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Re: Weekend Excitement
« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2013, 12:53:09 am »
One of my brothers brother in laws studs out his male Great Dane for super sized great Danes.  Ridiculous how big these dogs are.   Like a full size couch is a bed...

I would LOVE to have one or any number of giant dogs but there is absolutely no way I could afford to feed one unless I somehow manage to quadruple my salary.

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I don't THINK I'll ever have to face down routers in the streets.

I should hope not. Mobs of rogue woodworking tools would suck to repel.

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    Re: Weekend Excitement
    « Reply #51 on: February 17, 2013, 03:40:18 am »
    How big are we talking here?
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    « Reply #52 on: February 17, 2013, 11:34:21 am »
    Washington"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.  But, in practice, there is. "
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    Re: Weekend Excitement
    « Reply #53 on: February 17, 2013, 11:45:10 am »
    ... is not as far off as you would like to think.

    Newfies are awesome dogs - big, friendly bears that know to keep an eye out.

    During our trip to Ireland we ran into an Irish Wolfhound... who only chased SUVs. Anything smaller wasn't worth the effort. Sweet pup.

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    Re: Weekend Excitement
    « Reply #54 on: February 17, 2013, 12:09:59 pm »
    While I agree logically, emotionally lots of people fear big mean dogs. Hence why K9s are very effective in police use, our local K9 officers have lots of good stories about backing down angry angry crowds with just a German Shepard and an officer or two.

    Someone on another board that I'm a member of theorized that people have an innate fear of animals that are apex predators in their category. Spiders, snakes, big dogs (think of wolves), sharks, and so on. They might invoke a hardwired survival instinct.



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    Re: Weekend Excitement
    « Reply #55 on: February 17, 2013, 01:32:32 pm »
    Yup.  That kind of thing is an immense comfort.  Most miscreants realize on some level that they will be read their rights AFTER the dog is through with them.   >:D
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    « Reply #56 on: February 17, 2013, 02:26:52 pm »
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    Ok, these have to be said:

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    Never let your dog hump Chuck Norris's leg.

    Where does a dog that size sleep? Anywhere he damn well pleases
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    « Reply #57 on: February 17, 2013, 05:24:01 pm »
    Its a fun pic but just like the one of the "350lbs Mastiff" a simple optical illusion.  The dogs are big no doubt but not THAT big. 

    Frankly for the discussion there are any number of 80lbs dogs who would be efficient at chasing rioting thugs away from your domicile. 

    There are many different factors in dogs and which is right for you.  Size, temperament, temperature, family/no etc.  I'm getting the dog I am for temperament w kids, protection & life expectancy (10 years).  I don't THINK I'll ever have to face down routers in the streets.  But my tweaking meth head neighbors just got another dog - a Rottweiler to go w their Pit Bull.  Frankly w the odds of 4 adult males and two large dogs If i could afford it Id get 6 Newfies & a Great Pyr(remind me to tell you the story about the mountain lion & 2 great pyr's sometime) to go w my shotgun.
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    Re: Weekend Excitement
    « Reply #58 on: February 17, 2013, 06:01:05 pm »
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    I don't THINK I'll ever have to face down routers in the streets

    I should hope not. Mobs of rogue woodworking tools would suck to repel.

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    I don't THINK I'll ever have to face down routers in the streets.

    I should hope not. Mobs of rogue woodworking tools would suck to repel.

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    Re: Weekend Excitement
    « Reply #59 on: February 17, 2013, 06:18:16 pm »
    In my case being relatively close to Silicon valley, it would be a bunch of angry computer parts!
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    « Reply #60 on: February 17, 2013, 06:33:04 pm »
    Damn phone.  This is why I stopped posting...  :facepalm
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    Re: Weekend Excitement
    « Reply #61 on: February 17, 2013, 06:54:18 pm »
    And routers can be vicious, too... sending stray data packets every which way...

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    Re: Weekend Excitement
    « Reply #62 on: February 17, 2013, 07:50:24 pm »
    No slack at all.   :facepalm    No wonder we have so few idiots posting here.    :cool   ( I can't WAIT for my next errant post so I can be reminded of this one. ) 
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    Re: Weekend Excitement
    « Reply #63 on: February 17, 2013, 08:05:44 pm »
    No slack at all.   :facepalm    No wonder we have so few idiots posting here.    :cool   ( I can't WAIT for my next errant post so I can be reminded of this one. ) 
    Yup, and Avenger already went and made it his signature...  :bash



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    Re: Weekend Excitement
    « Reply #64 on: February 17, 2013, 08:16:47 pm »
    eh I'm a big boy - I can take it.  The irony being there are two wood working tools I am apprehensive about using, routers aren't one of them.   >:D
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    « Reply #65 on: February 18, 2013, 09:05:57 am »
    Bandsaws. they are the devil. I will avoid any area they are in and take my riot elsewhere.
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    « Reply #66 on: February 18, 2013, 11:07:56 am »
    Jointers and planers.  Your average saw amputation can be reattached, but with a jointer it is just gone in Fargo quality bits.  And a full size planer howls like an air raid siren, even louder than pop music played from a low riding import with a coffee can exhaust. 

    I don't think even DDR K-9 units were ready to use jointers and planers.  The DPRK would, but North Korea doesn't have any.  I understand Iran is pursuing wood smoothing technology, and Pakistan already has some for their "domestic furniture" industry.
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    « Reply #67 on: February 18, 2013, 11:25:29 am »
    Bandsaws. they are the devil. I will avoid any area they are in and take my riot elsewhere.

    I will admit I am afraid of bandsaws, anyone who's ever had the blade "disappear" on you knows what I mean.   :panic
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    « Reply #68 on: February 18, 2013, 09:48:57 pm »
    And now for the nightmare.   .    .     .   I worked plant maintenance in a commercial bakery operation many years ago. ( we produced roughly a half million pounds of baked goods per week )  The commercial bread slicer is a band saw on steroids.  Looped blades, up to 24 of them, with large serrations ( about 3/4 " between points )  running at high speed and periodically honed by an automatic sharpening system built into the machine.  Eventually the blade point would wear down and begin to produce a ragged slice so the production folks would get all whiney and tell us we needed to change blades.   That was before the advent of kevlar gloves so heavy leather and great care was necessary to avoid great bodily injury when doing so.   If you've noticed the difficulty in getting bandsaw blades to track straight and true you can imagine trying to synchronize 24 of them.   :facepalm   Then readjust the honing mechanism, if you dare.   

    I never saw people move as fast as I did the day one of the interior blades broke at the welded joint during operation.  This resulted in the loose end getting wound up onto the top roller wheel and taking out about half the other blades.  This resulted in four or five razor sharp ribbons flying out of the front of the slicer and flailing about the workroom floor until their momentum was spent.   The blades were so sharp, nobody would even go over and touch one until they called us out to deal with it.    :panic
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    « Reply #69 on: February 18, 2013, 10:50:58 pm »
     I work daily with three phase power and rotating machinery at heights.  I have sailed in Alaska and the Middle East, worked hazmat and confined spaces, arc welded in the rain, run ammonia compressors, crawled inside boilers, investigated industrial accidents, and stood on the edge of a live volcano crater looking down into the lava.

    You just gave me the heebie-jeebies.
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    « Reply #70 on: February 19, 2013, 02:00:31 am »
    That sounds like something out of a low budget horror movie... YIKES!
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    « Reply #71 on: February 19, 2013, 07:09:29 am »
    That sounds like something out of a low budget horror movie... YIKES!

    Yeah the Bloody Bandsaw Bakery or The House of 1,000 Crescents  :facepalm
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