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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted September 16, 2010 17:05      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Okay most of you know that I try to track Satellites, for fun and giggles

http://www.arrl.org/news/em-qst-em-article-sparks-new-university-program

____ There is also a radio sport of very fast Morse Code , very fast code up to and over one hundred words a minute,

http://www.arrl.org/news/usa-to-host-2014-world-radiosport-team-championship

____ None of you have to worry about me winning this contest, I just thought you would want to know about Radio Sport.

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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted September 17, 2010 00:31      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I like the idea of the hot saw myself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbBWv6HRG6A
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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted September 17, 2010 04:27      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ LittleFish, there is a man that built a self powered SnowBlower using a Chevy Truck Motor 454cu/7.5L. He uses the power steering pump for the hydraulic controls.

____ Or


____ Or you could buy one of these.

http://www.snowblower1.com/

http://www.snowblower1.com/index_files/Page646.htm

____ I have seen one of these beasts in action, 1000lbs of snow/second.

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Icon 1 posted September 17, 2010 08:57      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hobby?
This is a college sport near here...

(Edited for better quality/speed video)

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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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____ GG, Here in Michigan about every two years there is a Lumbering Compitition, Pole Climbing, Log spinning, Chopping, Sawing and Chainsaw carving.


____ Now back to Snowblowers.

http://www.gizmag.com/for-the-man-with-everything-the-v8-snowblower/4889/

____ Kind of makes my 18 Hp one seem weak.

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littlefish
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GG, i saw that lumberjack show on Grouse when we were there in June 09. The attractiveness of the hotsaw thing is the competitive development of a tool for a very specific job.

It's the right scale too, in that I reckon I could afford to do it, unlike drag racing, for example.

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quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:


It's the right scale too, in that I reckon I could afford to do it, unlike drag racing, for example.

I've owned several Stihl chainsaws over the years and have two right now.

I bought my first one after watching it demo-ed as "dropping through" the log like the ones in your video.

Don't know why, but I still love to cut firewood, then bring it home and split it.

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