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  • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
    All set for the woods. The arch works well on the front for some of the tight trails. Straddle log, lift up so tongs engage and then back down to lift log

    That is an AWESOME log getter setup you got there! Love it, especially that mini crawler-loader. A perfect setup for sneaking through the woods, selectively harvesting a nice sized tree and yet not tear everything up around it in the process (as long as it's dry out, of course ;-)

    Originally posted by dmartin View Post
    I wanted to buy one but built one instead. I'm glad that I built one instead of buying one because I ended up not using it as much as I thought I would. For you I think it will work very well and come in handy. Dwight

    That is a great homemade one too! Looks VERY well built.

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    • I designed one for a friend that really worked well.

      Had a winch for snaking the log out, and when the log got to it, a hinged bar caught the cable and lifted the end of the log onto the cradle automatically as the cable was winched in. The bar slipped up the cable automatically to drop the log in place.

      Way before digital cameras, dunno if I have a picture.
      CNC machines only go through the motions

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      • I needed to cut some rebar for the foundation blocks for the small shed I am building. My bolt cutters had one jaw that was damaged and the other was bent. I think the tool was my brother's and he probably abused it. I ground the damaged jaw cutting edge as well as I could, but the cutting edges still were offset:



        I tried to cut a piece of rebar, but I had to use a lot of force and still was unable to cut it:


        I cut the rebar in 16" lengths and used them to help anchor the blocks to the ground. I will fill the voids with concrete and add an anchor bolt:


        I also just got a big gold watch from AlieExpress - just $13. Yeah, it's practically a wall clock on my wrist. It also doubles as an exercise weight!
        http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
        Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
        USA Maryland 21030

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        • Repacking my first hydraulic ram. Leaking at gland at ram/ram wiper. As an aside, I thought I ordered the right parts however what I got is not what I needed. I got just the o-ring no wiper/seal. Maybe These can be ordered based on gland/rod dimensions/diameter??

          Anyway, extracting w some help. I did remove the lines but it was just a little bit stuck and I couldn’t quite pull it out by hand. Popped easily



          Ram back on to break nut free.

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          "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

          My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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          • To a man with a backhoe and a bucket, every problem can be solved by the application of a bit more hydraulic power.
            Location- Rugby, Warwickshire. UK

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            • Any decent sized town should have a shop specializing hydraulic cylinder rebuilds, shouldn't be to hard to source the parts you need locally rather than wait for an order to arrive.

              The oil on the driveway in the second photo looks like it has water in it. Awful mayonnaise white for hydraulic oil unless that's something else I'm looking at?
              If so it may be an idea to flush and replace the fluid now that you're all dressed up to work on the hydraulics.
              Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
              Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

              Location: British Columbia

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              • Thx Willy
                I prob will hit up a shop, tho it is hard to get anywhere with my 3am to 7 pm work schedule, here is hoping for a weekday off!

                Fluid is hydro plus some solvent mix, the pin was a bugger
                "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                • 3am to 7 pm work schedule?
                  Damn, sounds like you work for a real slave driver!
                  Perhaps you should contact your local worker's rights representative, Jack Daniels, in order to get a little bit less structure and discipline in your daily schedule.
                  Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                  Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                  Location: British Columbia

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                  • I did a 3am to 5pm yesterday.
                    Andy

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                    • I've done 5am to 7pm for weeks... but I don't get to bed until 11. Running on empty, but only one week to go before I get my life back.

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                      • Long long time ago when I was in my twenties, I worked at Spruce Falls paper mill in Kapuscasing which is really way up north. They hired me because one of their senior designers was retiring in two months and they wanted me to fill the position as soon as he was gone. In the meanwhile, they hired me to help one of the pipe line welders in the plant. We worked 10 days straight from 6:00 in the morning till 6:00 in the evening, had 3 days off, then worked 10 straight nights from 6:00 in the evening till 6:00 in the morning. After a month of this, I no longer knew whether I was awake or asleep at any time of day or night. I went to the super, his name was George Rosebush, and told him I couldn't do it anymore. Next thing I knew I was on my way back down to southern Ontario with a pink slip in my hand.
                        Brian Rupnow
                        Design engineer
                        Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                        • Did 120 hr per wk x6 yrs before this. This is a bit better, generally off Saturday and Sunday. It just got a lot easier as my wife and i were also in night school for a masters for the last 2 years. Tis a job, not complaining, just very little time to get to anything during work week
                          "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                          My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                          • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
                            Did 120 hr per wk x6 yrs before this. This is a bit better, generally off Saturday and Sunday. It just got a lot easier as my wife and i were also in night school for a masters for the last 2 years. Tis a job, not complaining, just very little time to get to anything during work week
                            That kind of work schedule is why I retired at 62. I spent 40 years in a truck transmission plant on the machining area. Overtime was an expectation not an exception. Basically 7 day work weeks and asking for 12 hour days. When you’re younger one can stand it but as you get older it’s tougher. The tough thing is you don’t have any spare time, for the shop, the house, to do things with the family. Just work eat and sleep. That stinks


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                            • Originally posted by jdedmon91 View Post
                              That kind of work schedule is why I retired at 62. I spent 40 years in a truck transmission plant on the machining area. Overtime was an expectation not an exception. Basically 7 day work weeks and asking for 12 hour days. When you’re younger one can stand it but as you get older it’s tougher. The tough thing is you don’t have any spare time, for the shop, the house, to do things with the family. Just work eat and sleep. That stinks
                              YEP!

                              oh... I retired 17 years ago... got sucked back in a few times (that was ok) but in "deep" 3 years ago... I can do the hours, but at 65 I resent the lack of my own time" the most. All my own fault; I need to say no way earlier. This particular project will end in a week so the intensity will reduced and hours can be more measured... until the next deliverable.
                              Last edited by lakeside53; 10-07-2018, 11:53 AM.

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                              • 10 more years then will cut back to 40ish
                                Fingers crossed
                                "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

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