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  1. Snowy in Manchester, thought we'd have a bash at using a 10ft pine log as a sledge! [ame] [/ame]
  2. Top suggestion! Get a log over two increasing in height obstacles would be class! That zip line action is quality too. Cheers! Anything else like that hit me with it or better still post it up on our official page. I'd love to get different tree crews racing like that. Perhaps logging up a small pine with axes and crosscut saws before lifting it up and over obstacles, stack and split on other side! https://www.facebook.com/toughlogger/ Were going to have a prize for the best idea. Keep an eye on the page and post yours up its top!
  3. This worked for me too. I also got a husqvarna electric. Still not better but managable.
  4. Funnily enough my elbow is just starting to tweak! I agree with all this "day at the office stuff" but its surprising how good a functional strength base you build up doing the tree action. Im predicting tree fellas will give even some of the top crossfit lads and stongmen doing it a run for their money!
  5. I deffo think theres room for some of that stuff. Whats the score with the rolling? My worry is the old school stuff will be dangerous for newbies. Axe and polesaw anyhow! Were trying to think of other tree theme related challenges that would be more inclusive.
  6. Im hoping a tree person beats all the crossfit beasts!
  7. Im looking for feedback for my new venture. World strongest man meets tough mudder meets logger games! If anyone's got any nice ideas for tree themed challenges I'd be keen to hear them! [ame] [/ame] Cheers Sam
  8. excuse my ignorance on this, Ive never done anything like it really. How do I choose which way to follow the grain? the first log i did I just peeled the bark off and shaved smoothish as i went but there were tufts and bits of splinter left, partly for forestry damage. was going to try arbortec on the bad bits. I just bought an old drawknife and a stone, watched a few youtube vids and sharpened it accordingly but i'l do a more thorough job, leave for a few weeks and ligtly sand maybe. Can anyone link me up with how to wet sand? never heard of that.
  9. I'l get the drawknife sharper and sanding wise, how long do you reckon i'd need to dry them to get it to work without the danish oil as lube?
  10. Yes i noticed the harvester has bit in deep. Ive done a pretty good job of it considering but will try to find some thst have been snedded by hand or maybe so e hardwood lengths. Not sure where i could get those from in greater manchester/northwest. Might put a post up in genral chat. Cheers chaps
  11. Nice one. It dosent need to be a great finish, i just dont want any splinters. Ive got quite a few to go so might try sanding with oil.
  12. Im using some forestry pine logs for a bit of a project and would like to get as smooth a finish as possible on them whilst still green but am struggling a little. Ive Been going at them with a draw knife and theyve peeled well but are still a bit rough. Whats the best way to get them smoother? Finer draw knofe work or try to dry them briefly just enough to sand lightly? How long drying to achieve that i wonder? Cheers Sam
  13. Thanks for all the info, maybe il do some kind of a disclaimer.Im providing it for free unless they are miles away in which case i was just going to ask for fuel.
  14. Hello there A few schools have asked me to drop wood chip for play areas but im a bit worried about the spores/fungi or whatever it is that can cause chest problems? any ideas how to reduce the chance/stop this (besides not giving them chip!)
  15. a petition would be good. If 90% of the village want it preserving then surely they will see sense. hate stuff like this, mad and pathetic.
  16. had to whip my 9's on ebay because the toe caps rubbed the knuckles of my toes a bit. My toes are bent though, they fit well besides that. id say fairly standard, slight narrow maybe. got airstreams now, they dont fit me either haha!
  17. Nice one, tried them but the toe cap gets my toes a bit. Ended up with meindl airstreams but will try some of these recommendations on. Ive had an injured knee for a year and am convinved big heavy boots with supported ankles put more strain on my knee. Since xmas ive been wearing old walkinh boots (brashers) and knee is well on the mend.
  18. Im thinking about trying mountaineering boots out for tree climbing and light pruning work. They have rigid soles just like tree boots but are lighter.Im mostly just pottering about doing small ish stuff in gardens so dont see myself crushing toes carrying big lumps around. Has anyone ever tried it?
  19. howdo john sorry i meant 6 boards, 13 inches wide, 64 inch long and an inch/inch and a half thick. where abouts in cumbria are you? cheers sam
  20. Howdo Im after some oak boards for the deck on my canal boat. I need 6 x (13'x 64") around an inch or an inch and a half thickness if possible. They can be green if needs be. Ive got an alaskan so if no one has any i'l do my own but will need to source some oak as its all small sycamores where I live!:001_huh:Anyone got a price? cheers sam 07866985106
  21. samiad

    My accident

    Shaun when you described your love of scrambling up steep embankments to check out fungi I remembered seing some footage of an American rock climber doing just that. He had a real bad accident resulting in him not being able to move most of his body but he wanted to get back up there doing big wall climbing. He used jumars to ascend the ropes but the most impressive thing was this specially designed heavy duty clothing he had (think it was kevlar or something). It allowed him to kind of use his body to sort of battle and thrutch along the rock without banging him up. Im not saying your gona be reduced to squirming along the floor but when you said "get amongst it" i though you could really get down there with something like that!I bet you could make a quick prototype with some motorbike stuff.best wishes.sam
  22. Cheers chaps I think i'l approach some groups who are already doing this kind of stuff and offer to come in with something a bit more specialist but hopefully be covered by their insurance. And the school forest stuff too cheers.
  23. Im not expecting to make any money on this but im feeling motivated to do some community work on the side of my arb stuff. maybe just tree planting, bird box building, perhaps some log splitting and bushcraft stuff and was wondering if anyone could give me a bit of advice on what i'd need to do insurance wise so i don't get myself in trouble? Gonna ask a few schools their advice too. anyone do this kind of thing? Thanks allot sam
  24. Just donated. Best wishes chaps!


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