Sunday, December 2, 2012

Don't Put Hand On..

About a month ago I posted about our wood cutting project.  

This is James.  He's running all the controls.

You can see the chainsaw bar in the upper R of this photo.  When it's in this position the chain is not running.

In this photo James has lowered the bar and the chain is running.  And James is attentive to the task at hand.

According to James
"Don't put hand on chain saw while running. Hurts!"
Next photos are a little graphic. Not for the faint of heart.

Two weeks ago James somehow managed to bump the bar pushing it forward enough to start the chain.

Here we are, all sewn up.  He was wearing kevlar gloves.  Truly amazing.  Not only does he still have his thumb, but he missed all tendons, nerves, and major blood vessels.

I looked at his stitches today.  They will come out tomorrow.

And we now have a James Guard on the bar.

Gus says

"Oh geez humans!  

 No dog would get caught in such a fix.  Not even Pickles!

Pickles says
"Got cookies?"

And I think I need some better pics of Pickles!  
Tomorrow Miss P.


  1. OMG -- I'm so glad James will be okay. That is quite a large splitter.

    We have one that my hubs converted from gas to a 3 point but haven't had to use it that much this year due to the warm weather. Nice to meet you. :)

    1. It is big. We can process 5 or 6 cords in just a few hours. I use a smaller one! But still get some from the fire dept. I'll have them deliver 4 cords and split another 2 cords or more at home.

      Nice to meet you too! Thanks for reading.

  2. Oh...goodness. He was so lucky he still has his thumb! Terry did something like that a few years ago...only with a different type of saw.

    Makes me hurt just to look at it!


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