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  1. Woodlover

    5G and is it harmful?

    This info seems to say it could be dodgy ,looks legit.
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    how do you get stumps out?

    I have seen trees near recently over flowed rivers have all the soil washed away exposing most of the roots, which makes me think would an air hose work blowing the soil away ?...Would it be possible to get an air compressor and hose to blast the soil away to expose all the roots in order to cut them easily? Would it work in wet soil? Stick a gazebo over it to contain the dust?
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    Something different

    Will include knotted nipples and eyes next time , that's a good idea, thanks. I am hoping to win a competition with this but wont jinx it by saying what comp...at the least I want to somehow promote it to art students ...with this technique of carving statues anything is possible to anyone with not much money and equipment...Easter Island potential chainsaw carvers can now live the dream to.
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    Something different

    I have wanted to try Chain Saw carving for some time but it is difficult to get into if you do not have easy access to big lumps of wood or the room to store or work them ,the tools, equipment to lift and move big lumps of wood are all out of reach to most people like myself. Then I had an idea...Why not use pallet wood? Glued and screwed together with the screws carefully placed so as to not catch them with the saw (in my dreams). I got myself a few broken pallets and did this... It is made from over 270 pieces of wood taken from broken pallets, I knackered my chain fairly quick on a screw or 2...Finished it with Flap Discs after that. It is probably the most difficult thing I have ever made and it is difficult to carve once you get to the screws so you have to place them right from the start.
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    Its an oldy but worth a look if you have never seen before. The European Commission The European Commission has announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU, rather than German, which was the other contender. Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had room for improvement and has therefore accepted a five-year phasing in of "Euro-English". In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make sivil servants jump for joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of the "k", Which should klear up some konfusion and allow one key less on keyboards. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f", making words like "fotograf" 20% shorter. In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent "e" is disgrasful. By the fourth yer, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v". During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters. After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and everivun vil find it ezi to understand ech ozer. ZE DREM VIL FINALI COM TRU! Herr Schmidt
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    What is the price of a bag of B&Q logs? I have always thought it was well known they are crap value for money and wet ,just the same as garage forecourts . If I was ever desperate enough to need to buy wood to burn right away and from a shop that sells it on the side, I would buy 4/2 timber and cut them up, I bet you get more heat and actual product than buying these bags of logs. My local DIY store has 4inch by 2inch timber at 2400mm long ,I think for £2.70 ,2 or 3 lengths of this cut up would fill a few bags and be dry enough to burn = better value, but you have to spend 10mins with a saw so not for snow flakes.
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    Non paying customer

    If someone owes you money and refuses to pay, I have found this info useful , Do not under any circumstances spray cheap white spirit on a Tarmac driveway as it will destroy it and potentially cost thousands to fix depending on size. Also it is illegal without the owners permission . Even sprayed in fairy liquid bottles or water guns from the road side, its illegal so don't do it. Do not under any circumstances put acid on a car or van as it will write it off and get you arrested if you get caught, even though I imagine its as silent as any possible way to destroy a vehcle ,its still not good to mess with acid, proper PPE is essential. Also... Never fill water balloons with paint , where ever they land they will never leave a nice finish ...and they make a right mess.
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    Non paying customer

    And at the other end of the scale...I have just heard of a neighbour farmer women paying more for a job than was quoted. Job was £10,000 but half way through the job the track or tracks came off the digger and it cost £700 to fix...So...The customer now has a final bill of £10,700...As unhappy as she is at the unfair increase she still wants to pay it and be done with it, her partner apparently has more sense and does not want to pay but it looks like she will win and pay as the stress is too much for her, been going on for a while since the job finished. WTF is going on in the world? too many piss takers. In this scenario I would not want to pay the fuckers anything for taking the piss,I would certainly well drag it out and deduct a meal out to de-stress the misses from the 10G . I hope you Forestboy1978 didn't add to the invoice like these muppets above. And also on the subject of people who don't pay...Sometimes patience can pay off as a few years ago I was owed a few grand from a new client and I was ready to rip out work and even cause damage as to prove a point but at the time I just did not have the time or energy due to being so busy....Anyway the money eventually came with an apology , and then loads of work for years after...Could not believe that I nearly through away such an in the end good customer. And of course the very next job I got from him I added 10%ish just because of the stress caused by his behaviour before.
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    Brother arborists - Stolen Ford Transit

    One morning a few weeks back I noticed a nice car parked outside my house that looked suspicious somehow, cant think what made me automatically think it was dodgy but I googled the number plate and searched it on face book, nothing came up so left it at that....That evening my partner saw on Facebook a post with a picture of the same car within a post from someone saying we were burgled last night and this car was nicked. Immediately we informed them of where the car was ,only to check and see it now gone. If only the people who got burgled posted the number plate in there post instead of just a picture they would have had there car back. I just googled your reg and only Arbtalk came up, on FB nothing...Maybe too late now but maybe worth trying FB with a post title including the number plate?
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    Thank you Arbtalkers

    Good luck with the op....I have had ACDF (and researched the subject for some months) if you need any advise or anything PM me, you never know I might have had the same experiences.I found it can be difficult to get answers to simple questions when waiting for an op as GP`s and nurses leave anything to the surgeon ,who is often too busy to give info and you are left wondering this or that.
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    Spying on subcontractors

    Its an ugly side of the future , if its not trackers its gonna be drones one day or worse. I can just see it now for security at night to health and safety during the day , the drone will become essential for all sites and will see everything ...and of course be viewable at any time by the boss.
  12. I have 2 at either end of the money/name scale, cannot fault either for value and warmth and would recommend both...1 is a small well known British make that does the job and after 12 years still has very little maintenance (Hunter Hawk4). Then I have this 14KW beast from China for £380 that gives out immense heat for little fuel, been running for 3 years fault free...Glass does blacken quick tho unlike the Hunter.
  13. Woodlover

    what's up with swearing?

    Whale Oil Beef hooked ...said my Irish mate.
  14. Woodlover

    what's up with swearing?

    That's me .
  15. Woodlover

    what's up with swearing?

    Cheers Steve...I was woodlover, so anything like that that is ok ...woodlover1 ,2 or whatever please.


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