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Blog entry by recycle1943 posted 08-04-2015 06:49 PM 1168 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 - Your imagination is your only holdup



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Richard

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#1 posted 08-04-2015 07:24 PM

Well if it is lead pellets they should not do any damage to the planer knives since the lead is so soft. An a metal detector won’t do much with lead so that option is pretty much out. I would just check the outside as well as I can and then go for it.

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 08-04-2015 07:43 PM

Dick, I would hate for you to mess up those planer blades. Just to be safe, get that nasty wood out of your shop and into mine

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Roger

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#3 posted 08-04-2015 09:24 PM

Yes, play the lottery.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 08-04-2015 10:22 PM



Dick, I would hate for you to mess up those planer blades. Just to be safe, get that nasty wood out of your shop and into mine

- cajunpen

I certainly appreciate your concerns Bill, but I think I’ll take another chance on it before I trash it. As a matter of fact, here’s what it looks like when I’m done with it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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poospleasures

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#5 posted 08-04-2015 11:49 PM

Glad you didn,t damage the blades. I have planed buckshot before with no harm, but you still worry, I know. I did find a lead head about a 32 cal. but still no damage. More pretty bowls. I counted the segments this time. I will try these soon.
C-ya

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 08-05-2015 12:52 AM

Wow Dick, that bowl looks outstanding! You are taking to that Ringmaster like a Duck on a June Bug :-).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 08-05-2015 03:59 PM

Black Walnut is worth to go on. So good luck and success.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 08-05-2015 11:41 PM



Wow Dick, that bowl looks outstanding! You are taking to that Ringmaster like a Duck on a June Bug :-).

- cajunpen

Bill, I looked at some of your rm bowls – I’ve got a lot of catching up to do ( talking about quality )

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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