Sparks flew

TheAardvark Posted By TheAardvark, Nov 24, 2017 at 4:16 PM

  1. TheAardvark

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    I got a nice score of free Ash, about 1.5 cords. It was already on the ground and just needed bucked and loaded in the truck. While I was bucking the main trunk my saw started to rattle and sparks flew. I knew something bad was in the tree at that point. My chain was messed up bad. Turns out there was a chain inside the tree! From the growth rings it was about 40 years ago that the tree grew around it.


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  2. redmanlcs

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    Ouch!... I was cutting a huge maple a little piece from my house..(easy to get) that was already blew over from a wind-storm... everything was going fine until i got to about 4 feet from the root-wad... same thing happend to me.. wasn't a chain tho... ---barbed wire----- totally embedded...
     
  3. ED 3000

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    Yuck. And you were lucky enough to find it. Looks like you took a chunk out of it.

    I can find one inch of metal in a 100' trunk, myself. Just lucky that way, I guess.
     
  4. Firewood Bandit

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    In the future when you see discoloration like that, expect some metal.
     
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  5. xman23

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    Dad had a huge triple oak in his yard. One of the three came down. So I took it all down. Bucking it up I hit nail after nail. I put those nails in there 50 years ago, building tree forts.
     
  6. toddnic

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    WOW....it sure is amazing what you can find in the middle of a tree....
     
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  7. Firewood Bandit

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    That is why lumber yards don't want "yard trees".
     
  8. Dobish

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    yep. i had a pipe sticking out of one, a toy truck in another, and a few matchbox cars that were placed in a knot-hole. that was pretty cool, it was like an easter egg!
     
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  9. nrford

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    Yes, you should see all the "tramp" iron sawmills find! At $2000 to replace a large Circle saw and about the same for a large Bandsaw it can be costly!
     
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  10. Firewood Bandit

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    My logger buddies carry a metal detector and clearly mark a log the cutters feel may have metal in it. The guy on the landing will check it out.
     
  11. 2fireplacesinSC

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    Interesting. I’m new enough this never occurred to me. Thanks for info.
     
  12. Firewood Bandit

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    Well I saw sparks fly too yesterday. I made a cut from the bottom up on a trash softwood log and touched a rock that was sticking up under the log. I ground the chain today and it doesn't look good so pulled it off and replaced. Will use for a stumping chain.
     

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