Here is what you get in a lot of yard trees. The owner always swears nobody every put any metal in my trees… Yea right…. The screw driver in this slab has 8 inches of surface exposed. The blade just missed it…. Hitting that would have made my metal detector go off… Each time it goes off it costs me $25.00 for a new blade. This cherry tree is a nice average size tree and the screwdriver was in the center at the first crotch. I didn’t saw this log. ...
I did a little work on the seat today. I rough cut the wood to length. It is 1 7/8 thick and the seat on the original is 1 ¼. I did the initial cutting with the TS slowing inching the blade taking deeper and deeper cuts until I got to the maximum depth. Then over to the BS to get rid of the remaining section holding the two pieces together. While using the BS the blade kissed my finger . . . well a little more than kiss. I am so very happy that I had my gloves on as the damage w...
I was trimming some pieces of a “Spagnuolo” cutting board… well, its more like a trivet (8” square). I was using my father’s saw, he has nicer blade than me and I needed a glue line cut on these. I had just finished pushing the piece (8” long x 1”x 1”) through when BAM! I was hit hard, right between the eyes. I was using a push stick. I was standing off to the side. I was wearing eye protection. And the piece was too small for the guard to be on. What happened was that the glue for the las...
Built a utility table for the back shed today, used a 6’ length of bowling alley, 6×4 doug fir legs. I was originally going to do mortise and tenon joints in the doug fir legs, but had a few issues. The lesson which hurt most: My Festool C12 cordless drill in low range gearing has a lot of torque. Way more than my DeWalt wall powered drill. Enough to really hurt my wrist when the 1¼” Irwin Speedbore drill bit binds and rips the drill out of my hands. Made a quick...
*copied from the web Explanation of Common Tools: DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flatmetal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest andflings your beer across the room, splattering it against thatfreshly-stained heirloom piece you were drying. WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere underthe workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints andhard-earned guitar calluses from fingers in abou...
Well, the last time I saw fit to do the blog thing (you can tell I’m not a big blogger…just check back) was because I decided to see which was tougher, my thumb or my table saw blade. Now, granted, it’s only an old 10ER shopsmith, but it was still tougher than my thumb. In fact, it wasn’t even a fair fight.Now I’m back, a mere 119 days later to blog my little buns off.It seems that the only time I have anything to say, it’s when I hurt myself. Oh well, man...
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