Most of the stuff I split this morning is stuff I didn't split last winter
because it's knots and crotches ... once you figure it out it's still not
easy , but can be done . Having dried for a few months helped , I think . I
don't have a powered splitter , I think the splitting is what tightens the
ol' tummy <and burns off those brews> .
Back out to the woods , got a tree to fell . Red oak , about 55-60 ft tall
, still has some bark but is most assuredly dead . I expect to get close to
a cord out of this one .
On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:24:31 AM UTC-7, Terry Coombs wrote:
My splitting is three stage, Fiskars X27, maul, wedge/sledge. Stuff that doesn't split nice goes to a reject pile.
Next comes the splitter next to the reject pile and what will split without looking like amess goes through it.
Rejects from there go to the "noodle" pile (called that as the shavings look like noodles after the chainsaw cuts them apart).
Harry, 79 years young, K
I am scheduled to have my left knee replaced in December of 2014.
My understanding of the procedure is that they use a saw to cut off the
top of the bottom bone (the one between the knee and the ankle) and to
cut off the bottom of the top bone (the one between the knee and the
hip). Then they screw stainless steel replacement parts to the bottom
of the top bone and the top of the bottom bone. Those stainless steel
parts are fastened to the ends of the bones with ordinary screws and
look very much like the pieces that were cut off, apart from the fact
that they're metal instead of bone. A teflon disk then fits between
those stainless steel parts. And then they sew you up. Within three
days time you're walking and they have you climbing stairs within 5
Can you kneel down on your artificial knees? Is there anything that can
be done to make kneeling easier, or less painful? My understanding is
that kneeling will not harm artificial knees, but it just feels awful
when you kneel on them.
I have a minor complication in that one of my knees only bends 45
degrees...so I am seeing another doctor in Sept.
Since that knee does not bend enough I can't kneel on it at all...
but I can kneel on the other slightly. It's not comfortable but I was
told it won't hurt anything.
I had both knees replaced at the same time...two years ago.
I guess I was one of the fortunate ones as there was virtually no pain
after the first few weeks.
24 hours after the surgery I was able to walk a little bit with a
walker. I was in the hospital 4 days then sent to a rehab unit.
There are a lot of stairs in my house and my wife was not going to let
me come home until she was sure I could get up and down the stairs.
I was scheduled for a ten day stay but after 5 days they kicked me out
of there. They said if I could get up at 2 am and do my own laundry
without help it was time to go home!
On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:34:38 PM UTC-7, philo wrote:
I had both hips replaced separately a year apart. Hed no problems with eit
her and was walking the halls the second day on my second hip.
I was religious about following the theripists instructions and did the exc
ercises 2x day but I did increase the number reps a bunch. I was out timbe
r cruising on my cane while still in the home rehab program :).
Something went whacko with my left knee a few days ago. Almost puts me on
the floor if I stand up to fast. Hoping I don't have to have that done as a
ll the reports I have heard is the knees are much worse than hips to get fi
BTW for those who have fun with firewood, logging, etc. A very good site is
discussions of all aspects of logging, firewood, etc. That site is addictive! Stay out of the 'religious/political' forum unless you have very thick skin
There are a few pieces on the pile that I didn't even try to split , just
chainsawed 'em into chunks that'll go thru the stove door . Some pieces look
pretty weird after splitting due to wild grain . Had a pretty good day today
got near a half-cord split and stacked yesterday and today , and it was all
stuff felled last winter . Burned some slash and cleared the haulin'-out
path to the next big tree I want to drop . Gotta watch that one some more
before it comes down , I saw a Pileated Woodpecker fly off it today and I
want to be certain they don't have a nest in it . No problem , there are a
couple of smaller ones nearby that I'll use that same path to haul out of
the woods .
I sure hope I'm as spry as you sound when I get that old . I think the key
is to keep on doing as much as you can , even if it hurts sometimes . The
day I dread is the day I can't hold the Harley up ... and have to start
draggin' a sidecar .
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