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Forum topic by americanwoodworker posted 10-31-2012 06:47 PM 933 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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americanwoodworker

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10-31-2012 06:47 PM

Here is a video of a tree that fell because of the hurricane…
falling tree

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 07:28 PM

Here’s what Sandy had to say at my house ….

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 08:26 PM

americanwoodworker: Was that your tree?
That was sure a good video of the tree cutting loose from the ground! AWESOME!

chrisstef: That’s too bad for your car! Looks fixable… Could’ve been a lot worse!
If you had parked just a little further back… it would’ve missed it… !!
Glad no one was in it…

I hope it’s over now…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 08:29 PM

It was a company car honestly with 190k on it. She was on her last leg, Sandy just finished it off. Very lucky nothing clipped the house. Everything else is fixable or replacable. I just wish i could say that everyone else up and down the coast was as lucky.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 11-01-2012 05:46 AM

One of the hurricanes a few years back blew a neighbor’s tree over so it was leaning against my tree. Extremely dangerous because it could fall at any time or bring down both trees. According to NC law if a tree falls in your yard, it’s your problem not the tree owner’s. After a week of them doing nothing about it I hooked a rope to the tree, tied it to the hitch on my truck and took off down the road tipping it back over into their yard.

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#5 posted 11-01-2012 01:29 PM

Somehow, I get the feeling that filming and walking around a tree that is blown down during a storm, a storm that is STILL ongoing, amounts to nothing more than moths being attracted to a flame. Sorry, but I am not impressed with your bravado.

And I blame the national “News” media for promoting and broadcasting this kind of “intelligence.” Such an example can easily be seen with Al Roker standing on the beach as Hurricane Sandy comes ashore, just to get some footage that a remote camera could have safely taken. It has become so endemic that the public takes unnecessary risks/chances. And then we wonder why folks get hurt/killed in such events and the rest of the population(us) have to pay for the results of their “actions.”

My 2-cents…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#6 posted 11-01-2012 01:41 PM

That guy is lucky the wind wasn’t blowing toward his house.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 11-01-2012 10:24 PM

Yes, I think that guy KNEW which way the wind was blowing… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 11-01-2012 10:34 PM

I don’t think the posters of the video were trying to impress us with their “bravado”. The went outside to look at a fallen tree. They are taking their own risk. As far as the television media, you are right, they are idiots; almost as big of idiot as the brain dead people who copy their actions. Stupid people doing stupid things. Plain and simple. To legislate against it would make us just a dumb.

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HorizontalMike

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#9 posted 11-01-2012 11:01 PM

”...I don’t think the posters of the video were trying to impress us with their “bravado”. ...”

Dwain, I was “trying” to be diplomatic when I said that. I did not want to be censored for saying what I really thought… ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#10 posted 11-02-2012 12:51 AM

Joe that was not my house. I deal with tornados, not hurricanes. not sure which is better though.

Although I hesitate to question these people “bravado”. I cannot judge whether the hurricane was actually a hurricane at that point or just really high winds which we have regularly where I am from and have watched trees fall because of the wind. Also, seeing which way this tree was leaning I hesitantly admit I would want to film it but the smarter one in my marriage would tell me she would divorce me if I didn’t get the ‘expletive’ out of the area.

Being stupid is not illegal but should be if someone else has to pay for it. On the other hand I do like videos of people doing stupid things because as a guy…I need a little painless to me reminder every now and again. :)

-- Your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be free from you.

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#11 posted 11-02-2012 01:57 AM

Looked like they went out after the hurricane.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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