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After work, hobbies & life after the logs are loaded!

Discussion in 'Forestry Operations' started by Hallback, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Jumbo

    Jumbo Senior Member

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    I hate to burst your John Wayne bubble:) but John Wayne was a big wussy. When they were filming the movie North to Alaska, Hap Johnson was his stand-in for the climbing scene. During the filming, John Wayne refused to come out of his trailer because it was raining. The crews around where the filming was done started to call him Marion, (his real name.) :D

    John C, you forgot the 1-1/4 X 60 choker and 3' of snow/slush with a couple of sticks of loggers 2 in your hip pocket for shooting choker holes in the frozen ground.. Yup, I'm a wimp anymore and proud of it....:)
     
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  2. Hallback

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    I agree John!
    After swinging an axe pounding wedges for 25 years I definitely don't want to be out in the snow or sideways rain more than I have to.
     
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  3. Hallback

    Hallback Senior Member

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    Unless, unless it is to wreckreate and I just have a deep desire to do so. But I have given up hunting and only go skiing a couple times a year now as different hobbies and relaxation are far more my forte now
     
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  4. skadill

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    Just discovered this new thread now,neat variety here guys!! I'll start with my favorite toy for tonight. 13422201_10154222755025979_6398970655868399561_o.jpg DSCN3117.JPG DSCN3518.JPG
     
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  5. Hallback

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    What a good looking & running car!!
     
  6. Jumbo

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    For those who weren't at Eugene this weekend for the OLC, There was a nice article about Skadill in the Timber West show program.
     
  7. Hallback

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    I read that in Timberwest, congratulations man!!
     
  8. skadill

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    Thanks!,it was an interview a few years back re-published,original one was a much longer in our Canadian logging magazine.link----http://forestnet.com/LSJissues/2014_August_September/iron.php
     
  9. John Shipp

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    Thanks for the link, is good to read the background of the work you've been doing. Sure has influenced and shown me a whole load of mechanisation and places that I would likely not have ever known of. Cheers.
     
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  10. John C.

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    Thanks for the link!

    Many of us would love to have the time to revisit the sites where we worked and go look at the old iron we ran and worked on. I appreciate you taking the time to find and post the photos and videos.

    Thanks
     
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  11. td25c

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    Always something interesting to rebuild in my shop.On one bench I have a shovelhead Harley engine to rebuild and on this bench I have something very unique.This is a supercharger off a 1939 Graham Shark Nose..I will disassemble it, do any needed repairs,probably detail it and ship it back to the owner in Miami.I currently have the block in Buffalo NY getting some stitch welding done on a freeze crack...
    Good thing I have nothing else to do (har har)

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  13. John C.

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    This is quite the centrifugal blower. I wonder how fast it turned and how much boost it produced.
     
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    I would imagine it is only good for 2 or 3 pounds of boost.Engine is a flat head Continental that probably seldom see's 3000rpm and has a wopping 6-1 compression..Non the less its a factory pc on a very interesting car.
     
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  15. Hallback

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    Very cool!!
     
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    Very interesting write up on the Graham
     
  18. Murk100

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  19. Hallback

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    That looks like the most ingenious dump truck I have seen yet. Nice work!
     
  20. Murk100

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    My pride and joy... got tired of pushing my wheel barrel uphill..so I came up with this brainwave, haven't figured out a speed control yet. It certainty helps with the worn out knees. Differential of a power scooter 24V. Had a toggle switch at first so after a couple of runaways went to a open/Close button of a 7280 lol
     
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