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Re: Tramp metal collection!
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2011, 09:06:23 AM »
That was my concern/thought Chuck.  If a nail, etc. is sticking out of a tree, the inside part is usually in better shape than the outside part.

I now suspect that an "event" took place when that tree was small and the metal was removed.  But....anything is possible.  As logboy found no metal, maybe the tree ate it.   ;D
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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2011, 10:02:45 AM »
Anybody ever wonder why you dont hit metal until you have new teeth in your saw? (or blade if your a bandmiller) I swear I could saw fence posts with a set of worn out teeth and not hit a thing, but put in a new set of teeth and saw the top of a 40' tree and hit something. Oddest thing I hit was a tap in a sugar maple tree. No signs it was in there.

Last week with new  teeth in my trim saw I cut a 16 penny nail. It was horizontal in a 2x8. Never hit or saw any other nails when the log was on the mill.
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« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2011, 03:28:11 PM »
I used to workaround a high output three phase circle mill. A guy I worked with had had a pretty DanG good collection. The most impressive to me was a padlock that was set in the crotch of a tree. He said it stopped the carriage and sent half the shanks/teeth through the sheet metal roof. Wish I coulda seen that.
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« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2011, 03:47:48 PM »
I swear I could saw fence posts........ new set of teeth and saw the top of a 40' tree

That struck me as very funny, because folks that remember my original post about hitting this T fence post will remember that it was in the log approximately 43' up from the butt.  I had already sawed two 20' logs and it was broken off beneath the bark in the third log.
 

 
 

 
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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2011, 04:59:04 PM »
hackberry jake, When you said circle mill it reminded me of the sawyer I used to get my logs milled at,I broke a bucket tooth off in one of the logs I gave him to saw. I came back to pick up the lumber and he had it in his hand and he told me what happened,I pulled my wallet out and bought him a full set of inserts for his blade. I didnt have enough money left to pay him for the sawing. He jumped on his loader and loaded me and said pay me when ever you get back around. the next morning I got coffee and stopped and paid him. we became best of friends after that and had a 25 year friendship until he passed away about 10 years ago,I think that is where I got the sawdust bug. He kept that bucket tooth on his desk as a paper weight for over 20 years ;D Tim

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« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2011, 06:28:49 PM »
That is a great story. One of the strangest things I hit was a post hole digger in the fork of a tree.
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« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2011, 06:11:50 AM »
That is a great story. One of the strangest things I hit was a post hole digger in the fork of a tree.
:D :D :D :D I have always found my best stuff in the crotches,two weeks ago I sliced a golf ball in half. The story about the bucket tooth has always stuck in my head from day one! I had a lot of respect for the older gentlemen and was told by others that he was a real pain in the a-- to deal with,if he didnt like you he would not saw your logs. I guess looking back at it now he was my mentor,he would tell me what to look for and all the good stuff,any time I would go and pick up lumber I would be there at least 2 hours ;) Tim

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« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2011, 07:24:16 AM »
Crotch Rock.   :-\

 
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« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2011, 02:16:00 PM »
Crotch Rock.   :-\

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« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2011, 08:35:46 PM »
MM, that just ain't right! :D :D
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« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2011, 05:50:13 PM »
when you cut survivors from old tornado area's its amazing what you find in the trees.   ive found imbedded grass and nails ect, but ive heard of circle blades and other tools jammed into the tree a few inches . generally the 16' mark indicates a duck house .  actually anywhere from 10 to 16 ft i think you put wood duck houses.

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« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2011, 09:39:28 PM »
Last year, I was sawing some SYP and hit a cannonball. It was one inch in diameter and was buried about six inches in the tree. Then I found out that the guy I was sawing for had a one inch diameter cannon and was fond of shooting at trees.
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« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2011, 10:00:47 PM »
Last year, I was sawing some SYP and hit a cannonball. It was one inch in diameter and was buried about six inches in the tree. Then I found out that the guy I was sawing for had a one inch diameter cannon and was fond of shooting at trees.
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