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« on: April 11, 2017, 10:31:27 PM »
Was having a great day sawing cypress and was down to the last log for the day. I now know how to flip a log off the back side of the mill on to the floor where the loader can't go. I had almost squared the log and was turning the timber to clean up the first face. Pulling the timber (14"x24"x12') back from the fences with the log turner and as I raised the timber my mind drifted for a second then wham it was on the floor. After two hours I also know how to get a timber back on the mill.

  

  

 
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 10:42:07 PM »
Not to one up you but I have to tackle a 21ft white oak I flipped over the deck just before dark. The small end 18 inch. It's stuck between the mill and slab pile. Luckily I've got a boom truck I just have to go get it from the timber tommorrow and pluck it out of there. My forklift can't reach it either. Must be a full moon.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 11:28:53 PM »
I first thought it looked nice there until I read what you did.

Dont feel bad. I flipped a whole log over the backstops all the way up the other day. Oh, I was on the skid steer and got my gee and haw mixed up.

If you leave that new cant deck there put some stops on it so you dont have this problem again.

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 11:47:24 PM »
When I tried that trick I broke about a dozen straps on the top of the energy chain.  Those things are not cheap.

I noticed in your pictures it was light with the cant on the floor but dark in the next picture and you still hadn't got it back on the mill. :D  Its all fun. :)

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017, 05:54:18 AM »
#2 reason as to why I will be installing a trolley/winch system over head in my mill shed. :D

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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2017, 06:21:18 AM »



 Those mistakes show up at the end of the when your getting tired.   Steve
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2017, 06:46:45 AM »
Happened to me once, at least no one was around to see it. There was a small excavator on site with a thumb, problem solved. Frank C.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 06:48:48 AM »
Screw-ups allow us to get clever to get around them. Ask me how I know ;)
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2017, 07:00:19 AM »
One thing you can do is make a couple dollys so all you have to do is get it up onto them and then roll it around the mill until you get it where you can reach it with the loader. One thing is for sure, it's probably going to happen again lol
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2017, 07:47:21 AM »
   Wow! That's amazing! I didn't know that you could roll a log or cant off of a mill. :D

   Glad you were able to get it back in place. (I was lucky when I rolled my first log across my mill that it was fairly small and able to get back on with much extra equipment. ;) ;)) Glad nobody was hurt. It happens. Kind of like sawing into clamps, leaving toe boards up and making long wedges, etc.
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2017, 08:05:50 AM »
I confess this has happened to me more than once over the years.
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2017, 08:17:11 AM »
Where is MM?

I thought he might have something to say here.

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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2017, 08:25:00 AM »
Why,i would never set up a mill,against a wall,need to be open on both sides....
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2017, 09:00:28 AM »
Yep!,I know how to do that as well.After the original deflated feeling,it was,"what are you gonna do now,bonehead?"
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2017, 09:26:01 AM »
 

 
PC, I have no idea what this is all about and have nothing to say.   :-X
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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2017, 02:10:41 PM »
Did exactly the same thing last week.  Looked like Magicmans pic except for log species.  I was able to lift it back on the mill with the tractor forks and a chain.  Amazing how that happens when you forget to put up the backstops. And it happens in slow motion.
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2017, 02:15:19 PM »
Screw-ups allow us to get clever to get around them. Ask me how I know ;)
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Well, I still haven't learn how to cut thru a backstop and not crash a blade. :D

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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2017, 02:49:38 PM »
After reading these follies glad to know I am not as dumb as I thought.  Was turning a big oak log with the hydraulics and managed to raise the hold during the operation and flipped the log right up over the stops.  Come to think of it, it was the last log just getting dark.
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2017, 03:56:21 PM »
 :) :) :)

 

 

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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2017, 04:01:31 PM »
Yup, shows to go, those logs like to get frisky as the sun goes down.
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