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  1. metaspencer

    not my setup

    After seeing this back in the day, I haven't gone near a chipper.
  2. metaspencer

    not my setup

    NOW those are some nice looking chippers.
  3. metaspencer

    Old School Rigging

    Came across this while out talking with another tree guy in my town. Anyone one have stories or pics of rigging old school?
  4. metaspencer

    What was your humble beginnings like?

    Trailer chop salad
  5. metaspencer

    Granberg Alaskan Mill - what to start with?

    Hey Rico -- sounds like you have some hostility toward a young man who is ambitiously interested in the profession. I've seen a wide array of engaging posts from "Treesap" and have a clear sense that encouragement and mentoring would be favorable to bashing and criticism.
  6. metaspencer

    Suspenders/SRT ?

    I attached a basic set of tool belt suspenders to my rig and haven't found it all around my knees ever since.
  7. metaspencer

    What was your humble beginnings like?

    My biz started out with a truck and a trailer ... and it's still based on a truck and a trailer. I see no reason to grow (add people and equipment). Work and $$ are great at this "humble" scale.
  8. metaspencer

    On Saddle Blood Stopper Pouch

    Anyone actually had to USE a clot pack? I've heard that they have to cut that stuff out when you get to the hospital, making me think it's a last resort kind of thing (after applying pressure) ... but wondering if anyone has firsthand experience?
  9. metaspencer

    Flippin' Palm Trees

    No experience with palms but your plan sounds good: examine some specimens you pull down safely first
  10. metaspencer

    Thoughts on Minimum Pricing for Small Jobs

    I have no problem doing small jobs for $40-$100 ... always nice to help people out. Easy jobs aren't always easy for others.
  11. metaspencer

    4 DIY Port-A-Wraps

    Thanks for the tips man. You're right: zero time on a porty before making these. They've been working for me, though, but I only rig down the occasional leaner.
  12. metaspencer

    3D printed gear hooks

    Cool that you did this research, man. Seems like some good info to have as you move forward in the world of fabrication and creative maker-dom
  13. metaspencer

    Sunset cat rescue

    awesome pics!
  14. metaspencer

    4 DIY Port-A-Wraps

    Most excellent!
  15. metaspencer

    4 DIY Port-A-Wraps

    Boom! Sounds like a DIY masterpiece!
  16. metaspencer

    Keeping park walkers out of your work zone

    I haven't had to deal with people in a park, but I'll never forget Lawn Man. This guy owned the property, the house was a rental and empty, and when I started dropping stuff he decided to ... fertilize the yard. He shows up at this point in my video of the job. Lawn Man had a death wish.
  17. metaspencer

    Rope Runner Pro

    Absolutely terrifying, man. I posted a video a day or two ago of my Rope Runner Pro making a weird chirping sound in a tree. Nothing like what you experienced but it freaked me out and made me wonder about the consistency of the device. From what you describe I can imagine that the device...
  18. metaspencer

    Rope Runner Pro Making a Weird Noise

    I'm gonna have to drip some in there
  19. metaspencer

    Leave a standing dead trunk near a house?

    I was wrestling with a related conundrum yesterday: I recommended removal (by another company with a crane) annnnnd the homeowner wanted me to do some minimal pruning. In both cases, what gets left behind could be a hazard. At least your hazard will be full of snakes and squirrels.
  20. metaspencer

    Rope Runner Pro Making a Weird Noise

    My RRP started to chirp on a descent today in the tree ... anyone else had/heard this? Couldn't reproduce the sound later so not sure what to think. Sounded kinda like a roller needed lube, but not sure.

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