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rarefish383

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I'm out of wood already and have a couple friends that want a cord each. I have a bunch of 8-10 inch Oaks that have been dead standing long enough that there is no bark or limbs on them. Kind of my secret stash just for me. I was back in the woods and came across an Oak log that I cut at least 12 years ago, it was the first log I milled with my Granberg. Five or six years ago I posted a pic of it here with the question, "should I still try to mill it. It's still off the ground, all of the bark and sap wood are long rotted gone. Just for kicks, I cut about a two inch cookie off the end, and holy cow it's solid and hard as a rock.
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I need to clean my shop Past several weeks I’ve bought stuff I already had. It’s more fun to clean things, and find stuff I forgot I had!
Going through my garage can be like Christmas, especially the boxes from the years before I had kids and I had what (at the time) seemed like almost unlimited spending $$. Also the stuff from my parent's house that was hastily packed as my mom was in assisted living and I needed to clean the place for sale.
 
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First scrounge for 5 weeks after Ute crapped itself out in the bush. Had to walk 7 klicks to a main road where I hitched home. Boy those chainsaws get heavy after carrying them for awhile. Pulled the petrol tank finally and put a new fuel pump in and the old gal is going again. Some nice Messmate and Blackwood.New bar and chain was nice to break in as well. Image.jpeg
 

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So, I think I have wheat/gluten sensitivity. Certain breads, pizza crust, etc. makes me feel like crap.

On the weekends, it's almost tradition that my wife makes pancakes. Last weekend she started using Spelt flour from the local amish/mennonite store, and it's awesome! The bourbon barrel aged maple syrup from Costco is legit too.

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Everyone dose to some degree. Gluten is a natural inflammation causer....among other things.

I too have a “sensitivity” to it. I just dont eat as much of it and I feel a lot better


Sent while firmly grasping my redline lubed RAM
 
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Well, my brother got robbed again for the third time. Just a year ago crackheads snucked thru the woods into his barn and stole his chain saw, all his battery powered tools and a full gas can. The hit him again Sat nite and take was about the same as last time plus his nylon66 22 rifle he had at the barn for groundhogs. I have given him three chainsaws to replace those stolen. I told him today, I am out of spare saws but will look for a parts saw to try and put something together. He doesnt burn wood and the saw is just for emergency and occasional use. We had talked about him installing cameras the last time he was robbed, but I guess it just turned into one of those roundtoit projects and never happened.
 
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Can’t tell with those photos!

Oh, did you mean critique the chains or the photography? (Try holding a solid colt piece of cardboard behind the cutters - it helps the camera focus).

Philbert


I'll get you some better pics tomorrow after work, would the chain off the bar take better pics?

I think the photo's are huge and beautiful. I am using a 19" monitor on my laptop. Click on the pictures and they view very nicely.
May I suggest grabbing the corners of your pictures next time and stretching them out more? If loading by file name, then be sure to choose "full image" as the upload option.

In addition, your sharpening looks mighty fine to me, although your angles look a bit steep to me. 35° ? Cutting a lot of softwood? You'll be ok. Hardwood at those pitches will likely bind up pretty quickly. That will still be ok if you have a light touch with your saw or you have some real power going into the cut.
 

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Everyone dose to some degree. Gluten is a natural inflammation causer....among other things.

I too have a “sensitivity” to it. I just dont eat as much of it and I feel a lot better


Sent while firmly grasping my redline lubed RAM

This is wildly off topic, but I'm a bit closer to the gluten topic than most folks. Maybe somebody will benefit from this long post, 'cause gluten allergy is poorly understood by a lot of people.

What you said isn't really very accurate. That's like stating that peanuts are a natural inflammation causer. Gluten doesn't cause inflammation, our immune system does. As an example of how that might work: Some people are allergic to poison ivy and suffer from agonizing skin eruptions just from getting downwind of it. Not everyone is violently affected; some folks just get the itchy blisters a bit and are otherwise ok. Others (like me) can roll in it without any problems. Many herbivores routinely chow down on the stuff. Food allergies are the same way. Most of us are completely safe with peanuts, but for some folks eating one peanut is a rapid and horrible way to die. Nobody would call peanuts naturally inflammatory because so few people are allergic. Like poison ivy, gluten is getting a bad name, but mostly because there is a greater percentage of the population that are adversely affected by it.

Gluten is just another food protein that is specific to many, but not all grains. If you have that particular food allergy, then you need to stay away from anything with gluten in it. If you have digestive problems drinking beer, then you are most likely gluten intolerant. If not, then you might have some other food allergy besides gluten. Some of us have no reaction to the gluten, and never experience any problems.

BTW: don't just ignore that food allergy because you love your pancakes, either. Folks that go undiagnosed or ignore their gluten problems (called celiac disease) often end up haveing a whole bunch of seemingly unrelated autoimmune diseases. My wife suffered from undiagnosed celiac disease for years. Of course I never knew about her relatively minor problems until she started describing them to me, many years after they developed and long after she had gone to several MD's seeking relief. She ended up losing almost all her thyroid function, and became a type 1 diabetic as well. She also suffers from seasonal allergies now, but when younger, she did not at all. NONE of the doctors she visited suggested gluten allergy as the cause of her symptoms, and I had to figure it out for them. After going off the wheat for a week, most all of her problems went away. Sadly, one of my daughters has the same allergy too.

Another good diagnostic tip for gluten allergy: Does japanese food inspire you to sprint to the toilet not long after eating it? Most soy sauce isn't made with soy beans, they generally use wheat! This process causes a concentration of the gluten protiens in the final product. Both of the girls have problems after dining at the Japanese steakhouse, and it is because almost all their food has soy sauce or terriyaki sauce added. Very few of the japanese restaurants use La Choy, which is gluten free, having been made from real soybeans.

Ok...back to firewood. :chop:
 
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I think the photo's are huge and beautiful. I am using a 19" monitor on my laptop. Click on the pictures and they view very nicely.
May I suggest grabbing the corners of your pictures next time and stretching them out more? If loading by file name, then be sure to choose "full image" as the upload option.

In addition, your sharpening looks mighty fine to me, although your angles look a bit steep to me. 35° ? Cutting a lot of softwood? You'll be ok. Hardwood at those pitches will likely bind up pretty quickly. That will still be ok if you have a light touch with your saw or you have some real power going into the cut.
That chain is on the 390xp, so power isnt an issue. I havent been great at maintaining a perfect 30* on the top plate by hand. Something I have to work on. Few more time out in the woods (if it stops raining when I'm home) and it will get kicked over to the grinder and get tried up. Im not wood picky so I'm cutting a mix of soft and hardwoods. It seems to cut well. Thanks for the comment!
 

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Well, my brother got robbed again for the third time. Just a year ago crackheads snucked thru the woods into his barn and stole his chain saw, all his battery powered tools and a full gas can. The hit him again Sat nite and take was about the same as last time plus his nylon66 22 rifle he had at the barn for groundhogs. I have given him three chainsaws to replace those stolen. I told him today, I am out of spare saws but will look for a parts saw to try and put something together. He doesnt burn wood and the saw is just for emergency and occasional use. We had talked about him installing cameras the last time he was robbed, but I guess it just turned into one of those roundtoit projects and never happened.
Sorry to hear.

Do you need some saws? I can mail you a few.

I would put out some gas cans with 5 gallons of water and a half gallon of gas floated over the top so it smells like gas. Then once they disappear, wait to see which neighbor has mysterious car trouble.
 
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