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Cut a tree and hit a small lake

NNNN Senior MemberPosts: 25,126 Senior Member
Well it seemed like a small lake. I had water flying in all
directions and a two foot stream into the air as I was cutting
at an upward angle. Never had that happen before.

The tree was one of two oaks that blew over on the same root
mass. The smaller above shoulder high so I could not see the opening
of the cavity in the log and that it was full of water from rain.

Then when I finished the cut and the piece dropped the stained water
just poured out and of course I got muddy, somewhat, I thought Clean
would not let me in the house.

Interesting what can be found inside a tree, from wire, nails, bullets, a
railroad spike, even chain and rope. Now a lake.

Maybe some day I'll find Black Beards treasure.

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  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,902 Senior Member
    At least the water was not as hard on the chain as metal is. No video?
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    I've had to cut up a few trees that have fallen into the creek. Chainsaws can make a huge roostertail cutting from the bottom of the log up. Water did keep the chain cool and free of chips, though. :uhm::roll2:
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    At least the water was not as hard on the chain as metal is. No video?
    No video, the Head Base Forester thought it was nuts and kicked me out of
    his office for water pollution.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,955 Senior Member
    I cut a oak that was on its side for 2 years. When I cut into one of the limbs I hit a 3 inch water main. Almost ice cold water hitting a hot saw engine meant I had to put a new head on it. Lost a brand new 24in chain to a spike on that one to.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • Miss MaryMiss Mary Senior Member Posts: 743 Senior Member
    We found one with an arrow head in the root mass, very cool stone one with the unexpected benefit of not being in the cut area. It was in the cedar woods y'all go by on the way to the range. We have found many arrowheads in our area, even in our barn floor, pretty cool if you are into that sort of thing.
  • JLDickmonJLDickmon Senior Member Posts: 1,726 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Well it seemed like a small lake. I had water flying in all
    directions and a two foot stream into the air as I was cutting
    at an upward angle. Never had that happen before.

    The tree was one of two oaks that blew over on the same root
    mass. The smaller above shoulder high so I could not see the opening
    of the cavity in the log and that it was full of water from rain.

    Then when I finished the cut and the piece dropped the stained water
    just poured out and of course I got muddy, somewhat, I thought Clean
    would not let me in the house.

    Interesting what can be found inside a tree, from wire, nails, bullets, a
    railroad spike, even chain and rope. Now a lake.

    Maybe some day I'll find Black Beards treasure.

    pics or it didn't happen
    Never laugh at your wife's choices.
    You are one of them.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    JLDickmon wrote: »
    pics or it didn't happen

    Yeah, like while one is running a chain saw, they have a camera in the
    other hand. This is the best you get and I'm not turning the pile so you can see the other side:
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    Miss Mary wrote: »
    We found one with an arrow head in the root mass, very cool stone one with the unexpected benefit of not being in the cut area. It was in the cedar woods y'all go by on the way to the range. We have found many arrowheads in our area, even in our barn floor, pretty cool if you are into that sort of thing.
    Finding arrowheads is always fun and significant, I've only found one and it may have been a spearhead, 3.24" long.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Looks like a scraping tool or handknife for dressing game.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    Maybe a knife, I thought scrapers were sharp only on one side.
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