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Chris's Boot camp experience

 
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My name is Chris and I'll be posting my Boot camp experience at Wheaton Labs here. I arrived here 2/3/19 and am new to permaculture. Looking forward to developing edifing skills in this awesome lifestyle!
 
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Here are some shots of my second day at Boot camp. I didn't know I would be making this thread so I'm just posting some of the few pics I took. I didn't expect to start acquiring round wood building experience this quickly, but we're already working on the couch patio at the shop.
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Third day of bootcamp
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Started the day off by getting the fisher price house cozy
Started the day off by getting the fisher price house cozy
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I was about to get my tractor training, but was unable to due to some technical difficulties. (Other boot on tractor)
I was about to get my tractor training, but was unable to due to some technical difficulties. (Other boot on tractor)
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Back to the workshop for some more chainsaw action
Back to the workshop for some more chainsaw action
 
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Thanks for 'taking us along', Chris!   Looking forward to your adventure : )
 
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Please read the instructions on any chain saw. That thing's not too far from your face and if it kicked up ...
Left arm should be straight and locked (for a right handed person)
Right hand very firm grip

This might require a different set up for what you're doing. Perhaps a vise mounted lower at about waste height. A full face shield isn't a bad idea.
 
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John Pollard wrote:Please read the instructions on any chain saw. That thing's not too far from your face and if it kicked up ...
Left arm should be straight and locked (for a right handed person)
Right hand very firm grip

This might require a different set up for what you're doing. Perhaps a vise mounted lower at about waste height. A full face shield isn't a bad idea.




Thanks for the advice John. I was trying to be careful with that awkward cut. And the Paul size vice mount didn't help much either. Haha
 
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Fourth day as a boot at Wheaton Labs!
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Today I started off by finishing the braces from the patio rails.
Today I started off by finishing the braces from the patio rails.
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Cut down my first tree using a slice cut method over by cooper cabin
Cut down my first tree using a slice cut method over by cooper cabin
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Looks like I got a lot of firewood to chop tomorrow
Looks like I got a lot of firewood to chop tomorrow
 
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nancy sutton wrote:Thanks for 'taking us along', Chris!   Looking forward to your adventure : )



My pleasure nancy. This experience is already better than I had imagined.
 
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John Pollard wrote:Please read the instructions on any chain saw. That thing's not too far from your face and if it kicked up ...
Left arm should be straight and locked (for a right handed person)
Right hand very firm grip

This might require a different set up for what you're doing. Perhaps a vise mounted lower at about waste height. A full face shield isn't a bad idea.



Indeed and for this kind of work you want a small chain saw with T-Handle including a carving bar, eye protection, noise protection as well as cut-resistant glows, clothing and so on. In addition you shouldn't use a petrol chainsaw inside, better an electric one.
 
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...eye protection...


I don't know about Chris' glasses, but my eye glass lenses are polycarbonate, which are quite good eye protection, even if not the wrap-around kind of safety glasses.

In addition you shouldn't.....


Ah, "shoulds" happened! I understand the desire to help and point out safety hazards, however, I think some photo angles really don't show the whole picture of what's going on and can make something look less safe than it is. (Or, admittedly, vice versa.)

Both Chris and Philip (Akhu) are super awesome so far and we'd reaaally like to be encouraging and supportive, while still having loads of good healthy learning and great conversations happening here.
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