My Forearms Have Been Getting A Good Workout Lately

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Over the last couple of days, I've been taking down a rather good sized (about 7" diameter and very tall) tree. With work and finals coming up I didn't have the time to do it all in one day. The tree was fairly close to a number of young pine trees that had been planted years ago. Not wanting to damage them, I decided to chop the upper part of the tree down first by climbing a step ladder and using my 18" WWII (I had never chopped something down while on a ladder, so I wanted something that was lighter and easiler to control than the GRS. Once the tree was halved, out came the GRS. I spent parts of Saturday and Sunday turning the top half into logs and sticks. Yesterday I took down the bottom half and turned it into a couple of logs within a half hour.

The GRS served me well. Edge retention was pretty good and the only fly in the ointment was that it had a tendency to get stuck in the tree, but it was expected due to its blade configuration.

Bob

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[This message has been edited by Big Bob (edited 05-08-2001).]
 
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I hear ya Bob! I had about a 12" Ash that suffered severe damage during an ice storm a couple years back. All that remained was a 6' high stump that had dried nicely the past couple years and was quite hard. It is located in a tree line that seperates my yard from the local college campus parking lot and as such, the rough bark was fully impregnated with wind blown sand and dirt. I tackled this with my 25" Sirupati. A lot of fun was had, but the blade was looking rather tired and the edge was totally shot afterwards. The local Frat house had a BBQ on Saturday so there was a lot of thru traffic in the parking lot, both cars and on foot. Funny thing though, no one ventured over to take a closer look at what I was doing
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Just measured the stump and the tree was *only* 7". Guess the heat had gotten to me.
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Bob

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I had edited my original post after I measured the stump.

Bob

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"My Forearms have been getting a good workout lately."

Oh, my. I just read that after spending some time in Community and W&C reading Vampire Gerbil's latest correspondence. Then I read that line...Now I've gotta go and get all the tea out of my keyboard...

Tom
 
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