Its labor day in Canada today and a friend of mine phoned asked if i would joint some lumber for him, he is gluing together some pressure treated wood to be able to cut large arches for an arbor he is making at home.
Well we get started at 11:30 and around 40 min later as he is leaving i have a police officer walking down into my yard.
Turns out the NN called the police about the noise.
Well policeman wanted to see my shop. Apparently i am running a business and recieving large amounts of lumber and and and.
Well policeman hears me out acknowleges i have a nice shop and that he has the same tools. He heres the whole story and says well he is gonna have to go over and hear their story then he will be back.
Time goes by and he comes back and says i am within my rights and can carry on.
Luckily he arrived because my friend had already packed all the finished jointed lumber in his car and had we not gone back into the shop, we would not have discovered that we had one piece leaning up against the wall that was not jointed.
So with the policeman having left i proceeded to joint it but with the door and windows open.
Reason being the NN said they fear for their safety from a dust explosion coming from my uninstalled dust collector. So i decided best not let the dust build up in the shop given they dont have the ability to understand things would be much better if the dust collector was actually hooked up.
Problem is when you have a hard time explaining to a policeman that has a small dust collector himself that the real hazard is the fine dust not the chips and that my Oneida dust gorilla is hardly and industrial unit well then i guess the best is to keep the windows and doors open.
I keep saying someday this too shall pass.
Many of you live in the middle of nowhere........now i understand fully why you chose to do this.
Hey Brent you wanna share some of that dessert.