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 95319 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline doc henderson

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 7859
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Hutchinson, Ks
  • Gender: Male
  • Evil Prevails when Good Men Standby and Do Nothing
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1500 on: April 09, 2021, 09:10:21 AM »
my neighbors check with me before they go to the big box store!
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

Online Old Greenhorn

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5444
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Catskill Mountains, NY
  • Gender: Male
  • An old coot, still learning.
    • Share Post
    • Woodsman Forest Products
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1501 on: April 09, 2021, 09:22:49 AM »
OG, my dad has several plastic tubs where he keeps all his extra plumbing fittings and valves and various other extra plumbing stuff.  I always look there first before I head to the store.  When I do go to the store I always get extra and put what I don't use in the tubs.  As you say, It's nice to find what you need at home and save a trip.  Mom and dad live walking distance away(I drive the mule).  Someday I will inherit those tubs and It will be up to me to keep the tubs supplied.  I ended up replacing the leaky valve with a shark bite type valve.  I intended to replace hot and cold, but didn't end up replacing the hot.  I rebuilt it with parts from one of the spares from the tubs.  I will of course put the extra shark bite I bought in the tubs.
I used to 'tubs, boxes, crates, large drawers' method for years but it takes SO long to find something. Lately as I get a chance when I am tired, I have smaller drawers available and am sorting more by size and use. I have up to 2-1/2" stuff and the 1/4 and 1/2" stuff gets lost in there. I also try to separate out household plumbing fixtures and parts. It's a never ending task, but paying off in reduced search time.
 Doc, none of my neighbors fix things anymore, if they have a plumbing emergency it is usually me figuring out what they need and digging it up or sending them to Lowes armed with a photo of the item to fetch. :D
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 K-Guy

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 886
  • Location: Bangor, ME
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • http://www.nyle.com/
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1502 on: April 09, 2021, 10:30:23 AM »
none of my neighbors fix things anymore, if they have a plumbing emergency it is usually me


Do you make long distance house calls? :D

I'm tired of doing it!!
Nyle Kiln Sales & Service
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of
 the vices I admire." -Winston Churchill

Offline sawguy21

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 12122
  • Age: 72
  • Location: Enderby B.C. Canada
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1503 on: April 09, 2021, 11:44:50 AM »
 :D I have various bits and pieces but never find what I need until after I return from the  store and the job is completed. I mislaid a rather spendy and hard to find part for the truck which as it turned out I didn't need. Found it when I cleaned the cab out. ::)
old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm

Offline ljohnsaw

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4996
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Northern California
  • Gender: Male
  • Happily retired... Working harder than ever!
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1504 on: April 09, 2021, 11:56:07 AM »
my neighbors check with me before they go to the big box store!


 

 
And this is before I finished sorting.  Packed to the gills now.  More stuff on the other side and end of the shop.
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/32" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

Offline Walnut Beast

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2524
  • Location: NE
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1505 on: April 09, 2021, 03:05:24 PM »
Nice! Parmesan cheese containers work great

Offline Tacotodd

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2019
  • Age: 50
  • Location: Bauxite AR
  • Gender: Male
  • To learn and help
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1506 on: April 09, 2021, 04:17:20 PM »
That looks like my reloading room, except mine’s not as neat.
Trying harder everyday.

Offline firefighter ontheside

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2985
  • Age: 47
  • Location: DeSoto MO
  • Gender: Male
  • I like trees.
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1507 on: April 09, 2021, 06:09:08 PM »
Nice! Parmesan cheese containers work great

Just pop the top and sprinkle out a few screws.
Woodmizer LT15
Kubota Grand L4200
Stihl 025 and MS291
2017 F350 Diesel 4WD
Kawasaki Mule 4010

Offline WV Sawmiller

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11248
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Hinton WV
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Green's Sawmill Services
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1508 on: April 09, 2021, 10:33:09 PM »
   My daily dumbness does not rise to the level I usually achieve. After sawing all day and going with the customer to cut and drag up 2 last logs to finish the order I noticed the hours on the mill, checked the gas and found it was low so I added a couple gallons from my spare can. A few minutes later in the first or second cut, the engine began to sputter and choke down. After careful analysis I concluded gasoline engines run better when the hose from the gas tank to the engine is actually plugged back in after you refill it. ::)
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"

Offline sawguy21

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 12122
  • Age: 72
  • Location: Enderby B.C. Canada
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1509 on: April 09, 2021, 11:41:48 PM »
Well, isn't that amazing? :D It is a good thing we can laugh and not take ourselves too seriously.
old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm

Offline thecfarm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 31830
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Chesterville,Maine
  • Gender: Male
  • If I don't do it,it don't get done
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1510 on: April 10, 2021, 05:32:24 AM »
At least that problem did not hurt the wallet!!!
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

Offline terrifictimbersllc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5836
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Mystic, CT
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Terrific Timbers LLC
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1511 on: April 10, 2021, 07:18:15 AM »
Mathematical truths:

For a right triangle a squared +b squared = c squared.  
Areas of a circle pi r squared
Circumference of a circle 2 pi r
10 x 10 = 100
For plumbing 1 trip to Lowes = 3 trips to Lowes
:D
Logs and cookies crack because tangential/radial shrinkage does not equal pi.
One order of sawmill parts isnt enough. 
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 samandothers

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3774
  • Location: Charlotte NC To SW Va.
  • Gender: Male
  • Been learning on FF since 1/20/12
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1512 on: April 10, 2021, 08:01:02 AM »
At least that problem did not hurt the wallet!!!
Or the body!
OGH,
Cornbread are round like a cast iron skillet around here! :)

Online Old Greenhorn

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5444
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Catskill Mountains, NY
  • Gender: Male
  • An old coot, still learning.
    • Share Post
    • Woodsman Forest Products
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1513 on: April 10, 2021, 08:29:07 AM »
Well that may be, but it are square here, we use a 9" square pan. ;D

My turn, I was going to keep this one a secret, but what the heck. The other day I was waiting for a guy to come pick up some mushroom logs and decided to rest my legs for a little bit and sit in the sun for as few minutes. I forget to take breaks from time to time. Any we had one of those 'bag chairs' as we call them by the garage and it is on the way out with a tear in the seat from my son flopping into it last year. I sat down carefully and it held just fine. After a while, the customer showed up and I went to get up without thinking. Well as soon as I leaned forward, the rest of that seat gave way and my butt dropped through the hole quicker than spit. There I am with my legs sticking up into the air and this guy is backing into the other driveway. It took me a minute to get myself extricated. It must have been funny to watch, but nobody saw it, thankfully. Now I gotta find another chair or fix this one. ;D



 
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 KenMac

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 425
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Near Pell City, Alabama
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new, but don't feel so new!
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1514 on: April 10, 2021, 09:16:08 AM »
Well that may be, but it are square here, we use a 9" square pan. ;D

My turn, I was going to keep this one a secret, but what the heck. The other day I was waiting for a guy to come pick up some mushroom logs and decided to rest my legs for a little bit and sit in the sun for as few minutes. I forget to take breaks from time to time. Any we had one of those 'bag chairs' as we call them by the garage and it is on the way out with a tear in the seat from my son flopping into it last year. I sat down carefully and it held just fine. After a while, the customer showed up and I went to get up without thinking. Well as soon as I leaned forward, the rest of that seat gave way and my butt dropped through the hole quicker than spit. There I am with my legs sticking up into the air and this guy is backing into the other driveway. It took me a minute to get myself extricated. It must have been funny to watch, but nobody saw it, thankfully. Now I gotta find another chair or fix this one. ;D


(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

I'm laughing with you not at you, but that is funny! I can imagine me in  that predicament for sure!
Cook's AC3667t, Cat Claw sharpener, Dual tooth setter, and Band Roller, Kubota B26 TLB

Offline WV Sawmiller

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11248
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Hinton WV
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Green's Sawmill Services
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1515 on: April 10, 2021, 11:09:02 AM »
Tom,

   I'd love to have seen a video of that! "Help, help, the chairs got me and won't let me go."

   Actually I did make another mistake yesterday that did cost me some money. I was sawing 2X10s and had my SimpleSet set for 2-1/8" drops. When I'd cut a slab or flitch I'd push it on the loading arms and my customer and his helper would stack it in the appropriate pile. They were very neat and organized about it. Sometimes I'd toss a slab on the arms to resaw when it appeared I could salvage another 8'- 2X4 out of it. I'd tossed a slab on the arms and was about 3' in my next cut when they asked me what to do with the slab and I pointed to the appropriate pile and accidentally bumped the up/down toggle with my R hand and of course it started dropping to the next setting. It was enough it stretched/bent and crimped the blade before I got it stopped so I had to back out of the cut and change bands. Not the worst or most embarrassing mistake I've made and won' be the last I am sure.
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"

Offline sawguy21

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 12122
  • Age: 72
  • Location: Enderby B.C. Canada
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1516 on: April 10, 2021, 11:26:03 AM »
I have a chair that that will probably join it soon. ;D
old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm

Offline firefighter ontheside

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2985
  • Age: 47
  • Location: DeSoto MO
  • Gender: Male
  • I like trees.
    • Share Post
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1517 on: April 10, 2021, 01:40:32 PM »
Yesterday I resawed a 1x7 piece of cherry on my bandsaw for a customer.  It seemed to cut ok until I got all the way thru and noticed the cut had strayed terribly.  That's when I realized I hadn't tensioned the blade.  I was surprised it even cut.  I guess I was saved by the thrust bearings.
Woodmizer LT15
Kubota Grand L4200
Stihl 025 and MS291
2017 F350 Diesel 4WD
Kawasaki Mule 4010

Offline Nebraska

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1950
  • 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 #1518 on: April 10, 2021, 03:49:39 PM »
 ;) Forgetting to tension a band before cutting, naw never heard of that..... That's kinda similar to forgetting to shut off the lube dripper at the end of the cut when you need to flip the cant or move a board or two.

Offline terrifictimbersllc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5836
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Mystic, CT
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Terrific Timbers LLC
Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1519 on: April 11, 2021, 07:04:26 AM »
I've also forgotten but remembered before trying to saw that way. 
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


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
1608 Views
Last post August 06, 2005, 06:10:46 AM
by sawguy21
xx
how dumb can I get???

Started by dnalley on Chainsaws

13 Replies
3331 Views
Last post May 16, 2015, 06:09:35 PM
by JohnG28
xx
I did a dumb

Started by alan gage on General Board

14 Replies
1038 Views
Last post July 25, 2019, 12:13:15 PM
by alan gage
xx
Wow, that was dumb...

Started by EmannVB on Sawmills and Milling

24 Replies
6108 Views
Last post December 23, 2010, 05:06:52 AM
by crtreedude
 


Powered by EzPortal