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Offline francismilker

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The result of my haste!
« on: November 01, 2012, 05:04:44 AM »
 :'( :'(

I ended up needing to cut down a post oak this afternoon that was in the way of my mill's location and was making it difficult to load, unload, and turn a trailer around.  Well, to say the least, this tree has been in my way and a pain in the backside for a month now and it wasn't goin' down without a fight. 

During the process of cutting it down I had this brief moment of mental lapse and let's just say the saw was in the wrong place at the right time.
 

 

 

 

Not sure these two whopping planks were worth the $82.95 I spent on parts this evening to replace my temporary mental lapse of where to NOT sit a saw.
 

 

Oh well, you win some and you lose some and I thank God that it was the saw and not me! PTL!
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 05:27:44 AM »
Stuff happens!

You've gotta stay on your toes out there!
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 05:48:45 AM »
Well it wasn't anything that couldn't be replaced or repaired.
Glad no one was hurt,

Best
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 06:14:15 AM »
Looks like those boards are no very straight either.   Was there a lot of tension in that tree or did you cut them with a dull blade?
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 06:37:37 AM »
Years ago I was clearing a lot for someone, cutting a big oak tree the saw got bound up just as I was finishing the hinge, pulled on the saw for a few minutes till the tree broke its hinge.  Slid down the wedge with the saw still jammed between the tree and the stump.  Pulled my hand out at this time because I did not know which way the tree was going now and I wanted to make sure I could get away.  Tree landed standing straight up right on top of the saw driving it about a foot into the ground.  I dug it out and it was still running!  It was so smashed up though it became a parts saw.
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 07:57:26 AM »
A cousin once asked me if I wanted a new chainsaw.  It had only been cranked and used once.  He felled only one tree, and felled it on the chainsaw.   :-\  It was not salvageable.
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 08:01:19 AM »
 Buck, the board on the right in the pick tells that it had over two inches of sweep, that will cause as much tenssion as one wants in a log

 Magic, most times a saw gets crushed by a tree, the casing gets trashed, the motor usealy makes it through , then again there is the odd one that just gets pancaked  :-\
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 08:09:41 AM »
The next thing is that you will probably run over it with the tractor (don't ask how I know this  :)). 
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 08:25:53 AM »
The next thing is that you will probably run over it with the tractor (don't ask how I know this  :)).

I heard someone backed over a chainsaw with a Dozer..... :-X......That's what I heard.  :D
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 08:34:56 AM »
We've crushed a couple. The MS 360 PRO survived as a wounded warrior, but the 346XP that Profdan dropped a sweetgum limb on had the head shattered and became a donor to the one he bought to replace it.  :-\
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 08:54:33 AM »
   dropped a sweetgum limb on

See, I have been trying to tell you folks.... ::)
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2012, 09:05:39 AM »
Things  happen .I've never smashed one myself but have salvaged several that got smashed or dropped from 60 feet up .

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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 10:39:10 AM »
I love this little thread!  Milker, you messed up, but you took responsibility for it and paid for your mistake.  Best of all, you shared your new-found knowledge with us and may have saved someone else from making the same miscalculation.  I was much relieved to see that it was just a chainsaw and not your sawmill! 8) 8)
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2012, 10:58:12 AM »
In his younger days Dodgy Loner had a bad habit of dropping trees on top of my tractor!  Had to replace the fenders on my old Ford and replaced the steering wheel twice!  So far I have been able to keep him away from my new John Deere!  And I will probably be severely chastised for revealing this bit of history!  :-)
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2012, 11:20:43 AM »
Hey! Am I going to have to get granddad on here so someone can start telling all the secrets of your youth? >:(

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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2012, 11:21:49 AM »
And Red Clay Hound, those are just some of the things that you found out about.  ;D ;D
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Re: The result of my haste!
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2012, 11:52:24 AM »
That is one thing that I have not done,YET,is drop a tree on the tractor. But I won't say I park the tractor about 4 tree lengths away either.  ;) I just posted something about trying to save 20 seconds and than it cost me 15 minutes of extra work because I was trying to save 20 seconds.  ::)
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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2012, 12:57:36 PM »
The next thing is that you will probably run over it with the tractor (don't ask how I know this  :)).

I heard someone backed over a chainsaw with a Dozer..... :-X......That's what I heard.  :D

 Thats another story;  I worked for a clearing cotractor years ago and he had just purchased a brand new Stihl The biggest one they made at the time.  An 088 I think.   48 in bar.   well.....  Never even started the saw when a dozer operator on an LGP with those wide track shoes backed over it
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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2012, 08:35:58 PM »
Look at the bright side, It wasn't a brand new saw.  :-\

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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2012, 08:40:57 PM »
Actually, the two beams are pretty straight and didn't have too much tension on them. That was however a dull blade that I thought I could get one more cut out before changing.  One led to two led to three...........you know the drill.  I hated to put a new blade on to finish a hardwood when my primary cutting is ERC.

These two beams were sawed those specific dimensions to be used for a couple of skid logs to sit perpendicular to the mill for staging logs on to be milled.  My mill is setting on a slight slope so one needed to be 8" and the other 12" to have the future logs level with the mill and ready to be rolled on.  The barked edges don't bother me as they will be sitting on the ground.  I didn't take any pains to wrestle the log with the cant hook for maximizing quantity of boards.  All of the big stuff I sliced off the sides of the log will be happily burned in the fireplace.  This particuar tree had a limb about every few inches and would have never been cut for lumber if it hadn't been standing so close to the mill.  It was just handy!
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