Sunday, December 2, 2007

Looks like I'm in 'business'.

My first post made it and it hasn't vanished into cyberspace. :-)

I guess I can go ahead and start filling up my pages with interesting tales and information, but first I suppose a bit of background is in order.

I created this site to 'expose myself' to those who might be interested in what I have to say. You can ask most anyone that knows me and they will tell you that I have an opinion about lots of stuff. I may not KNOW anything about it, but I can still have an opinion. :-) I believe this is one of those 'heredity deals'. My dad has opinions and isn't shy about expressing them and neither am I (and yes, neither is my lovely daughter).

So, this will be my 'forum' to express opinions, share experiences and tell tales.

It's also going to be the first plank in an idea that I believe was Heavensent - ToolSmartz. I have so many years of experience in working with tools and woodworking machinery in particular, that it would be a shame to keep it all to myself when there is a coming generation that just might need the knowledge. In the grand scheme of things I'm not going to limit this to the youngsters - if you have a question - ask away. I'll do my best to answer it on here. Maybe my answer will be the final puzzle piece for someone else.

Alright, are you ready for tale #1?
Several years ago, during my time as a Technical Service Specialist for Delta, I got a phone call from a fellow who wanted to know if our (Delta) 14" bandsaw would cut asparagus stalks. I had never been asked that before, but I told him that it was doubtful because the water/juices in the stalks would make the blade wet and it would probably slip off the wheels. Fairly logical answer I thought. Well, about 2 days later, I got a call from a fellow who basically asked the same question, but this time, it was about deer meat. Oh, boy, here we go again... Well, I told him that I thought the grease, blood and such would cause the blade to slip off the wheels... it wasn't really practical - I says. Well, believe it or not, a couple of days later I get another 14" bandsaw call...from a woman. She was very evasive in what she was trying to ask- so I finally told her to 'spit it out'. She said "Do you have a weak stomach?" 'Well, not really, especially over the phone'. So, she says "Well, I work for the LA (CA) county morgue and we have homeless people who have died and we need to cut the top of their head off and remove their brain to be able to check the brain base for signs of communicable diseases and we are wondering if your bandsaw can do that".
Well, due to the 2 previous calls, I was well prepared for this one. I told her to call Hobart since they specialize in meat cutting saws.
Just one of the more odd tales from the D-files.

There will be more... :-)

1 comment:

My Goodness said...

That's nasty. I hope your stories don't get any more gross!!