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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1440 on: March 20, 2021, 11:26:05 AM »
 :D I thought all of them came out of the womb with a saw in their hands but apparently not. At least he was able to laugh at himself.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1441 on: March 20, 2021, 11:29:26 AM »
........ At least he was able to laugh at himself.:D
If he couldn't, he would be alone.
 We all do dumb stuff, but that fella seems to have a streak going. Perhaps not the sharpest tool in the shed.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1442 on: March 20, 2021, 05:55:38 PM »
As you already know OGH, I wrote the book on “Dumb” and published it like 2 weeks ago exactly, almost to the minute. I have recovered quite well.  However, on my next edition, OGH, you can have a chapter yourself.   
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« Reply #1443 on: March 20, 2021, 06:05:23 PM »
OH, that's not good. Glad to hear you are coming along since your book. I hope I can manage to not reach quite that level.
 We all have those moments and no matter how hard we try, occasionally we just mis-think something. In fact, now that I recall, when I was an active fire instructor, I did a session on "non-thinking syndrome: NTS, the silent killer" which illuminated a bunch )with photos and videos) of serious incidents resulting from a simple brain cramp anybody could have had, it just happened at the wrong moment in time.
 Nobody is immune.
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« Reply #1444 on: March 21, 2021, 04:57:19 AM »
Wow, how could a wheel not be rated for high speed.
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Don, you would be surprised.. Before I retired a part of my job (do it is your spare time..) was as the Machine Guarding Single Point of Accountability (SPA) (that is corporate speak for 'the guy we blame'). One of our plants had a wheel explosion and found it was an incorrect RPM rating so I have to go around our shop to every buffer, bench grinder, surface grinder, cylindrical grinder, thread grinder, ID grinder, and more to put labels on each one with it's spindle speed, then re-write all the wheel change procedures to include bold type about confirming the wheel speed rating before changing the wheel. (There were somewhere around 90 machines involved.)
 As a result, we started to learn a lot of wheels we used routinely did not match or exceed the various machine speeds. We caught and fixed these as we discovered them. I got hammered in an audit later on because they had added two buffer/grinders without telling me and they had no labels. ;D I should have been shot on the spot, according to the auditor. SHAME! (Dang pencil pushers.)
 In all my years studying safety issues with wheels and such, the grinding wheels and discs are bad but wire wheels are the worst. Strands come out and find the dangdist places to lodge, like eyeballs, legs, arms, faces, etc. I have had a very healthy respect for all of these bonded wheels since I was about 19 and had a 2" wide x 20" diameter cylindrical grinding wheel explode on me. Part went through the wall behind me, part went through the built up steel roof, and the rest we never found. Once was enough for me. We did have a guy in that shop that would blow up at least one wheel a week, even diamond wheels (which you have to work hard to do), but he drank a lot. :D
One of the Oil Rigs in the North Sea I used to visit had a brand new 10” bench grinder. VERY LARGE SIGN ATTACHED “ DO NOT USE” Also the connecting plug removed. Some idiot had specified that it was fitted with a “Quick Stop” The first time it was used the Left hand Grindstone unscrewed and shattered inside the guard. Sometimes health and safety can go too far.

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« Reply #1445 on: March 21, 2021, 01:37:11 PM »
 

The world slowed down as I just watched this sucker roll right off the other side. Rookie!!

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« Reply #1446 on: March 21, 2021, 02:55:22 PM »
So THAT'S what those stop thingees are for. :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1447 on: March 21, 2021, 03:01:01 PM »
Don’t worry you can do that with some experience too.

 
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« Reply #1448 on: March 21, 2021, 04:45:49 PM »
OGH I hate to admit it but I did that to my Little John Deer also. Even had a rope tied from it to the tree so the tree would fall in that direction :-[. Found out ROPs are good protection from falling trees when you misjudge the height.
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« Reply #1449 on: March 21, 2021, 09:57:49 PM »
 @lazyflee do you mean to tell me that power feed doesn't stop that from happening?  What good is it then?
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« Reply #1450 on: March 21, 2021, 10:31:39 PM »
The manual clearly states EDITED BY ADMIN Will be calling Woodmizer tomorrow

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« Reply #1451 on: March 21, 2021, 10:35:35 PM »
   Boy am I glad I've never done anything like that! ::)

    I was sawing Saturday and forgot to lower my claw but my debarker found it before the blade. Then I did the same thing on the very next log and knocked some paint off the claw and ruined that blade. Duh! ;)
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« Reply #1452 on: April 01, 2021, 06:30:48 PM »
  Wow, nearly 10 days without anybody admitting to doing something dumb only to find the last post was me anyway. ::) I had a customer call and wanted a couple of rough 2X12's about 14' long as sideboards to a new dump trailer and as luck would have it I had a couple of 15' ash 2X12's so I slid them off on the short forks of my FEL and took them out to the front lot. He'd mentioned trimming them to the exact length so I brought a square and my 15 amp Porter Cable 7-1/4" circle saw. I set the saw on my tool box between the tractor and FEL arms. When I got to the lot I lowered the boards on the FEL and caught the handle of the saw between the FEL arms and broke the pot metal on the handle. It still works but is not long for this world. Then when the customer arrived I had to take a belt sander to the ends of one of the boards to try to trim it to fit and used up a couple of belts just trying to do that. I just checked and see the saws like mine ranged in price from $54-$150. Pretty amazing to see that much difference. Anyway it looks like the $60 for the 2 boards will likely go to TSC for a replacement saw on my next trip to town. Like the guy buying gum for 25 cents a pack of 5 and selling it for a nickel a stick. He got a lot of business but didn't make a lot of money.
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« Reply #1453 on: April 01, 2021, 07:18:29 PM »
I saw that you had made a post here and my heart sank. But was very glad to see it was only a tool. That's a bummer, but a LOT cheaper than an ER visit. Besides, everyone needs a new saw once in a while. ;D
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« Reply #1454 on: April 01, 2021, 09:51:41 PM »
My turn.....I forgot to close the latches on my quick attach bale fork.... no animals were injured during the loading of the bale. I was fortunate. Got distracted by a phone call....  ::)

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« Reply #1455 on: April 01, 2021, 10:19:42 PM »
I remember doing something dumb the other day, so I hope that makes you feel better... but now I do not remember what it was, so sorry.  I am sure it was not that dumb...!!!  :) :) :) :D :D :D 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #1456 on: April 01, 2021, 10:27:44 PM »
Gee thanks..... ::) ::) ::)

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« Reply #1457 on: April 01, 2021, 10:35:29 PM »
yeah, I meant relative to me, not you !  not as dumb as usual for me!   :'( :-[ :o ;) :)
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« Reply #1458 on: April 02, 2021, 09:09:30 AM »
Would not be the end of the week if I had not done some thing dumb.  But, no blood, no harm.
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« Reply #1459 on: April 02, 2021, 09:22:36 AM »
   I agree - there are degrees of dumbness. :D
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