|Forum topic by DKV||posted 03-11-2012 07:46 PM||816 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
03-11-2012 07:46 PM
I’m sure we have all experienced a trying bout or two with our shop pets. Mine happens to be a cat, two to be exact. With two whenever one does something I’m not sure who to blame and they get away with it…whatever it is at the time. Before I go into my tail (tale) I want everyone to know that a pet in the workshop makes everything better although at times very trying and challenging. Anyway, here’s what happened.
Sometime during the night one of my cats threwup on top of my tablesaw. Cats are known for throwing up. Not only did he throw up but he made sure that he was standing over the throat of the saw. I did not have my zero clearance plate in and most of the mess ended up on my blade, the arbor and nut and at the bottom of the dust chute. To make matters worse the mess was about half dried. I cleaned it all up and made a discovery. The acid in cat vomit has the ability to very slightly etch metal. I now have a puddle shaped outline on top of my saw.
PS- I don’t have mice or rats so they do earn their room and board.
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