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Follow on from Alan Holtham's shed door cock up!

Whats your most embarrassing mistake?

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Ged Meager10/02/2010 13:38:36
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There are times Very rarely thank god when I'm gld my dad is no longer around
because today my ears would be bleeding severely and the back of my head would be bruised from a well deserved whaking. Last night whilst planing smooth a thin piece of sapele I hit a nail and you got it dinked my blade  I could
hear his voice   from beyond the grave as the air turned blue purple and all other obsenity colours  When I went back into the house with steam still coming out of both ears my Wife said ''Bad night love''' no I said'' plane sailing''. Hey guys think of me tonight when I'm trying to regrind my blade!!!!!GED

Edited By Ged Meager on 10/02/2010 13:40:32

Sparky10/02/2010 13:59:18
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That's another ouch for the list of 'I wish I hadn't done that'.
At least you can look back on it and say to yourself in a quiet voice........"Who's idea was this anyway!"
Woodworker10/02/2010 14:01:42
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We all do it Ged! I still have scars on the bottom of my no. 5 1/2 from a similar experience. I give myself a hard time whenever I see them but I won't lap them out because they serve as a reminder to slow down and consider each job before plunging in...

Edited By Ben Plewes on 10/02/2010 14:02:20

Sparky10/02/2010 14:24:19
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Hmmm. I've had a few chinks in my time and spent quite a few sweaty hours on an oil stone.......
After that I bought a honing gauge.......

Delete10/02/2010 18:34:00
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Yes we have all done it. Thats why I am glad I have a Scheppach Tiger to regring all my problems!!
Ged Meager14/02/2010 12:34:32
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Thanks guys my Pop would still have given me a v hard time. I remember when I was a kid he'd lent his Jack plane  to a nieghbour and he'd hit a nail my dad made me stay with him untill he's corrected it and I learnt the lessons
 1. Never lend your tools out especially the sharp ones
 2.If you hit a nail or a piece of metal it takes hours to grind them out In those day it was on the side in the kitchen Hobby workshops were virtualy unheard of then. The hours my dad spent rubbing that blade back and forth up and down that oil stone  I will never forget Nor will I forget my mum saying ''you should'nt use that language infronton the boy either. When I think there were no gauges to set the angle and when he'd done there was only two facets visable the main one and the cutting angle not bad craftmanship for a taxi driver. 
Big Al14/02/2010 14:06:38
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Recently I changed all of the blades in the 4 way planer at work, only for one of the other guys to put a piece of wood from a pallet, that still had nails in, even though I told him not to, through the machine and the blades had to be changed again.
Yes I did bollock him for it.

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