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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2019, 09:34:23 PM »
brilliant!  I thought it was electrical tape in the other pic.  I was just kidden ya.  all your repairs are first class, lots of good ideas.
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« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2019, 09:55:41 PM »
I like the handheld piece of blade.  I could make one from the blade I messed up, but then my son would probably get ahold of it and use it as a sword.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2019, 10:03:28 PM »
Some day in the future when lasers are being used to cut boards from standing trees an archaeologist will find that tool and hang it in a museum with some story about how we used those to saw lumber with!!  :D 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2019, 10:05:35 PM »
What happens to our mind in the cold. The other day at 17* and gusty at times I decided to go cut some ewp. I usually take two saws cause if I have only one Ill get it pinched up! Well got the big saw pinched bucking off the top. Grabbed my smaller limbing saw, it needed gas n oil and I was getting cold. Filled it with gas and was putting in the bar n chain oil. Wait! You gotta be kidding me! Ive been running chain saw for 58 years and pulled a first. Put gas in oiler n oil in the gas tank! I didnt try starting it thinking the oil was too cold to fire up! I drained it into a bucket I had on the tractor, refilled and went back to work. Still scratching my head on that one!!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #64 on: March 11, 2019, 10:09:35 PM »
I'm only half that bad.  I caught it when I put the oil in the gas.  I wouldn't have told, except you already did.  Banjo
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« Reply #65 on: March 11, 2019, 10:17:07 PM »
I havent told anybody around here! 🤫
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #66 on: March 11, 2019, 10:33:12 PM »
A few weeks ago I filled my gas tank with oil but noticed my mistake before I put the cap on.  Later I forgot to put the oil cap on and noticed it when.......
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« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2019, 10:46:58 PM »
The lids on my ms460 are good at that, if you get in a hurry and dont check it.  Banjo
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2019, 10:52:05 PM »
A few weeks ago I filled my gas tank with oil but noticed my mistake before I put the cap on.  Later I forgot to put the oil cap on and noticed it when.......
You know all you guys think what you did was REALLY dumb, I know I would. BUT, I can tell you that I have always been so concerned about making this same error that I Never pour gas in the hole until I look down it and make sure that this is 'the hole that the gas goes in'. I don't know why, but I NEVER trust myself, and I have never (yet) made that mistake, and BOY do I know how the cold can make a sane solid man into and idiot for just a moment or two. I expect my turn will come someday too, I just haven't lived long enough to make that mistake...yet.
 I get the feeling this thread may need a "did something dumb today 219, 2020, 2021, etc." because if you haven't done something dumb, you ain't doing much.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #69 on: March 11, 2019, 10:57:13 PM »
There's thems that screw up and thems that  :-X
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2019, 12:24:52 AM »
Read this thread again and still havent learned anything. :)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2019, 08:32:10 AM »
You shoulda learned   smiley_book2_page  what you shouldna did.  smiley_dizzy 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2019, 09:19:02 AM »
I did, but it doesnt help me. :)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2019, 09:24:36 AM »
Me either.  Just bumble along and (try to) get up when I fall.  ::)
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« Reply #74 on: March 12, 2019, 10:14:38 AM »
Just reading about something usually dont help.  You have to experience it.  So after the saw cap came off, twice I now double check to make sue its not going to oil my leg for me..  Sometime It takes a couple lessons.  If they are good enough lessons ,once is usually enough, like when I got my head busted for not wearing a hard hat when falling a tree.  I have never cut one since without one on.  Banjo
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« Reply #75 on: March 12, 2019, 10:45:43 AM »
End of the day went to refill the chainsaw with fuel.  Opened the cap and then found I was out of fuel mix.  Filled the gallon container with fresh gas  and then proceeded to pour the small container of mix into the saw rather than the gallon of gas.  Let the saw drain overnight but still ran rough for next tank.
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« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2019, 04:55:30 PM »
. . . What happens to our mind in the cold. . . 
At - 35*F, you could imagine the knuckle headed moves I've made.
I try not to make the same boneheaded maneuvers more than six times in a row. 


 
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« Reply #77 on: March 12, 2019, 06:09:50 PM »
That canoe may not float after that.
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« Reply #78 on: March 12, 2019, 09:06:11 PM »
New mill owner here and I have read on here many times that people hit the log rest. 

I was like yea I can see it happening but it shouldnt be easy to do. I mean you look at the log before each cut.... turns out I was WAY WRONG. I hit the log rests on my third log. Lol what a rookie mistake.

Im sure its all depending on everything but can a band that hit the metal be resharpened ? Does it take the set out of the band? 

... very first day...at least I got it outta the way early

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #79 on: March 12, 2019, 09:21:12 PM »
 I mean you look at the log before each cut.... turns out I was WAY WRONG. I hit the log rests on my third log. 
Hahahahahahaha!  :D :D :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D
 I am not laughing at you, I am laughing with you. We all say "Nah, won't happen to me!" and yet, yeah, it does. Many reasons why: watching something else, too cold out and lost concentration, distracted by the tailgunner, pretty girl watching, you name it. There are as many reasons as there are log dogs.
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