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Forum topic by dgrant posted 08-24-2014 09:34 PM 1671 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2014 09:34 PM

This is what a 6.0 quake will do to your shop. Everything ended up in the middle of the floor. I’ve been in the Bay Area for a long time and have ridden out several quakes. This was the most violent of them. The muscle I needed to help me pick up the band saw just got here. Time to clean up.

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#1 posted 08-24-2014 09:38 PM

Bummer, looks like it turned your whole garage sideways..

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#2 posted 08-24-2014 09:51 PM

Hey D, you’d better hang on real tight, as I don’t see a bottom. Someone will rescue you. Seriously, that’s too bad you have to do an unscheduled clean up, but you’re lucky as the garage still looks secure.

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#3 posted 08-24-2014 09:55 PM


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#4 posted 08-24-2014 11:05 PM

hopefully everything still works after your done picking it all up.

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 08-24-2014 11:07 PM

man thats hurts just looking at.hope everyone is ok and all your tools are i working order.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 08-24-2014 11:51 PM

Hope all your equipment is in workin’ order when ya get it cleaned up, Mr. D. That bites when something like that happens! Best of Luck from NW Kansas!

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#7 posted 08-24-2014 11:58 PM

We’ll the TS is still standing. Hope it all ok when back to a vertical position.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 08-25-2014 12:15 AM

So far so good on the damage to any tools. The plastic blade guard on the band saw cracked but that seems pretty minor. I love woodworking but I have to admit that an even bigger passion is anything related to Harley’s. You can imagine my horror when I opened the door and saw this. Don’t know what I am doing wrong with these pics but they keep coming out sideways. Sorry. All things considered the damage wasn’t that bad.

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#9 posted 08-25-2014 12:29 AM

Are you taking those pics with an I phone or iPad? If so, select the picture, then edit it and rotate it save it wrong then rotate it again, save it right side up and then post. Works every time.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 08-25-2014 04:01 AM

Feel for ya man. Hope its all ok out there. It’s only stuff hope no one hurt!

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#11 posted 08-25-2014 06:02 AM

Sorry to see all that damage but I’m glad no one was injured.

-- Earl

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#12 posted 08-25-2014 06:06 AM

No one close to me was hurt. Lots of injuries like glass cuts, broken bones from falling objects and what not. I’m feeling pretty fortunate at the moment not to have been hit worse like some were. Trying to lend a hand where I can. My neighborhood all worked together to make sure everyone was okay and get the important stuff done. I turned off the gas for most of the houses around me. Now it’s cleanup. It will take a while but whether it’s flooding or quakes my little town seems to bounce back.

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#13 posted 08-25-2014 06:14 AM

Your pictures made me swear out loud. I hope you can pick everything up and get back to work with minimal equipment problems. I guess you’ll need some concrete anchors or something in the future… would not have thought some of those tools would fall given the weight. Nature is a powerful force.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#14 posted 08-25-2014 01:35 PM

That really sucks. I hope your home did not receive any structural damage from this shaker, or anyone near was injured in that mess. Looks like some recalibration may be in order for some stuff. I hope it isn’t too bad. A 6.0 is a lot stronger than all of the smaller ones we have been experiencing here in OK recently. Had a 4.3 the other day in the middle of a swarm of them. Not sure what is causing all of them all of a sudden. There are mixed expert opinions on the cause, but of course the fracking and injection well people are absolutely sure that their activity is not causing them. Must be great to be so 100% sure of yourself. I hope you guys don’t get any big aftershocks out of this one. Good luck out there.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#15 posted 08-25-2014 05:06 PM

I was also surprised that my band saw toppled. That thing is heavy. My theory is that since its on a rolling stand, it got started moving then the wheels hit something that stopped them but the top kept moving. Same theory for the workbench. One weird thing is that my drill press moved a couple feet and somehow the base managed to end up on top of my miter sled which had fallen off the bench. Drill press stayed upright but it must have been rockin and rollin too. I will anchor the drill press since I don’t need to move it and I will try to remember to lock the bases and wheels on stuff that moves around. Maybe that will keep them from toppling.

This 6.0 was an intense experience. Many times stronger than the 5.3 I remember from many years ago. Hopefully it will be a helluva long time before I have another one to compare to.

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