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03-31-2011 06:32 AM

I was a new woodworker, no table saw for cutting sheet goods. I had sheet of ply sitting on saw horses, using my dewalt circular saw, a Christmas gift from my loving wife. Following my pencil line, I felt my saw hit something, felt liike maybe some knot or hard spot in wood so I continued cutting. Then out of my peripheral vision, I seen our “pain in the rear” terrior was shaking her head violently, as if to be sneezing badly. The difference, with every shake of the head, blood would splatter everywhere. Now I am a dog lover, we have two now, but that was the worst dog I have ever had. While I was concerned for her, there definitely. Was that part of me that said “serves her right”. That dog was always so disobedient and just would not listen and was simply obnoxious.

Well, in hind sight, I am sure glad she did not bite a blade I was running that had SS technology. And since she survived with some minimal flesh wounds, I am sure she learned a valuable lesson, “don’t bite the blade that is spinning fast.”

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 06:38 AM

Sometimes the fact that we get hurt is the ONLY way some folks learn!
I am glad there was no permanent damage!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 06:43 AM

Whenever I was cutting and felt my blade hit something hard, but decided to continue cutting.

Ummmm, did I menton that at that time I was a brand new woodworker.

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 07:54 AM

Your dog story reminds me of one Father’s Day about 30 yrs ago I needed to move our travel trailer for some reason. I had my wife watching; all the kids in the clear, the dogs clear, the cats clear. Just as I started to move, the total idiot cockapoo my sis in law gave the kids ran under the trailer, decided to come back out between the tandem wheels! By the time I got stopped, he was spitting teeth and had a broken jaw.

Another time we were camped along the American River in Eastern WA. My son, about 6 or 8 was throwing rocks at Brownie (same dog). I told him to stop before the stupid dog fell in to the river and swam to the other side. The far side was nearly roadless wilderness, a long drive and several miles hike to get there. He kept throwing rocks while we set up camp. “Brownie fell in the river!” I went to look, no where to be seen but not swimming to the other side, thank goodness. I started down stream to look for him. He got out on the same side about 10 yards down stream. There he was looking back towards where he fell in. I called him; he looked at me, then went back to studying his problem of how to get back up stream to where he came from! I kept calling; he kept looking and going back to studying his problem!! I had to crawl into the brush and pick him up to get him out. Had to be the dumbest dog ever born!

He got to chasing off in the neighborhood for obvious reasons. I decided to emasculate him. I called the vet my dad had used since we were kids to ask about putting a band on him. Doc said a small animal like that would probably try to chew the band off and make quite a mess of himself. He asked if dad had an emasculator, which he did. I ask Doc how I would find the cords on a little dog. He said don’t worry about it; just do it all the way across doing both in one clamp. Dad got a gunny sack, we put his head in it so he couldn’t bite us and did it. When we turned him loose, he ran over to the front steps of the house and sat down. He looked back at us like he didn’t think we knew what we had done ;-)) He did seem to be a bit more respectful after that.

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

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 02:17 PM

Gotta say your story gave me a good chuckle. There sure are some stubborn dogs out there.

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 02:34 PM

Usually when I’m in your situation of feeling an unexpected resistance from the saw, it’s because I’m cutting through the sawhorse.

Yeah, I’ve done it more than once. :-)

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

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