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glue4you

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08-19-2011 01:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question

Do you have these moments when you think: “Wait a minute, what the heck am I doing?”

It all started yesterday morning when I felt this strange desire for raw …. wooooooood! After having been to our local diy market and checking out their construction timber I decided that this was just not good and straight enough for my son’s bunk bed. The logical consequence was a visit to our local saw mill. The guy on the phone said they had plenty on stock. Of course they didn’t but they had some rough cut fir from the drying chamber. So I thought: “Hey, why not try cutting your own?”

The following photo shows what I got from them (this one’s already cut in half with my chainsaw):

Unloading that giant chunk all by myself from my roof rack was pretty hard stuff!

I then took my festool ts 75 with a guide rail to trim off the edges and cut the beams (probably the wrong term for 2,5 ” over 2,5 ” ???). Was pretty hard on the motor with that universal (more towards crosscutting) blade.

Doing that I started to sweat like hell (hottest day of the year yesterday here in Germany) so in addition to the safety gear I put an old t-shirt that I had brought to the shop as a rag on my head.

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The result was this:

Am I in deep trouble or is that still within the Norm?

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany


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Gary

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#1 posted 08-19-2011 03:59 PM

You’ve been hitting the kool aid.

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

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SSMDad

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#2 posted 08-19-2011 04:15 PM

lol I had to laugh at that one! I was NOT expecting to see that last photo. haha

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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glue4you

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#3 posted 08-20-2011 10:56 AM

SSMDad, I hadn’t expected that either. I walked past a mirror and scared myself to death …

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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SSMDad

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#4 posted 08-21-2011 04:31 AM

haha I do that every day. Usually first thing in the morning. :D

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#5 posted 08-21-2011 09:30 AM

Is this the Lumberjocks wet t-shirt thread ? I’m afraid… very afraid. lol

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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glue4you

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#6 posted 08-21-2011 10:43 AM

David
Funny thing is: I took a thermometer with me to the workshop (It’s not my private shop) to find out why the hell I start sweating so terribly as soon as I enter it. Measurement: 31,1 ° Celsius = 88 ° Fahrenheit (in a non-ventilated room without windows) with the heating off but on standby for hot water.

Never thought about it during the winter, but there are enormous pipes from the central heating system on the ceiling that are obviously poorly insulated.

So I’m ready for the Mr.-and-Mrs.-Wet-T-Shirt-contest! I volunteer for the jury. As a contestant I have too much experience, that wouldn’t be fair.

I’ll get my swim trunks now as I’m on my way to the shop!

Have a nice day everyone

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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