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this makes our projects look like eating cheesecake

amazing man
amazing drive
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AMAZING! Thanks for sharing this David. What an incredible man with a remarkable mind. My father was an automobile mechanic but was also a jack of all trades. He did his own plumbing, electrical and carpentry work. Heck, there were eight of us kids so he didn't have the money to pay folks to do things…instead he learned, asked customers who were tradesman, etc. so he could do it himself. I see a lot of that in this man. Little schooling but an incredible mind for anything mechanical.
Thanks David!! really cool. Gives one hope for the future.
What a guy!! This man is truly extraordinary. Thanks for sharing this with us David. A real treat.
bravo for this wonderful guy, i take my hat off to this really great gent…he keeps the spirit of life alive…and he will probably drop some day in his mill .
really cool i hope i can still work at his age
Thanks David - after watching the video I feel uplifted and ready to go, git-er-done!
Wow! Just …. wow
Nothing timid about that old Aussie David. He sure is a hard worker and loves it.
wow.great video,he's an amazing man.
What an amazing guy! His mill, skidder, and loader probably aren't up to OSHA specs but all work as he designed them to. His bride is a keeper as well.
There are very bright and talented people out there, and you never know when or where you'll meet them.

OSHA is just USA, he'd have to look out for HWL (healthy working lives).

What an amazing guy! His mill, skidder, and loader probably aren t up to OSHA specs but all work as he designed them to. His bride is a keeper as well.

- gfadvm
What a remarkable, inspirational man.
To think I was moaning about my sore shoulder recently, at a mere 64…
SHAME on me.
Thanks for sharing.
Australians do not seem to have OSHA, since they are including this place on bus tours. His skidder definitely
lacks a ROP-Roll Over Protection- and I would like to see how he connected his three transmissions and
just what is a "knocker" motor. It shows a second blade coming down from overhead, I guess to help cut
a log that is too thick for the regular blade. I would like to spend a day or two, if he would put up with
me, just looking over his machinery. The closest I have seen to this around here were some of the
early skyliner logging rigs. When they broke down you had a hell of a time fixing them, because no one
remembered where the parts came from or what they were, but they worked.
Move over DeGoose, Ralph's my new down under hero…lol . Wow what a real warrior of woodworking, his generation never heard of the word "can't", or they would of die in the poor house. Thanks David for sharing made my day!
Bluepine38 Gus and other interested LJs

The knocker engine TS3 was produced by the Commer Veh or the Rootes Group.

It was a diesel engine produced about the 1950s
It had horizontally opposed cylinders and each cylinder having 2 opposing pistons forming the combustion chamber.

It made a charactistic knocking noise when running hence the nick name Knocker.

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And yes we do have a OHSA and its just as inhibiting as everybody elses, I would sum it up as an attempt to legislate against fools killing themselves.

Example I had to write up a JSA (Job Safety Assessment) to unlock a power point at a site I was working at just to be able to use it.


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Thanks for sharing that David.
Thank you for the engine info Robscastle. On watching a second time I caught the fact that he could not
afford the license fees to keep it going as a business. As his own private woodworkshop, OSHA would not
be applicable. I like your definition of OSHA. Thanks for sharing this David.
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