The jerk that invented this sure wasn't a woodworker.

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Forum topic by longgone posted 07-07-2014 09:30 PM 1732 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-07-2014 09:30 PM

Just think of ALL the good lumber going to waste that many of us would love to have…What a loss…!

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#1 posted 07-07-2014 09:38 PM

We have one of those that works in our area and when the campground owner decide to start the expansion, (another 2 acres for a total of 8.2), we’ll have the company come in and clean out our creekside area. We have oak trees and big cedars in that area that are so close together there is no possible way to cut them out or hitting an existing building. It’s the only possible way to reclaim that property which has gone unused for the last 50+ years.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 07-07-2014 09:39 PM

It’s a tree planer! I’m sure you’re right about him not being a woodworker, but I have to admit to being impressed with the mechanics and power of the machine.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#3 posted 07-07-2014 09:46 PM

Man! I gotta get me one of those!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#4 posted 07-07-2014 09:49 PM

Wow. That thing chews em up.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 07-07-2014 09:50 PM

The design and operation are certainly intriguing, but I’d hate to think of that thing grinding up a nice cherry or walnut just for the sake of speed.

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#6 posted 07-07-2014 09:57 PM

a guy here has one built into the machine with teeth that are huge crazy to watch

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#7 posted 07-07-2014 10:21 PM

My 1st semester at L.A. Trade Tech. I saw that in reverse. As a jointer demo the instructor fed a 1/4×1/4 strip , 90 deg. to the cutters, straight down. That woke us up!

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#8 posted 07-07-2014 10:34 PM

talk about wood annihilation….that was disgusting…poor trees….what a waste

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#9 posted 07-07-2014 11:02 PM

Greg, the title is a bit condescending; not every tree is salvageable for lumber.
I’m all for making the most of our trees, and leaving them alone when possible, but it’s not like every tree is taken down in this manner.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#10 posted 07-07-2014 11:11 PM

gee nitewalker, no need to pee on our parade, so do you run a machine like this….lol…let us cry in our beer without telling us we over cried….geeee…:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 07-07-2014 11:15 PM

I’d love to use that on my neighbor’s leyland cypress trees. They’ve grown to about 35 feet tall and took out all my sunlight ha ha!

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#12 posted 07-08-2014 12:31 AM

I didn’t see any trees worth salvaging. Most were small pine or quaking aspen.

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#13 posted 07-08-2014 12:51 AM

wow. the speed of that machine upon the first tree is… wow. would like to see what it does to a VW Bug

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#14 posted 07-08-2014 12:53 AM

thats an awesome machine.its a waste of some good wood.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#15 posted 07-08-2014 01:08 AM

May be he was a pilot:
Helicopter, air saw trimming trees.I wouldn’t wanna be near it.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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