[ANNOUNCE] London.pm technical meeting about "What is Moose and why is it the future?" on 19th Feb 2009

Dirk Koopman djk at tobit.co.uk
Wed Jan 28 11:10:16 GMT 2009

Piers Cawley wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:10 AM, Edmund von der Burg
> <edmund.vonderburg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/1/27 Dirk Koopman <djk at tobit.co.uk>:
>>> Oh B*gg*r. Clashes with my chainsaw course and I shall be too erm.. tired to
>>> get up to London and back for the following day's gruelling cutting and
>>> moving wood (who needs a gym subscription when one has small wood to
>>> manage).
>> Chainsaw course?!?
>> What sort of woodsman are you to accept formal training?
>> Chainsawing is easy: keep the chain sharp and tight, top up petrol and
>> chain oil before you run out, rev the engine before touching the wood,
>> use the spikes to pivot the blade through the wood. NEVER cut using
>> the top of the blade. (That last bit is actually important).
> Don't forget the protective clothing. Anything that can remove the
> best part of a pound of flesh per second deserves respect and kevlar
> breeches.

Strangely, not kevlar. Actually the protection is provided by what is 
effectively a 1 cm duvet on the front of one's legs (and top of the left 
hand). The idea is that the fine fibre contained therein instantly 
snarls up the chain, stopping it dead.

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