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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #360 on: September 25, 2019, 12:36:30 AM »
could just make some shorter cabinets!  @firefighter ontheside .  sweet @SawyerTed 
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« Reply #361 on: September 25, 2019, 10:20:47 AM »
Was having chainsaw irritation,....switched bars when it was getting dark had a new Oregon 20 inch loop. Got the bar switched it was dark when finished stowed the saw under the mill shed gave up for the night. Last night between rain showers I went out set the beam machine on the 2x4 started back down into the cut. No chips right away,  instantly realized that I had put the chain on backwards in the dark two nights ago. > :-[  Was really impressed with myself,luckily no witnesses I'm safe.  8) ..

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #362 on: September 25, 2019, 11:22:19 AM »
Not the first time that has been done. :D
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« Reply #363 on: September 25, 2019, 11:37:46 AM »
I was probably "due" honestly been a while since  I  had done it.

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« Reply #364 on: September 25, 2019, 12:40:53 PM »
I just did it the other day,putting a chain on backwards. I have no idea how,why I did. But as soon as I put the chain into,well onto the wood, :D  I knew what I did. ::)  I don't think I have ever done that before,but somehow knew I did it as soon as I did it. ;D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #365 on: September 25, 2019, 01:11:28 PM »
I havent done that......yet.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #366 on: September 25, 2019, 01:19:13 PM »
I think they should start making 2 direction chains. Twice the life between sharpening :)

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #367 on: September 25, 2019, 01:22:15 PM »
It's even more impressive when you put the band on backwards on your mill, or so I have heard.  :-X
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #368 on: September 25, 2019, 02:41:42 PM »
southside I tried the other day.  took me a bit an some help to turn the blade over.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #369 on: September 25, 2019, 03:22:38 PM »
It's even more impressive when you put the band on backwards on your mill, or so I have heard.  :-X
Yes, I have 'Heard" this also. >:( ;D ;D ;)
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« Reply #370 on: September 25, 2019, 05:14:56 PM »
An acquaintance inherited an old two man saw from his grandfather, apparently it wouldn't cut so the man threw it in the shed and forgot about it. You guessed it, the chain was on backwards. I tried to buy but no go DanG it!!
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« Reply #371 on: September 25, 2019, 05:36:22 PM »
Probably  my third band out of the box of 10 that came with mill opened up reversed. I started to put it on the mill and then thought..... :o  "oh no it's the wrong blade, that won't work"   for just a second and the light went on, ......oh yeah flip it over dummy..... After that little set back I also always wear gloves when handling blades, because  of course afterwards all I could find was a box of "Buzz Light Year Toy Story band aids,  I guess better than "Little Mermaid" for my ego  I did get a "nice band aid" comment the next day at the clinic from my tech.
Just got a little father along on the sawmill learning curve there.

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« Reply #372 on: September 25, 2019, 06:27:08 PM »
good for you @Nebraska .  only a few good men can pull off putting on a Disney princess bandaid.  the grand kids would love it.  good for you!  to infinity and beyond! 8)
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« Reply #373 on: September 25, 2019, 06:58:36 PM »
We cut firewood every winter for the people who help us with moving our beepers and buffalo and running them through our circle .Two years ago we were cutting for this one guy and he brought a saw .He must of hit the frozen ground and he was changing his chain .He could not get it to cut so my son and I were astonished to watch him totally destroy his nice saw .Needless to say he does not help us any more and his only comments was he could afford another new one.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #374 on: September 25, 2019, 07:06:54 PM »
It's even more impressive when you put the band on backwards on your mill, or so I have heard.  :-X
And then call the tech complaning the mill isn't sawing right.  
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« Reply #375 on: September 25, 2019, 08:05:55 PM »
My dumb thing for today was making all the parts for 8 rail and stile cabinet doors.  The dumb part was making all of the rails one inch too short.  Consequently I will be making them all again tomorrow.  Planing, jointing, cutting, milling at the router table.
"Inch syndrome" if I had a dollar for every time :D

For whatever reason laying on the ground fighting the chain onto the lucas slabbing bar it is real easy for me to get turned around. Not too bad till it happens back to back.
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« Reply #376 on: September 25, 2019, 09:17:33 PM »
You know it helps one legitimatize a sawmill purchase with reducing the amount of rental fee's
one has to pay in renting the "board stretcher" at the home town lumber yard. I just don't know
why it was always  rented out  when I needed it.  I think they just saw me coming.   :D

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« Reply #377 on: September 25, 2019, 11:15:39 PM »
This was a while back ago but I was making an order of stair treads for a customer.  They came out of the kiln looking awesome.  Through the edger they go to get them pre-sized for the moulder (can you hear the ominous foreshadowing music at this point?)  Run them through the knock down planer and set up the moulder, they are all perfect.  About to feed the first one into the moulder when, HOLY GAP PROBLEM BATMAN, HIT THAT KILL SWITCH!!  So I double check the set up on the moulder and much to my chagrin she is spot on.  Look back at the stair blank and for the life of me I can't understand what the problem is.  Now we are not talking about a 1/16" width gap problem here, more like 2".  11 1/8" - that's what they should be, pull out the tape to check the blank and @#$%!@#%^, they are 9" and change - every single one of them.  At some point after retrieving my tape measure from the other end of the building after strange forces drew it from my hand and caused it to defy gravity as it traversed the 100' length, I walked back over to the edger to check the scales (ahh that same music is playing again) accuracy.  Lets see, left fence scale is dead on, right fence scale is dead on, adjustable fence scale is dead on.  Scratch my head some more and suddenly there it is.... the 9 and 11 cross each other on the scales and I had used the left adjustable fence and read the right scale, meaning the edger had worked perfectly, now if only my customer had small feet...
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #378 on: September 26, 2019, 07:31:03 AM »
In marketing, you always have to find that right customer ;D
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« Reply #379 on: September 26, 2019, 07:54:39 AM »
It's even more impressive when you put the band on backwards on your mill, or so I have heard.  :-X
And then call the tech complaning the mill isn't sawing right.  
   I am pretty sure I did that early on with 2 blades on a job and I was so green and the problem was obvious the tech never thought to ask me about the teeth direction and just told be to send them back for replacement which I and they did. At least I did not complain about the mill. I just complained about this batch of "bad" blades.

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