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Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

"No wood, No fire!"
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I will have to try that ant poison. Hate those bastages.
real PITA's... especially if u get a couple on self! don't ask me how i know!! :rolleyes: and almost impossible not to if messing with them. check around on prices. i see A=z wants $60 for a 23# bag... and HD is about $40.00! 40 is more in line with what i have paid before. they also have one that is more direct as to application. waters in. but the reg u just put out. very small granules. i use #1 setting. #3 for fertz. a bag goes a long way. have to do the perimeters too, or the lil 'tards will just move over a few feet!

i am on a Mission! no ants in the compound areas... or along the fences there ~
 
Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

"No wood, No fire!"
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61F/16C up to 77F/25C with some rain promised for later. Tried to mow the grass last night, the old John Deere didn't make it. :angry: Thought I had the problem fixed but no such luck. Some intermittent wiring snafu. They're the worst, runs for a while, then just dies. Maybe look at that later or turn it into a lawn ornament. Maybe try another type of rider after a trip to our local house of worship. Make it a good one everybody.
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lol - hope u sort it out ok! neighbor rancher was over other day... we got to talking about mowing. he said, well... maybe I could get some goats!.... :rolleyes:
 
chipper1

chipper1

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food prices about to get worse, so they said on tv news this morning... but, the QB got some :givebeer: yesterday... on sale. not $4.99 but close enuff. :happybanana:and while driving i saw a special at at gas station/market: Special. 1% milk $1.59 gal. almost stopped, well turned around...
Good morning BL.
Yep, food will rise sharply and as that and fuel goes up everything else will go down a bit. I'm hoping it works out to be a time to by another place or to build my pole barn, sure would be nice :).
is that your job site, chipper? ... hmm, i think it would make a better homesite! :numberone:nice pix! is that you?... or friend swinging by....? ;)

:yes:
Yep, job site, and it's also a homesite, that's me. Chip off the old block was holding the top of the hill down for me :).
Next tree coming out is the red oak bottom right of this pic. I'm probably 50-60' above the water, but not even above the house peak lol.
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Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

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Morning folks ! 41 f heading to 57 f. an partly cloudy . 2nd hazelnut & Joe . Finished the side rails for the tandum wood hauler , time for some prep & paint . Ran the Dolmar 7910 XD bucking up a 24" Dia. blowdown , some brushing to finish and burn pile to start . Have some more peameal pork smoking in Hickory . Hope you all have a productive day. :drinkingcoffee:
hi B - never heard of it!! :popcorn2: but live n learn. down here we call it: bacon

 
chipper1

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Musta been an easy job. No BFH or hot wrench in sight.
:laughing:
Howdy Steve. We were talking about you yesterday at the GTG, one of the guys said he made it to your place for the last one :).
I misplaced my favorite BFH, it was a nice wedge driver too:cry:. Hot wrench was in the shed just in case, but you're right, in that sense it wasn't difficult, it took me a few hrs, basically had the whole thing stripped minus the brake. I've only made a couple pulls with it, but it seems to be working well.
lol! same page!! i was looking for the 3/4" drive stuff....
:laugh:
did note the grease n oil on the driveway, however.... lol

chipper is a good wrench! prob BP blasted the stuff over nite and soaked it all... then little bit more than finger tight!!!

prob said, " take that!, pesky nuts... bolts
:cheers:
!! "
No 3/4 stuff here, but I did have a large pipe wrench out because my 34mm was too small for the main shaft nut. No PB blaster either, it all came apart pretty easily, just took some time.
 
Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

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Good morning all, 48° at chores time and sunny. Woke up to the sound of gun shots this morning, then I remembered that it is spring turkey season. Animals are fed and watered, bipeds fed and coffee is still flowing. So I made this little add-on for my splitter that helps cut the fibers that get missed by the splitter head and it seems to work well.
View attachment 904623 On my splitter there is a hole in the top of the wedge and this pipe with some added sharpened steel sits in the hole and cuts through those nasty fibers that cause me a headache. I'll have to drill and tap the wedge so that the pipe stays in place when in the vertical position. There is a piece of angle iron on the back of the pipe that fits over the edge of the wedge and keeps it in a straight line. I may have to add a little gusset on the back of the pipe down to the angle iron. So far it has worked on the oak and beech and maple but they were mostly straight. A couple of the guys I split wood with pull and yank on their splits and fight it tooth and nail. I think they should let the splitter do the work, that's just me. Play safe out there.
for the tuff stuff, i paint the wood, the edge's face with gear oil. 80 wgt. almost always ups the anty and the wood splits. if not, well... i got a saw! i keep my ram wet and well lubed, too. most splitters i see used are rusty on ram, slides etc. calls for some newspaper below deck if one does not want *-tracks on the concrete... tin can, 80 wgt, and a brush.

not too sure how ur invention works. any chance of a close up?
 
Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

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Howdy Steve. We were talking about you yesterday at the GTG, one of the guys said he made it to your place for the last one :).
I misplaced my favorite BFH, it was a nice wedge driver too:cry:. Hot wrench was in the shed just in case, but you're right, in that sense it wasn't difficult, it took me a few hrs, basically had the whole thing stripped minus the brake. I've only made a couple pulls with it, but it seems to be working well.

No 3/4 stuff here, but I did have a large pipe wrench out because my 34mm was too small for the main shaft nut. No PB blaster either, it all came apart pretty easily, just took some time.
good job chipper! any clutch job is serious business... from my point of view!! :yes:

:rock2:
 
Broken

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hi B - never heard of it!! :popcorn2: but life n learn. down here we call it: bacon

Yeah , down South you fellows misnamed peameal as " Canadian back bacon " Pork flank bacon ' would be more correct . Proper peameal is a loin cut . I cut my pork loins in slabs and 1st smoke in Hickory for 20 minutes per pound then roll it in a mixture of egg whites and crushed & blended chip peas & flour , let sit overnite in the garage commercial freezer . I then use it or vacuum pack it in Mini roasts sizing for future usage . P.S. Great thinly sliced on sour dough toast , with leafy lettuce a little horse radish sauce & a Miller Tex ! :blob2:
 
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61F/16C up to 77F/25C with some rain promised for later. Tried to mow the grass last night, the old John Deere didn't make it. :angry: Thought I had the problem fixed but no such luck. Some intermittent wiring snafu. They're the worst, runs for a while, then just dies. Maybe look at that later or turn it into a lawn ornament. Maybe try another type of rider after a trip to our local house of worship. Make it a good one everybody.
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Gas cap seals to tight ?? Stops gas fl0 , seen this a few times
 
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hi ckr - what will you plant in your garden today? most all my seeds i put in a few days ago... germinating. well, not the banana plants just yet... but those dust like thymes are... :) still waiting on the dills... rosemarys
after noon lumberjack! the answer to your question is 95 hills of taters! 48 of Russet's and 46 of Kennebek bakers . all the above ground will now wait till after Memorial Day an probably at the end of the first week of June
 
Vtrombly

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omg! you should see it down here. full reckless abandon! new homes galore! absolutely everywhere! nice rural areas turning into neighborhoods, too! :(

unsoldered! imagine that!! almost hard to believe, but i do believe you!! :popcorn2:

Yeah this is one of those weird Stihl combo switches on my 038. It has a small brass tube that slides into the switch body that the wire is soldered inside the tube. In my opinion garbage design with choke and on and off in one switch. It's a great saw otherwise just a bad switch.
 
farmer steve

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61F/16C up to 77F/25C with some rain promised for later. Tried to mow the grass last night, the old John Deere didn't make it. :angry: Thought I had the problem fixed but no such luck. Some intermittent wiring snafu. They're the worst, runs for a while, then just dies. Maybe look at that later or turn it into a lawn ornament. Maybe try another type of rider after a trip to our local house of worship. Make it a good one everybody.
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Saw this one for ya OM.
 

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