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  1. eyehearttrees

    What to keep in-mind when splicing hitch-cords from 12-strand (Ice Tail)?

    tl;dr- I can splice double-braids and hollow-braids well, however I'm uncertain what to look-out-for when trying to splice two eyes onto 1 cord very close to one another (I can recall having some issue when making a ~4' long Blue Moon lanyard, and can recall some splicing-guide or thread making...
  2. eyehearttrees

    1- Anyone test ABS on 'Ultrasling' config's? 2 - Can I use a prussik, on DB rope, as a 'catch'/choker for a block?

    Any insight would be appreciated here!! #1 -- The Ultrasling seems a neat configuration, am about to order some 3/4-->1" TEC to splice-up one for a #3 Elevation-Canda ring (10% wider than X-ring's XL/'Beast' ring :D ) but I've always understood that those 'pockets'(ie brummels) are not locks...
  3. eyehearttrees

    Hoping for some answers on 12-strand splices (sliding-splices, brummels/tucks, double-heads etc, any help is very useful!!)

    1stly, am curious in-general whether you can make splice-crossovers longer than usual and, if so, is it simply a matter of sayingg "instead of the normal 15" fid for this diameter, I'll base everything off an 18" fid"? I'd made all my slings w/ 3/4 polydyne but found I kept using my 3-ringed...
  4. eyehearttrees

    Splicing Mercury Kernmantle climb line?

    So in the magazines this is listed as sewn-termination only, am also finding zero pics online of eye-splices on this line - anyone have recommended-approaches? My experience is solely w/ double-braids, I used NErope's tutorial for attempt #1 and failed (Blue Moon), then used Samson's Class-I...
  5. eyehearttrees

    [Tanaka re-build] Installing a chain-tensioner when yours is missing....[also anyone know idle/max RPM's for this?(TCS33EDPT)

    [update- 3k idle, 12k redline, left that in-title for others who may google similar terms!] I got this in-lieu of ~$25 from a scummy guy I do some contract-climbing for, he considered it beyond-repair as "something flew into the engine and broke it", turned out main problem was 2 flywheel...
  6. eyehearttrees

    Snapped Pole-saw....plz tell me there's ANY hope!! (Echo PPT-266)

    [I should note that that central axle was just pulled-out for the pic, it goes up&down freely (and spins in-place) in the pole, however on the powerhead side of the snap where it's just powerhead & trigger-handle, the axle will spin 360 freely but it can't be pulled-out at all, unsure if that...
  7. eyehearttrees

    When using half's/marl's before a cow or bolan, why not just use an O-ring at that junction instead?

    My understanding is that when you're using the tail end of your bull line to do 2 wraps around the log, the first / lower (half or marl)is the 'secondary' knot and that the higher-up (when tied) cow hitch or bolan is the 'primary' knot but that breakage occurs at the half hitch not the actual...
  8. eyehearttrees

    After some success splicing various diameter DB ropes I've run-into some things I need help with (splicing tech, strengths etc!)

    Considering how many I've got I may as well just put them individually, any & all insight would be appreciated!! (For context, I use the Samson video to splice class1 DB ropes, have done 7 attempts the last 6 were successful all the same technique except that 1st time I'd used the NEropes'...
  9. eyehearttrees

    What to do B4 attempting to start a VERY old chainsaw?

    TL;DR- I'd been so caught-up in finding a new sprocket / etc for my 1977 Poulan 25V* project-saw that I realized that I've never even turned the thing's engine over....I'm eager to just throw the new fuel filter&lines that I bought into it, fill its tank with the nice pre-made 40:1, and verify...
  10. eyehearttrees

    Is Blue Moon a realistic expectation as a beginner-splicer?

    I respect the "get a bunch of ropes & learn them all" approach but, for my circumstances, right now I'm just going to be splicing my current Blue Moon climb line and some new Yalex for a sling(s), I've no worries about splicing Yalex/Tenex hollow braids but I've tried to splice my Blue Moon...
  11. eyehearttrees

    'SWL/WLL'.....am starting to think this isn't a proper approach to rigging-lines (v. "where's the bounce?" :) )

    I'm hoping to discuss/learn a bit more on this topic before I begin contacting a couple manufacturers with pointed-questions, I'm new to real rigging but I've got a pretty solid understanding on the basics of dynamic-forces and I am just hitting a wall with the state of arboricultural...
  12. eyehearttrees

    Are there any double-braids that are "easy-splice" or are they inherently a PITB?

    I'm ordering cordage for some slings and was going for Yalex because, hey, I'm confident I can splice it w/o problems here at home.....but I really don't want to use that cordage I strongly prefer a double-braid, would much prefer Polydyne 3/4" for my sling cordage but any double-braid would be...
  13. eyehearttrees

    Any resources for splicing more advanced tenex sling configurations?

    I've got one of those x-slings that has 2 pieces on one end of the sling and the splicing work is so....awesome, for lack of better vocabulary lol. My sling is for crotches only (though I suspect I could use a prusik to choke it on spars, still haven't confirmed that idea is a no-go! It's their...
  14. eyehearttrees

    Using used-climbing-ropes as bull lines? And Q on force in a controlled-speedline setup :)

    #1, using climb-lines as rigging lines: I've got an idea that, as time goes by for me in this industry, that every time I retire a climb-line that I can simply make it into a rigging-line, obviously the strength would only allow light & light-medium drops as my 11.7mm double-braid/24-braid...
  15. eyehearttrees

    Can a ring&ring sling be choked on a spar so you can use it as aerial-anchor?

    I've ordered the 3-ringed (2 large, 1 XL ring), 5', 3/4" tenex Notch rigging sling (130 on ebay, not bad!) however it's "for crotches only", I can't help but think that I'd be just-fine to use it on a spar IF I choked it, I'm picturing using a prusik on one leg that's got a carabiner on it so...
  16. eyehearttrees

    What types of ropes are easiest to splice? (looking at beefier rigging-anchor cordage)

    I tried splicing my Blue Moon and....yeah that's not happening lol, but I could at least see why splicing that was worlds different than splicing a hollow-braid or 3-strand (even though I've no idea how to do those!) I'm trying to make a custom anchor but unsure what rope to get, I just ordered...
  17. eyehearttrees

    How significant of a gain would I get by swapping an Oregon 91 bar to the thinner Stihl 12" dime/quarter tipped?

    I just saw a video comparing two saws and the thinness of these Stihl bars, compared to the ubiquitous Oregons that come on nearly everything (well, lower-end stuff that I buy!) I'd originally thought that no bar or chain would be such a powerful difference that it'd warrant the $$, but seeing...
  18. eyehearttrees

    Need help deciding on a heavy-duty rigging setup..

    1st, does anyone have the formula for dynamic weights that actually takes rope-elasticity into account? Am hoping for help/suggestions/advice on buying a new rigging setup, I have medium-duty (1/2" line / 1/2" anchor rope holding rings up top and natural trunk-wraps down below is my go-to) but...
  19. eyehearttrees

    I've become obsessed with rigging rings, are they not the best thing since sliced bread?

    Any recommendations on brands besides 'X Rigging Rings'? These guys, and the 'antal' branded ones, seem the cheapest https://www.atlanticriggingsupply.com/an28lowfrri.html (I'd pay X-Rigging-Rings' prices before buying another pulley/block though I can say that, my 4"-with-swivel gets used for...
  20. eyehearttrees

    Any tips removing Poulan clutches/sprockets? (I have a tool that fits but they just spin...)

    I know it's opposite-threaded, I've got an angle-grinder's wheel-change-tool that just happens to fit and it spins but I'm just spinning it clockwise indefinitely (I used a thinner-diameter rope than usual to block my piston, could it be possible that it's just 'getting past' it? Every time I...
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