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Re: All of the sudden, it just died!
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2005, 08:58:29 AM »
I had started the mill and let it warm up a little bit after I put the saw head all the way up because I was geting ready to cut the legs off a 3 legged table to level it.  I got the table set and then engaged the clutch and BLAH. Died. Would not fire for nothing. I figured it was fuel, flooded some how. Well. I left it set and went back out and just jumped up on it to do a visual and found this. 

3 guesses?  :)

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When ya look closely, dat stud don't have saw marks does it?   ???   ;D
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Re: All of the sudden, it just died!
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2005, 03:31:58 PM »
Dats really really funny der yooper boy. >:(  ;)  :D
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Re: All of the sudden, it just died!
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2005, 11:14:58 PM »
Jeff

Thats a good idea on the table legs. However it reminded me of the guy I used to work with in the Twin Cities. He bought a very nice antique table and drove his Mercedes Benz all the way to Pennsylvannia to pick it up. He threw a furniture pad on the roof and tied that fine table on the car with the legs sticking up. When he arrived back home after driving 2400 miles over many days, he pulled into his driveway, reached up and hit the button on his garage door opener, drove into his garage, and made firewood out of that table.  ;D ;D

It was at least 6 months before he confessed to what he had done.
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Re: All of the sudden, it just died!
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2005, 11:30:00 PM »
AND THAT reminds me of what my dad did one time.  We lived on the salt river, which runs in a deep river valley. We lived on the crest of the hill. Well, dad used to mow part of the hill by tying a rope to the mower and lowering it down and pulling it up. Well, he burnt up a couple 4 cycle mowers because of the angle they were on. No lube. SO... He decided that he was going to splurge and buy a lawn boy 2 cycle.  He went down to the ace hardware in midland and picked one up. Hauled it hom,e in the trunk of the 76 ford LTD. When he got home, he pulled into the carport and popped the trunk, then got out and unloaded the mower behind the car.  Mom hollered out to him so he goes inside to see what she wants. Not sure what it was noow, or where it was that he needed to go right away, but he jumped in the car and took off backwards. Yep, right up on the New Lawn Boy. He didnt go far as the mower caught, tipped up on edge, and the deck held both rear wheels off the ground.  I didnt here it happen , but I heard it after he got out of the car. This was one of thosre things that "could even make a preacher cuss"  :D    I HEARD THAT! :D

He had to use a jack to get the mower out. THe poor thing was like a table with one leg to short. push it down on one corner and another cornere would lift 2 inches off the ground. :D
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Re: All of the sudden, it just died!
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2005, 11:35:58 PM »
Gotten a couple mowers like that before.............. now I know how they got that way! :o :D :D :D

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Re: All of the sudden, it just died!
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2005, 10:34:07 AM »
I'm assuming it wasn't a Chippendale table, was it?

flipping the table upside down on a level surface....good.

maybe using a laser level on a tripod to get 4 clear marks....quick,  but double check each with rule.

cut with nice little finish pull saw.  Marples makes 'em for the box stores.  Awesome hand tool.


Using a WoodMizer to trim table legs...  Priceless!


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Re: All of the sudden, it just died!
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2005, 10:40:04 AM »
This is why I needed a 10 lb flyswatter:


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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2005, 10:53:43 AM »
To keep Tammy off the tables?  :D
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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2005, 11:12:13 AM »

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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2005, 01:50:06 PM »
.FINE LOOKIN' TABLES AND LADY.   SEE WHY YOU CHOOSE THE METHOD.
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Re: All of the sudden, it just died!
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2005, 09:28:45 PM »
Hey Jeff, refresh my memory, how thick are those tables?

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Re: All of the sudden, it just died!
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2005, 09:47:10 PM »
oh, a guess, 4 or 5 inches.
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« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2005, 09:54:18 PM »
A guess. ::)
Close enough!
Found a maple I might see about doing that with, haven't decided yet.

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Re: All of the sudden, it just died!
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2005, 10:06:04 PM »
Get yer drag saw out!  Wait, you aint got a dragsaw.  :-\  ;D
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« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2005, 10:11:24 PM »
Very funny! :'(
I do still have the 3120 with the 72" bar though. ;D

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« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2005, 11:57:55 AM »
You have a 3120 with a WHAT :o Is that your bucking/limbing saw?
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« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2005, 12:11:22 PM »
Yeah sure, I can just barely keep the tip off the ground!  :o

I bought it to do some big slabbing with and make cookies from some of these big butts.
It'll make cookies a LOT faster then Jeff's drag saw..... just not as much fun! ;D

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Re: All of the sudden, it just died!
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2005, 04:59:26 PM »
i seen that saw of furbys and i would'nt want to run it very long at all  :o :o
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« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2005, 04:17:07 PM »
I can do that when it gets light and if it quits raining. I got the legs cut but its still on the mill.

No table, no supper. :D :D ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2005, 04:19:29 PM »
Jeff

Thats a good idea on the table legs. However it reminded me of the guy I used to work with in the Twin Cities. He bought a very nice antique table and drove his Mercedes Benz all the way to Pennsylvannia to pick it up. He threw a furniture pad on the roof and tied that fine table on the car with the legs sticking up. When he arrived back home after driving 2400 miles over many days, he pulled into his driveway, reached up and hit the button on his garage door opener, drove into his garage, and made firewood out of that table.  ;D ;D

It was at least 6 months before he confessed to what he had done.

Now that's a good story. :D ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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