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Raymond

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05-04-2012 01:45 AM

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Had a bee in the shop today. Reached for the fly swatter but it was no where to be found. So I improvised and shot the bee down with my 23 guage airnailer. It was a lucky shot. The bee crashed onto a log I had for a turning I was going to do. The bee tried to fly but was harpooned. I finished him off with a couple more nails. Anyone else shoot anything with a nailgun. I also shot a mouse with my framing nailer. But broke a few bulbs in the process. I did get the mouse though.

-- Ray


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#1 posted 05-04-2012 02:06 AM

Then only thing I ever shot with a nail gun was the next door neighbor who put a sweaty beer can down on my table saw.

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

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#2 posted 05-04-2012 02:09 AM

I hate it when someone does that.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#3 posted 05-04-2012 02:37 AM

Thats funny Charlie! Worst I did was the pencil behind my ear fell off on the table saw bounced into the blade and about a 1/3 of it went straight into the sheet rock behind me. If some one was sneaking up on me I would have got’em good.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-04-2012 02:48 AM

I claim the 5th amendment.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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rockindavan

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#5 posted 05-04-2012 03:01 AM

I have a HF stapler that I would use for some target practice. It has no safety and will shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger. A lot of fun and staples cost around $5 for 5000, although I don’t suggest this for liability reasons.

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#6 posted 05-04-2012 03:05 AM

I can admit to shooting myself in the palm of the hand with a 12 penny galvanized ring shank nail one time, had a guy telling me to build something in a totally unecessary way and instructing me in the wrong way to use a framing gun….

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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Viktor

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#7 posted 05-04-2012 03:48 AM

You don’t allow aluminum cans in the shop, Charlie? Only fancy ware I suppose. Pilsner, weizen, or stein? (What a snob!)

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#8 posted 05-04-2012 04:57 AM

If you’ve ever spent the afternoon shooting varmints with a nail gun, you too might be a redneck! LOL

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#9 posted 05-04-2012 05:11 AM

I use my old Dewalt for shooting stuff all the time:

Seriously though, I used to work on construction sites and inevitably the Hilti’s would be used to shoot someone’s drink across the room or decide who’s buying dinner by firing at the spraypainted circle on the newly installed sheetrock.

I’m not saying I participated; but, well… uh…. I’m not saying I didn’t.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#10 posted 05-04-2012 05:43 AM

I hate it when someone does that.

+1

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#11 posted 05-04-2012 12:01 PM

My thumb. Tacked myself to a bookcase, had to pick up the case and move it with me to the nearest set of dykes. It was kinda like that scene from the first Saw, but without the toilet lid… =D

-- "I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win."

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#12 posted 05-04-2012 12:11 PM

An alligator was the unlucky recipient about 25 years ago. Got him once out of about fifty tries. I know I got him because we saw him the next day, sporting his new piercing. Way ahead of his time!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#13 posted 05-04-2012 12:17 PM

that’s a honey of a shot!

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#14 posted 05-04-2012 12:33 PM

I’m still stuck trying to figure out why they build a tool to nail the air…

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#15 posted 05-04-2012 12:47 PM

I used to work in an ancient ‘Triangle Pacific’ cabinet factory. At lunch we’d go downstairs with nail guns and toss bits of our sandwiches into the corner and open fire at the rats that would come out. We even had names for some of them; and of course the names were of co-workers who aptly deserved the recognition. Great idea for a topic!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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