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10-21-2014 04:00 PM

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this makes our projects look like eating cheesecake

amazing man
amazing drive

http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2014/s4109955.htm

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle


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#1 posted 10-21-2014 04:47 PM

AMAZING! Thanks for sharing this David. What an incredible man with a remarkable mind. My father was an automobile mechanic but was also a jack of all trades. He did his own plumbing, electrical and carpentry work. Heck, there were eight of us kids so he didn’t have the money to pay folks to do things…instead he learned, asked customers who were tradesman, etc. so he could do it himself. I see a lot of that in this man. Little schooling but an incredible mind for anything mechanical.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#2 posted 10-21-2014 05:17 PM

Thanks David!! really cool. Gives one hope for the future.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#3 posted 10-21-2014 06:37 PM

What a guy!! This man is truly extraordinary. Thanks for sharing this with us David. A real treat.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 10-21-2014 07:19 PM

bravo for this wonderful guy, i take my hat off to this really great gent…he keeps the spirit of life alive…and he will probably drop some day in his mill .

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

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#5 posted 10-21-2014 07:20 PM

really cool i hope i can still work at his age

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#6 posted 10-21-2014 08:03 PM

Thanks David – after watching the video I feel uplifted and ready to go, git-er-done!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#7 posted 10-21-2014 09:33 PM

Wow! Just …. wow

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

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#8 posted 10-21-2014 10:42 PM

WOW!

-- John, New Jersey

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#9 posted 10-21-2014 10:49 PM

Nothing timid about that old Aussie David. He sure is a hard worker and loves it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 10-21-2014 11:00 PM

wow.great video,he’s an amazing man.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 10-22-2014 12:48 AM

What an amazing guy! His mill, skidder, and loader probably aren’t up to OSHA specs but all work as he designed them to. His bride is a keeper as well.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 10-24-2014 03:40 AM

There are very bright and talented people out there, and you never know when or where you’ll meet them.

OSHA is just USA, he’d have to look out for HWL (healthy working lives).


What an amazing guy! His mill, skidder, and loader probably aren t up to OSHA specs but all work as he designed them to. His bride is a keeper as well.

- gfadvm


-- There's two routers in my vocab, one that moves data and one that removes wood, the latter being more relevant on this forum.

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#13 posted 10-24-2014 09:41 AM

What a remarkable, inspirational man.
To think I was moaning about my sore shoulder recently, at a mere 64…
SHAME on me.
Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 10-24-2014 11:08 AM

Awesome!

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#15 posted 10-24-2014 04:41 PM

Australians do not seem to have OSHA, since they are including this place on bus tours. His skidder definitely
lacks a ROP-Roll Over Protection- and I would like to see how he connected his three transmissions and
just what is a “knocker” motor. It shows a second blade coming down from overhead, I guess to help cut
a log that is too thick for the regular blade. I would like to spend a day or two, if he would put up with
me, just looking over his machinery. The closest I have seen to this around here were some of the
early skyliner logging rigs. When they broke down you had a hell of a time fixing them, because no one
remembered where the parts came from or what they were, but they worked.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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