While planeing some rough sawn black walnut I noticed 3 small shiny metalic spots on one side of the board. The bad part of it was that I didn’t spot the “shiny” until I had already fed the board into the planer again. I had already run it thru more than several times and was just skimming a minimal amount off.
Of course it was then too late and I waited for the unmistakable metal on metal noise to follow. My hearing has long been a topic of discussion in our home (huh ? ) so I wasn’t too surprised when I didn’t hear anything but the board didn’t come out with a raised line of material that hadn’t been cut off as would be the case with a bad planer blade or 2.
The 3 shiny spots were still there and I thought for the shortest moment that I had somehow gotten a set of carbide planer blades – NOT !
After closer inspection I found that I had exposed 3 lead pellets from probably a shotgun that had missed it’s mark many years ago. Perhaps a lucky rabbit or maybe an unlucky rabbit and super lucky ME since I could only find 3 pellets.
Now I am more perplexed because I know just as sure as God made little green apples that there are going to be more pellets in the lumber because I bought a truckload of walnut form the same place and it all appeared to be milled at the same time.
Maybe I’ll play the lottery tonight – – -
-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them