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Old 05-10-2009, 11:51 PM
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My weekend started Friday morning with straight line winds of 90mph for 30 minutes took out 2 trees, one of which was probably 100+ years old. So Friday from 11 am till 5pm was spent with a chain saw in hand and a 4 year old helper! Woodchuck were are you? Had my 4 year old stand in the tree to put a bit of perspective on how massive this thing is. Thankfully no where near the house.



Saturday new brake rotors and pads all the way around on the van. Plus a visit from my beloved(lol) in-laws to see the new baby.

Saturday night was spent in the mall with my 13 year old daughter looking for the perfect graduation dress. She loves shopping with me as I am a sucker for dropping some serious cash on my girls. Dress, shoes and some fake bling and she was happy.

Sunday church and then dinner at our house with friends.

Monday more tree cutting. Seriously, Woodchuck how far away from SW Missouri do you live?

I think that picture is PORN for Woodchuck, Downed Trees and Chainsaws!!!!
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:55 PM
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Turned out to be a busy weekend after all. Dropped off some photos at a nearby gallery for their annual show, then hit a small museum and some shops with the family on Sat. Then dinner and a concert last night, though we were tired still from the week of sickness, so we cut the night short. Today, drove an hour to my mom's, took her to a hibachi restaurant for lunch (which was a lot of fun), then back to the folks' house for a visit. We're feeling better, just very tired.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:35 AM
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I'm hopin it's going to be a busy weekend. Meaning....gettin busy. Wife got the all clear this past week. Tonight may be the night. Wish me luck. I'm sure it's going to be not the most fun as she will surely be sore and all that, but here's hoping!!!
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:59 AM
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We ended up going to New Hope PA. Took a ride on the steam engine railroad and walked around town. Took a nice walk across the Delaware into New Jersey. Kids were good, mom was happy and now everyone is asleep.
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Sunday was a good day, and came home with 250 surplus(overgrowth) perrenials, 1/2yard of unwanted soil, 1/2yard of unwanted lava rocks, and a happy mom.

The wife was with mil, they all had a good day as well.

Ministermatt, I like your taste in saws, the butt log looks like it would provide some nice lumber if its solid, about 400bdft . I won't guess on tree type, tough call from here.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:26 PM
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Woodchuck, after dinking around with the junk saws from walmart for years I finally took the plunge on a real saw 2 years ago and it is a great saw. MS 290. About as big as I want to swing around. Tree is a red oak. Don't know if the trunk is hollow or solid yet. I will get back at it today.
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Woodchuck, after dinking around with the junk saws from walmart for years I finally took the plunge on a real saw 2 years ago and it is a great saw. MS 290. About as big as I want to swing around. Tree is a red oak. Don't know if the trunk is hollow or solid yet. I will get back at it today.

That is Stihl's number one consumer saw by sales numbers.

If you ever want to treat yourself, try out a 361 at a dealer, your hands and related joints will nag you to trade in the 290 from there on, it weighs the same as your 290, but offers excellent anti vibration and quite a bit more oomph. Easily serviced too.

Home Depot rents a Makita 6401 chainsaw, superior antivibration, 64cc, great option when 'help' arrives. They sell them used for $200. It's a professional grade saw that can be upgraded to 79cc for about $200 for a p/c kit by Dolmar. Great winter small engine project.

Red oak huh? Some time ago I put up pictures of some red oak that I milled with my chainsaw, pretty darn spectactular for a first attempt. Great for indoor projects, keep the butt log and 12" above the first big crotch intact for now, and try to find a portable bandsaw owner to come and maximize that log. I can ask around on Arborstsite for you, plenty of Missourans on there, good chance that log can live forever. If it has decay in the center, it'll show as green when you open the log, apply some clear uerathane and it's stunning as a table/bar surface.

Oh, red oak takes a loooooong time to dry for firewood, and its full of sap right now, so keep the cut/split stuff off the ground with pallets and in the sun and you will have prime firewood in 2yrs once its split.

The saw info is merely fyi.
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I think that picture is PORN for Woodchuck, Downed Trees and Chainsaws!!!!
lol true!! i wonder what his stash consists of, most likely contains beavers building dams and chewing down trees.
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What? You mean it isn't a term of endearment???

What if it is meant as Handy Manny? Would that make it better? Or what about Manny as in Mannywood which loosely translates to "he who takes women's fertility drugs"....no wait, that makes is worse.

All in jest good sir.
of course i know you guys know im not one of those preppie little tweens who are afraid to change a diaper or afraid of a little spit up etc. and olny stick to working iwth older kids due to that. hence i dont ever say mr. mom or if i do its all in good fun.

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Your last response to Plymouth made me search desperately for The Man Show clip for husbandly duties. That's the one where you can hire a gay guy to stand in to sit through romantic movies and cuddle and listen to her talk incessantly. Couldn't find it, but for some reason it doesn't make it any less funny to me.
LOL i remember that one :D
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lol true!! i wonder what his stash consists of, most likely contains beavers building dams and chewing down trees.
Hmmmm.....beaver chewing on Damiens pecker implant...
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