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Thread: Confession

  1. #1
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    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv


    Ok...I've held on to this long enough. Time to let it go.
    I put a new blade on my bandsaw last week, Delta 4 tpi on my Craftsman POC. I was trying to cut some pen blanks and I kept getting black chunks, smoking like crazy...1/8" per second feed just sucked. Tuesday I was working on my egg and looked over at the bandsaw for whatever reason. Stupid blade was upside down. After a "shoot, darn, dang and rats" moment I reversed it and blah blah blah...cut a 6" ambrosia maple block to round like butter.
    OK...let it rip.....
    Last edited by Jim Burr; 05-21-2011 at 03:41 AM.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    (shaking my head in silence)
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Wow Jim. That's amazing. No one on here has EVER done ANYTHING like that; ever, ever, ever . . . . . riiiiiight. I can recall cutting a shaped profile on the wrong edge of a board. Made a new part and did it . . . wait for it . . . . AGAIN!
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  4. #4
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    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    Ok son, what else? Say 4 hail...........oh wait,

  5. #5
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    Dec 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Everybody's entitled to one mistake, That was yours.
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  6. #6
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    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    That's funny Jim. I'm with Steve
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Well I've done it with my table saw but not with my band saw.
    "Thereís a lot of work being done today that doesnít have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesnít have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    (i can honestly say i have never, ever duplicated jim's or don's blade errors) don't feel too bad jim, you're right up there with the one bil who had my dad come over and help with the new deck he was building. he had him come over to see what he was doing wrong, since he was having problems cutting the lumber. when pop pulled up, there was this great cloud of smoke from where he was cutting. turns out he had put the blade in the circular saw backwards, and was burning his way through the 2 x 12's.

    wasn't there one time larry put a drill bit in backwards, or is that just one of them urban legends?
    Last edited by Dan Noren; 05-20-2011 at 10:29 PM.
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Backward bandsaw blade? Check.

    Backward tablesaw blade? Check.

    Cutting the profile on the wrong side of the board? Check.

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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Inside the Beltway
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Stupid blade was upside down.
    Hey, Jim,

    Nobody, but nobody, can out-stupid me!

    One time, I forget what I was making, someone suggested I mount my dado stack on my sliding compound miter saw. So I did. Should have worked, too. But for some reason, it didn't cut very well.

    I just figured the arbor screw was loose, so I kept tightening it. Just then, Doorlink came home, and saw all the smoke. What in the world was I doing, she wondered?

    "This should work, but it doesn't"

    "Let me see. For goodness sake, William, why did I marry such a doofus? You've got it on backwards!"

    Dang. I hate it when she's right. Especially about the 'marrying a doofus' part...



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