|Forum topic by Shamus||posted 12-11-2010 03:26 AM||1271 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
12-11-2010 03:26 AM
I just got lucky.
Last night I ran a dozen or so boards through the table saw to cut off broken tongues so I could mill new ones on today. I shut everything down, checked that I hadn’t left anything on and walked out of the shop back to the house. Well about 20 minutes later I thought I’d run back out in the cold one more time and bring in a wood plane I’d picked up at auction and pull it apart for cleaning.
When I opened the door to the shop I smelled something burning. Turned on the light and the whole shop was filled with smoke but no flame anyplace. I grabbed the extinguisher and walked around, felt all the wires, they were cold to the touch so I knew it wasn’t electrical.
I decided that a Windex spray bottle would work and it did.
I am pretty anal about using my metal detector on every piece of recycled wood that I touch. All I can figure is I missed one board and it had a piece of nail in it that the saw blade took off and threw it into the corner.
Lesson learned. I will be double checking for nails from now on.