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Blog entry by hairy posted 04-19-2011 05:22 PM 3634 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I decided it was time to finally make an outfeed table for the tablesaw. The rain has been biblical of late. I just finished cutting a piece of plywood, when I realized what was happening.

It doesn’t look like much, but it was almost an inch deep running for about 30 minutes. I had been working out there for close to an hour when this snuck up on me.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 04-19-2011 05:25 PM

Be careful with the electrics. Great time to make sure your ground wires are good. Be safe.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#2 posted 04-19-2011 05:29 PM

I should be good there, I ran the wires down from the ceiling to the outlets. They are 48” above floor. I had a drainage system installed when the garage was built in 99. I’ve had a little before, but not much. It was just too much rain.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#3 posted 04-19-2011 06:06 PM

While I certainly do NOT want all of it, I would appreciate it if you sent SOME of that rain my way. We are in a drought right now…

Sorry to see your flooding. Been there, done that, hate it.

-- My workshop blog can be found at, YouTube Channel

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#4 posted 04-19-2011 06:20 PM

I’m with db…we’ve had 1” since last September! Can you fit some of that in a flat rate box??

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#5 posted 04-19-2011 06:22 PM

Wow! That certainly puts a damper on things! Hope you dry out soon! – Though it looks like rain is in your future for a while yet. I was in Cincinnati many, many, many moons ago. It’s a nice town.

-- Buzz ---- Of all the things I have ever lost, I miss my mind the most.

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#6 posted 04-19-2011 06:38 PM

Hope you got all the important stuff raised, off the floor.

Can’t imagine what that’s doing to the humidity levels in your shop. Yuck.

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 04-19-2011 07:05 PM

I feel your pain this happens almost every time it rains in my neck of the woods. But like DB said we haven’t had any rain in a long time.

-- Michael...Houston, Texas

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#8 posted 04-19-2011 07:43 PM

I am sorry to see your shop flooded, my flooded awhile back.

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#9 posted 04-20-2011 12:34 AM

Man bummer when rain comes in your great looking shop. Hope it dries up and you up and running ASAP. We don’t get much rain here in Southern California but once in a while we get a good storm.

Rain Rain Go – Away!!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 04-20-2011 01:27 AM

maybe you should think about building an arc. :)
great lookin sled in the background…..... Shovel? or Pan?
I had a ‘53 Pan a long long time ago

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

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#11 posted 04-20-2011 01:46 AM

Shovel. 1970 FLH

-- My reality check bounced...

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#12 posted 04-21-2011 04:02 AM

YEah, ship some of that out here. When God flooded the earth and Noah built the ark SW Oklahoma only got .2”................

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