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Progress of a self taught cabinet maker #12: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Blog entry by RGtools posted 07-18-2011 03:08 AM 1839 reads 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Tool tote for Thomas vid 3 Part 12 of Progress of a self taught cabinet maker series Part 13: A few pictures from the shop »

A picture is worth a thousand words, and if I used the ones I was thinking of I might get kicked off this site.

Not quite on the shelf, concrete floor, bad, want to cry now.

So I invite you to share any of your stories about how you may have trashed one of your nicer tools so others may avoid our fates.

P.S. At least replacement blades are only $9…but still you should never have to watch your favorite tool sail towards concrete.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan



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Ritty

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 03:18 AM

at least u can replace the blade

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#2 posted 07-18-2011 03:49 AM

hurts, but very minor…

this is mine:

read about it here:
http://lumberjocks.com/PurpLev/blog/5672

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 07-18-2011 04:15 AM

yup. just make sure your hands are out of the way when that day come by.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Woodowl

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#4 posted 07-18-2011 05:25 AM

At least you didn’t drop your brand new, two day old lie Nielsen shoulder plane. Now that really would have sucked.

I know how that feels

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ratchet

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#5 posted 07-18-2011 02:48 PM

Ouch that hurts. I truly hate when I do stuff like that and it happens more often than I like. I think I could break anvils in a marshmallow warehouse.

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#6 posted 07-18-2011 02:55 PM

Thanks for making me laugh, (Purp…you win by the way, that totally sucks)

The good news is I can keep the beater blade and use it when I am worried about nails or dirt scrwing up my shiny blade.

Now I am off to make a protective case for my Titemark.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#7 posted 07-18-2011 03:31 PM

wow. I have to many to recall. How about the time I dropped a brand new dewalt circular saw from 2 storys to the side walk. I had a bostic stick nailer slide off the roof 2 stories up. Or how about the time my chainsaw “jumped” out of the bucket of the tractor going down the road. How many cords have I cut? I don’t know. Drilled into electric lines? Put a 2×4 through a brand new one piece tub. Oh, the memories. Its a good thing I was the boss.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#8 posted 07-18-2011 03:42 PM

RGtools, forgive my ignorance, but I don’t recognize that tool in the pic. I can see you chipped it pretty good, just don’t know what it was.

11’x30’ shop with stuff on both long walls +lots of extension cords = tools on the ground
My latest casualty was my Bosch jigsaw, still works, but the bottom plate is not what I would call flat anymore.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#9 posted 07-18-2011 03:44 PM

Thats a marking guage.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 07-18-2011 03:51 PM

I’ve got a matching makita jig saw. RG…..I want to thank you for reminding me how rough I am on my equipment.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#11 posted 07-18-2011 03:56 PM

you’re welcome RGtools.

it hurts – but as long as you can go home and write about it at the end of the day, its still not too bad and consider it a lesson.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#12 posted 07-19-2011 03:02 AM

Very true. You always have time to learn.

Don, so true, woodworkers can sometime be like abusive husbands to their tools.

Nailbanger2 it’s a Glen-Drake Tite-Mark the best marking gauge money can buy.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#13 posted 07-19-2011 03:05 AM

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-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#14 posted 07-19-2011 03:24 AM

I watched a chisel slide off my bench the other day. As I moved my hand towards it, the thought entered my mind that it might not be a good idea to catch it since I might grab that blade. Thankfully, part of my shop floor is carpeted (a story for another day) and it landed harmlessly. I feel for you and the $9 isn’t too bad of a penalty.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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RGtools

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#15 posted 07-19-2011 03:59 AM

I drop a tool I do a little dance to get out of the way and I cry about it later, cheaper to replace or repair most of my tools than eve a minor ER visit for stitches.

Bertha…nuff said.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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