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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2120 on: November 29, 2021, 04:33:01 PM »
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« Reply #2121 on: November 29, 2021, 09:18:25 PM »
Put a new chain on the chainsaw. I released the brake, or thought I did. Did it twice just to make sure. It came off hard, which I thought was odd. Took the wrench to get it off.  Put the bar and chain back on and went to put the side plate on and would not go on. On the 450e husky the handle stays on the saw and the metal brake stays on the side plate. After trying to get it to line up so I could release the brake for the third time, ::) I got it after 3-4 trys. There everything is back on and I head out to cut some trees down. I start to cut the notch and nothing. And I mean nothing. I shut the saw off and headed for the tractor to put the chain on the correct way.  ::)  Never even looked at it, I knew what was wrong. Yes, I have put them on backwards a few times, but never tried to cut a tree that way.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2122 on: November 29, 2021, 09:29:24 PM »
Put a new chain on the chainsaw. I released the brake, or thought I did. Did it twice just to make sure. It came off hard, which I thought was odd. Took the wrench to get it off.  Put the bar and chain back on and went to put the side plate on and would not go on. On the 450e husky the handle stays on the saw and the metal brake stays on the side plate. After trying to get it to line up so I could release the brake for the third time, ::) I got it after 3-4 trys. There everything is back on and I head out to cut some trees down. I start to cut the notch and nothing. And I mean nothing. I shut the saw off and headed for the tractor to put the chain on the correct way.  ::)  Never even looked at it, I knew what was wrong. Yes, I have put them on backwards a few times, but never tried to cut a tree that way.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2123 on: November 29, 2021, 10:55:51 PM »
Just follow the instructions  :P





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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2124 on: November 30, 2021, 06:50:45 AM »
So far it's only taken me twice to learn the "chains on backwards" lesson.

JJ, those instructions are great!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2125 on: November 30, 2021, 09:11:17 AM »
"Installation insert wooden teeth". What wooden teeth?! :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2126 on: November 30, 2021, 12:15:26 PM »
When I first bought my new house 17 years ago it came with a dish washer know it all me if you put dawn dish sope in it the dishes would get real clean :o

The way that thing was fomeing at the mouth I thought I was gonna have to shoot it now I store pots and pans in it 
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« Reply #2127 on: November 30, 2021, 01:09:15 PM »
I made that mistake too, soap suds started coming up out of the kitchen sink drain too lol 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2128 on: December 03, 2021, 10:04:58 PM »
OK, my turn in the barrel (again). So yesterday I am milling an ugly log that might have been better used as fuel in the OWB but either way its gone now. Anyway, I was really focused on trying to get a useable 12x12 cant out of this log for the 1x12's on an order. I was dealing with a lot of non-log-like characteristics especially on the opening cut. I thought I had the log set so everything would clear on that cut but as I got about 5' down the log I could see where a branch stub would hit the column. So I stopped right there and grabbed the saw and whacked off several nubs, just to be sure. That was easy because the head was not too close yet, I had room to work. I went back and sighted it again and had good clearance. So I fired it up and let er rip. The head went another 4' and stopped moving. I turned up the feed a little...nothing. So I stopped and looked all around for interference. I mean ALL around and could find nothing. I literally scratched my head, looked again, nothing. (I will note here that I am sometimes (ok, often) an idiot and should really have remembered that.)  So I could think of no other option and powered up the blade and tried to back it up for a better look. I was thinking something inside the log was a problem. I was wrong (yeah, BIG surprise there). I did drive a wedge between the slab and the log to try and make a gap but when i backed up, the blade popped off. Actually I thought it broke, but it didn't and as it was due for a change anyway, I did that. But first, I discovered my real issue. To wit:



 
 Yeah, that's not a good photo, what you (can't) see there is one of those nubs I cut off fell onto the flex chain and wedged under the control box on the head. Maybe this photo will make it clearer after I backed the head off a few feet:


 

 So once again, all by myself, I made me feel like an idiot. ( I have skills in that regard.) Nobody saw it, but I did take photos, so it did happen. I wonder if I will ever stop discovering new ways to make stupid mistakes. I don't know if that's possible, but I can hope. I sometimes say 'if you're not making mistakes, you're not doing anything worthwhile', I just wish I didn't keep proving that point. Someday I will get good at this. Someday.
 By the way, I did get that 12x12 out of that log and I am slightly proud out that because it was not assured, I worked for that and got lucky. I also got some nice 1x12's and a few that are just fine for shop sheathing. Not bad for a firewood log, but it took too much time.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2129 on: December 03, 2021, 10:20:49 PM »
   My dumb move for today seems to be having my electric trailer brakes set too tight or at least I think that is the cause. After a 100 mile trip today I saw excessive wear on both trailer tires on the mill that was not there before. I'll be bringing it home tomorrow and need to be sure to check them before I pull out of the customer's lot.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2130 on: December 03, 2021, 10:43:17 PM »
Yeah that could be pricey. Tires AND brake pads. Gotta check them EVRY time you hookup. DANG that sucks.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2131 on: December 03, 2021, 11:05:45 PM »
   I had the trailer serviced about 50 hours ago so the brakes should be good but if I cranked down the setting too much on on these curvy mountain roads...
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« Reply #2132 on: December 04, 2021, 01:28:18 AM »
At work we'd categorize this as a near miss and it'd go into next week's safety meeting slide deck. Never done this before and hopefully never will again. Never felt scared running a saw before either, did for a minute after this though.


 
Not the greatest picture, I'm sure you guys can see I tore into my chaps pretty good though. I wear them religiously, even if it's cutting a lone nub off a saw log. Force of habit. Unfortunately, I am not wasn't always diligent when it comes to fastening the clips behind my knees. Came back to bite me today, or the chaps anyway. Was debarking a saw log with a log wizard mounted on an ms230, standing at an awkward angle and didn't take a step back to make room for the saw. Brought it in too close and the chain caught the inside of the chaps next to my right knee. Not sure what the outcome would have been if I'd buckled the chaps properly, pretty sure what would've happened if the chaps weren't on though.
The ms230 and the debarker attached to it were fine after I cleaned all the fibers out. I'll hold onto the chaps as a reminder of how close is too close.

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« Reply #2133 on: December 04, 2021, 07:00:24 AM »
Glad you’re okay and thanks for sharing(despite the circumstances), reminds us all to remain humble and vigilant while running saws. I had a extreme kick back with the 500i yesterday and luckily my thumb and fingers were properly rapped around the handle and not just sitting in my palm.
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« Reply #2134 on: December 04, 2021, 12:04:47 PM »
I hope the chaps got a hug and a kiss! :D I did that when I was a newb except no chaps, if not for the lump of keys or change in my pocket I would have really torn up my leg. Didn't do that again!
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« Reply #2135 on: December 18, 2021, 12:59:06 PM »
WOW, 2 whole weeks and everybody has been good. Christmas must be coming. ;D
 I guess it's back to my turn....again.
 So Thursday I started bucking up some firewood late in the day and when I quit at dark I just set the gas and oil jugs in front of the shop door so they were out of the way, but I brought the saw in the shop in case of overnight rain. Friday I didn't get ack to it until the mid-afternoon and I needed to move the splitter and re-position the trailer. So I went right into the shop, slid open the garage door and jumped in the mule to back it out and quickly close the door before I lost too much heat. Well, as I baked out there was a bit of a thump. I missed the gas jug but ran squarely over the oil jug. Messed up the jug pretty good, but it didn't explode. The screw cap held and still works, so I got lucky but boy that was stupid.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2136 on: December 18, 2021, 02:33:16 PM »
a long time ago I started using gear lube bottles for my bar and chain oil. makes filling the saw a clean breeze!!!

At the time I started using them I used to do alot of rockcrawling. Well, east coast rock crawling has alot of water and mud. My diffs were always turning to chocolate milk. So I had a few bottles laying around.

I painted one red and thats my bar oil now.

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« Reply #2137 on: December 18, 2021, 06:07:59 PM »
Back when I used to actually park my truck in the garage, I backed in and went inside.  The next day I came out and saw that I had parked on the end of the chainsaw case with the saw in it.  Luckily it was the 18" saw and I had only parked on the end of the bar cover.  I squished the end of of the cover, but did not actually get the bar.

Today my dumbness involved setting my track saw track to two different measurements.  That did not go well when I took the pieces to the tablesaw to cut the pieces down more.  All my shelves were trapezoids instead of squares.  
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« Reply #2138 on: December 18, 2021, 08:02:16 PM »
Awwh, that's just a new fancy shelf assembly technique.  They probably turned out like that rocking chair..
 

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« Reply #2139 on: December 18, 2021, 08:23:35 PM »
Crusarius, that is a good idea for the chain oil.  Don't know how many times I have run the chain oil over.
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