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    I deserve a slap upside the head

    About two weeks ago I posted (either here or Woodnet) that I have my drill press next to my bandsaw so that I can use the DP table as outfeed support.

    I just ripped an 8' long 1/2" plywood off cut (total width ~10"). When do I think to adjust the DP table height? Yep, that's right, when there's 2' left of cutting to go and I am getting a very poignant reminder on how to calculate torque of a lever arm.

    Hopefully my confession of stupidity will help prevent it in others. Thankfully there were no injuries. I will freely accept all of the you want to give me.

    Well, at least from everyone who has a roof over their shop!

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    Mark!

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    You must be the only one on the forum that's has pulled a bonehead thing like that.... I know I've never done it....

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    Well Mark

    You know that when Ned gets that roof on he may be back to visit.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Hi Mark ,
    Thanks for your honesty and posting this thread. We all make blunders like that, in our quest to produce. Fortunately it is over and you are safe.
    The more you do the more you will consider the big picture, the whole process of cutting that board, start to finish. It is opportunities like this that are mental gifts "to remember" or "do over" at a later date, possibly with not so good results.
    Thanks,
    Shaz
    PS...You will have to come to me to get that slap upside the head! It is a bit to far for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosmowski View Post
    Well, at least from everyone who has a roof over their shop!
    I know where you live, and I simply remind you that revenge is a dish best served from a menu stapled to the wall in January.


    glad you're ok! and I Will have a roof one of these days.
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    I know where you live, and I simply remind you that revenge is a dish best served from a menu stapled to the wall in January.


    glad you're ok! and I Will have a roof one of these days.
    YEAH right maybe in 2010 one the last warm day in december,,
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    For anyone that hasn't heard the story - the very first time Ned and I met was me offering to lend a hand building his shop. (I think the actual discussion was with a buddy who is on Woodnet, "You know that guy in Canastota been talking about building a shop for awhile now?" Me: "Yeah" "Well, he's actually putting it up - here's his number and how to get there if you're interested."

    So, off I go, and I arrive the seeing the floor joists constructed and the task at hand is stapling some aluminim corrugated foil insulation in between the floor joists. I'm used to staplers like the Arrow T50 which is what I start using. Since we're stapling between floor joists, I hold the stapler by the non-stale end for added support. As expected, eventually the stapler runs out of ammo (why don't they make a belt-fed stapler? ).

    Instead of just reloading, I get handed a freshly loaded http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00968514000P. Please not that the staples come out the other end relative to the handle angle. I manage to do a few safely and then habit kicks in and I'm holding the thing like I would the T50, with one hand on top for support and BLAMMO! I have a 9/16" staple in my hand.

    This same staple gun then got Ned's wife (who happens to be an EMT and patched me up) about a half hour later and then the mutual buddy that directed me to Ned's within the week. This is why the big bold red font is used for "stapled" in Ned's post. If we ever need to use that staple gun again I think I am going to ask Niki to design us a safety jig!

    Anyhow, the moral of the story is, if you want to make a WWing friend for life, invite them over to help them build your shop and make sure they get hurt using your tools while doing so. If they bleed on the project, they are more likely to stick around to see it done!

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    here's what things looked like at that point in time:
    Linky


    -Ned

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    What about two smashed fingers and 3 stiches? That is what my freind gopt a few weeks ago moveing my molding machine into the new shop.

    As far as bone headed mistakes, well If you ask my wife she will say that 90% of my attemps end up like this. That number goes up when my best freind comes over to help(same buddy w/smashed fingers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    here's what things looked like at that point in time:
    Linky





    Don't look like a lot has changed in 16 months ......





    Ooops, this isn't the thread about friendly banter is it?.....
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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