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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.
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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
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« 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!!!

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« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2015, 06:49:58 pm »
i just ordered (and received) my YELLOW 78 1/2" Logrite. Is it aluminum?  It is HEAVY!!!

Sorry been trying to shovel out of all the snow but back now.

yes, the handle is all aluminum!

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okay, you got me there.  I guess they can't hide too many places!

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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2015, 07:01:52 pm »
Robin eggs are blue too.
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2015, 07:47:00 pm »
Wow tough crowd!  I guess I could have been more specific.  Logrite blue is not the color of grass, leaves, trees, wood, rocks or natural items where you would most likely use our tools.

I liked the customer I had today - he requested we make his Xtreme handle blue because he paints all his things blue, so if we didn't he was going to do it anyway.  He told me he even took apart his little tractor so he could paint it blue  ;)

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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2015, 03:44:23 pm »
Tractors should be red, but I did take your advice and painted my choker chains blue. If the snow ever stops and I can get back to cutting I'll try them out!

 

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« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2015, 04:16:46 pm »
I'm sure you will be able to see them anywhere. ;)

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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2015, 03:30:25 pm »
Tractors should be red, but I did take your advice and painted my choker chains blue. If the snow ever stops and I can get back to cutting I'll try them out!

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I just noticed them chains.  They are the color of a very objectionable university football team about 35 miles north of here.  If you're going to paint them blue, please finish the job ;)

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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2015, 04:08:17 pm »
 I think the two orange cant hooks I have are pretty visible and work great!  Of course my LT35 is orange and did not keep me from hitting the log stop the other day.  :-\  Had to happen sometime.  Maybe I should paint it blue!

Lynn if you have not already replaced the pitcher and bowl at least you have a gift idea!

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« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2015, 06:48:26 pm »
Yup, I can give her a new Blue cant hook.   logrite_cool
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« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2015, 06:52:44 pm »
 

 
 

 
When it starts getting dark, mine show up quite well.   ;D
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Re: Why we're blue
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2015, 08:12:32 pm »
Smart addition with the reflective tape!

I was not thinking of a new cant for Pat but rather a new pitcher and bowl set.  But you gift what you think best!

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« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2015, 09:27:50 pm »
I knew what your were thinking about but I will never bring it up and remind her.  Those items were very old and irreplaceable......but she still could replace me.   :o
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« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2015, 09:08:05 am »
when looking at all the pics, the first thing I see is blue but maybe I'm biased ;D 

Magicman - that reflective tape is a good idea!

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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2015, 09:38:03 am »
Magicman, how many times did you have to drive away from a job right at dark, and forget something, to come up with the reflector tape? 

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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2015, 11:31:59 am »
Magicman, how many times did you have to drive away from a job right at dark, and forget something, to come up with the reflector tape?

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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2015, 03:46:04 pm »
Most all of my tools wear the reflective tape, and have for many years.   ;D
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« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2015, 09:41:25 am »
Most all of my tools wear the reflective tape, and have for many years.   ;D

Awesome idea!

As for my chains, the blue was great while it lasted which wasn't very long unfortunately! You can see just some of the remnants if you look close enough. Painting chains doesn't work so hot....  :(

 

 

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« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2015, 10:54:15 am »
Tractors should be red, but I did take your advice and painted my choker chains blue. If the snow ever stops and I can get back to cutting I'll try them out!

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I just noticed them chains.  They are the color of a very objectionable university football team about 35 miles north of here.  If you're going to paint them blue, please finish the job ;)

I thought the same thing.

I've been painting my property lines with blue paint. Seems to be working pretty good, sticks right out.
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« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2015, 11:07:11 am »
Foresters in our area suggested painting the property lines with anything BUT blue. They use blue here to mark the trees that need to come down, not stay. Maybe different in your area?

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« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2015, 11:22:20 am »
Foresters in our area suggested painting the property lines with anything BUT blue. They use blue here to mark the trees that need to come down, not stay. Maybe different in your area?

That's interesting. I have no idea guess I need to do some checking.

The forestry Co I bought the land from used red paint on trees and rocks to mark lines and orange metal rods for some corners. My plan has been to get my lines marked using T posts painted a blue very much like LogRites and then sliding PVC over the top also painted blue.
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« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2015, 11:27:11 am »
Well the loggers won't make the mistake that they can cut the blue "trees" more than once..  ;D
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« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2016, 09:59:24 pm »

I always thought that the blue was because LogRite is based in CT and everybody knows CT's state color is blue  ;)



I thought that the blue paint for marking trees is pretty well standard across the nation...folks around here mark property lines with red, surveyors blaze trees with red too.
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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2016, 03:10:57 pm »
I used about 90 percent blue for marking timber/TSI and also property lines as the blue paint I sold would last in some cases 15 yrs on prop lines.
Unfortunately the company that now makes it want 25 bucks a gallon.
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