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Breaking in a noob

Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by northmanlogging, Feb 15, 2018.

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    Of course Northy learned from Uncle Smokey. Smokey has always been more of a shovel guy, he was on an inmate crew early on but received a full pardon from FDR. BTW when Smokey moved to lead saw he used an IEL. Anyway he was a great teacher too but he would not wear a tin hat so he failed his safety evals.

    And now Northman is training a new sawyer. Everything should go well if his guy can understand Northy's growling style and doesn't try to steal his picnic basket lunch.
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    Ok ah boo boo!

    you ah keep ya hands outta my pic-a-nic basket
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    Went purdy ok today.

    Slammed a few trees, shoved a few with the essavator, probably better then a load for me to skid in the morning.

    Nothing major broke, no significant breakage. I did trip and eat dirt hard right in front of the guy so that was fun... He missed the second face plant though... Purdy sure he fell way more then I did though.
     
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    Lots of good wisdom for a noob in the PDF i attached, Northman. Might be useful for your noob :)
     

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    I know I'm in a different line of work, but I've figured out that the guys who end up working out are the ones who know little to nothing when they start. They tend to listen better, and have less learned bad habits to break. Another point if they're willing to try on their own and don't have to be told to wipe their own butt.
     
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    .... I love the line out of the Moby **** movie too when the Captain said to the first mate " I was just born into it, you... were born to do it." such a cliche though. Its really like having a champion wrestler competing in MMA with all the natural instincts. it's ONLY a great base. (No pun) A great advantage but a long road lay ahead. One of my favourite quotes which never leaves my mind is "Nature cannot be tricked or cheated, she will give up to you the object of your struggles only when you have paid her price. ~Napoleon Hill. Very seldom historic people that achieved greatness, were even the pick to excel between their siblings. The difference was work ethics. (more hours) Einstein was considered a daydreamer as well one with dyslexia. Daydreaming is a great way to work thing out. Scotty Pippin went to a small college without a scholarship. He was the equipment manager. He ended up with 4 NBA rings and 2 gold medals and the best 'all-around' player of his time. IMO. On the other side of the coin, teammate M Jordon wanted to play pro baseball but was stuck with the farm team. He paid the price of a new team bus but he didn't pay nature's price. Some things money, talent and physical attributes just can't ever buy. ACDC said it best. "Its a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll"
     
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    Or " it's a long way to the shop, if you want a sausage roll"
     
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    As a noob I did my “apprenticeship” in the redwood patch of North West California in the early 1970s. Growing up in a time and place completely dominated by logging didn’t hurt, but my greatest advantage was getting to work with the last of the old ‘40s and ‘50s loggers. They managed (and I’m not sure how) to teach my young, ignorant self enough to survive until I could retire, and I will be forever greatful for that. The degree in “Manual Technology” I received from the University of Pickett and Johnson Logging is still paying dividends.

    Porosonik.
     
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    "The harder I work, the luckier I seem to get." Gary Player
     
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    Porosonik, I did the same thing.
     
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    You two were blessed. No one will see those days again except in pictures. Ron
     
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    Yes we were Ron.
     
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    Yup. It was the best way to learn. Nobody gets a chance like that anymore.
    Nobody tried to salve your feelings. There wasn't time for that.
    The lessons were blunt, to the point, and you used what they taught you every day.
    I was lucky to start out the way I did.
     
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    That saying has been around for centuries before Gary Player was born. In fact I think he attributed it to someone else. The Boy Scouts printed it in Boy's Life in 1922. None the less they are words to live by.
     
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    Don't know that I tip my hat often enough to you guys with way more experience than me, from whom I continually learn. Mad respect, and thank you all for sharing.
     
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    eat yer onions.
     
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    why I oughta
     
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    (probably won't)
     
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