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pdqdl

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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!

We sharpen our saws at 25° for chisel tooth chain, 30° for semi-chisel. We do almost exclusivly hardwoods, too, with plenty of mulberry, hedge, oak. Plenty of the softer deciduous trees, too, but rarely a pine or other conifer.

When hand filing, I just try to match up the witness mark, and that has always worked just fine.
 
pdqdl

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What about Kikkoman???

The very worst. I don't think it has any soybeans in it at all. Just wheat. Unfortunately, Kikkoman is the flavor that most folks associate with Japanese stir fry. La Choy is prominently different tasting.

Soy sauce is little more than a concentrated batch of partly digested plant proteins. They concentrate the proteins, they get rid of the starches, and they "hydrolyse" the proteins so that they have a strong, meat enhancing flavor. When you cook your steak, you are breaking down the largely flavorless proteins to obtain their amino acid components. We can taste the amino acids, so we get lots more flavor out of a cooked chunk of meat than a raw one.

Read the back label on a lot of foods and you will often see "hydrolyzed vegetable proteins" as an ingredient. All this means is that they are adding some soy sauce equivalent to the mix so that it has a stronger & meatier flavor.
 
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I took seven loads to people whose home survived the fire, but their firewood didn’t. Free of charge. They already have enough to deal with.

In the last pic I drove right by a burned down shop, log splitter burned, hand tools laying in the ashes, welder burned up, and some stuff unrecognizable. Their water tank melted, and already replaced. Power pole burned, and already replaced. Tree crews in there cutting down all the hazard trees, but they’re still green. Most of the nearby dry wood already burned. They have a friend loaning them a log splitter.

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This is what I drove through to deliver the wood.

 
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Dear lord, that's terrible. Glad your able to help out your neighbors. Cant imagine what that would be like.

We didn’t know them, we posted on their Facebook page offering to deliver rounds. The people in that area are still kinda unsettled, and leery of “disaster tourists” and people trying to take advantage of them. They’re welcoming of me once they know what I’m up to, and that I have land kinda nearby. I mostly avoided taking pictures, I only have that one after the last load, and it’s facing away from their house. The people from one of the places came to our place to get two loads. My wife was with me for the last two loads, so we’re inadvertently making friends. They’re really appreciative, and kept offering to get us something. And they have three horses, my wife loves horses. We plan on taking them more loads.
 
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A break in the weather. Been locked in the house due to wind for 3 days due to wind (wild) and record low temps (mid teens). Today, no wind, temps coming up into hi 30s. Even better laster in the week up into the 50s.

I got out, hauled and split one garden trailer full of rounds, lit off the pile of bark/chips that had gotten way too big. Tomoorow it is off to Lewiston, Id to pick up my MS193T. It wasn't coming up to speed or power. I had it over to one dealer (60 mile round trip) who put in plug and some minor tuning...not much change. The one in Lewiston (100 mile roundtrip) is the best I know. Family run for a couple generations.

The Wednesday back out to the Willow brush clearance. Gonna feel good behind a saw again even if it is just brush and small stems.

It was a simple fix for the 193T - clean the spark arrester screen. I am cutting in a dense willow grove with no air circulation. All that willow fuzz from lasdt spring is hangin everywhere. I didn't even think about the spark screen but am diligent about cleaning the air filters.
 
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I took seven loads to people whose home survived the fire, but their firewood didn’t. Free of charge. They already have enough to deal with.

In the last pic I drove right by a burned down shop, log splitter burned, hand tools laying in the ashes, welder burned up, and some stuff unrecognizable. Their water tank melted, and already replaced. Power pole burned, and already replaced. Tree crews in there cutting down all the hazard trees, but they’re still green. Most of the nearby dry wood already burned. They have a friend loaning them a log splitter.

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This is what I drove through to deliver the wood.

Good on you and your wife Mountainguy. :numberone: :numberone: :numberone:
 
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Good on you and your wife Mountainguy. :numberone: :numberone: :numberone:

I’m a believer in community. We’re all on the receiving end of help sometimes. When the tables are turned, we need to be the helper. I’m in a position to help, plus it helps me to get rid of excess fuel wood on our place. If we cut down all the dead trees at once we wouldn’t have any ground to walk on. It’s twenty acres of timberland with about half the trees dead. Sure it still has value, but I couldn’t bring myself to charge people in their situation. There has been an outpouring of community support with donations, but I haven’t heard of anyone else giving firewood.
 
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I took seven loads to people whose home survived the fire, but their firewood didn’t. Free of charge. They already have enough to deal with.

In the last pic I drove right by a burned down shop, log splitter burned, hand tools laying in the ashes, welder burned up, and some stuff unrecognizable. Their water tank melted, and already replaced. Power pole burned, and already replaced. Tree crews in there cutting down all the hazard trees, but they’re still green. Most of the nearby dry wood already burned. They have a friend loaning them a log splitter.

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This is what I drove through to deliver the wood.

My God! Absolute tear jerker!
 
pdqdl

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"Water, Soybeans, Wheat, Salt"

Philbert

Thank you, I stand corrected. I watched a history channel special on how they brew the stuff. I must have forgotten about any inclusion of actual soybeans.

That being said, that stuff sure does tear holes in your gut if you happen to be gluten intolerant.
 

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Is that Buffleheads in the 2nd photo? Don't get too many around here. I like the shot of ice on the rocks, too. Is that from a cell phone or do you have a DSLR?
Yes buffleheads. Mostly just buffleheads, hooded mergansers (edible), common mergansers (inedible) with a few mallards and bluebills left.

Just a cell camera.
 

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We didn’t know them, we posted on their Facebook page offering to deliver rounds. The people in that area are still kinda unsettled, and leery of “disaster tourists” and people trying to take advantage of them. They’re welcoming of me once they know what I’m up to, and that I have land kinda nearby. I mostly avoided taking pictures, I only have that one after the last load, and it’s facing away from their house. The people from one of the places came to our place to get two loads. My wife was with me for the last two loads, so we’re inadvertently making friends. They’re really appreciative, and kept offering to get us something. And they have three horses, my wife loves horses. We plan on taking them more loads.
Very nice of you
 
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