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« Reply #1900 on: September 12, 2021, 09:38:09 PM »
You're supposed to wear pants under the chaps, Tom.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1901 on: September 12, 2021, 09:40:16 PM »
Well I assumed you were. :-[ Not everybody does. :D 
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« Reply #1902 on: September 12, 2021, 09:50:20 PM »
You're supposed to wear pants under the chaps, Tom.
Dang, when I first read that I that it said panties.  Oh well not much of a story I guess.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1903 on: September 12, 2021, 10:42:35 PM »
Not that there is anything wrong with that.   :D
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« Reply #1904 on: September 12, 2021, 11:03:32 PM »
When we were in Sturgis ,1997 motorcycle rally, there was a gal wearing a pair of chaps, white leather, with nothing covering the cheeks , does that count.

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« Reply #1905 on: September 12, 2021, 11:12:10 PM »
Only if they were white chainsaw chaps.
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« Reply #1906 on: September 13, 2021, 05:09:31 AM »
I think if you wear panties, you are not supposed to let them get in a bunch! :)  What say you @Southside  8)   :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1907 on: September 13, 2021, 05:15:02 PM »
I did end up milling 4 logs after the chainsaw event so thats more than I have milled all year. Now I have enough I should be able to make some doors for my lumber storage leanto.

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« Reply #1908 on: September 13, 2021, 05:34:08 PM »
gettin back on that horse.  glad all is well!
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« Reply #1909 on: September 13, 2021, 05:40:28 PM »
yea, I keep having to evict a mouse from the engine. Hopefully the trap I set got him. I should go look at that.

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« Reply #1910 on: September 13, 2021, 06:20:48 PM »
Fish cab might help with that mouse lol 
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« Reply #1911 on: September 13, 2021, 07:10:22 PM »
I got another one yesterday.  i should have been saving the hides and the meat.   :) :) :) :new_year:
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« Reply #1912 on: September 14, 2021, 05:03:05 PM »
Man I love my powerfeed, but it can lead to problems of its own.  I was milling cedar for a friend and a little limb stopped the head, because I hadn't slid the guide out of the way.  I stepped up and stopped the mill.  As soon as I put the slightest bit of backward pull on the head the blade jumped off.  I didn't use the reverse of the power feed, but I just pulled back a little and bam.  My buddy was so impressed until then.
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« Reply #1913 on: September 14, 2021, 06:19:41 PM »
I don't know how the PF works on a 15 and of course there is no comparison to the 50 because they are built different but like you I am enjoying that PF a LOT over my manual mill. However, on the 50 even though you have full speed control going forward, there is only STOP, or Full Throttle coming back. When you break a blade in the cut or have some other issue where you need to back up it is problematic to get it to just slowly move back a little. Also, if you run out of the cut at the far end and don't come up quite enough before you hit the reverse, you have no time to correct and the blade generally reminds you what you did wrong. It happens in a millisecond. Machines are not forgiving in any way. No mercy for us that are weak of mind or slow of hand. ;D :D :)
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« Reply #1914 on: September 14, 2021, 07:04:49 PM »
I don't know how the PF works on a 15 and of course there is no comparison to the 50 because they are built different but like you I am enjoying that PF a LOT over my manual mill. However, on the 50 even though you have full speed control going forward, there is only STOP, or Full Throttle coming back. When you break a blade in the cut or have some other issue where you need to back up it is problematic to get it to just slowly move back a little. Also, if you run out of the cut at the far end and don't come up quite enough before you hit the reverse, you have no time to correct and the blade generally reminds you what you did wrong. It happens in a millisecond. Machines are not forgiving in any way. No mercy for us that are weak of mind or slow of hand. ;D :D :)
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« Reply #1915 on: September 14, 2021, 07:50:15 PM »
It happens in a millisecond. 
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« Reply #1916 on: September 14, 2021, 08:43:25 PM »
Actually no I am not, because every time something like that happens I am too busy saying "OH SH....t!!" and I don't look at the stop watch. ;D
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« Reply #1917 on: September 20, 2021, 09:26:46 AM »
So I've been out in the bush a few days. I took a trip out to SW Colorado. With my oldest son, we drove my wife's truck. It's a fairly low milage 2018 4wd half ton chevy.   My truck has my work box in it..  I had planned  on replacing the tires, oh about November...They were getting kind of tired, but good enough til snow time right.(yes son of a long line of Swedes "there's still good in that...).. I thought about it a bit  before I left on the trip, but logistically with the call and work schedule (and packing) i didn't squeeze it  in...( My back country stuff hadn't  been out since 2013)   We had six kids going through  high school for a stretch there  and no time for extra trips.
So the point is I managed 3 flat tires in a four day stretch.  Thank you to American auto repair and tire shop in Motrose Colorado.  They fixed two, I had another flat after driving across my father's newly mowed bailed CRP field, to get an idea of how many bales were out there. That was yesterday  on my way back home.  At least I was where I grew up and had a friend close by with all the stuff to get me going again 🙄. Did I drive any roads much worse than the one in front of my house, nope. Have I ever had an issue driving across that field before, again nope.  Should I have taken the time 10 days ago or so to round up new tires and replace the soft (insert favorite  derogatory term here) original equipment highway tires on the truck before I left... Yes ....again I did something  dumb....but I had a good time  minus the tire repairing.

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« Reply #1918 on: September 20, 2021, 09:43:08 AM »
Well part of the bonus for going off grid/in the bush is learning (re-learning) how to overcome and trouble shoot.  sounds like you did well.  On a trip back from summer camp a few years back, we had a blow out on I70 still in Co.  On the right, so the boys got to change the tire and put on the spare.  the second failure was near Ellsworth, Ks, almost to Salina highway 81, but only lost the tread.  first stop was an old station that is not more of a quick shop.  the older owner prob. in his 70s, took me out to a container with piles of tires.  he quoted me 100 bucks for an odd sized bias tire prob. at least half his age.  no thanks.  we drove into town (on steel belting) and left the trailer at a friends house,  went back with another spare.  found redneck trailer had tires on clearance mounted to a wheel already.  four new tires and wheel.  It was hot, but not loaded that heavy.  so tires were old and weak.  ready to roll.
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« Reply #1919 on: September 20, 2021, 09:53:17 AM »
Reminds me of when I picked up my new-to-me boat - 1961 18' StarCraft.  The owner was an auto shop teacher the he had the kids make a custom trailer.  Tandem axle with two extra tires up front for beach/surf launching.  Made from Corvair hubs and tires.  So these tires were probably 15 years old.  Took all surface streets home (20 miles) and kept it below 30 or so.  Then the last hill about 2 miles from my place I got going too fast.  Peeled two of the tires and made it home on bias ply cord!
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