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Re: More lessons - longer logs
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2015, 10:26:16 AM »
Also need to make sure the stops are up!  Almost had one roll off the other side one time when I forgot ...  Can imagine a big log would be really, really hard to deal with if that happened.   :o
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« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2015, 11:20:59 AM »
"It" can happen.   smiley_thumbsdown
 

 
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Re: More lessons - longer logs
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2015, 11:49:51 AM »
@Magicman - Thx for the post. It is reassuring to us novices when we see even respected pros occasionally experience brief periods of cerebral flatulence. I like Sawyerbrown's post from Will Rogers about good judgment coming from lots of bad judgment.

I guess the big lesson is we are all involved with many different things happening all at once and even a brief lack of attention to any one of them can result in embarrassment and lost time, if we are lucky, or damage or injury if we are not. I am sure WM and the other sponsors will eventually develop a mill that will provide warnings or shut down if forget to raise or lower the arms, won't let us cut into a clamp, etc. (Of course I am sure there are people reading who will immediately disable these functions for increased speed, cut operating cost or for ease of operation).
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« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2015, 12:01:41 PM »
"It" can happen.   smiley_thumbsdown
 

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« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2015, 02:17:25 PM »
WV, great saying, but that credit goes to DMcCoy.

MM, so how did you get that out of there?  (And please don't say "magic"  :D)
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« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2015, 02:26:06 PM »
My apologies to DMcCoy and Sawyer for the misquote.

D - that's what happens when you get your post sandwiched between 2 of Sawyers.

Sawyer - I bet MagicMan has one of those 78" logrite tools and just rolled it right out. I only do things like that when my wife is watching. You'd think there would be a Statute of Limitations on a woman's memory but apparently not.
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« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2015, 02:33:35 PM »
 :D  :D

Oh yeah, wives never forget anything. My dad used to say something about "memory like an elephant", but don't use that one on your wife ... that's one she'll NEVER forget.  :D
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« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2015, 04:26:39 PM »
MM, so how did you get that out of there?  (And please don't say "magic"  :D)
OK, I won't.  My Dad always said "main force and awkwardness", so I will not say that either. 

A combination of a couple of chains and peaveys,  We slid a slab under the top end to keep it level so we only had to lift the butt end up level with the sawmill bed and roll it back on.

In my very early days of sawing, I had one much larger than that to roll off.  A ~24" twenty foot White Oak log.  Of course the engine was raised so the momentum almost turned the entire sawmill over.  That one took a very large tractor to lift it out and put it back on to the sawmill bed.
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