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Did something dumb today.
« on: February 26, 2019, 10:48:19 PM »
I made a cut and then went to raise the head so I could return it for the next cut.  Apparently I lowered the saw on accident instead of raised.  When I pulled the saw, the back of the blade hit the log and the blade came off the wheels.  At first I thought the blade broke, then I realized what had actually happened.  The blade appeared undamaged, but I was leery about putting it back on.  I figure at the least, some teeth got damaged.  Whos done this?
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 11:01:14 PM »
Happens more times than I care to admit, forget which way to move dial.  Blade should be ok.  I like to finish a cut, turn the log raise the blade up about a 1/4 of a turn and pull back and do not see the bump sticking up till it catches the blade and everything comes to a stop. Or the all time bonehead, turn about a 4x 10 cant up on high side forget to raise up stops and have it fall over in the middle and jam the whole works up and end with a zig zag blade.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 11:34:56 PM »
Nope, not me, never hit the right trigger instead of the right thumb button.  ;) That's my story and I am sticking to it!!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 11:59:00 PM »
After 11,500 hours, my blade door on the mast side has a jagged hole in it where countless  blades have hit Because of various unintelligent moves. A common one for me is leaving the feed lever in the business position but having the speed control knob completely off. The lube mizer keeps squirting and, using pdiesel for lube,  enough of it accumulates on the blade. Hit the auto clutch on and the blade spins out on the diesel causing it to fly off, just as its winding up. I could go on for many chapters of Dumbness. Should write a book called Percys Pinheaded Sawmilling Techniques. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 05:35:10 AM »
When sawing or logging I have a prescription for one-dumb-aday and use it.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 06:35:13 AM »
I've done it maybe twice since I've had my mill, then I started following what's written in the book!

When the blade exits the cut, disengage it for the gig back to the front!  ;)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 07:22:17 AM »
A better question might be "who hasn't done this........... Yet." :D :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 07:39:47 AM »
Thanks for the replies everybody.  I enjoyed them all.  The thing is, I always disengage.  I must have disengaged and then tried to go back while it was slowing down.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 07:48:18 AM »
This is why I am putting a "laser" on mine.  I at least one time hit my setworks down button before I had cleared the back (near) end of the log and tried to stretch my blade.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2019, 08:09:07 AM »
   Yeah, I have bumped the down toggle on my setworks after raising the head then lowered and knocked the blade off. Usually no damage is done, just a little embarrassment if others happen to be watching.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2019, 08:54:58 AM »
Ill take the 5th 😎😎😎😎😎
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2019, 08:57:09 AM »
Been there done that multiple times.
No cure for it in my case as inattention is a constant trait of mine 
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2019, 11:31:58 AM »
Now we know why Cook always used plywood for blade covers. In recent years they caved in to the "me too" market pressure and went to steel covers. I'm lucky to have bought my mill before the change. I have yet to trash a blade by knocking it off on the return, despite having done it at least several times a year. I strive not to do this unless I have an audience.

audience  Dictionary result for audience
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    the assembled spectators or listeners at a public event, such as a play, movie, concert, or sawmill demonstration.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2019, 11:58:50 AM »
Pete, I feel like you might have added that last part.  Lol.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2019, 01:32:58 PM »
There are so many things you have to be aware of while milling,  Being tired and hot can cause lose of focus.  

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2019, 02:47:53 PM »
ayup it happens

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2019, 03:10:10 PM »
I made a cut and then went to raise the head so I could return it for the next cut.  Apparently I lowered the saw on accident instead of raised.  When I pulled the saw, the back of the blade hit the log and the blade came off the wheels.  At first I thought the blade broke, then I realized what had actually happened.  The blade appeared undamaged, but I was leery about putting it back on.  I figure at the least, some teeth got damaged.  Whos done this?
that's just nonsense.  it's NEVER happened in bullard, texas!
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2019, 05:23:30 PM »
I looked closer at that blade today.  One tooth was almost completely sheered off.  I think I will not send that back to resharp.
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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2019, 07:48:06 PM »
Ill take the 5th 😎😎😎😎😎
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2019, 08:37:11 PM »
Well, there is a saying on the haul road, that there is two kinds of truck drivers, those that have crashed and those that are going to.

Some things are just a whole lot alike, and yea I have done it, but I ain't admitting it. 
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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2019, 09:04:40 PM »
Yep been there done that happens when I am in a hurry.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2019, 09:39:54 PM »
This has never ever happened to me......although I'm pretty sure that when it did happen that either the mill misunderstood my intentions and prematurely backed up or sensed the Head-Up switch contact as a Head-Back contact through some kind of inherent glitch or electrical impulse fault either of which results in a lot of cussing.  Of course, there's always the possibility that somebody UP there thought I was working too hard and needed a rest.......and those are my top three stories and I'm sticking to them all!

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2019, 07:33:47 AM »
Now we know why Cook always used plywood for blade covers. In recent years they caved in to the "me too" market pressure and went to steel covers. I'm lucky to have bought my mill before the change. I have yet to trash a blade by knocking it off on the return, despite having done it at least several times a year. I strive not to do this unless I have an audience.

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I have a timber harvester looks like cooks but came well before them and it has the plywood panels. One time on site with a customer I threw a blade and it stuck in the plywood. I turned to the customer and said you now see why its plywood and not steel. He laughed and said it must have happened a time or two based on the holes in your plywood. I smiled and said it happens more than I like to admit.

Best part about plywood is I saved many blades and I can make new covers in no time at all.
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« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2019, 08:32:12 AM »
I've done what the OP describes more times than I'd like to admit.  Whether I try to put the band on and try it depends on what I'm cutting and if I can afford to risk a dive.  If you put it on and get it turning and don't see any visible blurp in one spot, then try it slowly on wood.  If it's good, run it.  Just make sure to feed slow and cautious at first.
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« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2019, 10:04:42 AM »
I've done what the OP describes more times than I'd like to admit.  Whether I try to put the band on and try it depends on what I'm cutting and if I can afford to risk a dive.  If you put it on and get it turning and don't see any visible blurp in one spot, then try it slowly on wood.  If it's good, run it.  Just make sure to feed slow and cautious at first.
Ive pondered putting mabey 3/8 plywood on the inside of my blade doors. Seen it done on many mills...Or I could just be more careful ;D ;D
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« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2019, 10:13:30 AM »
Unless somebody saw it and states otherwise, no I have never done that!  Just line I have never hit the down toggle on the set works with the blade in a kerf!    :-X ::)

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« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2019, 02:06:43 PM »
Unless somebody saw it and states otherwise, no I have never done that!  Just line I have never hit the down toggle on the set works with the blade in a kerf!    :-X ::)
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« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2019, 03:06:19 PM »
We always told the nervous boys getting stitches, and worried they might cry, "what happens in the ED, stays in the ED."  Or another favorite, " If a man says something, and no woman is around to hear it, is he still wrong!"  I think we are safe sharing our "learning experiences" here! :)

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« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2019, 03:54:42 PM »
I dunno Doc, I always found that reminding them 'Chicks dig scars' usually worked well, if they were of a certain age bracket, say 11 to about 85 years of age.  ;D :D
 And NO, if a woman wasn't around to hear/see it, it didn't happen, (until she heard about it from 'her friend').
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« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2019, 04:02:36 PM »
A "blade" describes various cutting devices that invariably hit every other freaking device in close proximity.

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« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2019, 04:53:15 PM »
I keep coming back to these posts, primarily because a day seldom goes by without me doing something dumb.
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« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2019, 05:45:30 PM »
this one should be as popular as the weather post, happens everyday. :D

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« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2019, 12:46:59 PM »
If this were to happen to me me it usually wouldn't be the end of the log, it would be the hump or knot I forget about and don't raise the blade to clear it.  That is "if" it were to happen to me...... (I did just exactly that Saturday with a new and potentially very good customer off bearing).

The odds of sawing into the log stops or clamp, knocking a blade off or forgetting to drop the toe boards is directly proportionate to the size of the audience and value of the log.  
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« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2019, 01:26:31 PM »
Well being a bit tired and a bit lazy at the end of the day, I did the dumbest thing ever, i consulted with the only occupation that allows you to be wrong 100% of the time and still have that job, you guessed it, the weather man.  Clear skies over night, so no need to go dig out the metal sheeting to cover the days worth of sticker'ed lumber, will just do it in the morning.  Well 1 foot of snow later, I now have SCD (snow covered drying), a close cousin to another disease with a similar acronym.  As for what else I have done dumb lately, no one has that much time or desire to read that much in a single post...... :-\

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« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2019, 02:41:16 PM »
Well, a really cold, dry snow may be good for dehydrating your lumber.  We are supposed to get about 7 of just that this weekend so maybe Ill give it a try.   :D
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« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2019, 09:48:13 AM »
my mill is manual up and down via a crank, i've gone the wrong way twice now and threw the blade when returning to home position, both times when theres an audience of course

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« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2019, 10:59:54 AM »
Yep, thats how I did it.  Manual mill.  Turned handle wrong way and yanked mill back toward other end.
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« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2019, 06:24:57 AM »
I need to make an appointment with my doctor for misuse of my one-dumb-aday prescription.  I used 3 yesterday.
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« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2019, 07:59:24 AM »
Definitely hate to overdose on that prescription.  Maybe your doctor just needs to up your dose.
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« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2019, 08:46:39 AM »
I think if you are using 3 a day, you prob. need treatment.  abuse potential is real!!!   :D

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« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2019, 10:00:51 AM »
I need to make an appointment with my doctor for misuse of my one-dumb-aday prescription.  I used 3 yesterday.
How early did you start and how late did you go?
Good luck at the pharmacy getting that prescription filled.
When I asked the pharmacist for patience they told me it was on back order.
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« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2019, 10:16:21 AM »
Not sure if I learned anything reading this page.  :D
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« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2019, 02:57:31 PM »
Maybe someone should start a Whatcha' dumbin' thread.

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« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2019, 04:35:25 PM »
Luckily for me, I havent done anything dumb since I started this thread a week ago.  Do you believe me?
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« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2019, 04:44:52 PM »
Not sure if I have done anything dumb today cause my wife is working till 9 pm.  she will let me know when she gets home.lol.  As well, the day is still young.

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« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2019, 06:17:29 PM »
FireFighter,

No, not really, then again, maybe you just haven't done anything since you started this thread ;D, that would change my opinion to plausible :D

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agreed, I always say the day is still young enough for a lot to go wrong :-\ 

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« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2019, 07:42:51 PM »
OK, my turn I guess. Nice day today and I have cabin fever. I haven't cut in a couple of months now and there is this 65' snag I have to look at each time I leave my driveway. It's been there 15 years. A rotten EWP locked into a leaning 75' maple. It's a 'little' tricky and last March I did a much more dangerous complex 4 way tie-up right next to it (all hurricane Irene damage).
Anyway, before diving in, I wanted to get my sea legs back and had all these pines and one oak that had been down nearly as long. They needed to be bucked into something drag able, and some were a little hung up at head height. Lots of little forces involved with the twists and crotch jams. Well, you guessed it, I mis-judged the loading on one and got the saw pinched good in the oak. I didn't have another saw handy and didn't want to walk back, tried the wedge thing (as you can see in the photo), but wound up cutting it out with an ax. NO, I did not hit the bar or the chain with the ax. It was like surgery (OK Doc, maybe not quite surgery, but it worked fine, allow me the metaphor). I got it out. Still feel stupid though. The photographic evidence provided shows the saw just prior to removal after I had freed it up.
I did get the big snag down, but it took most of the day with trying to plan the way it shifted with each 4' chunk I took off the bottom. I did a LOT of wedge pounding, more than I have ever done on a single tree, let alone in a single day. Used every wedge I had in my pouch. My dumbest move of the day was around 3:30 when I realized I could not longer control either ax or saw above my shoulder height. I should have quit for the day, but I wanted that DanG tree on the ground and kept going. Now I feel pretty darn sore (I did get it down and bucked). Not using those muscles for several months sure has put a hurtin' on me. I could crawl into bed right now, but I am expected at the neighbors to shoot pool and be jovial in a little while. Time for more Advil.


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« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2019, 07:55:06 PM »
OG,

Well overall seems like a success story, just the scenic route was taken was all.  At least it was Advil, had it been Tylenol, you'd have to have stopped every 4 hours for some more :D and that snag might not have been completed in a single day.  See, not so dumb after all.   8)

glad to see it all come together in the end, and you are still in one piece to boot, a win / win in my books

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« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2019, 11:32:15 PM »
That definitely sounded like a challenge, OG, but you persevered in the end.  Thats a good day.  Now rest those arms.
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« Reply #49 on: March 10, 2019, 01:23:57 AM »
OG, at least you didn't get your panties in a bunch when you got your bar in a pinch.  sign of maturity.   smiley_old_guy

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« Reply #50 on: March 10, 2019, 01:59:56 AM »
Getting a bar pinched is part of the job. If you don't expect to have that happen from time to time, you just aren't realistic. I am actually surprised it didn't happen more than once today with all the odd cutting I was doing. As for the advil, never did take any until I got in the house at the end of the day. Too little, too late. I am about to take my third dose now at 2am. Snow coming in soon. I'd better get to bed so i can get up and plow at 5am. Probably no cutting tomorrow.
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« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2019, 05:09:07 PM »
Well, did it again today.  Didnt raise blade high enough to clear the cant. Drag back and bang.  No damage to blade this time though.  
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« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2019, 06:44:11 PM »
I was sawing and got about 5 in and realized I was about 2 to deep and banged the housing around the band wheels on a cut off branch.  Tried to back out and the whole band popped off. Wasnt even thinking when I did it. 

What is the best way to get a band out?

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« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2019, 06:47:52 PM »
 . . . . What is the best way to get a band out?
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« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2019, 06:52:13 PM »
   I keep a couple of felling wedges and a small ax or hammer and if I have to back the band out I drive the wedge in to give me more clearance. Unfortunately it is usually easier to free a band 5' into the cut than one that is stuck 5" in. If I can't get it out with the wedges you may have to cut off the board/flitch/slab you were cutting with a chainsaw or handsaw. This is often a hard spot to reach due to the head position in these circumstances. 
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« Reply #55 on: March 11, 2019, 07:24:27 PM »
Yes, tap wedge(s) in to raise the board and then use a cutoff section of a broken blade to clear the sawdust.



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« Reply #56 on: March 11, 2019, 07:30:28 PM »
If you have to take a blade out in pieces, or if it is damaged beyond repair, you can break it into pieces without tools by folding a section tight, and it will break.  

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« Reply #57 on: March 11, 2019, 07:32:07 PM »

Not pretty but it does the job.  ;D
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« Reply #58 on: March 11, 2019, 08:25:09 PM »
Lynn,

 I've seen you post the broken band to remove sawdust before but why? I have not noticed the sawdust creating a problem to pull the blade back. Then again, I have not tried removing the sawdust first. Do you find it binds or prevents the movement of the band? You must or you would not be removing the sawdust. ???
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« Reply #59 on: March 11, 2019, 08:48:59 PM »
cannot believe you do not have nice maple handles riveted to that blade



 
The Plasti-Dip handle works just fine Doc. 


 
It's the same thing that I use on the ends of all of my Logrite tools to repair/prevent damage to the rubber grip.


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« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2019, 09:34:23 PM »
brilliant!  I thought it was electrical tape in the other pic.  I was just kidden ya.  all your repairs are first class, lots of good ideas.

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« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2019, 09:55:41 PM »
I like the handheld piece of blade.  I could make one from the blade I messed up, but then my son would probably get ahold of it and use it as a sword.
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« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2019, 10:03:28 PM »
Some day in the future when lasers are being used to cut boards from standing trees an archaeologist will find that tool and hang it in a museum with some story about how we used those to saw lumber with!!  :D 
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« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2019, 10:05:35 PM »
What happens to our mind in the cold. The other day at 17* and gusty at times I decided to go cut some ewp. I usually take two saws cause if I have only one Ill get it pinched up! Well got the big saw pinched bucking off the top. Grabbed my smaller limbing saw, it needed gas n oil and I was getting cold. Filled it with gas and was putting in the bar n chain oil. Wait! You gotta be kidding me! Ive been running chain saw for 58 years and pulled a first. Put gas in oiler n oil in the gas tank! I didnt try starting it thinking the oil was too cold to fire up! I drained it into a bucket I had on the tractor, refilled and went back to work. Still scratching my head on that one!!
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« Reply #64 on: March 11, 2019, 10:09:35 PM »
I'm only half that bad.  I caught it when I put the oil in the gas.  I wouldn't have told, except you already did.  Banjo
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« Reply #65 on: March 11, 2019, 10:17:07 PM »
I havent told anybody around here! 🤫
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« Reply #66 on: March 11, 2019, 10:33:12 PM »
A few weeks ago I filled my gas tank with oil but noticed my mistake before I put the cap on.  Later I forgot to put the oil cap on and noticed it when.......
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« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2019, 10:46:58 PM »
The lids on my ms460 are good at that, if you get in a hurry and dont check it.  Banjo
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« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2019, 10:52:05 PM »
A few weeks ago I filled my gas tank with oil but noticed my mistake before I put the cap on.  Later I forgot to put the oil cap on and noticed it when.......
You know all you guys think what you did was REALLY dumb, I know I would. BUT, I can tell you that I have always been so concerned about making this same error that I Never pour gas in the hole until I look down it and make sure that this is 'the hole that the gas goes in'. I don't know why, but I NEVER trust myself, and I have never (yet) made that mistake, and BOY do I know how the cold can make a sane solid man into and idiot for just a moment or two. I expect my turn will come someday too, I just haven't lived long enough to make that mistake...yet.
 I get the feeling this thread may need a "did something dumb today 219, 2020, 2021, etc." because if you haven't done something dumb, you ain't doing much.
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« Reply #69 on: March 11, 2019, 10:57:13 PM »
There's thems that screw up and thems that  :-X
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« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2019, 12:24:52 AM »
Read this thread again and still havent learned anything. :)
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« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2019, 08:32:10 AM »
You shoulda learned   smiley_book2_page  what you shouldna did.  smiley_dizzy 
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« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2019, 09:19:02 AM »
I did, but it doesnt help me. :)
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« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2019, 09:24:36 AM »
Me either.  Just bumble along and (try to) get up when I fall.  ::)
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« Reply #74 on: March 12, 2019, 10:14:38 AM »
Just reading about something usually dont help.  You have to experience it.  So after the saw cap came off, twice I now double check to make sue its not going to oil my leg for me..  Sometime It takes a couple lessons.  If they are good enough lessons ,once is usually enough, like when I got my head busted for not wearing a hard hat when falling a tree.  I have never cut one since without one on.  Banjo
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« Reply #75 on: March 12, 2019, 10:45:43 AM »
End of the day went to refill the chainsaw with fuel.  Opened the cap and then found I was out of fuel mix.  Filled the gallon container with fresh gas  and then proceeded to pour the small container of mix into the saw rather than the gallon of gas.  Let the saw drain overnight but still ran rough for next tank.
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« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2019, 04:55:30 PM »
. . . What happens to our mind in the cold. . . 
At - 35*F, you could imagine the knuckle headed moves I've made.
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« Reply #77 on: March 12, 2019, 06:09:50 PM »
That canoe may not float after that.
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« Reply #78 on: March 12, 2019, 09:06:11 PM »
New mill owner here and I have read on here many times that people hit the log rest. 

I was like yea I can see it happening but it shouldnt be easy to do. I mean you look at the log before each cut.... turns out I was WAY WRONG. I hit the log rests on my third log. Lol what a rookie mistake.

Im sure its all depending on everything but can a band that hit the metal be resharpened ? Does it take the set out of the band? 

... very first day...at least I got it outta the way early

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« Reply #79 on: March 12, 2019, 09:21:12 PM »
 I mean you look at the log before each cut.... turns out I was WAY WRONG. I hit the log rests on my third log. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #80 on: March 12, 2019, 11:12:29 PM »
OHBucknut, I hit a log support the first time I ran the mill.  I cut halfway then it before I realized.  Luckily it was just at the very end.  Just kissing the thing probably ok.  Cutting halfway thru, probably fatal to the blade.
I just read your info on your profile page.  Be careful milking Lumber.  You can get splinters.
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« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2019, 11:14:33 PM »
at least I got it outta the way early


Trust me you didn't - it keeps coming back when you least expect it!!  There are two types of sawyers, those who try to saw off a piece of their mill, and those who LIE about not doing so...;D
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« Reply #82 on: March 13, 2019, 11:01:33 AM »
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Thanks for the heads up on the splinters. I since quit milking and started milling. Lol

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« Reply #83 on: Yesterday at 11:14:01 PM »
Two dumb things today.  One was totally not my fault.  Somebody ran into the back of my truck while I was stopped behind someone turning left.  Luckily the damage is minor, but still an inconvenience.

The second could have prevented by me.  I was picking up some big black oak logs that someone was giving me.  He was loading the first onto my trailer with a skidder with forks.  Put the log on trsiler and it rolled right across and off other side.  It put a good dent in my trailer fender on the way down.  I should have thought to lay something down to prevent it from rolling.  On the plus side, I got some great logs.  I think I will q saw at least a few of them.
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« Reply #84 on: Today at 07:56:46 AM »
My trailer fenders looks like pianos fell on them.  Multiple pianos :)
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« Reply #85 on: Today at 08:01:26 AM »
I have performed this act twice. The most embarrassing thing it was the same customer about two years apart. While cutting the first slab off; find my first cut hight, engage blade, turn on debarker, engage debarker with the wood as I start through the cut. As I am coming out the other end, move debarker out, switch off the debarker, switch of the auto clutch as soon as the blade clears the log. I got myself out of sync and shut off the auto clutch instead of the debarker. The saw makes an interesting noise when the blade stops before it clears wood.

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Been there a few times too 
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« Reply #87 on: Today at 10:10:39 AM »
I once thought I could put a log on the deck without the log stops up.  The log had a swoop that was up and it rolled off the back of the mill.  bent my trough and broke a few parts of the energy chain.  also deformed my sprinkler pump house lid.  This is starting to feel like a group therapy meeting, and I finally felt comfortable sharing.  Hi, my name is Bryan! :)

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Were here to help and let you know youre not alone, Bryan.  Does anybody else want to share with the group?
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  Does anybody else want to share with the group?

Since you asked.   I put a firewood chunk into the back window of my pickup

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Hello Brian!  does that warm or cool the inside of your cab? ::)  it is firewood after all.   :laugh:

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