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rowan lee

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About rowan lee

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  • Birthday 18/08/1982

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  • Location:
    Co.Sligo, NW Ireland.
  • Interests
    Gabber production, surfing, landscaping
  • Occupation
    Mine/Exploration Geologist

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  1. I found this buried in a Laurel patch, wind blown. I cut one large limb for access. the wood was very soft and chewy.
  2. Is there a male to male 8 spline adapter in a housed bearing bracket that I can buy anywhere. Been looking but no luck yet. Maybe its something that will have to be fabricated at home? I want to run a shaft from the tractor to said adapter which i want to set in the center of a 3 point linkage pallet toes, which in turn will carry a pto pumped log splitter (currently a 3 point hitch mounted type) and that will connect on the to the pallet toes with a second shaft. The idea being I can quickly disconnect splitter pto shaft and use the pallet toes for other duties. A longer shaft from splitter to tractor through the pallet toe frame will not work unfortunately.
  3. Cheers, helpful info there. Most look at a new strimmer sometime soon. Thanks for the reccomendation of the 545 above. Looks a beast.
  4. Cool gizmo. Always liked the idea of a log bag with fastener, rather then tying knots. Probably not cheap though.
  5. Howdy, I paid about 2500+vat for the splitter and 4way head new (euros). I made the table myself (20x20cm box and 15mm top plate) double ratchet strapped to the main beam on the splitter. The factory table was too low for me (I'm 185cm tall) , light duty and pricey. The 35 runs the splitter fast at about 1/4 throttle.
  6. Been running this yoke of a MF35 for the last 9 years, done about 500 tons, never had to touch it repair wise. Fast and productive machine with the 4way head and the old man handballing stuff to me.
  7. Freshly felled Ash from during the week, perfectly quartered. Does anyone know what has caused this. Shrinkage? Stress relief of sorts from growth pattern?
  8. I'll have a look again, and see if I can find a stem with a bud developing to photograph. Thanks for the replies.
  9. Aye, don't see many around with a tail, 3 year old now (not a worker, just a lunatic).
  10. The first 2 shots are from summer 19, consisting of birch/rowan lenghts dragged to ride side for later collection. In shot 3, I'm back on location (winter 20) ringing up and hauling out to processing area in open ended crates, and then splitting and drying. Also included are the nice lake side views beside my processing area.
  11. Any idea's - Umbrella pine? Cheers everyone. Rowan.
  12. Top of your game now. Great little video.
  13. Yes, but small scale. If I could take the selling/deliveries out of the equation It would be more profitable for me, as this is the most time consuming element of the process. I have reduced the price previously to try and encourage customer pickups, but it didn't attract much interest.
  14. My area of experience is limited to base metal (zinc, lead, copper) exploration typically in a Limestone environments, but you never know, you can try me anytime with questions, and there are plenty of academic types to bounce off round here. rowan.lee@boliden.com is checked on a daily basis if you need anything. Pending on your local area, the bedrock could be well and truly buried under 10's or 100's of meters of glacial sediments, which in itself is an entire specially (quaternary geology).
  15. Brilliant thread of pictures and words. I've seen some of your posts over the years VI in various sections here which I always enjoyed, so its great to have a dedicated go-to thread. It's an interesting topic for me as well, as I do similar here in Ireland at the weekends, working through an ancient lakeside woodland that has been neglected for decades (Yes this is just a hobby activity for me, but a rewarding one). My bread and butter 9-5 backround is in the geology world, so when it comes to woodland management I have been learning on the job. Though self guided as it has been for me, its reasurring to see similar aspects in this thread recreated, so I wasn't far out in my own intuitive way. The ride widening formula you apply is fascinating, and has given me inspiration for future work here. I'm really excited to see how that progresses once the growth takes focus again. For the mean time I look forward to the next installment. All the best.

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