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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Jeff
    Asking people on a GUITAR forum for chainsaw advice seems like a fool’s errand.
    The keyword being seems, as demonstrated in the replies above IMHO. I've long learned not to underestimate the likelyhood that other members on this kind of forum have exactly the kind of experience and/or education I'm looking for (contrary to, say, a generic motorcycling forum).

    I probably wouldn't ask for advice on carving out a plate using a chainsaw though

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJVB
    The keyword being seems, as demonstrated in the replies above IMHO. I've long learned not to underestimate the likelyhood that other members on this kind of forum have exactly the kind of experience and/or education I'm looking for (contrary to, say, a generic motorcycling forum).

    I probably wouldn't ask for advice on carving out a plate using a chainsaw though
    As a side note, here in Pennsylvania chainsaw sculpture is a thing. Black bears are a favorite subject, and once painted, can give one pause. One downside is the tendency for these representations to attract the attention of the real article, which are quite common in the area's forests and fields, and (I speak from experience) quite impressive at close range, which I do not advise. Decades of D*sney movies have people convinced wildlife exists for our amusement and entertainment. Not so, and one must keep in mind a 600 pound bear can mess you up accidentally - actual malice/hunger need not be involved. And don't get me started on deer/bears on the highways and byways.

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    To me, messing about with a chainsaw seems like a sure-fire way to end up with a left hand like Django’s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick
    After having reached a certain level, I am seriously considering making a living from tree surgery. My method is new, thats why i call it tree revolution, it will target specially people with zero knowledge, who thinks trees are too complicated. Since i learnt that tree-felling is way easier that what it seems if u approach it the right way. i have a partner who is expert in online marketing , so i can be promoted in the first positions of google., many skills, new method, revolutionary, since its very different to the rest.
    Laughed so hard when I read that last night.....It certainly puts things in a totally "alternate" perspective

    And now back to our regularly scheduled program on ...tree cutting....

    Pretty much every angle has been covered in the replies, and I do understand the cost concern and the fact you can't hire a lift to trim from the top .....From the pics (if I were to do it myself) I'd darn well make sure I have a clean unobstructed area to work in, I'd want to get out of there as fast as I can move when I need to.....Also you may hasten its downfall by cutting directly at the root level. I've done this a few times when the tree was leaning as in your situation and the roots protruding..I always used guide wires or winches on leaners..it doesn't need much but is essential if you want to miss the "structure".....As always, should you or any of your IM Force be killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape/disc will self-destruct in five/ten seconds. Good luck,....

    Ray
    Last edited by RayS; 07-04-2022 at 06:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick
    After having reached a certain level, I am seriously considering making a living from tree surgery. My method is new, thats why i call it tree revolution, it will target specially people with zero knowledge, who thinks trees are too complicated. Since i learnt that tree-felling is way easier that what it seems if u approach it the right way. i have a partner who is expert in online marketing , so i can be promoted in the first positions of google., many skills, new method, revolutionary, since its very different to the rest.
    OK, I'm may be intersted, but I wan to know if your fast, to.

  7. #31

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    Litterick…. You now own it all Sir, 10-0 NZ/Rest of world!

    Including, well, you know who

    One Halloween I fired up my chainsaw in back of the house, as I saw kids I’d rev it up.
    Somehow the local police did not share my sense of humor.

    jk

  8. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    OK, I'm may be intersted, but I wan to know if your fast, to.
    How do you want to have that quantified?

  9. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop
    To me, messing about with a chainsaw seems like a sure-fire way to end up with a left hand like Django’s.
    Or a leg like Ahab's.

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    I believe the two most dangerous home power tools are chainsaws and tablesaws. I was using my tablesaw one time, always knowing enough to stand to the side. Well it kicked back and shot a piece of wood like a rocket right through the garage wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    I believe the two most dangerous home power tools are chainsaws and tablesaws. I was using my tablesaw one time, always knowing enough to stand to the side. Well it kicked back and shot a piece of wood like a rocket right through the garage wall.
    you're lucky, I spent years every day on a table saw and had plenty of wood kickback, but one time a piece about 2" in diameter caught me right in the gut and left quite the welt. but I'm glad to not be on a saw every day anymore and still have 10 fingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    I believe the two most dangerous home power tools are chainsaws and tablesaws. I was using my tablesaw one time, always knowing enough to stand to the side. Well it kicked back and shot a piece of wood like a rocket right through the garage wall.
    You can add planers to that list, and gang rips. Even industrial versions are deathtraps. I used to get mildly in trouble admonishing our latest Assistant Manager (the company went through them like Kleenex in Flu season) for standing behind said maimers while running boards through. "Oh, the dogs will catch it" was the usual ignorant reply. I had reasons to be firm: I had a guy on my crew that had been driving a forklift and was waiting for the line to clear when he witnessed a gang rip kick a 4x4 through the man foolishly standing behind it, pinning him to an 8x8 beam. He eventually died after the beam was cut and they tried to remove the 4x4 at the hospital. The driver never got over it, he still had the shakes several years later, when I knew him. I went through this with at least four AMs. I hate to be a nag, but....