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Almost had a bad accident while milling a log

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Blog entry by Wes Harville posted 01-17-2017 04:18 AM 1700 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago, a friend and I were milling up a walnut log. Not until I was editing the video did I realize how close we came to a horrible accident. Be safe guys, and don’t get complacent!

https://youtu.be/Rv7ZHwptGGc

-- SHAWИEE HILLS WOODWORKIИG, Lexington Kentucky, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsB1BI9_4eJntW-qQ4Nb-gw



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gargey

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#1 posted 01-17-2017 02:00 PM

don’t bother watching the video guys, very long and boring. just posting this to save other people time.

what he’s referring to is that a tractor moves slightly for 1/4 second injuring no one.

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kocgolf

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#2 posted 01-17-2017 02:58 PM

A little harsh I think. It’s a nice interesting video on milling. Yes, the lack of injury was a close call that amounted to not much on video, but it highlights that just because you are milling with a giant saw, that is not the only place an injury can come from. Good to pay attention to all heavy equipment. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 01-17-2017 03:05 PM

I thought the whole group looked scary. Lot of bad movements were made.
That said, ended well with some nice pieces.

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Wes Harville

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#4 posted 01-17-2017 06:49 PM



don t bother watching the video guys, very long and boring. just posting this to save other people time.

what he s referring to is that a tractor moves slightly for 1/4 second injuring no one.

- gargey

WOW, sorry you felt that way. I said it was almost an accident, which means no one was injured. I was tyring to highlight how easily someone could have been injured. We were lucky no one was hurt. Thanks for watching and commenting though!

-- SHAWИEE HILLS WOODWORKIИG, Lexington Kentucky, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsB1BI9_4eJntW-qQ4Nb-gw

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Wes Harville

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#5 posted 01-17-2017 06:50 PM



A little harsh I think. It s a nice interesting video on milling. Yes, the lack of injury was a close call that amounted to not much on video, but it highlights that just because you are milling with a giant saw, that is not the only place an injury can come from. Good to pay attention to all heavy equipment. Thanks for sharing.

- kocgolf

THanks for watching! I really appreciate your comment!

-- SHAWИEE HILLS WOODWORKIИG, Lexington Kentucky, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsB1BI9_4eJntW-qQ4Nb-gw

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Wes Harville

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#6 posted 01-17-2017 06:52 PM



I thought the whole group looked scary. Lot of bad movements were made.
That said, ended well with some nice pieces.

- jbay

I would agree, we made a lot of mistakes, i actually spoke about that towards the end of the video. Its amazing the things you see when you watch yourself on video. Since this video I have actually purchased Chaps and a Face guard / helmet. I’ve also done a lot more research about using a chain saw and bandsaw mill. I think its important to show the bad as well as the good.

Thanks for watching!

-- SHAWИEE HILLS WOODWORKIИG, Lexington Kentucky, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsB1BI9_4eJntW-qQ4Nb-gw

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#7 posted 01-18-2017 05:22 PM

Wes – That’s some nice looking walnut. Glad no one was injured. I currently have some cherry logs I’m going to mill by hand … pray for me … LOL!

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Wes Harville

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#8 posted 01-18-2017 11:02 PM



Wes – That s some nice looking walnut. Glad no one was injured. I currently have some cherry logs I m going to mill by hand … pray for me … LOL!

- Ron Aylor

Thanks Ron!

-- SHAWИEE HILLS WOODWORKIИG, Lexington Kentucky, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsB1BI9_4eJntW-qQ4Nb-gw

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Woodbutchery

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#9 posted 01-18-2017 11:28 PM

Wes, I think it’s always a good message to avoid complacency when operating machinery, and while it’s not exciting video, it does show the issue, the concern, and the need to remember to focus while around such things.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#10 posted 01-20-2017 01:14 PM

I would be more concerned with the kid on the guys shoulders around a band mill than anything.

-- Putty

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Wes Harville

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#11 posted 01-20-2017 10:31 PM



I would be more concerned with the kid on the guys shoulders around a band mill than anything.

- putty

You’re right putty. As I stated in the video I realized a lot of things while editing that I did wrong, I know own Chaps and a face guard. Since posting the video I have learned a lot more. One thing that i never thought about while carrying my son was the fact that if the blade broke it would come to the front of the saw on the discharge side right where we were standing. I am going to be doing a follow up video, kind of a q&a style going through some of the comments I have received on the multiple forums I am a member of. All we can do is try to learn as we go, you don’t know what you don’t know.

-- SHAWИEE HILLS WOODWORKIИG, Lexington Kentucky, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsB1BI9_4eJntW-qQ4Nb-gw

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