On 03 Jun 2004 16:33:12 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Charlie Self)
|Grant Beagle responds:
|>'m laughing with you, not at you! I dumped the carcass of a large dresser
|>am building for SWMBO onto my table saw the same way. The saw was unhurt,
|>there is a big dent in an edge (a front edge of course) of the dresser.
|Always the front edge. I've got a small letter box that proves that rule. It is
|the only project where a screw-up is on the back edge. Everything else that
|I've screwed up has been wildly obvious--at least to me.
Sorry to hear of your mishap(s). I share your pain.
When my dad still was alive and running his automotive machine shop I
used to give him a hand on the weekends.
One day I assembled a little four-banger industrial engine for him and
raised it off the bench with the roll-around hoist to finish spray
painting the bottom. Finished with that I started to roll it out of
the way and had the wheels catch in the expansion groove in the
concrete floor. The engine started to swing and the CG moved outside
the support zone and over it went.
Now this could have just been a 283 Chevy with an easily replaced
steel oil pan but noooo.... this had to be a damn near one-of-a-kind
engine with a *cast iron*
oil pan. Fortunately, the customer was very
understanding and we managed to braze up the cracks and machine the
pan rails flat and save the day.