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Forum topic by LoydMoore posted 06-25-2013 11:31 PM 1185 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2013 11:31 PM

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Let’s face it guys and gals, at one time or another every LumberJock has made an Olympic caliber throw in their shop. This most often n\happens when we turn a $100 project into firewood or a $100 saw blade into a cheesy wall clock..

I have always shared my shop with a riding mower and a few other yard tools.

A few months back I got my brand new Ridge Carbide blade from Woodpeckers. I always use WD40 to clean any manufacturing residue off of the blade and spray silicon to reduce friction. You guessed it, dropped the dang thing on the floor right out of the box. When I saw the busted tooth I commenced to christen it with a few unsavory adjectives. No way in heck I I could have hit that lawn mower tire if I’d been aiming. It was an Olympic caliber shot. $100 saw blade plus $40 for a new tire turned that little exercise into an expensive endeavor.

Fortunately Mrs Moore was not around or I would have had to do some extended language training.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 11:34 PM

I quit throwing things back in the 80s. An embarrassing minor injury was lesson enough. The noise pollution I am still guilty of.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-26-2013 12:08 AM

Good thing you didn’t get to use that blade.
The silicon on it could have ruined any prospect you might have had for finishing a project.

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#3 posted 06-26-2013 12:24 AM

Nope. Wash it off with naphtha. No residue left but it still reduces friction. Been doing it for thirty years and haven’t ruined a project yet.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX

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#4 posted 06-26-2013 12:28 AM

Don’t worry about crank(y) there Loyd. I like to call those parts i chuck around the shop wingnuts. Its been a while since i gave somethin a good smashin but ive got a pretty creative mouth on me when the time is right. I might be able to compete in the “trucker mouth challenege”.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#5 posted 06-26-2013 12:36 AM

Stef, not while the babys’ awake!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 06-26-2013 02:00 AM

Ha! I’m more of a yeller and a puncher. About once a month, I end up hoarse with bloody knuckles at the end of the day. Glad to hear other people get “frustrated” sometimes as well.

Anger was one of the main reasons I decided to organize my shop. I would trip over stuff and drop stuff and lose stuff all the time because my shop was so messy. Once I organized, things got much better.

Note to self: Don’t hang out on Loyd’s mower while he is in the shop

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#7 posted 06-26-2013 02:20 AM

I would never have silicon in my shop, if it hasn’t created problems in your finish I’d sure like to know what your using for a finish ? Because I’ve seen and heard many stories about silicon causing fish eye’s for project after project. To bad about your saw blade and tire,that’s a very hard incident to visualize.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 06-26-2013 08:30 AM

You could have had a new tooth brazed on for a few bucks. Act in haste, repent at leisure.

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#9 posted 06-26-2013 10:09 PM

i’ve been guilty of throwing something across the shop a time or two.heck i’ll even say a bad word or fifty before i cool down.the last time i was about to through a sofa table i was building and the boss stopped me!!!!

sorry about your blade and tire….

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 06-27-2013 02:18 PM

” I like to call those parts i chuck around the shop wingnuts.”
Stef, could you possibly explain what you use aviation parts for in your shop?

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