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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #600 on: February 01, 2020, 09:21:07 AM »
Oh man not good, glad it was not worse.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #601 on: February 01, 2020, 10:20:03 AM »
I know.  And I know exactly what I did wrong. 1. I was cutting such that it was throwing sparks away from me.  The second it grabbed, it pushed towards me and rotated deeper into the metal causing it to push harder. 2. I was standing wrong.  I was directly in the line of fire. I always almost always stand to the side. 3. Didn't have a secure grip on the grinder.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #602 on: February 01, 2020, 06:00:43 PM »
An fellow I know had a grinding disc explode. Shrapnel penetrated his abdomen. ER docs missed the shrapnel on the X-ray. He ended up with a life threatening infection. Keep the shield on your grinder! I cut my wrist with one when I was 17 years old or so. Had that scar for 30 + years. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #603 on: February 01, 2020, 06:13:26 PM »
Now moose hunter itís good you put that + sign in there cause if your age is right that should read 40 years.  Banjo
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #604 on: February 01, 2020, 08:17:02 PM »
Went to the cabin to check things, read the meter, and work a little on a medium big burr oak blowd own.  Supposed to be a quick trip. Got snow down the boots hiking over to the tree >:(. Decided just to work on some of the crown and smaller stuff, as the spare bigger saw is down and at home 128 miles away (so only one saw up there right....) only had a couple more cuts to make and it's  time to bring the tractor up any way.  The  branch shifts as I'm cutting  and pinches the  chain tight. >:( :( :(.  Didn't pack a saw or hatchet along and they are now 1/4 mile away through fairly deep snow.  
"I DID SOMETHING DUMB TODAY" RUNS through my head. Blew about an hour fenangling to get it free. 

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #605 on: February 01, 2020, 11:32:25 PM »
I hate when that happens.  Been there done that!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #606 on: February 02, 2020, 07:31:43 AM »
The only thing worse than not having a chainsaw is only having one chainsaw :)
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« Reply #607 on: February 02, 2020, 11:16:20 AM »
@WDH  Yep, and I so know that. The back up saw is an old worn husky 372 that now needs refreshing or replacing.  I could've  easily grabbed another small saw to use as back up before I left home, but you know the "oh it'll be fine" line of thinkng we all have at various points in time. 

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« Reply #608 on: February 02, 2020, 11:40:03 AM »
Now moose hunter itís good you put that + sign in there cause if your age is right that should read 40 years.  Banjo
Ya, but the scar went away some years ago!
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« Reply #609 on: February 02, 2020, 11:40:34 AM »
 :D I am glad I'm not the only one that has done that. I feel a little better now.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #610 on: February 02, 2020, 11:50:22 AM »
The only thing worse than not having a chainsaw is only having one chainsaw :).
Suspecting that I might get into that quandry one day I brought the longer bar and chain with me, just in case.
Sure enough it happened.  Removed the power head, put the longer bar and chain on and cut myself out of my predicamant.  Then went back to my shorter bar and chain.
I did not bring two saws, but the next best thing.
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« Reply #611 on: February 20, 2020, 07:53:29 PM »
Wow this went back almost three pages we've been really good lately!!. I went to the mill for a few minutes of therapy today.  Have a Ponderosa log sitting ready for almost three weeks. It was minus 2 to start the day but by 5:00 it was all the way to 29, sunny not much wind. Had a few minutes  free so let's go start the log... This might belong in health and safety ......but just proved this.... if you leave an open package of n 95 dust masks on the ledge inside your mill shed, mice will get into the package and leave you presents on every single one of the five left in the package. Do I have mouse proof storage there......yep...... :-[  did I fail to use it ::).... For some reason I've heard they are a little bit hard to find right now... I still have a few but felt kinda dumb to waste the 5.

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« Reply #612 on: February 20, 2020, 09:09:41 PM »
Well, that sucks.  Hope it didnít keep you from starting the log.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #613 on: February 20, 2020, 09:48:39 PM »
 :D :D :D :D :D
Yeah, don't leave anything in the mill shed that ain't steel or in some kind of non-cardboard box. My issue was always with the paper towels I kept for wiping out the coffee pot or cups. Had confetti all over the place. I thought it was just me and I never had the stones to mention it because I made the same mistake a few times. ;D >:(
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« Reply #614 on: February 20, 2020, 10:34:19 PM »
Oh no I was bad  :o and made three cuts with just my face shield thingy, the wind was good, otherwise I would've made myself go get one.  Got it pith centered and cut  on 3 5/8 slab. Got a start anyway.

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« Reply #615 on: February 22, 2020, 08:31:13 PM »
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It was a ďnear missĒ something dumb......caught it before it turned bad!

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« Reply #616 on: February 22, 2020, 08:44:26 PM »
 :D This is a fun thread, I'm glad we can laugh at ourselves and carry on. I think of a couple of bonehead stunts I pulled and wonder why I am still here.
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« Reply #617 on: February 22, 2020, 08:56:27 PM »
 :D :D Yep, and if I donít laugh at myself, my wife and kids sure remind me that I should!  :D :D Iím old enough now I donít have anything to prove except that I still can....!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #618 on: February 22, 2020, 09:19:04 PM »
Ted - isn't that the "Extended, manual, vertical backstop" mod that is used for turning really big cants?  Yea - that's it.. you just forgot to lower it is all... :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #619 on: February 29, 2020, 11:06:28 PM »
Hey firefighter on the side. I'll be getting a LT-55 soon and will feel better when I have those dumb hopefully minor mistakes. I just wondered when 1 tooth of the blade is gone could you snip 1 alternate tooth off  and use it for awhile longer?


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