Burvol, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Burvol

    Burvol Bullbuck

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    Here is a couple of pics from today. I just snapped a couple with my cell phone. I am not in any of them. Nothing too special, just thought I'd share.

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    Here is my Dad stumping a nice fir. This wood is really tall.

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    This is my tree killer. Dude is a hell of a timber faller, nice guy, wise, and very gracious, just like my Dad.

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    Steve pulling a block out face. It will hold the tree on the stump longer. He used it in this case because of a small hump in the lay, about 80 feet out. This is really, ripe, tall wood. The longer it stays on the stump on ground like this, the less likely it will break.


    I am fortunate to cut with these two. We bet parts of our lunches on lay and save outs, share tips and ideas, and just have fun. We put the wood down too. Known Steve since I was born. These guys have paid their dues and are very smart, smooth timber fallers. I'm having a good time in this unit.
     
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    slowp Tree Freak

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    Nice looking timber, nice looking day and where do you find all the flat ground?

    Good pictures, good to see work going on in the woods. :clap:
     
  3. SAW

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    Good pics and good to see people who really take pride in their work.

    I always enjoy looking at pics of nice timber getting cut.
     
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    Amazing what you can do with a cell phone cool pics
     
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  5. Burvol

    Burvol Bullbuck

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    Export Mang!

    Domestic market here is toilet. I think firewood permits would make more money for the top logs.
     
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    pinemartin tightwad

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    Hows the fingers doing?
     
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  7. Burvol

    Burvol Bullbuck

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    Better, cut 5 loads today. Did 4 hours to warm up yesterday. It hurts, but the stitches are holding and I'm being really careful with it.
     
  8. joesawer

    joesawer Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Nice pics, thanks for sharing. I always wish that I had more pics of work. It is just really hard to work and take pics.
    Take care of that hand!
    It doesn't get any better than good trees and good people! Some jobs are the stuff that dreams are made of!
    Most people hate their job and the people they have to work with and look down their nose at us. Lol.
     
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  9. Burvol

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    Thanks Joe. I agree it's hard. I just pulled my phone out of my hickory pocket and snapped a few.

    People will always look down on us, but you know as well as I, that they could not do our job. Not being arrogant, just plain truthful. Being a good faller is not only production and quality, but reliability and the grind of a whole season. The general population is fairly soft. Think about even 50 years ago. Everyone worked hard. People are needed in all occupations, but when they snub us like you speak of, it makes me laugh.
     
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    Well said.
    It just kills me when some one comes out from some office with some new safety rule to enforce on me. They stand on the road and wonder how to even get to the trees but they want to tell me how to do it safely in Sweden.
    Somehow it became disgraceful in this country to do a good honest job for a good honest wage, and even if you excel at it you are still just a dumb dirty labor.
    When I was a kid Paul Bunion was an American hero. My how quickly times change.
    I was thinking of you yesterday when I was trying to decide to bore cut a leaner. I guess I will post that in the right thread.
     
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    Those are some really good pics for a cell phone. Glad you're back at it.
     
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    It's a Motorola Tundra, their heavy duty phone designed for military use.
     
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    Falling is the hardest job to get pictures of. You done good. How's the hand this morning?
     
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    It's sore, but it's healing. The laceration is healing sweet. Not that I care, but the scar is gonna be minimal. I took really good care of the dressings and was to clean it twice a day and use lots of neosporine. The internals of my finger are sore.
     
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    matt9923 Stihl bustin knuckles

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    Nice pictures, thanks for sharing!
    Hope the hand feel's better soon.
     
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    Thanks Matt. Have a good Thanksgiving. Get Stuffed :greenchainsaw:
     
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    matt9923 Stihl bustin knuckles

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    I will, Thanks! You to
     
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    I plan on it, cooking a turkey and a ham. Smoked salmon dip and a bunch of homemade pies. Believe it or not, log cutters can cook too! I'm marrying my fiance' for her charm and good looks, not her cooking. LOL
     
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    matt9923 Stihl bustin knuckles

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    Yea, us guys can cook to... well not me but my brother was a chef for a few years, now hes a welder... makes some darn good eats.
    We always have to much food and beer, well maybe not to much beer.

    :cheers:
     
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    I use to put it away! February will be 2 years sober for me. I was a piss drunk alchy for 7 years, hammered every damn day. I didn't quit forever, cause I'd take two days off and start going through the DT's. I finally just asked God for the strength and courage to do it, and I did. No meetings or pity partys. I wish I could knock some back today, but I'm better off. I'm definetly not anti, I usually have some good micros in my fridge for guests.

    I loved me some wine! What a spendy habit though.
     

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