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Discussion in 'Trivia' started by noodlewalker, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Man of the Woods

    Man of the Woods New Member

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    A city slicker moved into a country home that was heated by a stove and fireplace. The previous owner had left him a pile of seasoned logs, so he went shopping for a chainsaw. He told the dealer what he needed and the dealer said I've got just the saw you need. He told the city slicker it would cut plenty of wood to keep his house heated. A few days later the city slicker showed up looking a bit "worn out" and carrying his saw. He told the dealer he could barely get 2 logs cut per day.
    The dealer said "Let's take it to the shop and check it out." The dealer primed it, choked it and cranked it and it started immediately. Sounded great to the dealer's ear. The city slicker, looking a bit confused said "What is all that noise!!"
     
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  2. turnkey4099

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    That's a very, very old joke, I think Adam told it to Eve.
     
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    Very effective (but expensive) way of learning when to stop cutting because you hit something that is harder than wood.
     
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    Found several bullets when I run the saw right through them, copper and lead are pretty soft and I never noticed it happened till I saw them in the wood. No damage to the chain just a neat thing to show people. One time I went to noodle a larger knotty log and found out that someone had gone nuts with a bag of 16d nails and drove them all over that log. Brand new chain and first cut with that saw after rebuilding it, took a while to get that chain straightened back out.
     
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  5. noodlewalker

    noodlewalker ArboristSite Operative

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    I would love to see some pictures of that-----i have a friend who goes on a camping trip every summer with his uncle and several other gun enthusiasts to a certain plot of forest land to shoot their arsenals at trees. they paint a red line at the top and bottom of an area on a tree (or several), then aim at the area between the lines and unload several rounds into them. he tells me they don't stop til they run out of bullets or the trees fall.... sounds like an awesome trip to me!!

    you must cut wood where he camps!!
     
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    When I was very young my dad would always come home with a tree for Christmas and most of the time a Whitetail as well. Years later I found out that he and my uncles would shoot the tops off a large trees.
     
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    Blades, your not from Star Prairie are you?
     
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    Nope. Close to the middle now days not far from Horicon marsh
     
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    W321shark ArboristSite Operative

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    I was hoping for some cool mini balls lodged in the tree. A chunk of granite is pretty cool too. Wouldn’t mind seeing a pic of that granite if you happen to have it. Contrary to popular belief, and even some supposed educated sources, granite is actually slightly porous so I wonder what living in the tree might have done to it.

    Lessen out of that granite being porous story is, if you have granite countertops make sure you seal them once a year.
     
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    Previous owner never lubricated the sprocket on the bar and it was dry as a bone. Just pondering.
     
  11. Stihl 041S

    Stihl 041S Tree Freak

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    Well. Except trees just grow at the top.
    They can’t suck up anything......someone would have to have put it in a spit tree.
     
  12. noodlewalker

    noodlewalker ArboristSite Operative

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    Trees only grow at the top??
    Never heard that.
     
  13. Stihl 041S

    Stihl 041S Tree Freak

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    That doesn’t matter.
    Imagine fences nailed to young trees after 20 years.....

    They only grow at the ends.
    Top
    Ends of branches
    Ends of roots
     
  14. turnkey4099

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    They grow taller only at the top but also grow bigger around (diameter). He is corect that a tree cannot suck up a foreign object.
     
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    Some idiot moron sob got a rumor started that you can fill a hollow tree with concrete to strengthen it.

    My neighbors brother has a giank maple over his home that will most likely be removed by me to the tune of around $5k or more.

    I will most likely get next to it with a lift and jackhammer as I go.

    That idiot rumor is common enough it has had many followers.

    I get pist at a nail.
    At least these folks had the decency to say... "We filled it with concrete."

    I am always in kansas when someone doesn't tell me about the giant bees nest in the tree on their house.

    I guess they figure I will tack on some crazy high bee removal fee.

    Nah...
    Few cans of raid and a homemade bee suit.

    Theres nothing like being on a roof of a house with three tons of tree only to discover its full of bees or yellow jackets because someone was worried you would charge more.

    People are something.
     
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    My first experience with a nail was teh first tree I fell after retiring from the AF. Used Dad's XL12/24" bar. 30" butternut, undercut, backcut and saw quit cutting just as teh tree was almost ready to go. Managed to chew it enough to get it on the ground. 10 penny nail drivin in when the tree was only a sapling. Almost dead center of the stump.
     
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    There went my Viking hat with cowhorns theory.
     
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