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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 07-01-2018 10:01 AM 3126 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 07-01-2018 10:32 AM

OMG !!!!! they need to get their bearings direction right :) :) :) hahahaha

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#2 posted 07-01-2018 11:32 AM

Nice log. :-)

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-01-2018 12:01 PM

Great post, Tony That started the day off with a laugh!!
That reminds me of a tree I cut down. Our quality staff always did a United Way Day of Caring project for the Y Battered Woman’s Shelter and I always trimmed all the bushes.
well this one year they said they were all going to be painting the inside of the place. I hate painting and asked if they needed any outdoor work done. The lady said they had this tall tree halfway across the yard and that they were afraid it would fall down and hit the south side of the building which was full of windows- she wanted to know if I could cut it down. I can’t say no!!
I went home and got my chain saw, chains and ropes and came back and tied a rope as high as I could onto the tree and ran it back to a big oak tree in the neighbors yard that I had a chain wrapped around. I had a come along and put a lot of tension in that rope so it would continue to pull on the tree when I cut the base because I did not have any one else to help pull.

Then I started to cut the base of the tree low to the ground and then it happened!!!!!! That dang tree cracked up the middle( probably for all that tension) and pivoted about 8 Ft up and the top swung around in a slow arc narrowly missing the wall of the building. The half that split away from it got under the swing set next to the tree and pulled it out of the ground and stood it on it side vertically- concrete and all!!

God was looking out for me that day. I could have done in a second what she wanted to prevent!!Then I could have been in your video!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 07-01-2018 12:22 PM

And I was thinking about cutting off a few bigger dead branches on my locust, now I’ll have to think about it. I don’t want to be in you video. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 07-01-2018 01:30 PM

That sure was an eye opener! I cut trees for firewood back in the early 80’s and I did it for 12 years and I never had a mishap like the ones in that crazy video. But my neighbor up the street was watching me cut a few trees on our 2.5 acre lot one day and asked if he could borrow my ropes. I said sure but what are you doing? He said I have a few trees in my front yard to cut down and all I need is your ropes and I got this. I said ok here you go! Later that day I was on my roof sweeping my chimney and when I went in to take a shower the power went out. All of our homes were on a well and now we had no water. I was covered in black soot and my first thought was our neighbor Jim and my ropes. You guessed it! He dropped a tree straight across the power lines and knocked out the entire street but he wasn’t hurt.

Dave that video was long enough so you better be very careful with that locust tree!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 07-01-2018 02:24 PM

Looks like the trees won every time, eh Grumpy?!

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#7 posted 07-01-2018 03:38 PM

And that’s the reason I don’t cut trees anymore……………

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#8 posted 07-01-2018 03:56 PM

Ha Jim & Tony, That was quite a story.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 07-01-2018 05:06 PM

Where I live now the good arborists are that VERY GOOD!

I have watched many of them work and they are extremely careful and always a crew; not 2 guys and a saw.

I took this picture from our backyard about 5 years ago.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#10 posted 07-01-2018 07:52 PM

noun: Schadenfreude; noun: schadenfreude

pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.


Not in my genes. Chill up the spine. I didn’t, and won’t watch the video.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 07-01-2018 08:15 PM

DIY…. I think it pays to get professionals to do the job….. people must have gotten injured and the houses that were damaged, indeed that is scary.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#12 posted 07-01-2018 09:34 PM

Yep, Tree are heavy and need professionals….

This 80yr old dead iron bark was surrounded by street power lines, house power lines, carport, driveway, gardens with bushrock retaining walls and the house within firing line… took 3 blokes 6hrs with the loss of one small scrub and one broken bushrock…. PROFESSIONALS!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 07-01-2018 09:37 PM

That looks like it started out as a craigslist post where someone was saying “free tree, must be removed” lol

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#14 posted 07-02-2018 01:37 AM

That looks like it started out as a craigslist post where someone was saying “free tree, must be removed” lol

- JCamp

No sir, Kept all the timber except the real small stuff…milled the trunk to 6’ and the two main trunks after that getting a cubic metre of sawn timber plus 3 years of firewood….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#15 posted 07-03-2018 05:23 AM

WOW. Some of those people are shoe in’s to become Darwin award winners at some point. Several appeared to maybe be doing that as an profession. based on clothing, and equipment, scary.

-- Think safe, be safe

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