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04-21-2010 09:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

This doesn’t neccessarily pertain to woodworking but it does involve one BIG blade. Luckily no one was in the way. Also a story: http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?cl=19255397 on yahoo. Anyone had any similar experiences?

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.


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#1 posted 04-21-2010 10:05 PM

brad thats funny man

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 10:18 PM

thankĀ“s for the laugh…..LOL

Dennis

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#3 posted 04-21-2010 10:59 PM

Saw that on my local news last night.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 04-22-2010 12:02 AM

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#5 posted 04-22-2010 12:07 AM

I thought it was funny too. It wouldn’t have been so funny if someone had been in the way of that thing. I would think there would be some kind of guard on that thing so if that did happen it couldn’t go too far, but what do I know?

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#6 posted 04-22-2010 12:09 AM

Wow, reminds me of the day my van lost an axle. The axle, Wheel and tire came out, past me on So bound I-5 at 60 mph, made a slight left, crossed the median and a couple of cars hit the brakes to keep from hitting it. What a helpless feeling watching it head for on coming traffic with no way to warn them. The guy that came closest to it was in a little compact. It probably would have killed him if he hit it! Fortunately he saw it in time. The cause was an idiot mechanic who tightened my bearing with an impact wrench when he did a brake job. Since Ford is supposedly a self lubing rear-end and axle, he didn’t pack the bearing either:-(

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 04-22-2010 02:50 AM

Holy cow Topa. Sounds like a helluva ride. I’m sure you had an earful for the mechanic.

Your story reminds me once where my uncle and I were driving down an old country road in a little Toyota pickup. There was a work van pulling a monster welding trailer coming towards us. I could see in the distance the trailer swaying and told my uncle to keep an eye on it. As we were both coming to a long slight curve, the trailer came loose and came straight toward us. The only place to go was towards the van slightly which was JUST enough for the trailer to whiz past us within inches at about 50 mph. I looked back just in time to see the trailer go off the road, hit the ditch and endo about 3 times with equipment and tanks flying everywhere. We promptly returned home to change our underwear.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#8 posted 04-22-2010 04:29 AM

It was an interesting ride. That 1 ton Ford van full of electrical stuff just drove like a dream on 3 wheels. I was quite surprised ;-) There insurance eventually paid for the damage, but it took 6 months and an atty to get it done. They could have gotten off just fixing the truck, but they wanted to do it the hard way, so I got down time and attys fees.

I had a whole retread off a semi hit the front of that van!! That was a pants changing experience:-) Another time, I had a rock come off a dump truck doing about 50 mph. It was about the size of a basket ball bouncing towards me. It was an old Chevy van with a metal grill. It hit in the middle of the grill caving it in. I was almost stopped when it hit. When I told the guy I worked for at the time, he asked if i got the license number :-)) I said no, my mind was on other things at the time.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 04-22-2010 01:16 PM

Remind me to never ride with you Topa. :)

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#10 posted 04-22-2010 03:46 PM

I’ve never heard of a blade coming loose, but I have personally experienced a big piece of wood come flying off my lathe (9 stitches).

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#11 posted 04-22-2010 07:26 PM

It most likey was not properly secured or had a broken part. Since it said the guy did not report it to his company, he probably started it up without securing it, retrieved the blade, secured it and went back to work ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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