This morning I was sawing out some rectangles of plywood and MDF. For
measuring and marking I was using a 12 inch stainless rule. About the
second cut the rule was hidden under the stock and now I have a 5
inch rule and a 7 incher.
I always wanted a 7 inch rule. They are really handy.
On Friday, June 27, 2014 7:41:10 PM UTC-5, G. Ross wrote:
Thanks for making my morning. I laughed my butt off a that one.
A couple of years ago I was trimming out a house and installing a lot of cr
own molding. Picky at that stuff... so the more accurate the cut the bette
r. It helps to have your pieces as close to final dimension as possible wh
en positioning in the miter saw bed, so I cut the pieces from time to time
with a circular saw to get them within a few inches.
I also use the circular saw to cut some pieces of wood to nail in behind th
e molding as a substrate nail base as needed.
So I picked up the saw to cut a piece of curvy 6" wide molding and carefull
y cut it for length, including the adjustment knob that was on the miter sa
w stand. I thought I hit a knot or a glue spot, but nope... it was a 1/4"
adjustment knob. That new Freud Diablo sawed right through the metal with
no apparent damage to the blade. I was a little ticked off, but had other
things to worry about. I was really surprised how easily the saw cut that
threaded bolt, but was glad I didn't get any metal in my eyes.
About an hour later, I was sizing another piece and went to the other side
of the table to get away from that damn knob stub. You guessed it... I did
the same thing on the other side!
I can go years without doing something dumb like that, but then there are d
ays I am not safe to be around. BTW, I think you will find your new "pocke
t" ruler pretty handy! And at 7", no one will think it belongs to them.
On 6/28/2014 11:25 AM, email@example.com wrote:
'Nother thing on the "aging woodworker" thang:
I know damned good and well that I did something very similar this past
week, and was going to add a post about it to this thread ... but I'll
be damned if I can remember what it was!?
I did much the same with an aluminum framing square. I stopped before going
all of the through it, but the damage was done.
I decided to cut it down and make a "mini" framing square out of it. I made
it with 16" and 12" legs, respectively sized like a real one.
I love it. I bet I pick it up more often than the real sized ones around
the shop. If you don't have a mini square, and have extras, you should make
Be glad you weren't ripping.
I often use aluminum yardsticks for this and that. I once had need for one
but a skinny one...NP, rip it with my RAS, something I had done at various
times in the past. Well, this time I must have wiggled it a bit because the
blade picked it up and wrapped it around itself, destroying multiple teeth
in the process.
Unfortunately, it was one of my favorite blades...a Japanese blade, thinnest
of the thin, with a kerf only slightly over 1/16. I didn't use it for much
other than making thin slots but it sure was handy for that.
Not hardly! <g>
I'll give the joke a try. I may not get the thing all right, but I hope you
get the premise.
Seems an Irish watering hole had a lepricon that would occasionally get
pissed and start handing out free wishes, and word got around. You would go
in one time, and see a talking dog, then another time, a guy that could play
darts with his eyes closed and never hit anything but a bulzeye. All wishes
granted by the lepricon.
One day a guy went in and saw a guy with a little little piano sitting up on
the bar with a pianist only 12" tall playing away with a tip cup beside
him. The guy that had just come in went up to the guy sitting with the
little musician, and asked, wow, that's really neat! Did the lepricon grant
you that wish?
The guy looked back at him and said, " Really? With a lepricon that could
have granted me any wish for me that I wanted, and you think I asked for a
12" pianist on purpose?"
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