Score! #4: Update on the Eucalyptus - OR - WOW! I'm Big And strong

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Blog entry by Mark Wilson posted 01-31-2016 06:55 AM 818 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I painted the ends with primer/sealer. It’s all stacked up in the back now. Except for the two big trunk chunks. They aren’t going anywhere til I have at least one working chainsaw. I did have to wrestle them apart to paint the ends that were stuck together. I also moved the big Maple stick that was on the parkway. No help. No help at all. Me, a fulcrum, a lever, and an industrial hand truck. That thing was at least 500 pounds. And, you may have noticed that there was nothing square about the cuts on either end (final photo in the Blog). It was all I could do to get the skinnier end up and balance it on the pointy fat end on the two-wheeler. I decided, when that was all done, to clean out the bed of my buggy. I hadn’t seen the floor in, probably, three years. It’s so much lighter now.

Late this morning, I’m sitting here in the Dungeon, at my computer, when I start hearing a distant chainsaw. I fought off the Pavlovian Response, this time, and stayed put. We will never know.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 01-31-2016 12:09 PM

Shame on you Mark.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 01-31-2016 01:55 PM

And wasn’t THIS in your fortune cookie yesterday ??

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 01-31-2016 02:22 PM

Late this morning, I m sitting here in the Dungeon, at my computer, when I start hearing a distant chainsaw. I fought off the Pavlovian Response, this time, and stayed put.

As we age we also grow more intelligent….

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 01-31-2016 06:23 PM

Archimedes in Action! I love it – simple application of geometry and engineering in its most basic form. Good work!
As for the Pavlovian response – good thing you aren’t in Ohio right now – my local park district has started removing Ash trees that have been infested with Emerald Ash Borer – so much wood, so little storage space, such a big waste.

Silver Maple is a standard tree here in Ohio – can be pretty or pretty annoying depending on your point of view. Fast growing, good shade trees, weak limbs and gutter clogging helicopter seeds – but the wood can be amazing (Bird’s Eye and Tiger patterns can be found in Silver Maple if you are lucky).

Give the back a rest and let the brain start listening what all that wood wants to be.

Have a great weekend

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 01-31-2016 08:46 PM

Thank you, John, and Lew, for your understanding. I can get quite Sisyphean around here.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 04-01-2016 01:39 AM

Get Joe to drop over on his motorbike and take you to see what is going on.
You may need a step ladder to get on it though !
Its one big machine!

-- Regards Robert

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