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Author Topic: Why Didn't I think of that?  (Read 951 times)

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Why Didn't I think of that?
« on: May 14, 2019, 05:02:51 PM »
Sometimes someone seeing a problem for the first time comes up with a good idea and I think, "Why didn't I think of that?"

Today I was sawing for a good friend.  He and The Doc were tail gunning.

The Doc often will use a long handled corn shovel to catch the sawdust.  She just walks along beside me and catches the sawdust so she's out of the way of a broken blade.  The sawdust gets dumped in a trash can or in a pile beyond the end of the mill for disposal later.  That way the pile of sawdust beside the mill doesn't have to be shoveled away and it doesn't kill the grass if we are sawing in someone's yard.  

My friend is particular about his grass so he brought out the storage bins.  The bins caught the sawdust.  He and the Doctor dumped them when I was adjusting logs etc. When I was sawing cedar, Dan was all about saving the sawdust.

"Why didn't I think of that?"  I don't think I'll do this all the time but it did save a lot of shovel work.



 
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Re: Why Didn't I think of that?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 05:16:56 PM »
I think that is most excellent. 
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Re: Why Didn't I think of that?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 06:52:33 PM »
The ones on wheels are good to drag right into the trailer as well when you are finishing up and drive off.

Cleanup is just as important when talking customer service...leave it as you found it, plus a whack or two :)
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Re: Why Didn't I think of that?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 07:40:52 PM »
Pretty clever idea!  ;)  8)
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Re: Why Didn't I think of that?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 08:26:45 PM »
I like it. Thank you!!! 8)
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Re: Why Didn't I think of that?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 10:06:34 PM »
   Neat idea. I like simple things. My last sawing was on the lot in front of my house where I want to protect the grass so I laid down 2 - 8X10 tarps overlapping a foot or so with a footpath between them and the mill. It worked pretty well and I bagged up the sawdust for oil sweep for a couple of people who wanted some. Big open bins would be easier to fill than 50 lb feed sacks but I had plenty of feed sacks available.
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Re: Why Didn't I think of that?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 09:07:45 PM »
I've tried several things including tarps.  Besides catching the sawdust with the big shovel, this has worked as well as anything.  Of course the shovel method requires a long handled shovel and a person to operate it. :D 
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Re: Why Didn't I think of that?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 04:03:36 PM »
 

 
nuff said

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Re: Why Didn't I think of that?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 05:40:37 PM »
   I tried the bucket trick but it conflicted with my wheel every time we'd pass it when getting low.
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Re: Why Didn't I think of that?
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 09:21:52 PM »
I like this way too!



 



 
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