Things I Learned Today in the Shop #1: Today I Learned Three Things

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Blog entry by thiel posted 07-04-2009 02:23 AM 1310 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I learned:

—It’s really hard to blow sawdust out of the way when you’re wearing a respirator.

—Yes, Virginia, I can resaw with my tablesaw

—When you buy fancy wood, it’s important to remember what it’s called, or else all the other Lumberjocks will make fun of you when don’t know what it is!


-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#1 posted 07-04-2009 02:27 AM

Hey David
I always wondered why that saw dust wouldnt blow away and my safety glasses fogged up at the same time

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 07-04-2009 03:06 AM

As a matter of habit, I find that I will try to blow away dust while wearing a dust mask. I am aways glad no one is around to see my feeble effort.

It’s great to be in the shop by myself!


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#3 posted 07-04-2009 03:29 AM

since i dont have that fancy resaw stuff i always make a pathway ( rip ) ,
with the tablesaw , and the rip fence on both edjes of my board .
this i follow with the bandsaw .
if the bandsaw is cutting goffy , i can feel it and adjust my angle freehand .most of the time i dont even use the rip guide .
most of the time i dont have that problem ,
as it is usualy called 2×4 pine ,
or particle board !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 07-04-2009 03:37 AM

Yeppers, you learned what many of us already knew…................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 07-04-2009 03:44 AM

cant blow the sawdust? you must be doing something wrong – practice practice practice!


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#6 posted 07-04-2009 06:19 PM

Note to self: don’t try to blow sawdust with dust mask or respirator on.

So that’s why it doesn’t work! – I learn something new every day here on LJ!


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#7 posted 07-04-2009 11:27 PM

You need one of those small personal fans for that. You clip them on your shirt color and they help keep your head cool( so they say) Just have to hook it on a pocet and have it blow for you! haha

On the fancy wood: When I get wood from pallets no one there to tell me what it is. I rellie on help from all of you in identifying it. Or I take small pieces to my local store and hope they know.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 07-06-2009 04:54 AM

LOL – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to blow off sawdust with a dust mask on.

-- Chelle

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Mark Shymanski

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#9 posted 07-06-2009 12:42 PM

The mental picture of this is just great!

Yes, sometimes it is a good thing people can’t see what we do in our shops… LOL!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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