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Forum topic by Rick Dennington posted 12-22-2009 06:34 AM 1618 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick Dennington

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12-22-2009 06:34 AM

Greetings Guys and gals: This morning there was a death in my shop. A long-time companion of mine died at approximently 9:00 a.m. No warning was given, or no advance indications that something was wrong. My companion just died!! I had no idea what brought it on. Oh crap—what am I gonna do? I live so far from anywhere I didn’t know who to call. My first thought was “he’s so young, only 24 years old. That’s too young to die like that. I couldn’t think straight, and my mind was wondering. What can I do? Then I had a thought: I’m no doctor, but I might be able to help with the situtation. If I can open up his head and remove some of the pressure, there might be a chance. So I went to work. I grabbed what I thought I needed to do the job. Tools. But which ones? I didn’t have a clue, but something had to be done—- quick!! So I removed a vital part of the head and exposed the brain. It looked nasty in there, but I continued to operate. When I got to where I could see inside the brain, then I thought—air—- stand back and give room for air !!!! The only air I could think of was my airhose on the compressor. I might still have time to save my old friend. So I commenced to blowing, hoping to revive said companion. There’s still time—I know there is ! He’ll make it, I just know he will.
So I put his brain back together, and screwed it down. Come on, old friend, you can do it!!! I know you can.
I hit the on button, and my old reliable radial arm saw starting purrrring like a little kitty!!!!!!!!!! IT’S ALIVE, IT’S ALIVE. It had just got sawdust around the points inside, and wasn’t making good contact. I thought I had lost a good companion in the shop. We’ve never been more than 20- 30 feet from each other all these years, and now maybe we can stay close for another 20. Good to have you back, old friend. The end….......

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!


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BlankMan

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 06:40 AM

(Cute) I can sense your panic, and rightfully so.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 12-22-2009 06:52 AM

Greetings Curt: My wife has always said I should have been a writer. No—- I had this happen before a couple of times through the years. When it does it, I usually know the fix. But someday it may fool me. And I was just getting ready to size some oak for a customer project. But I did panic——- a little…...........

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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#3 posted 12-22-2009 06:53 AM

Good story… needed a good chuckle! Glad all is well!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#4 posted 12-22-2009 07:08 AM

Holy Cow Rick – I was starting to tear up.

-- Joe

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#5 posted 12-22-2009 07:16 AM

I was thinking cat or Dog. But blowing the brains around would not have been a pretty site.

The motor on our bandsaw at the toy shop has had similiar problems. The open area of the motor picks up all of the fine dist and coats the comtacts. We stuck a furnace filter on the front of the saw base and it has solved our problem. It’s been over a year and still running.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#6 posted 12-22-2009 04:42 PM

Rick you nut at 1st you had my heart pumping hard and after a while what a relief it’s a joke wow what a good one.

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 12-22-2009 05:04 PM

Greetings all: It’s actually a true story that happened yesterday. But I thought I would “spice” it up a little..

Hey Joe: Where you been? Haven’t heard anything out of you in a while. I thought maybe you had retired…...
GMman: Don’t go and have a heart attack. We need all of the LJs to get a little heart-pumping every now and then….......

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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#8 posted 12-22-2009 05:40 PM

Nice job of renewing your vows.

May the two of you have many more happy years together!

-- -- Neil

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 12-22-2009 05:47 PM

Thanks, Beener. I surely thought I had lost her, and she might be gone forever, but she came back to me.

At this point, I’m so happy…................. ain’t life grand…...

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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#10 posted 12-22-2009 06:15 PM

You are a sick man Rick! ...I like that!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#11 posted 12-22-2009 06:24 PM

A Lumber Jock Hero is born, great save keep on cutting…Blkcherry

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#12 posted 12-22-2009 06:28 PM

LJ’s can do anything. Even brains surgery. Hope your friend DOESN’T return the favor!!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#13 posted 12-22-2009 10:04 PM

Rick – I’ve been here all the time – mostly in a lurking mode.

-- Joe

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#14 posted 12-22-2009 10:21 PM

and now I have to change my pacemaker batterie´s you sick…...something
that was a good one
now go back and make some real dust and make a last minut present

happy holyday´s from Denmark

Dennis

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#15 posted 12-22-2009 10:27 PM

got me going for a while there. I’m glad the victim pulled through

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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