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  • Duh!! Today's learning experiences ..

    1.Don't cut out all of the letters for a relief sign in an anti-clockwise direction and then for some inexplicable reason cut the last letter clockwise!!!!!!!!

    2. Read aersol spray cans - 3m glue doesn't work the same as triple glaze !!!


    DUHHHHHHHH!!!! I think senility is setting in early!!!
    Ian

    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

  • #2
    Here's one I learned this weekend...

    When your blade breaks and gets stuck in the wood, don't grab it with your thumb over the teeth of the blade and pull hard. If the blade does not move, your thumb will. Fortunatly my wife is kind enough to keep a supply of band-aids in the house.
    Dan

    -Just do'in the best I can every day

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    • #3
      Ouch!

      You know what they say, you're never too old to learn if you're not too dumb.
      Mike

      Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
      www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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      • #4
        Here's another - when you're cutting baskets and wonder why they don't come apart easily, you cuss at the saw because we know it's the saw's fault, keep sawing, muttering to yourself all the time, then drop something on the floor and just happen to look up and the table is set at 1 degree instead of 0 degrees!!! DUH!!

        Betty
        Betty

        "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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        • #5
          Betty - I understand your pain.

          My "duhh" is similar - when cutting woodimals out of 3/4" material, my blade was about one degree off. Did not cut all pieces in the same direction. When attempting to put the puzzles back together (after removing pattern) some pieces went together from the top, some from the bottom.

          Oh, yeh, I could call this a "feature" when selling - - - - duhhhhhhhhhhhh

          Fred
          Fred
          aka Pop's Shop
          Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain!.

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          • #6
            Another important message, don't grip your tongue between your teeth while scrolling.. I must be real dumb, keep forgetting that. Of course, I remember real fast when the blades breaks of comes out out of the clamp.
            Chuck D


            When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
            Jean De La Bruyere...

            l
            Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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            • #7
              You think I would have learned two lessons: Never ever clean equipment and always check tilt of table. Well guess what I didn't. I was cleaning my scrollsaw last night, knocked the holddown bar, which I store under the table, under the arm. When I started to saw later, quess what? I broke a thingy that attached to the arm and motor that makes the blade go up and down. Guess where I went today? To New Castle, DE, to get the replacement part as I have a show tomorrow and a big 2 day show next week-end. AND, when I started to saw after we replaced the part, guess what I didn't do? BINGO - check the tilt of the table!!! One degree off!! Two months ago I vacuumed my drum sander, plugged it back in and nothing. Had to take that to the Delta place about 20 miles up the road. Good thing everything is near by!! Like I said, never ever clean equipment!!

              Betty
              Betty

              "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PuzzledMoose
                1.Don't cut out all of the letters for a relief sign in an anti-clockwise direction and then for some inexplicable reason cut the last letter clockwise!!!!!!!!

                2. Read aersol spray cans - 3m glue doesn't work the same as triple glaze !!!


                DUHHHHHHHH!!!! I think senility is setting in early!!!
                The spray glue doesn't do a thing for coating tools before you put them away, either. (Gee. I thought the can looked a lot like WD 40)
                Bob from Northwest Florida

                Delta P20

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                • #9
                  When holding a 2½" block of oak and you're cutting it at 1400 strokes per minute, keep your fingers on top of the wood, not along the sides and certainly not touching the saw table. Otherwise the wood might 'catch' on the blade and a 2½" block hitting your little piggies at 1400 strokes per minute is definitely an experience to be avoided. Especially if your little piggies are still healing up after being scalded.

                  DAMHIKT

                  Gill
                  There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                  (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                  • #10
                    I use to have a bad problem with my table saw- it not only cut the wood super fast --it cut fingers really well - I no longer have a table saw
                    Because I ain't smart enough to learn the first 2 times I cut the ends of my fingers all the way off- Oh No Not Me - I had to do it a 3rd time before I figured out I shouldn't be allowed around a table saw.
                    Sharon

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                    • #11
                      Ouch, Sharon, that sounds nasty .. My neighbour here managed to remove the top of his thumb and two fingers with a table saw this summer - just the description of the injury made me feel ill!! Without thinking he reached out to pick up a thin piece of wood he'd just ripped and the blade hadn't stopped .. and no blade guard on ..

                      I have the greatest of respect for table saws, useful though they are! At least scrollsaws are unlikely to cause amputation - unless you're really determined..:-) I have managed to trim a fingernail on mine though .. not intentionally ..lol
                      Ian

                      Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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