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    Tapered Hinge: Diar(y)rhea of a thread gone wrong and left un-moderated

    I get all of that Graeme and well said. Using wedges when not needed does equal the downtime of trying to fall a tree that you should've used them on and didn't. Well put. Moving fuel to where you'll need it next takes a lot of experience to get right too.
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    Tapered Hinge: Diar(y)rhea of a thread gone wrong and left un-moderated

    Looks like very difficult work to say the least. To put enough wood on the ground means minimizing time between fells and with that terrain.... it has to be a workout. The picture of the Humboldt where the center fiber was pulled, was that a 1/4 cut method for the back cut? I'm just wondering...
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    New Article Up

    Another article : http://portal.treebuzz.com/face-to-face-matters-1633
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    New Article Up

    I'd like to create a thread to alert everyone of new articles and also allow them to be discussed here should anyone feel compelled to critique or comment. http://portal.treebuzz.com/digital-marketing-tips-for-tree-service-companies-1638
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    Tapered Hinge: Diar(y)rhea of a thread gone wrong and left un-moderated

    Graeme, thanks for taking the time to share your experiences here with us. And I for one would love to hear more and see some pictures demonstrating some of these thoughts. No pressure of course. I like this statement a lot: "I use a tapered hinge regularly during my normal course of work...
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    Tapered Hinge: Diar(y)rhea of a thread gone wrong and left un-moderated

    Understood! Go make some sawdust.... we will be here when you're done (y)
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    Tapered Hinge: Diar(y)rhea of a thread gone wrong and left un-moderated

    This is a good topic for my buddy @Graeme McMahon to chime in on.
  8. Mark Chisholm

    Write off trucks on income tax???

    I was going to suggest that as well! You can depreciate the entire cost all in one year if it makes sense to do that.
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    Alex Black

    Yeah, that's not what the guys on the site said or others that have visited it. I am hoping for some more info to share soon. Sorry.
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    Alex Black

    Still a little gray. I was hoping for more info and photos, but it seems like a mental error unfortunately was behind the accident.
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    WTF

    I just ordered 2 :bananahappy:
  12. Mark Chisholm

    Alex Black

    Honestly Chris I don't have those answers. To best of anyones memory he did have his lanyard on and was secured with a climbing line in some fashion. If I hear more I'll be glad to share.
  13. Mark Chisholm

    Alex Black

    So the latest info I have is that Alex may have come over top of a spar when rigging because initial ideas are that his lanyard was clipped to both sides. Some have discussed that he might have had his line burned by the rigging line and didn't know. I'm not sure that we will ever know.
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    Alex Black

    Alex's service info for anyone that wants to pay respects: Alex Black
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    Alex Black

    I do and you're right!
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