A long long time ago I told ya'll about a prank a few of us played on a
buddy of ours... (and got a bunch of replies about what a dick I was for
doing this to an friend and blah, blah, blah... Anyway,)
Every Thursday night 4 buddies of mine come over to my shop to drink
beer, make sawdust, have a few laughs and occasionally blow something
up. (Please no preaching about how beer, blades and explosives don't
mix) When I first set up my shop, one of my first purchases was a D/C.
One of the regulars to the Old Hippy Workshop thought the D/C was a
pretty cool item, and just had to get one. Well, I make more saw dust
in an evening than he makes in a month, so his D/C is mainly used to
suck dust bunnies out of his truck. (kind of a neat freak) Every time
my D/C got emptied, the rest of us kind of took to giving him the
business about when is he going to clean his? Made for some good
laughs... He said he had dust elves that cleaned his unit out at night,
and therefore he didn't have to worry about it.
About a year after he had his D/C installed, one of his other buddies
and I let ourselves into his shop, and filled his machine with my
sawdust. It took 5 - 6 months for him to figure out why he had such
lousy suction. He immediately called me on the phone and said that he
didnt't want to hear any more crap about emptying his D/C. He even
took pictures and emailed them to us proudly displaying his dust collection.
Well, that wasn't enough for the rest of us, so mid June 2004 we made a
plaque which read " This sawdust made with pride by the Old Hippy
Workshop" we each burned our logos into the plaque, and hung a picture
of ourselves under it... said plaque put under the secondary bag, and
both the primary and secondary refilled with the dust from 2 systems.
(Yeah, we packed it in pretty tight!)
For the last year and a half, (I still can't believe it took that long,
I empty mine every 90 days or so...) we have teased him mercilessly,
and this weekend, FINALLY, he emptied it out and found the plaque... He
had himself a great laugh! Can't wait till Thurs. night, should be a
riot!!! Only thing is that when the laughing is over, he will start
plotting paybacks... whatever it is, I'm sure it will be just a funny!!!!