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Offline Tamiam

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Why we're blue
« on: January 05, 2015, 10:37:31 am »
Here's what happens when you can't see your cant hook.
 

 

Kevin had his cant hook leaning on the log pile while cutting firewood.  It slipped and fell while Kevin was cutting. He didn't notice it fall and he sliced right into it.  I suspect if it was blue he might have noticed it.  Blue is not a color occurring in nature so it is more visible.  Unlike yellow and orange!

But I have another theory of why he cut that tool - everyone seems to have their favorite style:  Kevin prefers a peavey while I prefer a cant hook, so I think he did it in hopes I would take out a peavey to use. ;D

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-this damage is not covered under the warranty
-there was no damage to the chain as the handle is made of aluminum
-this is one thing I will not let Kevin forget :D

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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 02:51:21 pm »
No doubt in my mind that you have a welder that can fix that in a jiffy.

How 'bout if I traded you Pat's Christmas bowl and pitcher that I just knocked off of the table??  Can't weld them suckers back together.   :-\
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 02:53:23 pm »
post this in the sawmill section for the guys sawing into their mills to see.
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 02:58:15 pm »
The guys in the sawmill section need to get out of there if they are that pigeon holed. If you only visit part of the forestry forum, I guarantee you have missed something in another area you would have love to have seen.  :)
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 05:53:34 pm »
I've just seen a smurf crossed with an ewok. Do I need to see any more than that? :D

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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 09:26:18 pm »

I always go to unread posts. That way I get everything the Forum has to offer.

Me too Dave.
Plus I wouldn't want to miss a good recipe.  ;D
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2015, 09:47:43 pm »
Tamiam, blue makes sense. Now I know.

How 'bout if I traded you Pat's Christmas bowl and pitcher that I just knocked off of the table??  Can't weld them suckers back together.   :-\

I'd wager she won't forget that either ;) :)
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2015, 10:42:45 pm »
I noticed her Googling them.  A new Blue Logrite cant hook would have been much less expensive, plus you can roll a log with it.  Logs make much less noise rolling than heads.  :o
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2015, 11:04:38 pm »
I noticed her Googling them.  A new Blue Logrite cant hook would have been much less expensive, plus you can roll a log with it.  Logs make much less noise rolling than heads.  :o
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2015, 09:51:26 am »
Magic Man sorry about the bowl.  Hope the dog house is comfy! :D

I would not try to weld that hole closed.  Kevin will just use it until it fails then replace it with another.  I am curious how long he can work with it.  We get tools back from a certain group of people who are rough on our tools.  Big chunks of aluminum missing from the collars, or aluminum tube worn/shaved off down to less than half as when it was new.

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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2015, 06:49:36 pm »
I like the blue idea. I have gone out and painted my log stops on my sawmill blue so I will not saw into them again. Thanks for the tip.  :D
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2015, 10:19:15 pm »
I wonder if for testing purposes you might prefer to weld the handle and see how the fix holds up? Is repair part of the companies repertoire?
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2015, 10:28:46 pm »
I'm pretty sure logrite has no interest in repairing tools.
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2015, 11:20:41 pm »
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2015, 10:34:00 am »
If they need to be repaired, then somebody needs to stop running over them with a bulldozer, or sawing them in half. :D
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2015, 09:30:04 am »
I wonder if for testing purposes you might prefer to weld the handle and see how the fix holds up? Is repair part of the companies repertoire?

Aluminum is interesting stuff to weld as it can weaken it.  I would not want to fill that much in.
Besides we have a shelf of them ready for use. ;D

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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2015, 11:59:55 am »
I like the blue idea as well. I am going to paint my choker chains blue.

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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2015, 12:49:18 pm »
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Blue is not a color occurring in nature so it is more visible



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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2015, 01:38:24 pm »
There aren't too many Blue Footed... well, there aren't any birds with blue feet around here. :D
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2015, 09:16:33 pm »
i just ordered (and received) my YELLOW 78 1/2" Logrite. Is it aluminum?  It is HEAVY!!!