darn horseflies

Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:53 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:Franco,

if you stick a coulple of somethings on that hat that look like big ole ears youll triple your kill. when ever I go through the woods in my truck,windows down, the deerflies follow my mirrors in flocks. No kidding. They dont even bother my arm in the open window. Im betting that if you taped a couple of stickey toilet paper rolls on the side of the helmet :shock: and please post a pic of you wearing the darn thing :rofl:

I wiped out the flies so can't test and you would probably want royalties anyhow.

Here is a pic of me in the first model. Bear in mind that you probably would not look as smart and people would laugh at you. The second model is much more sophisticated and I wanted to get a young hottie to model it but they all looked at me kind of funny. Stupid kids.
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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:07 pm

once again there'ssomething you just don't see everyday. :shock:
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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:10 pm

That thing belongs in the Smithsonian :rofl: Dont pack your stuff Franco ,I meant the hat!!!
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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:32 pm

nuthcuntrynut wrote:once again there'ssomething you just don't see everyday. :shock:

That's why I never felt the need for a gun.
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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:35 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:That thing belongs in the Smithsonian :rofl: Dont pack your stuff Franco ,I meant the hat!!!

The ultimate was going to be pyramid shape to harness that power too.
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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:46 pm

The Cat in the Hat comes to mind.

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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:30 pm

Interesting hats...

Agree Cat in the Hat comes to mind for me also with that picture. I wouldn't worry about not looking smart. lots of folks tell me I look funny wearing my Straw hat doing Field work on the tractor but its a fact... It does keep you cooler on those HOT days and helps keep the sunburn down also.... I'll take that over looking silly.

Fred - not that it matters but - where did you learn, or hear about using Tranny fluid in your mix fuel? Just curious. never heard of that but obviously works well...
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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:56 am

Old Canadian loggers used to come down to work in VT when they couldn't get in the woods up there. They usually had one arm longer then the other from carrying chainsaws that had the weight of an old Volkswagon. They'd be up on & limbing trees out before they even hit the ground. Most of them had started out with double edge axe's & spring boards back in the day ;)
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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:00 pm

freetown fred wrote:Old Canadian loggers used to come down to work in VT when they couldn't get in the woods up there. They usually had one arm longer then the other from carrying chainsaws that had the weight of an old Volkswagon. They'd be up on & limbing trees out before they even hit the ground. Most of them had started out with double edge axe's & spring boards back in the day ;)



So how old are you really Fred? :nana: :out:
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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:22 pm

Not as old as them thar Canadian loggers were, but they were a wealth of info on the logging business, horse & machinery--they got me into logging with the horses:)--I was in Vt. back in the early 70's--outside Rochester, Vt. lil place referred to as Bingo--population at the time was 5--my kinda place toothy
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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:30 pm

Those damn flies drive me nuts. We've got a billion and a half of them here, bouncing of my head while mowing at any speed. I just called them horseflies, because that's what they look like to me.

Did some logging of my own here the past couple days. That's a job that'll tell you real quick what kind of shape your body is in. I've got pain in just about every joint - some I never knew I had. :D

Started off with my 10 year old Husqvarna 141. That didn't last long. Was shooting sparks out the bar after 5 minutes. Note to self - NOBODY borrows the chainsaw AGAIN!!

So, out came dad's trusty ol '85 Echo CS-280E. Threw gas in it, and it started right up with NO carb clean and sitting for years! Gotta love it! All metal - no chintzy plastic, except for a hand guard. Starts right up and runs mint .... unless you let it sit hot. Then it boils the fuel and creates so much pressure that the needle valve can't open. Besides that, and the missing check valve in the bar oil cap that puked a quart of oil all over my shirt and pants, it still cuts like a dream. ORIGINAL bar, maybe the second chain, in 28 years!

Before I learned the quirks of the 280 (don't shut it down until it runs out of gas - no breaks!), I got my buddy's '06 Echo CS-330T running. That needed a carb clean, and many adjustments, after prying those damn EPA *censored* caps off the mixture screws. :mad: Thing still ran like *censored*. No balls at all. So I yank the exhaust and find this thing has a CAT!! WTF??? In a damn chainsaw that burns a whopping 4 pints of fuel in 2 years!! Drilled that abortion out of there, hogged out the outlet plate, tossed the stupid screen, and flipped the plate around 180° so the exhaust wasn't directed into my face, and BAM! Thing runs mint! So mint that I had the bar on that one shooting sparks after an hour of heavy use. :lol: 2 bars, 2 chains, 10 trees. Can't complain. Yeah, both had bar oil ... but thank the EPA for setting the damn thing to a trickle. That 28 year old 280 has the ORIGINAL BAR!! This thing was designed as a limber - I was cutting TREES with the thing all day long and it never missed a beat!

My other 2 fall back saws - the ones big enough to actually cut a tree (over 16" bar length) have issues all their own. I have a pile of *censored* '99 Poulan Pro 2450, that has so much flex in the handle that you think your cutting a rubber tree! That one has a bum carb. Got a bit crazy with the compressed air on that one and blew out a check valve into the progressive dimension ... and then the other Echo, also was my dad's, is about a '90 or so CS-4600. The ignition on that decided to take a dump this year. In '11 it ran great - could hear the piston slap a mile away. :D This year, bum coil. $85 for the damn thing too. Still cheaper than a new saw though.

All told this tree excavation extravaganza has cost me over $200, but I'll have 5 nearly new saws to juggle! Yard is lookin bigger. Now I'll have room to pull in with the trailer and make a loop. Anything that saves a minute of time is well worth it. Plus I have a wood stockpile for when coal is banned next ...


And HOLY *censored* Fred is over 10k posts!!!
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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:28 pm

SMITTY wrote:............................
And HOLY *censored* Fred is over 10k posts!!!



Yeah but you aren't too far behind him !!!! You do have a solid command of # 3 on the all time post list you know !!!!!


That damn farmer may soon take over the number 1 spot from the mayor. And he only joined in '09.
Too many cold lonely nights up there on the hill I guess.............................



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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:00 pm

But ... I've been on 4 years longer than Fred! :o :lol: Didn't know I was #3 ... no wonder my fingers hurt! :D

I'd probably be well into the 10k range if I hadn't been working 60 hours per week from '05 - '09. Wasn't much time for posting back then.
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Re: darn horseflies

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:48 am

My first couple winters I got REAL addicted to those word association & the tell a story topics & the post #'s will surely add up quick---plus it got me through a not real pretty divorce after 26 yrs at the time ;) damn good alternative to cabin fever toothy Damn golden years--
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