|Forum topic by twoblacklabs||posted 213 days ago||4590 views||0 times favorited||119 replies|
213 days ago
Having just finished clamping up some hard maple and purple 4/4 into 8/4 blanks, it was time to go run errands.
Truck took off with me still on one foot (not for long though), I try to pull it out of gear while reaching for brake with left foot. Couldn’t do either. I’m knocked down but luckily not run over. Just some cuts and bruises.
My Wood Shop? Not so lucky. The damn truck goes straight into the wood shop doors like a freaking bulldozer. Taking out my two custom made entry doors, plowing forward taking out my table saw, planer, brand new scroll saw, work table. Only stopping and stalling once it hit the back wall, taking it out along with a lot of tools on the peg boarded wall. Unbelievable.
Damage to the truck includes grill, passenger mirror, numerous dents down passenger side, bug shield, paint.
Damage to shop includes both entry doors, jams, exterior trim, rear wall (peg boards, studs displaced).
Tools include Table Saw (legs crumpled, trunion cracked, cast iron wing cracked), Planer (infeed & outfeed tables torn off, knocked to floor), Scroll Saw (stand crumpled and entire unit knocked onto floor). Several precision squares bent, framing square bent, level broken).
There may be more damage as this as far as I have dug into the mess.
All in all, I guess I’m fortunate. Being a paramedic, I see people hurt in accidents all the time. The tools are replaceable and I can rebuild. Very frustrating as the shop was my place to go and I had several Christmas presents in progress. Now, can’t finish any of them this year. UGH!
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