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First time chainsaw milling using the simplest & cheapest method. Milling ash with a 30cc Stihl 170!

I believe I have found the simplest and cheapest method for chainsaw milling. I explain how it works while I attempt chainsaw milling for the first time ever. At first I use a saw I bought 5 years ago specifically for milling “A used Stihl 460 magnum”. At 76+ cc and $600+ used this is about the smallest saw most recommend for milling on an Alaskan or similar milling system.

Unfortunately for me at the end of the first cut this saw seized up. So if I wanted to finish I had to use my much smaller Stihl 170 magnum. Having less than half the power “30cc” with an Oregon Powersharp bar and chain I wasn’t expecting much. However I really really wanted to mill some slabs after waiting over 5 years to do so. To skip ahead to see the very first full slab cut off with the Stihl 170 go to 9:50

Note: I purposely did not speed up or edit any of the actual milling sequences. I wanted them to be real time so you could see how long it took to mill. As well as hear how hard the saw is working. The log in the video is a 2 foot long, 16″ dia black ash. That I cut down a few days before.

I got the basic idea for this method from Advoko MAKES definitely check out his channel and subscribe. He only puts out about 1 video a month but there worth watching.

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Quick test of the 2500 lumen 18-Volt ONE+ Hybrid LED Spotlight “as bright as led car high beams”

Just a quick test/demo of this new Ryobi 2500 lumen 18-Volt ONE+ Hybrid LED Spotlight. That you can purchase here . I bought this because I have a bit of a flashlight fetish. Ever since I was young watching the x-files watching them use those big beam inducing flashlights. I have wanted one that could do the same and now I finally have one. The light this puts out is incredible, the video barely does it justice. I have not yet tested the 12 volt option. “It comes with a cigarette lighter cable so you can power it off of a vehicle instead of the 18 volt battery”. I may put a plug on the tractor for that. But considering it has up to a 4 hour run time on a 4.0 Ah LITHIUM+ Battery. I don’t know if I will really use the 12 volt option.

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Unboxing $110 AKASO Brave 6 Plus 4k30fps 20mp touch screen action camera “Raw cam vids linked”

A quick unboxing and touch screen demo of the Akaso Brave 6 Plus 4k30fps 20mp touch screen action camera. I received this camera free for review however I am already considering purchasing a second. This is the best action camera I have ever used mainly do to how simple and intuitive it is to use. Also having great battery life and excellent video quality are not detractors ether. For $110 on amazon its almost a no brainer. Following is a list of all the raw un-edited videos I took using this camera so far.

4k Time Lapse 10 sec interval

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I bought myself a 3d printer for $156.99

So I actually bought 2 3d printers. A Anet a6 which I got a full refund on because of all the issues it had and a Kingroon 180 off of amazon that has been fantastic . I have never used a 3d printer before so I have been learning a lot. My biggest worry was learning a 3d design program but Tinkercad has made that easy. My first prints have been camera covers for my Wyze cameras so I can use them outdoors. I simply downloaded another design I liked then went ahead and modified it to my liking. You can see my resulting design here as well as a few pics of the completed prints.

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Springer Spaniel/Border Collie gets her own stock tank to cool off in.

I picked up this 90 gallon stock tank with low walls from Fleet Farm for my dog. This gives her somewhere to cool off when she is stuck in the yard on hot days. It’s also a nice place to get her clean after she cools off in the ditches and mud puddles. I believe this model cost 70 dollars, they don’t carry it anymore though. Sorry for the puppy talk…. video was just to cute not to share. She uses this tank quite a bit during the summer.

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Diy 5 gallon rabbit water bottle bucket

How I made a 5 gallon water bottle for rabbits using a bucket and rabbit drinking nipples. The water nipples I used in this video are these . You should be able to use this process to make any size water bottle for your rabbits. I used a 5 gallon bucket so I can put a bucket heaters/stock tank heaters inside it for winter. I’m putting multiple nipples on so I can place this inside one tractor then have a nipple go through to the other. That way I only need to heat 1 bucket this winter for both tractors.

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Straw hat with solar powered fan by Kool Breeze Solar Hats

Kool Breeze makes these cool “pun intended” solar powered hats with a fan built into them. I have used this hat all summer and it has worked great. You may be asking why I am posting this in the fall. Well 2 reasons 1 sales, I would assume there will be sales on these on the off season. Secondly I did not want to recommend it without testing it which I did all summer. I would also recommend a moisture wicking skull cap to wear under the hat.
Here are a few of my favorites
Mission Enduracool Cooling Helmet Liner
Under Armour Unisex-Adult Mesh II Skull Cap
Mission VaporActive Cooling Skull Cap
Under Armour Men’s ArmourVent Skull Cap
I wear one of these any time I am doing enough work to make my head sweat. Being practically bald there a great way to keep sweat out of your eyes and keep you cooler. I am not affiliated at all with kool breeze hats, I just like there product, however if you purchase an item on amazon using my links I may get a small commission.

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Where the rabbits were eating grass in there tractors for 6 weeks with close up bunny footage.

Showing where the rabbit tractors have been for the last 6 weeks. The grass in these areas started off being 4-8 inches tall and now it is right down to the ground. Starting at 1:52 is time lapse video of my male rabbit eating grass right after I first got him. At 2:08 is some closeup footage of the rabbits and there new feeder I installed. Get it here . I then talk about there winter stand and a few minor modifications I made to the tractors. The wire I used to make the top of there winter stand is this

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Building all season rabbit tractors

Putting together all season rabbit tractors I designed on tinkercad. Design video 17:49 to skip ahead to a time lapse build of the second tractor.

  • Main Materials Build list below:
  • 50 foot roll 1/2″ wire mesh for sides and top “enough to do 2 tractors.” . You could use other fence as well, this is just what I went with.
  • 2 2″x3″x8′
  • 2 2″x2″x8′
  • 4 2″x2″x 19-20″ these are the filler pieces for the inside corners of there nest area. They do not have to be perfect there just filling air gaps. Plus giving you something to attach the plywood to better.
  • 3 2″x2″x 20″? this depends on your plywood thickness if your plywood is thicker you need to make these shorter.
  • 3 2″x3″x 20″? same thing as the 3 2″x2″x 20″?
  • 5 2’x2′ plywood 6 if you want one for a roof with very little overlap. I ended up using a 2’x4′ piece for my roof’s/doors.
  • 8+ 1″x2″x8′ slat material 8 foot long. Whatever you use you want your gap spacing at a maximum of 2″ apart. This is to keep the rabbits from digging out. I did 2″ and I have found that works really well. I may try skinnier slats so even more ground is exposed and in that case I will need more slats. When I move the rabbits now they can easily ride on the slats which works well. The current width of slat may be ideal for there foot health especially in the winter. When I have them over wire mesh below the tractors.
  • 25 foot roll of rabbit wire 16 gauge 1/2″x1″ this is optional. You will use this in the winter if you raise the rabbit tractors off the ground. This is enough for 3 tractors if your a little creative, “its a foot short to fully cover 3”. I will have another video showing how I used it to get mine off the ground soon.
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Ryobi 40v string trimmer un-boxing & first full battery use

I take the new 40v Ryobi string trimmer RY40250 out for a rip. The first 11 minutes is un-boxing blabbering. If you just want to see green stuff getting destroyed skip ahead to 10:54 .

10:54 start trimming tall grass along/in ditch

15:10 showing and talking about my favorite edc knife you can buy here or save a bit and get the 6 pack
21:60 cutting thistles and other thick weeds
27:30 cutting needle thistle “the one that looks like it has sewing needles attaches to it with a really thick stem and purple flower heads
28:30 bye bye poison ivy/oak?
32:02 biggest thistle I have found 1/2″-3/4″ stem cut like butter
33:50 side by side with the 18volt hybrid trimmer
37:54 cutting sawgrass, wild rasberry bushes etc in ditch area on new property with the last of that battery

Most of the cutting with my 5ah battery was recorded in this video. It is missing about 10 minutes on the other side of my driveway. So I would say that you should get about 20-30 minutes of pure cutting out of the included 4ah battery.

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