Kempton, IN, US
Sharping has always been a struggle for me because of the time involved. Would rather be making about anything as opposed to doing the tedious time consuming task of sharping. Just maybe the book along with all it's wisdom would make this task less a task.
Worth a try!!
What I know about using a lathe I learned from watching Richard Raffan DVD"S. It would be nice to add the book to my collection of turning information. Thanks for the chance.
Well designed safety equipment on all power tools is a must. They do in fact help keep us safe sometimes. However, we are human and not infallible. Therefore, no matter how good any piece of safty equipment might be, we as humans still make mistakes. We always have, and we always will. Unfortunately mistakes are as much a part of life as anything is, that's just the way it is. When we do make a mistake we pay a price, and sometimes that price can be astronomical in more ways than one. The way I see it, safety is in ones education. If you don't know, or are not sure how to safely use a power tool, or any piece of equipment for that matter, find out how before attempting to use it and then proceed with caution. Always be attentive to what you are doing and always be careful. Safety comes with experience. Experience comes with doing. In doing anything there is a certain amount of risk even after one becomes experienced. If we should choose to do something, we should also be willing to accept the risk, and pay the price if it comes to that. If your are not willing to pay the price then don't take the risk.
So even though well designed workable safty equipement is important, and helpful. Good safety equipment will not always stop acidents from happining. Why? Because we as humans make all kinds of mistakes in varying degrees. We are not infallible.
I really hate to see the New Yankee Workshop come to an end. In fact I don't want it to end. Hey Norm if you have to leave one of your shows, leave This Old House instead of the New Yankee Workshop. Tommy and the guys can keep This old House afloat. We want and need the New Yankee Workshop to continue. Please
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