Here is a series of shots I took when working the timber for my octagonal trays.
You may remember, (if you read it that is) of a previous blog highlighting the remaining metal from power driven nails linked with wire.
Well here are the photos showing the FOD exposed after I has sawn it up, and another showing embedded metal in other places except the nail holes.
Picture No 1.
Showing residual metal lying inside the nail hole and only visible after cutting with the saw.
Not sure if a metal detector would pick this up being so small but it is ferrous. The timber is about 3/4 inch or 19mm for comparison.
Picture No 2.
Sorry about this one being blurred but it was my attempt to try and do a close up of Picture No 1
Picture No 3.
This is another piece of the same timber stock and yet another embedded shard of metal this time picked up visually after drum sanding, luckily the timber didn’t get thicknessed or Jointed as I am sure it would have nicked the blades for sure.
Now I am not sure if its really that visible, so check the top right nail hole and then look at about 7 O’clock and there it is lying in the surface at the top right of the small rice grain shaped knot.
I am not saying this was the result of a nail but just the same detris you could do without.
-- Regards Robert