Why is it in 2010, forty years since we put a man on the moon, we still have suppliers of lumber putting metal staples into wood? Aren’t there space age adhesives, plastic staples, ink jet bar codes or anything else available to the lumber industry for inventory tracking? I mean, c’mon. Get with it fellows and think about the absurdity of what you’re doing.
This is the same lumber industry we here complain about eco terrorist spiking trees to screw up their operations. Then they produce an end product with more metal in it than every tree hugger in the country with a hammer and a sack of 40d common nails could possibly compete with.
If these same people ran the meat packing industry, i’m convinced there would be a bar code stapled to every t-bone steak and porkchop we bought.
There. I vented and feel better already :)
-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"