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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 01-31-2010 04:03 AM 1728 views 0 times favorited 56 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2010 04:03 AM take a tool right off the grinding wheel and touch the edge to see if it feels sharp??!!

(I don’t know how sharp it was, but it damn sure was hot!)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 04:07 AM

Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 04:08 AM

If anyone says they haven’t they’re either : A) Lying, or B) Never sharpened anything.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 04:11 AM

I NEVER done that… well, I don’t have a grinder :)

I did however try to check the tension on a bandsaw blade, before it stopped turning and came to a complete stop. I’m pretty sure my cut was worse than your burn though…

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

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 04:13 AM

not by a long shot , charlie .
i was just doing that with my 1 1/2 ” plug cutter yesterday ,
after it smoked it’s way thru 8 boards !

must be some kind of primal thing .

-- 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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#5 posted 01-31-2010 04:16 AM

Yeah, Sharon, you’ve got me beat. lol.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-31-2010 04:16 AM

Now all grils can say your hot stuff :)) Been there done that.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 04:19 AM

Nope. I do not do that.
When I use very expensive drill bit (solid carbide bit) on my DP, after a few seconds drilling knife handle scale, I stopped and touch the bit wheater it got hot very fast or not.
Does it sound stupid?....LOL

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 01-31-2010 04:20 AM

Like taking a hoy dril bit out of a chuck and quickly tossing it from your burnt fingers into your shirt pocket. My sympathies.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#9 posted 01-31-2010 04:23 AM

I usually cool the tool in the palm of my hand during grinding. The human circulation system is very good at moving surface heat but on occasion I discover I’ve misjudged and my circulation system isn’t quite up to the challenge. Profanity helps a little but not much.

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#10 posted 01-31-2010 04:25 AM

Yep, I’ve never done that before, again!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#11 posted 01-31-2010 04:27 AM

Thanks, guys. It’s starting to hurt a little less now that I know my misery has so much company. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 01-31-2010 04:32 AM

I’ve got an OSHA sign on the side of my toolbox I found at work a few years ago that seems fitting:
CAUTION- Do NOT attempt to clean machinery while it is in motion.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#13 posted 01-31-2010 04:45 AM

“If you’re thinking about doing something, it’s probably a bad idea. If you’re NOT thinking about it, it’s a worse one.”

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#14 posted 01-31-2010 04:51 AM

That’s whats called a “thumbometer” in my shop.

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#15 posted 01-31-2010 04:51 AM

not even gonna go there….been there to many times already

-- Randy I have the right to remain silent, just not the ability ; )

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