The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service



Author Topic: Did something dumb today.  (Read 94125 times)

Andries and 5 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline firefighter ontheside

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2965
  • Age: 47
  • Location: DeSoto MO
  • Gender: Male
  • I like trees.
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1460 on: April 02, 2021, 09:35:08 AM »
I'm pretty certain I did something really dumb this week, but I have blocked it from my memory.
Woodmizer LT15
Kubota Grand L4200
Stihl 025 and MS291
2017 F350 Diesel 4WD
Kawasaki Mule 4010

Offline Nebraska

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1947
  • Age: 54
  • Location: God's country or pretty close
  • Gender: Male
  • Lurked for quite a while, learning !
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1461 on: April 02, 2021, 10:28:40 AM »
Well  that was the dumb thing I was owning up to. Mostly to self reinforce and act as attrition for a near but completely  avoidable disaster.  I was hurrying, distracted, and my brain was at work, not on the job at hand. I know nobody else ever has that  happen.... :)

Online doc henderson

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 7844
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Hutchinson, Ks
  • Gender: Male
  • Evil Prevails when Good Men Standby and Do Nothing
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1462 on: April 02, 2021, 12:03:17 PM »
PTSDD.  you can guess what the first D stands for.
timberking B 2000, 277c track loader, PJ 32 foot gooseneck, 1976 F700 state dump truck, JD 850 tractor.  2007 Chevy 3500HD dually, home built log splitter 18 horse 28 gpm with 5 inch cylinder and 32 inch split range with conveyor 12 volt tarp motor

Offline trapper

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1860
  • Age: 78
  • Location: wis
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1463 on: April 02, 2021, 10:07:07 PM »
building a rack to cut firewood on.  One end needed a little trimming.   Yep hit the screw  I just put in with the chainsaw
stihl ms241cm ms261cm  echo 310 400 suzuki  log arch made by stepson several logrite tools woodmizer LT30

Offline Old Greenhorn

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5426
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Catskill Mountains, NY
  • Gender: Male
  • An old coot, still learning.
    • Share Post
    • Woodsman Forest Products
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1464 on: April 03, 2021, 05:54:41 AM »
Did the same thing when I made my sawbuck.
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 450, 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I am the woodcutter now.
I can work with wood, but I am NOT a Woodworker, yet.

Offline terrifictimbersllc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5832
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Mystic, CT
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Terrific Timbers LLC
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1465 on: April 03, 2021, 06:59:59 AM »
I sawed my sawmill tire 2 weeks ago.
DJ Hoover, Terrific Timbers LLC,  Mystic CT Woodmizer Million Board Foot Club member. 2019 LT70 Super Wide 55 Yanmar,  LogRite fetching arch, WM BMS250 sharpener/BMT250 setter.  2001 F350 7.3L PSD 6 spd manual ZF 4x4 Crew Cab Long Bed

Offline Don P

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 8749
  • Location: Southwestern VA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Calculator Index
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1466 on: April 03, 2021, 08:17:46 AM »
I put a fork in the trailer tire, I tried but Jesse said he was all out of 4" plugs  :D
The future is a foreign country, they will do things differently there - Simon Winchester

Offline Nebraska

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1947
  • Age: 54
  • Location: God's country or pretty close
  • Gender: Male
  • Lurked for quite a while, learning !
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1467 on: April 03, 2021, 08:47:48 AM »
That fork in the tire deal was similar to my corner of the grapple bucket a few weeks ago  no plug that big!!

Offline sawguy21

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 12107
  • Age: 72
  • Location: Enderby B.C. Canada
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1468 on: April 03, 2021, 04:20:23 PM »
We were cutting up some junk helicopter blade boxes, the saw stopped cutting halfway through one. Yep, a brand new $20,000 blade was hiding in it. One of only two in the country! We very nearly lost our jobs over that one.
old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm

Offline terrifictimbersllc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5832
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Mystic, CT
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Terrific Timbers LLC
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1469 on: April 03, 2021, 05:49:29 PM »
I sawed my tooth a week ago.  Chain turner tooth I mean.  Guess it doesnt count because it wasnt today. 
DJ Hoover, Terrific Timbers LLC,  Mystic CT Woodmizer Million Board Foot Club member. 2019 LT70 Super Wide 55 Yanmar,  LogRite fetching arch, WM BMS250 sharpener/BMT250 setter.  2001 F350 7.3L PSD 6 spd manual ZF 4x4 Crew Cab Long Bed

Offline RAYAR

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 366
  • Age: 66
  • Location: New Brunswick (SE), Canada
  • Gender: Male
  • Retired May 2/19 more time to play with my mill
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1470 on: April 04, 2021, 03:29:49 PM »
This would actually be "Did Something Smart". I tried to cut into a backstop, but the blade guard I built wouldn't allow it. Gotta love it. The guard extends 1/4" below the blade.

mobile manual mill (local build) (mods & additions on-going)
Shop built auto band sharpener
Husqvarna 50, 61, 254XP (and others)
96 Polaris Sportsman 500
2006 Ranger 4X2 w/cap, manual trans

Offline terrifictimbersllc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5832
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Mystic, CT
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Terrific Timbers LLC
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1471 on: April 04, 2021, 03:41:34 PM »
Did anyone ever have a helper who started waving his arms?

More than once I've thought I was going to saw into my clamp or something worse. 

But the guy just likes to wave his arms when he talks.  Downright confusing. 
DJ Hoover, Terrific Timbers LLC,  Mystic CT Woodmizer Million Board Foot Club member. 2019 LT70 Super Wide 55 Yanmar,  LogRite fetching arch, WM BMS250 sharpener/BMT250 setter.  2001 F350 7.3L PSD 6 spd manual ZF 4x4 Crew Cab Long Bed

Offline mike_belben

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11560
  • Location: Middle TN
  • Pulp Friction
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1472 on: April 04, 2021, 04:08:18 PM »
Fuelling saw while telling kid to stay out of the bonfire smoke..  Waste motor oil in the gas tank. 


Dangit. 
Isaiah 63:10

Offline Old Greenhorn

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5426
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Catskill Mountains, NY
  • Gender: Male
  • An old coot, still learning.
    • Share Post
    • Woodsman Forest Products
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1473 on: April 04, 2021, 05:12:34 PM »
I sawed my tooth a week ago.  Chain turner tooth I mean.  Guess it doesnt count because it wasnt today.
It counts man, it counts.
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 450, 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I am the woodcutter now.
I can work with wood, but I am NOT a Woodworker, yet.

Offline sawguy21

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 12107
  • Age: 72
  • Location: Enderby B.C. Canada
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1474 on: April 04, 2021, 06:40:56 PM »
@mike_belben now that is funny. Very annoying but still funny.
old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm

Offline mike_belben

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11560
  • Location: Middle TN
  • Pulp Friction
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1475 on: April 04, 2021, 10:05:08 PM »
It did still run but quite poorly.  I was at a ladys house from church to burn a stump pile for her and didnt even realize i had no other gas.  Got it done.
Isaiah 63:10

Offline Old Greenhorn

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5426
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Catskill Mountains, NY
  • Gender: Male
  • An old coot, still learning.
    • Share Post
    • Woodsman Forest Products
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1476 on: April 04, 2021, 10:44:34 PM »
It did still run but quite poorly.  
This part made me really laugh...NEVER give up man!
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 450, 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I am the woodcutter now.
I can work with wood, but I am NOT a Woodworker, yet.

Offline mike_belben

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11560
  • Location: Middle TN
  • Pulp Friction
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1477 on: April 04, 2021, 11:28:10 PM »
No.. A quitter i am not.  Way too stubborn for it. 

Isaiah 63:10

Offline moosehunter

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1661
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Newfield NY
  • Gender: Male
  • Every once in a while
    • Share Post
    • Saw it Coming
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1478 on: April 05, 2021, 06:28:20 PM »
It's 5:10, I have an appointment at 5:30. What to do with 20 minutes? Oh ya, I hit something with chain saw while bucking logs the other day. I'll change the chain. Got the sharp chain pretty quick. It was actually where it should be. For me that's pretty good. Now where did I leave any one of my dozen screnches? 5 minutes, the clock is ticking..... Take the dull chain off, yup, many tips rounded off. Clean everything up put it back together, put the bar protector on, put the saw back and shut the door on the tool box. What do you suppose is sitting on top of the tool box? Ayup, the sharp chain. At least I put the dull chain on in the correct direction! I still got the sharp chain on by 5:30. 
mh
"And the days that I keep my gratitude
Higher than my expectations
Well, I have really good days".    Ray Wylie Hubbard

Offline WV Sawmiller

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11218
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Hinton WV
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Green's Sawmill Services
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1479 on: April 05, 2021, 07:49:15 PM »
   You should have after that much practice. :D
Howard Green
WM LT35HDG25(2015) , 2009 4wd Dodge PU, Kawasaki 650 ATV, Sthil 440 & 441, homemade logging arch (w/custom built rear log dolly), JD 750 w/4' wide Bushhog brand FEL

Dad always said "You can shear a sheep a bunch of times but you can only skin him once"


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
i pulled a dumb-dumb...

Started by Dan_Shade on Health and Safety

1 Replies
1603 Views
Last post August 06, 2005, 06:10:46 AM
by sawguy21
xx
Wow, that was dumb...

Started by EmannVB on Sawmills and Milling

24 Replies
6102 Views
Last post December 23, 2010, 05:06:52 AM
by crtreedude
xx
how dumb can I get???

Started by dnalley on Chainsaws

13 Replies
3329 Views
Last post May 16, 2015, 06:09:35 PM
by JohnG28
xx
looks dumb to me

Started by Den Socling on Firewood and Wood Heating

19 Replies
1843 Views
Last post February 23, 2013, 08:42:24 PM
by Corley5
 


Powered by EzPortal