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Forum topic by Eric in Central Florida. posted 07-29-2013 09:47 PM 929 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eric in Central Florida.

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07-29-2013 09:47 PM

Most everyone who knows me, knows that 99% of the wood I use for my projects is reclaimed shipping pallet/crate wood.
It’s all oak and in good shape, but FULL of nails and staples.
I have been working on a pretty big project recently and plucking staples and nails out of my stock like crazy.
I know I’ve missed a few.
If I go to hell when I die, it’s going to be run by my planer and I’m really in for it… :)
And forget a metal detector, I’m too old, blind and deaf for it to do me much good…lol

My next project ought to be a planer blade sharpener.

Have a great day, and stay safe.

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#1 posted 07-29-2013 10:03 PM

My “wizard” detector has a vibrating setting. I cannot hear the tone it makes unless it is very quiet in the shop.

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

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#2 posted 07-29-2013 10:09 PM

Hi Eric, How about a metal detector kicking a bright warning light so you can’t miss it? :-)

For sure, you are a PATIENT man and you make great stuff!

Do you belt sand your pallet wood to remove grits before heading to the planer?



PS: Let’s hope we will meet in hell. :-)

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#3 posted 07-29-2013 10:12 PM

looks like good wood to me, what you do with it looks great!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#4 posted 07-29-2013 10:23 PM

you are to good to go to hell eric

maybe purgatory

it’s like waiting for a bus
that has been out of business for century’s

just get up
and continue on your way

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 07-29-2013 11:15 PM

Easiest solution would be just to change your handle to “Planewrecker”. :-)

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

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Eric in Central Florida.

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#6 posted 07-30-2013 12:46 AM

Love that one Charlie !

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#7 posted 07-30-2013 11:55 AM

Even after sharpening the blades and taking the nicks out, it seems like the nicks eventually come back.

-- CaptFerd

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#9 posted 08-02-2013 04:34 AM

An abrasive surface planer may be the answer but they cost more .
Keep on going and make that sharpener but don’t forget to post it after all that happens to us old guys ,I know too well .

-- Kiefer 松

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