I’ve always liked the smell of gas fumes, which explains two things:
- Why I fondly remember helping my dad cut up firewood as a yute.
- Why I posted such a boneheaded photo of me using a chainsaw last week.
In case you missed it, here’s the photo …
That’s no excuse, for either running the saw without safety gear or for implying to the rest of the world that it’s OK to do so.
John was also right in pointing out I should keep body parts behind the saw’s guard. This can be tricky with short, light pieces of wood. The answer is to knock together a sawbuck — this one perhaps, which folds up and stacks out of the way — to hold a big stack of those pieces for one quick cut.
For some real advice on chainsaws, check out this recent post on the sublime Cabin Dweller’s Textbook.
And thanks for keeping me straight, y’all.