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By Brian Bellis (mootpoint)

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#1: Aldege Cholette (Aldege) on Mar 13, 2019 [SPOILER]

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#2: Kurt Kowalczyk (bahabro) on Mar 13, 2019
looks kinda like the silhouette of the porcelain throne with the lid up, seen from behind...
#3: Kurt Kowalczyk (bahabro) on Mar 13, 2019
could be, Al...or maybe pinball. idk, but now I'm keen to know the answer :)
#4: Bill Eisenmann (Bullet) on Mar 13, 2019 [SPOILER]
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#5: Meg Smith (mamadragonfreak) on Mar 13, 2019
i am looking down a long hallway at the windows on the far end. floor and celing and far wall are black. side walls are white or more windows.
#6: Kristen Coolman (kristen) on Mar 13, 2019 [SPOILER]
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#7: Boaty (mcboatface) on Mar 13, 2019
Close-up of a stapler?
#8: Aldege Cholette (Aldege) on Mar 13, 2019 [SPOILER]
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#9: Norma Dee (norm0908) on Mar 13, 2019
I, too, thought stapler.
#10: Carol Brand (KarylAnn) on Mar 13, 2019
Armchair seen from behind.
#11: Kristen Coolman (kristen) on Mar 13, 2019
A ring box, opened for the purpose of "popping the question"?
#12: Koreen Marcum (mom24plus) on Mar 13, 2019
really tall waffle iron or a hand pressing clothes with an old-fashioned iron
#13: Koreen Marcum (mom24plus) on Mar 13, 2019
ship with LOTS of black smoke...maybe needs an engine overhaul
#14: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Mar 13, 2019
Lots of great guesses. I should give some hints.

#1 It is a silhouette. This is only the important part of a much more extensive illustration.

#2 It is meant to be instructive about how to do a very dangerous job safely.

Fell free to axe me some yes or no questions for additional information.
#15: Joe (infrapinklizzard) on Mar 13, 2019 [SPOILER]
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#16: Lollipop (lollipop) on Mar 13, 2019
Is it a chain saw cutting a notch in a tree to bring it down? It's what I first thought, but I'm much better at word puzzles than guess-the-image, so I thought, "Nah, can't be" and didn't comment. Now after your hints I'm thinking maybe I was right after all?
#17: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Mar 13, 2019
Those are the chain saw cuts to safely bring down a tree. It will fall in the direction of the wedge cut once you release the last bit.
#18: Dan Tomlinson (goode2shoes) on Mar 14, 2019
There's no safe way to take down a tree with a chain saw. Things happen. Tree breaks, wind blows, limbs fall out, ect
#19: Joe (infrapinklizzard) on Mar 14, 2019
That's like saying there's no safe way to drive a car. Both activities will always be dangerous, but you must admit that some ways are definitely safer than others.
#20: Kurt Kowalczyk (bahabro) on Mar 14, 2019
ditto Joe...been doing it a long time. I've seen morons who think they know what they're doing and I'm just plain scared. Really, I'm typically the one to do the felling...(golf course work...major part of the winter is taking down the stuff that died over the course of the year. You can't do it with golfers around, and it's helpful to have frozen ground so damage isn't done to the turf. Besides, what else you gotta do in the cold? You got 100 or so tree to take down, 1000's to prune, and the work/burning the material keeps you warm)

But I will say that someone who's good can place even a severely leaning tree in the total opposite direction with a double-notch and roll. I've seen/done take down a huge tree, making it roll around another to land seamlessly on the ground. Even without the mechanical advantages of wedges or ropes/come-alongs. It's math and physics. And a good one can just "see" where they want to put it and make it so. There are safe ways, and there are even college courses on the subject. And yes, I do have a degree
#21: Kurt Kowalczyk (bahabro) on Mar 14, 2019
honestly, it's one of the coolest things you can physically watch...a huge object start to fall one way, twist mid-air and turn in a different direction. It's completely physics, but to see it seems like it defies the laws of physics. Seriously, it can be considered a work of art.

It might sound "off", but the largest hazard isn't the cutting and falling of tons and tons of weight. More people get hurt after it hits the ground. Somewhat experienced ppl get complacent and think they're out of harms way after they see it fall. But depending on the contour of the ground, shape of the tree, etc, they can and will bounce. Dan, trees don't randomly break. They'll have a hollow spot. You survey what you cut before you cut it. And if the wind is blowing that hard or against you, you simply just don't cut that tree on that day. I think the driving thing was a fantastic analogy! So many car accidents cuz ppl think they're good when they are not. Or they get distracted....And I'll guarantee you that more ppl die in car accidents than in tree-felling incidents. And why is that? Cuz everyone under the sun thinks that they're a good driver, when they are not. Not the same with tree-cutting. They're more careful, in my opinion, cuz they know it's dangerous. Ppl driving a car forget they are at the wheel behind a 4000 lb death machine. Truth is... most all accidents are avoidable. But they happen. By ordinary complacent folk
#22: Kurt Kowalczyk (bahabro) on Mar 14, 2019
On average, I watch 3-4 ppl run a red light each day. for what? to get someplace a minute faster? If one minute is that big of an issue that you'll risk your life and others, then just leave one minute earlier. But it happens every day. Hell, you can sit at a light and watch 3-4 ppl do it every time that light cycles. Insanity!
#23: Velma Warren (Shiro) on Mar 14, 2019
#24: JoDeen Mozena (ozymoe) on Mar 15, 2019 [SPOILER]
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