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Offline randy d

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« 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.

au∑di∑ence  Dictionary result for audience
/ˈŰdēəns/
noun

  • 1.
    the assembled spectators or listeners at a public event, such as a play, movie, concert, or sawmill demonstration.
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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Re: Did something dumb today.
« 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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Re: Did something dumb today.
« 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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Re: Did something dumb today.
« 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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Re: Did something dumb today.
« 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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Re: Did something dumb today.
« 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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Re: Did something dumb today.
« 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 7Ē of just that this weekend so maybe Iíll give it a try.   :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« 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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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2019, 10:59:54 AM »
Yep, thatís how I did it.  Manual mill.  Turned handle wrong way and yanked mill back toward other end.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« 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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