Safety (or the lack thereof) #4: OOPS, there she goesssss

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Blog entry by PASs posted 08-20-2013 12:44 AM 1469 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Was building a pergola in the back 40 for a Koi Pond.
Mostly salvaged deck lumber.
Was shooting 3” framing nails into the top when the gun slipped just a little.
I could tell by the lack of recoil that something went wrong.
As soon as I moved the gun and saw the ding in the side of the wood I knew what happened…the gun moved enough to shoot the nail past the wood, at about an 80 degree up angle.
I counted to about 4, and heard the nail hit in the street on the other side of the block.
Since it was a hit the street sound…not a nail off a windshield, hood, trunk, or skull sound…back to shootin’.
I figured total air time was about 7 seconds…that’s a long way up, and down.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 04:55 AM

I shot an arrow into the air, and it landed I know not where.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 09:21 AM

Mortaring instead of mortising.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 11:57 AM

...Houston, we have a Problem…

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 01:40 PM

Wow! You’ve got good ears Pete. Glad it didn’t hit any thing or anyone. LOL w/GrndpaLen, stefang & tomd

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 08-21-2013 01:19 AM

That is going to leave a mark.

Glad to hear no known injuries

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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