|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 10-11-2015 07:55 PM||666 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
10-11-2015 07:55 PM
Well, not so much walnut the wood, but walnut…the nut!
My “shop” is a 70 year old dilapidated detached garage. To look at it from the outside, its ONLY saving grace is the lovely 80 foot walnut tree draped over it.
This time of year, no matter what kind of wood I’m working, walnuts make it dangerous.
Several times today I was either just finished or just about to start a cut on the tablesaw only to be scared right out of my socks by a resounding CRACK! on the roof followed by the obligatory bouncing sound and then the long slow roll as it runs down the remainder of the roof and finally the hollow bonk as it smacks into the side of my cargo trailer.
Earlier in the year I sometimes had to stop making sawdust long enough to change into a fresh t-shirt as it was completely soaked from the heat and humidity. Today it was more like needing to stop and change my shorts. :)
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.