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Offline Frickman

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Re: Felling Critique
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2009, 08:59:54 PM »
Those corner cuts Jim mentioned are called wing cuts around here. I was going to mention using them but the rest of the procedure looked real good so everything was under control. There isn't as much danger of root pull in softwoods as there is in hardwoods, especially that hickory Jim has pictured.
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Re: Felling Critique
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2009, 04:10:19 PM »
    It looks good, when it goes good its good, when its bad its bad. You all know the drill, I was cutting last summer, it had been a long day. I said aahhhh one more for the day and I'll call it. Thats the one that pulled the barber was a leaner, I wasnt paying close enough attention, could have been real bad. Your cuts look good, you look aware and in control. Nice job!
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Re: Felling Critique
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2009, 10:47:54 PM »
Good for you for being willing to take some criticism.  It obviously worked well enough , but you wanted to perfect your technique a bit and anyone who reads this might do a better, safer job in the future.

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Re: Felling Critique
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2009, 11:53:25 AM »
I would have cut the the wedge about 6 inches deeper into the tree... but I don't cut much pine that size.  Also, note that dead wood/branches will bounce and in that environment (a lot of open ground) there is even more potential for danger.


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Re: Felling Critique
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2009, 09:20:17 PM »
looks good to me. I agree with the others, people are too close. I also swear by the plunge or as I call it the bore cut.
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