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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2040 on: October 26, 2021, 01:56:46 PM »
So to add to the add that Wudman did when I hooked up the power broom I connected the hydraulic lines to themselves not to the broom, so no power to the broom. This was before breaking the binder.

Ball is in your court @Wudman  :D
Broom to cylinder......Broom to power.....The hoses connected.  Guess they need to be idiot proofed. ::) ::)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2041 on: October 26, 2021, 02:21:45 PM »
We find a guy to play the role of Curly and we have ourselves a tribute show.  :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2042 on: October 26, 2021, 03:20:47 PM »
We find a guy to play the role of Curly and we have ourselves a tribute show.  :D
There's more than a few guys here that could line up for that casting call. Just sayin'
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2043 on: October 26, 2021, 03:28:11 PM »
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2044 on: October 26, 2021, 04:02:40 PM »
So I went home for lunch and went out to the mill for bit, just to set up in case i can mill this evening...Found out I set the last log on the mill about four inches too far over for clamping it correctly. Not a big deal.... but I took the grapple  bucket off again... ::) 

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« Reply #2045 on: October 26, 2021, 05:12:00 PM »
 Guess they need to be idiot proofed. ::) ::)
Dad used to say as soon as something is made idiot proof, they just come out with a better class of idiot.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2046 on: October 27, 2021, 12:57:50 AM »
I noticed how many replies this post has had. I compared it to the next few pages in the sawmilling topic and its as far as I can tell, it has way more than any other. 
I conclude either sawmillers do a lot of dumb things or are one of the few honest enough to admit it....
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2047 on: October 27, 2021, 08:00:16 AM »
If you don't do something dumb once in a while, you probably aren't doing much at all. I think folks here are just humble enough to admit that and also hope to save others from repeating certain mistakes. The exceptions to this are the natural rites of passage such as milling backstops and putting a chain on backwards, which we all admit are pretty much required. Still, I am also quite certain there are some things we have all done that nobody is willing to share here. Well, not me, but some folks. :D ;D
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« Reply #2048 on: October 27, 2021, 09:06:20 AM »
We know that Murphy follows all of us around and at any given time will remind us of his primary law and subsequent corollaries.  It can happen to anyone of us at anytime.  This thread is a but meager defense against that infernal man and his laws.

Thankfully, we mostly have both a great sense of humor for our own mistakes and for what of ourselves we see in others.  Most importantly we do have some empathy for our brothers and sisters when something dumb causes some pain.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2049 on: October 27, 2021, 09:14:02 AM »
.......Most importantly we do have some empathy for our brothers and sisters when something dumb causes some pain.
I find it interesting and telling the wya in which yu chose to phrase that. Quite true though. In fact sometimes I read these and as I am grimacing and tightening my groin I also have tears of laughter on my cheeks. (Mostly because I had already make that mistake myself and could now share in the 'glory.')
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2050 on: October 27, 2021, 10:19:32 AM »
 Guess they need to be idiot proofed. ::) ::)
Dad used to say as soon as something is made idiot proof, they just come out with a better class of idiot.
Thanks for enlightening me to the fact that there are classes of idiots.  I always thought they were pretty much from the same mold.
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« Reply #2051 on: October 27, 2021, 10:29:35 AM »
We know that Murphy follows all of us around and at any given time will remind us of his primary law and subsequent corollaries.  It can happen to anyone of us at anytime.  
Especially when tired, in a hurry, or have an audience.
I had an audience member once ask in front of a group of spectators if the logs had been sustainably harvested.
My reply, (loud enough for all to hear) was these are logs from trees that came down during hurricane Irene.  This is a salvage operation.  Salvage what you can.  He left not looking back as I was looking at him as the others in the group were also.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2052 on: October 27, 2021, 10:37:02 AM »
There's more than a few guys here that could line up for that casting call. Just sayin'


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« Reply #2053 on: October 27, 2021, 10:38:44 AM »

From one of my old sergeants years ago

" If you are doing something even if it's wrong, you are still doing something."
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« Reply #2054 on: October 27, 2021, 11:43:47 AM »
GAB, I broke up reading that!! :D I wonder if he is from BC, I am surrounded by the enviro wackos.
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« Reply #2055 on: October 27, 2021, 11:59:31 AM »
GAB, I broke up reading that!! :D I wonder if he is from BC, I am surrounded by the enviro wackos.
Glad to hear it made part of your day.
In answer to your question: I have no idea where he was from.  He asked one question and I answered it.  He left and left me with the audience watching the sawing.
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« Reply #2056 on: October 27, 2021, 01:01:32 PM »
There's more than a few guys here that could line up for that casting call. Just sayin'


Are you volunteering??? smiley_blue_bounce
No thank you. I don't have any time for volunteer work these days. :D
 Actually I am probably as qualified as the next guy, but I am done with 'performance work' for a while.
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« Reply #2057 on: October 27, 2021, 02:40:23 PM »
There's more than a few guys here that could line up for that casting call. Just sayin'


Are you volunteering??? smiley_blue_bounce
No thank you. I don't have any time for volunteer work these days. :D
 Actually I am probably as qualified as the next guy, but I am done with 'performance work' for a while.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2058 on: October 31, 2021, 01:03:36 PM »
I must be slipping, Ive fit into this topic twice now in about a week. 
Were in the process of getting electricity pulled into our place. Last night I was digging the trench to lay conduit from the house to the meter base. There is a section that is pretty steep and I was backing down with the blade downhill. I was about half way down the hill and needed to move again, I lifted the blade and moved about a foot. Apparently there was a hump and the move was enough to break over and over backwards I started to go. I tried to reach out and down with the boom but it was to late and I was going for a ride. I had my seatbelt on and grabbed the oh crap bars. I went straight over backwards, then flopped over on the right side. Got the engine shut off and went to get the skiddy to flip the excavator back on its feet. All in all, Im extremely lucky to have not gotten hurt and there was no damage to the excavator. 
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« Reply #2059 on: October 31, 2021, 01:16:22 PM »
Wow!  Glad you and the equipment are ok!  I imagine your britches werent!  
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