Safest thing to do today

Touch0Gray

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Feb 8, 2020
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Decided to clean my garage/wood shop, slab out another well spalted red maple and go for a 20 mile bike ride. (damn near froze on the ride)

On the last slab, I found 2 nails or staples with my saw, then spent an hour or so, salvaging the rip chain. They were 4 inches in! I know they used to pasture cattle in the woods here before we bought it in 1982
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woodnomore

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Oct 3, 2019
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That is too bad. One nice thing about an oak, you can tell if there is any metal in the tree when you fall it all you have to do is see the purple in the stump.
 

Touch0Gray

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That is too bad. One nice thing about an oak, you can tell if there is any metal in the tree when you fall it all you have to do is see the purple in the stump.
I did salvage the chain, it's actually better than new, (other than the cutters being shorter and having to file the rakers. I did not know that about oak, however in my world, oak is firewood, I am a cherry and maple guy.
 

Touch0Gray

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Frankly, I don't work with wood any more than I have too, other than lots of firewood. My wife likes building stuff out of it. I am a metalsmith by trade, if it's too short, I can fix it, wood, not so much.