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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3500 on: March 02, 2023, 09:56:52 PM »
No worries Doc, I deserve some razzing in this one. At least it was an easy fix 😝
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3501 on: March 03, 2023, 08:06:17 AM »
 

My daughter bought these for me probably 5 years ago. Only wore them a couple times just never thought to put them on. Worked in the woods when younger and cut firewood all my life and never had them. 
Well yesterday I had some locust to cut down to make raised garden beds and for some reason decided to wear them and this happened. 
Luckily was coming down to idle. I will be wearing them from now on for sure.
Guess the one above was watching out for me.
I recommend everyone should wear them. It can be the difference between a good day and a bad one.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3502 on: March 03, 2023, 08:28:38 AM »
Lko67, I keep thinking I should buy a pair.

I am over near Warren Pa. Do you get elk over your way? Looking for someone to point me in the right area to look for sheds. Or is it mostly private land?  Thanks

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3503 on: March 03, 2023, 08:36:59 AM »
Well, you should be posting in the did something smart thread.  I have chaps and don't wear them all the time, but wear them a lot of the time.  I need to buy some chainsaw pants to have too.  I'm sure they would be nice in the winter too, even if just to keep me warm.  I wear my chaps when weed eating in the summer too.  If I wear tall boots and the chaps I can keep my legs clean.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3504 on: March 03, 2023, 08:53:04 AM »
In my younger days chasing landing under a 100í Berger tower, I glued inserts inside of my tin pants. I bumped knots on 10-20 loads a day and never got into my legs. Now I only wear chaps when Iím limbing, but every time I start a saw. The little voice in my head asks ďwhereís your chaps dumby?Ē
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3505 on: March 03, 2023, 08:53:32 AM »
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I'm in Clinton county about 45 minutes from main elk population. A lot of ground is posted. Game Commission book is probably easiest way to find places not posted.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3506 on: March 03, 2023, 08:58:21 AM »
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I'm in Clinton county about 45 minutes from main elk population. A lot of ground is posted. Game Commission book is probably easiest way to find places not 
OnX hunt maps will show you land ownership and property lines. I recently purchased BaseMap and so far I like onX better. Accuracy of property lines can vary with the overlay, so they are only for reference. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3507 on: March 03, 2023, 06:25:53 PM »
My daughter bought these for me probably 5 years ago. Only wore them a couple times just never thought to put them on. Worked in the woods when younger and cut firewood all my life and never had them.
Well yesterday I had some locust to cut down to make raised garden beds and for some reason decided to wear them and this happened.
Luckily was coming down to idle. I will be wearing them from now on for sure.
Guess the one above was watching out for me.
I recommend everyone should wear them. It can be the difference between a good day and a bad one.
I'm assuming the close-up photo shows chaps and the pulled thread the chain marks. 
I don't go without the chaps on. 40 years ago this year just prior to leaving for a CO 2-week elk hunt, I locked up my saw chain in my chaps when the running chain caught a small branch and the chain hit me just above the knee cap. Saved the day, the elk hunt, and won't start the chainsaw without them on (3rd pair now as I replace when they get worn, dirty, or marked up). 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3508 on: March 03, 2023, 06:46:21 PM »
Iím on my third pair as well.  

My first set of chaps were a Christmas gift AFTER I had a kickback into my shin that required emergency surgery to fix.  

I learned the hard and painful way.
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« Reply #3509 on: March 03, 2023, 08:50:07 PM »
How come too many of us had to learn our lessons that way? To soon old and too late schmart! ::)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3510 on: March 03, 2023, 08:52:23 PM »
Here's my sign

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3511 on: March 03, 2023, 09:27:42 PM »
Not only wear them, but wear them the correct way.  They need to be fastened snugly around your legs as they will walk into the chain and pull the chain into them at the same time, so if they are floppy and loose on your leg the chain can pull them around and still get you before it stops.  This is a bigger issue with apron style chaps over full wrap.  
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3512 on: March 25, 2023, 09:29:32 PM »
Lee, have you healed up yet?

Mine was minor and should only come to fruition now that I replaced it.
The check engine light went on in my wifes car, you all will remember her favorite deer hunting Honda. It reads that the rear O2 sensor is kaput so for a week now I have been tossing the shop looking for the tool. She of course is hearing all kinds of ominous sounds because of that light bulb so I gave in and bought a new tool for it yesterday. Well, anything to do with old cars and exhaust is just about a losing battle but with some careful angle grinder work and a plain old box end wrench I had it R&R'd, in a mere whole afternoon  ::). I'm figuring about 48 hours till the old tool surfaces and they crawl off somewhere to hide  :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3513 on: March 26, 2023, 09:11:51 AM »
My problem is chalk lines.  Every project seems like I have to buy a new one.  I must own 5 of 6 but only know where the new one is.  Iím glad they arenít expensive. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3514 on: March 26, 2023, 06:59:44 PM »
I feel your pain   :D


 
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« Reply #3515 on: March 26, 2023, 07:37:58 PM »
my favorite one is a fat max.  they used to give you a little one with a speed square at the box stores.  
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« Reply #3516 on: March 26, 2023, 10:05:43 PM »
Don't mix the orange and blue chalk thinking it will be an easy to see color.  I have re-filled that one I don't know how many times and it still manages to only grab that mixed stuff, of course that is the only one we ever find. 
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« Reply #3517 on: March 26, 2023, 11:37:37 PM »
You haven't lived till you smurf yourself  ;D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3518 on: March 27, 2023, 07:44:18 AM »
Blue chalk has nothing on hi spot blue

That stuff gets everywhere and doesn't wash off easy.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3519 on: March 27, 2023, 08:18:57 AM »
Does anyone else find that red chalk seems to never wash off?
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