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Betcha that chain needed a little touch-up...

Post in 'The Gear' started by KaptJaq, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    Currently burning two year CSS wood the local landscaper provided. Found this on one of the splits...

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    First cut hit the buried screw, the bottom of the screw is ground away. Wonder how the saw worked after that? One of the problems with cutting & splitting "backyard" wood.

    KaptJaq

    ps: The exposed part of that screw is about 2 inches long and a half inch wide...

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  2. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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  3. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Oooph! Gotta hate that...
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    For sure that is a hazard and also why we never would take a log from a yard or fence row at the sawmill. We would even turn away walnut. Not worth it.
  5. cygnus

    cygnus Feeling the Heat

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    don't they use metal detectors at the mill?
  6. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Found similar iron in some of the Red Oak I processed post-Sandy. Chainsaw chain you can resurrect but mill blades are a different story.
  7. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    In the last week I've found three of those in the firebox of my Buck 80. I've been burning some ash I got from a Craig's List ad. A lady had 11 ash trees ranging from 10" to 23" taken down in her back yard. The tree service cut the branches and left the rest at her request. I cut all the rest and brought it home, split and stacked it. Never once hit anything with a chain or wedge, but it was for sure there! I should have bought a lotto ticket just after cutting it all!:confused:
  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I found this in an Ash round a few years ago with my Fiskars . Not only did I miss it with the saw, but my buddy milled the log that this was cut off of.
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  9. 711mhw

    711mhw Feeling the Heat

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    Ironwood?
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  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Not back when I was sawing lumber.
  11. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Happens a lot with yard trees.
    Sometime lucky & miss them , sometimes not :)
  12. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    Burnt the split last night, found this when I reloaded...

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    Notice the chainsaw cut in the threads?

    KaptJaq
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