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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1380 on: February 24, 2021, 08:19:36 AM »
yesterday I decided the wheel on this logstop was way too round! 🤔🤫 Luckily I wasn't 1/2 an inch lower. Blade is salvageable. Just knocked the set out some.
OY, well it looks like the wheel won that fight and is still round. It could have been worse.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1381 on: March 05, 2021, 07:24:06 PM »
OK, looks like it is my turn again. This one may put me in the running for the Hall Of Fame, no injuries, but on the stupidity level it rates right at the top of the heap. In fact I can't believe I am sharing this.
Context: I am working in the shop with my 5 YO Grandson. As he is wont to do he is hitting me with a pretty steady stream of questions, non-stop questions, except when I am doing or cutting something, then he pays attention.
 I am trying to make some simple signs by routing out the letters freehand then filling them with paint, then after drying I sand the face flush removing the excess paint and then apply urethane to seal it.
 SO the routing went fine and he really enjoyed that and giving me 'directions' ("cut that one next" etc) For the paint part I used some old enamel white spray paint but I only got about 1/3rd of the way through and the can ran out of pressure (I thought). Nothing was coming out and the little dribs indicated that the can was dead. Now with this break in the action, the questions resumed and I tried to answer them all as I was also trying to figure out how to salvage this and get the paint in so it could dry overnight. Being as the can was 'dead' and distracted by the inquisition, I grabbed an awl, and acid brush, a mallet, and a throw away drink cup to put the paint in.  I did think to lay a shop towel over the can then pierce a hole through them both. I popped the hole in easy and heard very light hissing which I kind of expected. I figured there was a pound or 3 of pressure left in the can. Now if I had just wiggled the awl loose with the hole on top of the can, I might have been fine because only the gas would come out. But no, I thought I could pull the awl as I rotated the can to put the paint in the cup. 


 For a split second, the world turned white, I tried to turn the hole toward the cup but the pressure blew the cup 6 feet away and needless to say, it was too late I had paint all over everything. My grandson thought it was pretty cool but I might get in trouble with grandma for the mess I made. :D


 

It dried pretty quick and there was no chance to get it off the roller stand, floor or waste basket, so I get to 'enjoy it for years to some. Adding insult to injury, my right hand got plastered and with the dermatitis I dare not use anything stronger than soap the wash it off, so I guess I can live with it for a couple of days.
 In hindsight I would be the first one to ask me 'what the heck was I thinking?'
 Stupid.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1382 on: March 05, 2021, 07:59:59 PM »
Just a heads up.....don't go throwing gasoline on a fire :)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1383 on: March 05, 2021, 08:12:35 PM »
Just a heads up.....don't go throwing gasoline on a fire :).
Good point. :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1384 on: March 05, 2021, 09:07:53 PM »
That there is what I'd call a mess.  Did you get the sign done?
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1385 on: March 05, 2021, 09:35:57 PM »
That there is what I'd call a mess.  Did you get the sign done?
heh, yeah, um, well... I had so much paint that I completely filled all the lettering in the sign. It will probably take 3 days to dry and cure. :D ;D  It is what it is... It's just a sign to direct folks to use the side door when they come her for the first time and can't figure out how to get in. I will just set it in a corner until it is good and cured.
But now that you mention it, I am headed out to the shop to do the stove now, maybe I should revisit the scene of the crime and check. I still feel like an iodiot, but I really can't help laughing every time I think how very stupid that was and that I was even completely and totally sober when I did it. If I had been drinking, I would have had an excuse.  ;D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1386 on: March 05, 2021, 09:38:09 PM »
I knew someone who just got a couple cans of the foam in a can that expands and fills cracks. The high quality plastic bag failed as he was walking down the stairs into his finished basement. The pictures he posted made us all cringe. Never trust those junk plastic bags...

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1387 on: March 05, 2021, 09:39:27 PM »
That is why I bought an HVLP gun. sick of the stupid rattle cans getting partially done and then plugging up. The quality of them now is less than garbage.

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« Reply #1388 on: March 05, 2021, 09:44:17 PM »
Good thing you didn't 'paint' the young fella, there would have been no dealing with grandma. :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1389 on: March 05, 2021, 09:48:17 PM »
Good thing you didn't 'paint' the young fella, there would have been no dealing with grandma. :D
Now THAT I did think about before I drove that awl home and I put him behind me just in case. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1390 on: March 05, 2021, 10:14:21 PM »
no wonder the grandkids like to hang with grandpa in the shop.  very exciting.   :o :o :o :) :) :)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1391 on: March 06, 2021, 08:24:05 AM »
Reminds me of the Mr. Bean skit of painting with fireworks.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1392 on: March 06, 2021, 09:19:32 AM »
Tom,

   At least your grandson had a good time. Did you get him to promise not to tell Mommy and Grandma and see how long it took him to rat you out? :D
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« Reply #1393 on: March 06, 2021, 09:41:53 AM »
Tom,

   At least your grandson had a good time. Did you get him to promise not to tell Mommy and Grandma and see how long it took him to rat you out? :D
Nah, I didn't see the point in putting pressure on him. I knew it wouldn't take long before he mentioned it, the question was would anybody pick up on it and ask the details. Well it only took an hour.
 Aah, it's only a shop. I have many paint stains on the floor and walls from when my son was 'learning', I guess it was just my turn. But I reserve the right to feel stupid for a long time. ;D
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« Reply #1394 on: March 06, 2021, 09:48:04 AM »
I should point out that I had considered asking him to keep it our secret (just for a fun thing thing between he and I which I knew would not last), but then I realized it would be a bad lesson in covering up your mistakes, so I took the high road and just told him "Nope Grandpa just did something really dumb, so now I have to clean it up and fix the mess I made, it was my fault because I didn't think it through." I thought that was the better lesson for him to take away.
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« Reply #1395 on: March 06, 2021, 10:25:42 AM »
   Years ago we were taking our granddaughter home and we had 6-8 inches of snow on our mountain road. I met a big dump truck and pulled too far over in spite of my wife's stern warning and got stuck in the ditch. There was a loader along a few minutes later so I hooked a tow cable to the truck and he pulled us right out - we weren't there 5 minutes. I told Molly to promise not to tell anyone Grandpa had been stuck. We took her home and got her older sisters off the bus. An hour or so later her mom got home and she ran outside and met her at the car and told her "Mommy, Mommy, Grandpa got stuck in the snow. Grandma told him not to but he did anyway." She got a kick out of ratting me out especially since she knew she was not supposed to. Now if you ask her to keep a secret she just says "Nope. I tell everything." Her sisters say the same thing about her.
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« Reply #1396 on: March 16, 2021, 01:19:02 PM »
I use a cordless Ryobi little circular saw to cut stickers to length as I'm stacking lumber.  It was over a week ago that I stacked wood under my deck.  Today I went down there to get some stickers to use while stacking wood somewhere else.  I found my saw sitting out on a table that is not under cover.  I think it's rained 3 inches since last week.  Dang it.  I picked it up and took the battery out.  I will let it dry a good while before I try using it.  It occurred to me that the kiln shed is about 80 deg and really dry right now, so I put it in there with a fan blowing on it.
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« Reply #1397 on: March 16, 2021, 03:00:47 PM »
Brain cramp :D
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« Reply #1398 on: March 16, 2021, 03:13:38 PM »
I use that ceramic engine spray paint for my big snowblower on my tractor. Had a fresh can of black, couldn't get the top off, smacked it on the edge of a table......top came off along with the nozzle. In my face, all over the garage. Ran to the door with my hand covering the uncontrollable spray and realized I couldn't open the door. Stood there until it ran out. Nasty stuff and still all over the garage floor. I'm real careful with those tops now!

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« Reply #1399 on: March 16, 2021, 05:02:02 PM »
I thought I had a decent setup on my portable table saw. I needed a zero clearance plate to I could put grooves into 3/8" stock. Well, apparently my zero clearance plate did not stay put even with a feather board on top of it holding it down. 

Just as I was turning back to run another piece through.....


out came my zero clearance plate at about mach 3...... 


wammo, straight into my gut. That kinda hurt, alot.

Now my zero clearance plate has a stop block screwed to it so it at least cannot come back towards me. Worst thing is my dad has my good tablesaw.


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