Oops! ? That Was Close!

Article - May 14, 2010

So as Woodworker’s Safety Week comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to talk about our close calls. You know what I’m talking about. That time you tried to cross-cut a 4 foot long board with no miter gauge…. or that time you pared that tenon while holding the work piece in your hand….. We’ve all done it. And hopefully, we’ve all learned from it. So let’s hear your best “close call” story. And although I am keeping it light-hearted here, my real intention is to shed light on some of the more obscure mistakes we can make in the shop. You’d be surprised at how many people will learn something new from this exercise.

And just to keep things interesting, I’ll be picking my favorite three stories and giving these folks Guild memberships (or extensions if they are already members). Happy Safety Week!

Steve Hupp, Neil Aronson, and GMack. Thanks everyone for the excellent stories and so glad you all have enough fingers left to type them out!


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