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MarkTheFiddler

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544 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor tablesaw

Off cuts included for your amusement….

Stock Bosch blade that came on the table saw.

Freud, full kerf, 40 tooth ripping blade.

Freud, full kerf, 40 tooth ripping blade installed backwards!!!!

I will turn in my novice LumberJocks card to the next member who approaches in public. That is – IF – you can stand to be seen in public with me.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!


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nonickswood

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#1 posted 544 days ago

Honest Mistake, – Sorta – Did you have your Glasses ON??

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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fuigb

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#2 posted 544 days ago

Your pics are not loading so I cannot see what you did, but if you started with the same stock Bosch blade that I remember then a backwards install of the aftermarket blade is almost excusable. Factory blade has the label on the side opposite every other blade I’ve ever seen and so, because I wasn’t paying attention, I installed my first aftermarket blade with the label on what I thought was the right side. Plywood blade, btw. Sad to say there was a cloud of smoke and some real scorching before I pulled my head out of my ass.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 544 days ago

Been there, did that once. It does smoke a lot and doesn’t cut very well! Too good clues that I had done something wrong.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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MarkTheFiddler

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#4 posted 544 days ago

Ah ha! A tiny amount of redemption. Yes, I did placement according to the labels. Not enough redemption to keep my LJ card. All that curly mess in the third pick was the result of shaving off a bad 1 degree bevel that had slipped on my old table saw. When I tried a substantial cut. I get 1/2 inch when I said “this is all kinds of wrong!” By the way, ther is no end to my boneheaded efforts today. The Freud is a 24 tooth rip blade.

Feel free to make jokes. I use them on stage in between music sets. :)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Dallas

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#5 posted 544 days ago

Mark, Think of it as a design feature.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 544 days ago

That wasn’t a “Bonehead” move….
It was just getting the inevitable first mistake of the day, over with quickly. Now you don’t have to worry about making your first mistake of the day!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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lew

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#7 posted 544 days ago

It’s OK, I put chippers for the dado in backwards and wondered what all that thumping was about.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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kdc68

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#8 posted 544 days ago

Can’t say I’ve put a blade on backwards. But I have done many times is tighten an arbor nut when I wanted to loosen it. Another one I get backwards on is the collects on my routers. I tighten them when I want to looosen.

Great topic for a forum. Thanks for the laugh

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Pimzedd

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#9 posted 544 days ago

I was meeting with a guy that was starting a plastics fabrication business. I picked up a piece of 1/4 in. plexiglas that had a very rough edge. I asked him why it was that rough. He said everything he cut came out the way. Said he had several blades and they all did that. Yep, you guessed it, I looked at the saw and the blade was on backwards. I told him and he said it had to be that way. I grabbed a wrench, changed the blade and cut a smooth sample. He could not believe it. He eventually developed a good business. He used to hire my students to work for him. I never told them the story, didn’t want them to think they knew more them him.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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redryder

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#10 posted 544 days ago

I have a wood stove in my shop that knows more about my “bone head” mistakes than anybody ever will…..............

-- mike...............

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hooky

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#11 posted 544 days ago

not so long ago at work we had a tradesmen griping about apprentices, whilst changing a blade and he insisted that the apprentices should be taught about how to maintain the machines and change blades. which was hilarious because he put the blade on backwards

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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William

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#12 posted 544 days ago

Anyone can do it.

I’ve installed table saw blades backwards before.

I’ve installed dado chippers in backwards before.

My worst, I was halfway back to the store to return a bandsaw blade that had the teeth running backwards when I though about simply turning the blade in on itself to flip the teeth.

So does that mean I am in the bonehead club too?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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MarkTheFiddler

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#13 posted 544 days ago

Oh man. This thread has a life I didn’t expect. The “bone head” club. That’s very funny. If it’s a club, we should have the first bylaws.

The Lumber Jocks’ Bone Head Club Bylaws:
1) Anyone can join!
2) Only self nominations are accepted.
3) Nomination must be accompanied by evidence of a bone headed move.
4) You can not be a bone head unless you say you are a bone head.

So is this a 12 step group? Nope.
Are group members subject to mockery? Maybe, it’s best if you can laugh at yourself.
Is it possible that people will laugh and learn? Maybe they’ll laugh outwardly but learn inwardly.

So I learn today about inverted band saw blades! I can see myself doing that. I can see myself making it to the store and seeing the look on the faces as they explain how to twist the bandsaw blade in the right direction. All of that is if I didn’t install it inverted in the first place.

Yep – sounds like me.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Woodmaster1

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#14 posted 544 days ago

I cut all my door frame material with a miter saw fence that was not square. I did not notice until I started cutting the tenons. I should have used the table saw sled that is perfectly square.

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reedwood

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#15 posted 544 days ago

where do I sign up?

-- mark

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