Cleaning up some mushrooms
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  1. #1
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    Cleaning up some mushrooms

    Decided it was time to clean up some mushrooms on the ends of a couple of prybars. I was going to simply grind them down but then I thought why not use my new portable bandsaw and take advantage of the new stand I made and just cut them off.

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    This is a photo of the first mushroom cap cut off
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    The bottom side of the cut
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    Then I went after the second mushroom cap and cut it off
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    The bottom side of the cut
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    That crack was a big mess so I took off another slice which just broke apart during the cut
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  2. #2
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    Re: Cleaning up some mushrooms

    I wanted to get to the bottom of this so I took off another slice
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    ...and another
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    ..and one more to be sure
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    Finally, no more cracks. But it was an interesting lesson and I'm glad I decided to cut off the caps instead of grinding them down.

    Here's a summary comparison
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  3. #3
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    Re: Cleaning up some mushrooms

    I have been told about this hazard but never have seen a graphic example. It is a very good reason grind mushrooms before they become shrapnel.

  4. #4
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    Re: Cleaning up some mushrooms

    Oh, those mushrooms.... I totally misunderstood...in my defence it is Friday...
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    Re: Cleaning up some mushrooms

    Once Mill stones ground grain into flour. The flat thing was easy, let them rub. The grooves that let the coarse grain disperse across the stones had to be cut. It was a highly skilled trade. Little bits of mushroom would fly off, embedding in the forearms, and hands, and face. As time passed, these became black spots visible under the skin. Before hiring, he would have to "SHOW HIS METAL". A lot of metal proved experience. I wonder what he did to protect his eyes?

    Willie
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  6. #6
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    Re: Cleaning up some mushrooms

    That's interesting and kind of scary.

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