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Author Topic: How dumb can I be? VERY!  (Read 2910 times)

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Offline bandmiller2

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Re: How dumb can I be? VERY!
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2017, 08:37:01 PM »
If all else fails cut the cant up for blocking or log to firewood. Frank C.
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« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2017, 08:49:25 PM »
This was the last log of that job.

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« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2017, 10:06:21 PM »
The pain!  The pain!  All these pictures bring back some really bad memories.

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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2017, 07:15:04 AM »
Glad to see that FF members arent afraid to admit their blunders.
I have made too many to mention.
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« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2017, 11:39:05 AM »
Tmbrcruiser,

I know it might just be the way the picture was taken,  but it looks like you could have hooked a chain on it and pulled it under the mill. Might have been quicker.

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« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2017, 06:32:42 PM »
If you don't have pictures, it didn't happen. That's all I have to say!
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« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2017, 08:51:59 PM »
... Amazing how that happens when you forget to put up the backstops. And it happens in slow motion.

Ain't that the truth... I usually find an expletive or two coming out of my mouth in slow motion also when these things happen.

It's good that we can all shake our heads, cuss a little, remedy the situation, and laugh about it later.

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« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2017, 09:22:37 PM »
I wish that I had a picture of my worse one somewhere except in my mind.  It was a 20' X about 26" White Oak.  Of course the sawmill head was almost all of the way up and the log never stopped rolling.  It buried the side outriggers and you could walk under the tail end of the sawmill.  The log end jamming into the ground is the only thing that kept the sawmill from turning over on it's side.

I did not have access to the customer's tractor so I left and went home.  When I got there the next morning the sawmill was upright and the log was laying on the loader ready to be sawn.  That is the incident that made me start carrying a camera.
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