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That would be easy to hang off your harness on a small tether, like a 3’ tent peg!😀

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A rod would certainly work, but one made out of metal would be a no go for me. I always carry falling wedges and a small axe when working down wood so that is what I use. 

 

I learned this trick 37-38 years ago from a kickass native Indian logger in Alaska. An amazing mentor who taught me plenty, but this simple little trick is one of my favorites.  I couldn’t imagine life without it, as I use it frequently,  and in many different scenarios.  

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I cut  slices with 1.3 mt diameter with no wedges. But in this case I used the wedges to put the belt that tied the blocks. It was not possible to risk to let them fall with no speedline. You can see this by the pic.

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Stephen Blair said:

That would be easy to hang off your harness on a small tether, like a 3’ tent peg!😀

Yup, or a retractable lanyard so when you push the chog off it returns.

 

I try to avoid chogging on big timber these days though

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57 minutes ago, Climbergiorgio said:

I cut  slices with 1.3 mt diameter with no wedges. But in this case I used the wedges to put the belt that tied the blocks. It was not possible to risk to let them fall with no speedline. You can see this by the pic.

 

 

I have used this technique while speed-lining, vertical speed-lining, picking 40 ft logs with a crane, lowering wood to itself, swinging wood to another tree, and flushing off big stumps. It can be an extremely effective tool in all these scenarios. Give it a try sometime. Who knows, you might find a place for it in your work.  

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2 hours ago, Stephen Blair said:

That’s genius, no end pinch! Great tip!

It’s just one of those little tricks I was fortunate enough to pick up along the way. Just kind of took it for granted that most folks knew about it.  Glad I could spread a little teeter totter love!  

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On 06/03/2019 at 22:45, Erik said:

It’s just one of those little tricks I was fortunate enough to pick up along the way. Just kind of took it for granted that most folks knew about it.  Glad I could spread a little teeter totter love!  

Hi Erik, do you have any pic or video of your jobs (youtube, pic...)? 

Do you also have any video of your technique? 

Is the one where you put the sawdust on the centre of the piece you're cutting with the chainsaw? 

I'm asking 'cause I didn't understand very well from what you wrote about your technque.

Thanks!

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Erik has a thread on here with some of his work.  Not sure if the teeter totter is in there.

 

 

Erik, I didn’t mean to answer in your behalf but it was just in case you didn’t see Georgio’s question.

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7 hours ago, Climbergiorgio said:

Hi Erik, do you have any pic or video of your jobs (youtube, pic...)? 

Do you also have any video of your technique? 

Is the one where you put the sawdust on the centre of the piece you're cutting with the chainsaw? 

I'm asking 'cause I didn't understand very well from what you wrote about your technque.

Thanks!

Nothing special. Just a simple old-school life climbing, skidding, and milling.

Still raining here, but I will make a quick little teeter totter vid later this week.  

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