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Offline Rhodemont

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1240 on: December 18, 2020, 10:30:03 AM »
That big pile of baling twine next to the barn from feeding the horses got a bit smaller when I snagged it in the snow blower.  I think I will start a new bed time prayer..."Please do not let me do something dumb tomorrow".
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1241 on: December 18, 2020, 10:39:19 AM »
God likes a little humor now and then, he will probably just smile.   :)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1242 on: December 18, 2020, 11:35:13 AM »
I worked in small engine shops and have no idea how many miles of twine, barbed wire, extension cord I have cut out of snowblowers. I have the scars to prove it.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1243 on: December 18, 2020, 11:47:41 AM »
At last.. no words needed but I would like to know where I collect my club badge =D
And your chainsaw rescue skills are impressive.
Just the right amount of downward cut to get you back to sawing without wasting the next board.
Carry on the good work!  ;D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1244 on: December 18, 2020, 02:16:09 PM »
At last.. no words needed but I would like to know where I collect my club badge =D


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A couple of weeks ago. I didnít just skim the backstop I sawed into it at sawing speed about 5 or 6 inches from the top.  I did it in front of my customer/neighbor, his dad and his crowd of cronies who were standing around smoking, chewing, watching and editorializing.  
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1245 on: December 18, 2020, 03:02:48 PM »
Well, I might as well come clean, that was me yesterday who wrapped that antifreeze jug in the snow blower. And today, I topped it. I was doing the extra work to cut a path out to the wood stack where the snow has exploded one of the high tarps I had it covered with. I thought it split down the middle, but I was wrong. At at rate, all the guy ropes snapped 'with energy' and flew off into the woods like rubber bands, BUT I managed to find one and wrapped about 20' of it around the first ands second stage auger shafts. That took over an hour, in the shop, and I had to take that 1st stage halfway apart. That nylon rope wrapped up inside the plastic bushing sleeve with enough force to pop the c-clip off. What a mess. My Dad was right, I have to learn the hard way, always.
 The good news is, the tarp did not split and I can reset it tomorrow, I am too pooped now and have to do a gas run.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1246 on: December 18, 2020, 05:43:14 PM »
At last.. no words needed but I would like to know where I collect my club badge =D
And your chainsaw rescue skills are impressive.
Just the right amount of downward cut to get you back to sawing without wasting the next board.
Carry on the good work!  ;D
Kind of easy when the blade has climbed up away from the cut, I had a 1/2" of padding to play with there.
I've had the mill sawing for over a year now and it's the first time I've hit it  smiley_crying. In that year I've often thought, this blade is buggered, and I know that backstop must be close, and I've gotta get my first one out of the way at some point, so I'll just risk it haha. Epitome of laziness. And yet I'd never hit it. This time I just forgot  :-\

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1247 on: December 18, 2020, 07:03:32 PM »
At last.. no words needed but I would like to know where I collect my club badge =D


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Apparently you haven't made a blade guard yet to prevent this ;D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1248 on: December 19, 2020, 12:18:10 AM »
I once wound a significant  chunk of overhead triplex up into my brush mower. It had been moved, not by me.....  ::) 

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« Reply #1249 on: December 19, 2020, 06:41:38 AM »
I once wound a significant  chunk of overhead triplex up into my brush mower. It had been moved, not by me.....  ::)
You gotta stop mowing the pole tops.

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« Reply #1250 on: December 19, 2020, 12:32:39 PM »
I am trying to envision his height adjustment.
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« Reply #1251 on: December 19, 2020, 10:14:27 PM »
Honestly  a knot headed horse moved it for me.  It was laid out to hang on a pole  between two barns. Fred had the sweetest personality, but your fence better be really  hot, and two chains on the gates oh, yeah don't leave anything within reach or he was playing with it. Like a giant Labrador.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1252 on: December 20, 2020, 07:25:11 AM »
My neighbors son had borrowed a 3/8 cable while he was learning to drive, bombing around the farm in one of the retired trucks. I found it while bush hogging, what a mess, that took an angle grinder and much blood letting  :D.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1253 on: December 20, 2020, 07:34:22 AM »
 End of Nov. I welded a quick release plate onto my fork frame so I could add the snow plow to it for winter. Yesterday I needed the bucket on so I pulled the release lever and backed out of the quick frame. Worked great BUT your supposed to unhook the hydro lines for the plow too. Broke the 90į right at the swing piston >:( :( :o.

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« Reply #1254 on: December 20, 2020, 10:04:55 AM »
I put my grapple bucket on and attached the hydraulic hoses, but did not latch the quick attach.  it fell off the first time I rolled it forward.
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« Reply #1255 on: December 20, 2020, 09:41:08 PM »
Ok I've done that with the, hay spear, pallets forks and the bucket..  .
  A week ago I ordered a quick attach brush grapple. Hmmm.. Thats probably  a good reason to make my hoses a little longer with a tear away zip tie or something. I hadn't thought about that consequence yet.

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« Reply #1256 on: December 21, 2020, 07:04:18 AM »
After reading posts about chainsaw scabbards and best place to mount them on tractors and/or logging winches, I thought to myself I really should fab up something similar.  I usual put the saw in the bucket, and I havenít managed to dump it like others were talking about.

Then yesterday, I needed to nudge a log with the forks... yep dumped the saw right out onto the logs  :)

Fortunately there was no damage to saw. So fabricating a saw holder just became a top of the list project now that I joined the dumped it club!

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1257 on: December 21, 2020, 01:01:11 PM »
That big pile of baling twine next to the barn from feeding the horses got a bit smaller when I snagged it in the snow blower.


It can't be as bad as cutting 100 ft. plus of barbed wire off the rear axle of a jeep after being up all night on exercise with the army. :rifle: smiley_furious 
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« Reply #1258 on: December 21, 2020, 04:47:05 PM »
How about accidentally laying out 1000 feet of 5" hose off of a firetruck.  I'm sure you know that we carry hose on the top of the truck to be laid from a hydrant to a fire.  Well, I was working about 15 years ago at one of our stations and I heard a sound outside like someone dragging a large piece of metal behind a truck.  I ran outside to see what was going on.  I got out there just in time to see a neighboring department firetruck drive by with the end of the 5" hose and coupling dragging behind.  Just as they went by the hose began laying out behind the truck.  I hurriedly called the chief of that department and said you need to tell your truck that they just laid 1000 feet of hose down the road.  He called the truck and told them what had happened.  They had no idea.  We had to close the road down for an hour or so while we loaded all the hose back on the truck.  

Another time, a hoseline that we keep accordion loaded on the front bumper of the truck and is preconnected to piping in the bumper fell off.  The nozzle fell over the side and proceeded to get wound up in one of the duals like it was spool.  200' of hose wrapped up in the dual and then when all the hose was rolled up and tight it ripped the pipe off the bumper.  The chief was none too happy, but these things happen and are the price of doing our business.  He was over it in a short order.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1259 on: December 21, 2020, 04:49:12 PM »
K-Guy,

    Try that with concertina instead of barbwire! 
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