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Author Topic: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy  (Read 112444 times)

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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #80 on: April 19, 2007, 06:36:30 PM »
I caught up with Burlkraft this afternoon, attacking da redwood log with a sawzall....... ::) ::)

He's just cut da steel bands holding the bark tight.



I'll upload some more that I took.
She's a big-un, alright der,  eh eh
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #81 on: April 19, 2007, 06:40:48 PM »
Ya gotta hand it to Beenthere   ;D ;D   He catches me in some great poses. First it was lookin' like Stumpy was givin' me a headache and here it looks like I just crapped my pants.... :D :D :D
Why not just 1 pain free day?

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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #82 on: April 19, 2007, 06:50:00 PM »
Ya gotta hand it to Beenthere   ;D ;D   He catches me in some great poses. First it was lookin' like Stumpy was givin' me a headache and here it looks like I just crapped my pants.... :D :D :D

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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #83 on: April 19, 2007, 07:03:44 PM »
Ya oughta see da ones I can't show...... ;D
Here are a few more.

Motion shot cutting the last steel band, and the bark dropping away fast......critters a runnin away.......


Here I thought we's gonna saw her up with the Peterson, but he's attacking it with da big Stihl....makin short work of the 6" thick bark.


Perched up on treated supports, the crane will lift her off and set 'er down on timbers in the parking lot. Some solid wood it appears under there, as only the sapwood is punky. Some burl knots hangin off it, solid as the day they was born.


T'other side with bark off......gonna make some fine slabs, I do believe.  Standing aside this thing makes one feel pretty small. Gonna need some ladders ta get everyone on top for a good picture.


Found a furball of a "whatzit" that must be hibernating, as it wasn't movin a muscle, and in a deep sleep.  Whatzit?

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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #84 on: April 19, 2007, 07:26:24 PM »
Found a furball of a "whatzit" that must be hibernating, as it wasn't movin a muscle, and in a deep sleep.  Whatzit?
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I told Beenthere I ain't never seen one with fangs and talons before and mebby we otta take it ta da lab fer carbon dating.......

He took it ta da dumpster fer Waste Management..... :D :D :D
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #85 on: April 20, 2007, 07:46:42 AM »
I thought it was a picture of Steve's toupee that fell off. ;D

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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #86 on: April 20, 2007, 08:05:23 AM »
My hair may be pretty much grey....But I got it all   ;)  ;)  ;)

Beenthere is a whole 'nuther story tho..... :D :D :D
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #87 on: April 20, 2007, 11:02:29 AM »
That looks like a flying squirrel to me. Ya kinda fling em like a frisbee.........

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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #88 on: April 20, 2007, 02:23:12 PM »
Instead of hiring a crane, you could just get your guns out and shoot the supports out from under that log. I think Beenthere knows how to do that. Also isn't there someone thats coming that has a bunch of shells leftover that had bear written on them?    ;D

Just a suggestion.    :D :D
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #89 on: April 20, 2007, 03:44:15 PM »
When ya comin down, Gary?
Gonna need summ'at good wisdom an advice, come next week.  ;D ;D
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #90 on: April 20, 2007, 04:22:39 PM »
Just got back from setting the log in the parking lot.

Yes...I forgot the camera, but it was just me and the crane operator so there really wasn't time for me to take any pictures....Mike kept me pretty busy.... ;) ;) ;)

They sent a 70 ton crane and it took a lot longer to set up and take down than it did to lift. There are 2 big checks one in each end and naturally they were running the wrong way... ::) ::) The 20' straps were too short to choke the log and rotate it so we had to block it and roll it. We went slow and made small rolls...3 of them but we got the checks horizontal now and she's all ready to be milled.... ;D ;D ;D

The crane drew a pretty big crowd from the neighborhood so I can't imagine what the saw demo will draw... ;D ;D

Oh yeah the log scaled 18, 680 lbs hangin' on the crane. The guy who gave me the log told me 10,000 and the volume calculator said 22,000..... ;) ;) ;)

Them supports that thing was sittin' on kinda disintegrated when the log was lifted off o' them. It prolly wouldn't have been long and she wudda been on the ground anyway.... ::) ::)
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #91 on: April 20, 2007, 06:50:16 PM »
When ya comin down, Gary?
Gonna need summ'at good wisdom an advice, come next week.  ;D ;D

Ya, I hope to be there next week. But how are you going to be able to get that big log ready if I don't give you some advice before then?   ??? ???     :D :D
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #92 on: April 22, 2007, 06:36:01 PM »
Hi Steve: Just got back from Hudson,Wi. At my son's place and picked up the banner 5' X 3' Vertical. Made with Heavy vinyl. Should work if we have another "Event". Wisconsin Chapter of corse! Will be up Sat Morn. Hope we have good weather. See Ya later -Raider

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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #93 on: April 22, 2007, 06:37:57 PM »
That's great Raider..... ;) ;) ;)

Gonna rain in da middle of da week, so I'm absolutly sure we'll have a nice weekend..... ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #94 on: April 22, 2007, 11:59:35 PM »
Whew!!!
What a read.
From cuttin a huge Redwood, to a Peterson demo day, to a blow up girl, to a dead thing stuck to a log!  I need a minute to take it all in!

Well, I'm jealous. 
I'm not going to the Shootout, can't make it to the Pig Roast, and can't even get to the greatest Redwood Vs Sawmill showdown WI ever seen!

But hey, in all seriousness, this thing has turned out fantastic.  It sounds like so many FF members are going to make the journey. Chris is pretty overwhelmed by the reaction so far and for once he's actually looking forward to his 18 hour flight and multiple security checkpoints!

What a cool offer from Mike as well.  Rust Reaper Rocks!

I'm with you Raider, I hope the weather is good too, can't have Chris catching a cold before the shootout!!!

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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #95 on: April 23, 2007, 11:13:20 AM »
It's a go,  the Bull brothers will be there. 8)
See ya there,
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #96 on: April 23, 2007, 11:57:35 AM »
It's a go,  the Bull brothers will be there. 8)
See ya there,
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #97 on: April 23, 2007, 12:25:04 PM »
You weren't planning to wear your waders right from the start ???

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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #98 on: April 23, 2007, 12:27:36 PM »
Furb, I almost posted the very same thing!!
Guess I shoulda  :D
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #99 on: April 23, 2007, 12:47:12 PM »
With the group that's getting together for this "demo"...... scuba gear may even be a good idea. ;)

 


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