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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #100 on: March 24, 2019, 12:21:08 PM »
This is not forestry related, but I will pass it on anyway.  I took a pack of bagels out of the freezer, not having any in the fridge.  I put one in the microwave to thaw it out, then I put it in the toaster.  Bad idea...don't ever do it.  Made is almost to hard to eat.  I say almost, because Debbie was not here and I didn't want to make anything else.  Hard to believe that as soft as that thing was coming out of the microwave it could turn into a little rock in the toaster.  Banjo
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #101 on: March 24, 2019, 08:35:15 PM »
I was parked across from the oops. Had a good view. Yes I am thankful it was not my trailer or truck.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #102 on: March 24, 2019, 08:39:51 PM »
So yesterday I went to tighten the straps. Made it 3/4 around the trailer then this happened. Snapped the end off the snipe bar. I landed on my left hip and pinched a couple of fingers. Pretty stiff last night and this morning,  but feel better tonight. 

 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #103 on: March 25, 2019, 06:28:35 AM »
Wow, :o never seen one break like that. Seen cheater pipes fly though . Got 30 stiches in my forehead from one when snap binder kicked back in  Whg. Pitt. steel mill I was loading at  . Went to all ratchet binders was gun shy after that. Glad you're healing up ok.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #104 on: March 25, 2019, 12:15:47 PM »
Well I did not do this
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 . But it woke me up at 0600. I reckon he felt pretty dumb.
Can not recall how many times Ive seen this. Luckily, never happened to my truck, yet...(knocks on wood twice).
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #105 on: March 29, 2019, 09:31:35 PM »
So today was my day to do something dumb.
Well I knew it was going to happen, just didn't know when!
While I was cleaning up around my mill today I found a small cedar log.  So I thought I could get a few 6" x 24" boards out of it to make something one day.  So I fired up the mill and sawed a 6" x 24" cant and began sawing boards.  On the third or fourth board I fed the saw head a little too far past the cant and it found the edge of the bolt holding the roller assembly onto the log side support.   :-[

Glad that is over with, kind of like the first dint or ding in a new truck...




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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #106 on: March 29, 2019, 09:53:38 PM »
Nothing like the sound of a band hitting metal to throw all the senses into hay wire mode.  Cut motor?,, Stop band?? pull back?? yikes!!!  Then what damage did I do to the baby!!!  Oh Cr#$ how did I do that?    My favorite is starting the band with the tensioner down (off).
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« Reply #107 on: March 29, 2019, 10:30:55 PM »
I did something last week that I'm still hurting about .The back door at home here has an 8' deck and Rhonda likes to watch the birds in the feeder we put out there and the black squirrels which are new here and kinda taking over were in the feeder , I bolted out the door to chase them away and that's the last thing I remember, till I woke up 1/2 hr later on the floor tried to get up couldn't went back down started vomiting was super dizzy finally crawled to my phone called 911 they showed up helped get me off the floor and to the hospital for the night released me with a heart monitor for couple days which is off now and I'm fine except for headaches which I am not acustomed to.  NOW when I look outside and see black squirrels  in the feeder i look elsewhere.
 Last Friday we were sitting in the house having coffee when my friend Tim jumped up and said look there goes a red fox with a black squirrel in his mouth,now that was nice to see.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #108 on: March 30, 2019, 12:51:59 AM »
 

It took 13 years and on my new AC 36  band mill, I grazed the back stop didn't have it all the way down. On a last 1" cut off Deck. 

 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #109 on: March 30, 2019, 01:16:41 AM »
I dont know why they make log supports so long.  Every sawyer seems to have trouble with their length at one time or another. I have formally declared war on mine and am working on trimming them to a proper length - one stop and blade at a time.

Thats my story and Im sticking to it!

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« Reply #110 on: April 16, 2019, 11:31:59 AM »
Im happy to see some folks have been doing some dumb things without me.  Well, today I did it again.....sort of.  I was cutting a large walnut that maxed out my saw.  I had to keep trimming the side as  I went down for the roller guide to clear.  I ran out of clearance and couldnt go any further.  I needed to back the saw up to cut with the chainsaw for clearance.  I even wedged the beginning of the cut about 3/4, but it didnt help.  When I went to back the saw up off came the band.  Man what a racket.  Dinged one tooth on the blade, so it will go off for sharpening.  New blade and awaY we went to the finish line.  Got some beautiful 23 slabs at least.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #111 on: April 17, 2019, 07:50:13 PM »
When backing the sawhead up, it's a good idea to disengage the blade, ESPECIALLY if the blade is still in the cut!  :P
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« Reply #112 on: May 17, 2019, 06:56:17 AM »
well I guess I should tell on myself and compliment my son William.  He just graduated Buhler High School and often if he is helping dad, he would rather be with some friends or on line with them.  We went out to get the Walnut tree.  things went well.  saw poison ivy everywhere.  He transported logs to the trailer that sat on the road but had to travel a long narrow drive.  now he did nock over a 10 foot ERC tree not paying attention, but no big harm and a good learning experience.  As we were loading up on the trailer including the skid steer, he noticed that my gooseneck ball had came up out of the receiver and was just setting on the bed of the truck, under the full tongue weight of the trailer.  It had not worked well for many years after I got the truck and the pin would snap shut even just climbing up on the bumper.  so it had been a 2 man job to flip the ball with me holding the linkage and my son turning the ball.  I told my diesel mechanic to check it out, and the caul was dirty and needed lubed.  now it works great, meaning the pin was still locked in the out position.  took about 30 minutes of jacking up the front of the trailer and trying to put it back in.  It had deformed the opening so the only way was to use the weight of the trailer and move forward and back with the truck.  no one harmed. could have done lots or damage to my bed and tailgate had I drove forward.  even worse if had somehow got onto the road.  I am proud that his brain was engaged enough to notice!  It was also good to solve a problem to get us back to town, with him.
ps glad to see no one else has done anything dumb since a month ago!   :D :D :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #113 on: May 17, 2019, 07:34:50 AM »
Doc,

 I guess me dropping the head off my mill when I changed the lower cam follower 2 weeks ago does not count, huh?

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #114 on: May 17, 2019, 07:38:30 AM »
Oh yes it does ;D
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« Reply #115 on: May 17, 2019, 04:22:37 PM »
as long as no one gets hurt in the making of these movies.  live and learn, learn and live!   8)
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« Reply #116 on: May 17, 2019, 06:48:01 PM »
 ;)Right Doc, I havent done anything done since April 16. ;)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #117 on: May 26, 2019, 04:33:37 PM »
OK, guess it's my turn in the chute: SO I am milling this oddball crotch today and having a heck of a time fitting it in. I shimmed it all over and one of the blade guides got hung up on a shim and couldn't pass it by, so I grabbed a dead blow hammer just to tap the shim to get it to snap over the blade guide. Guess I gt a little too close and the blade grabbed it, sucked it in and jammed up solid.


 

I missed the steel insert in the head, but let most of the shot out of it. No big deal. I had just reclaimed this mallet from a dumpster at work. No big investment, just feeling pretty dumb. It was hot, I was tired and my brain just farted.



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« Reply #118 on: May 26, 2019, 04:41:42 PM »
you should see the guys who's brains try to hold it in, good thing your brain farted.  I think there a still a few good years left in that safety orange dead blow.  refill it with shot and wrap in camo duct tape.  one of your neighbors will prob. offer you 10 bucks for it.  some times saving a few minutes turns into costing a few hours.  not sure when I can get up to see your place, but keep the coffee on just in case!  best regards.
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« Reply #119 on: May 26, 2019, 04:44:23 PM »
Skip,

   I missed your thread about the incident up at Wheeling Pitt. I worked up there for 2 years around 2000 staying in an apartment in Wierton overlooking the Welcome to PA sign then driving to Steubenville and down to Mingo Jct. We replaced their maintenance management system I was the implementer setting things up and teaching the guys to use the product. They were a pretty good bunch of guys to work with as a client.
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