Kettering, OH, US
I know that guy! He Worked for me once!
Emphisis on ONCE!
"MikeKrueger" Makes a very valid point, Who has not started off using cheaper tools then took the step up to the "Big Boy Toys". I have, and I think I have one more "Piece-O-Craftsman" to hand down to the next aspiring novice woodworker til I rid my shop of "Starter Models".
All the guys at my Woodcraft (Dayton, Ohio) have always been helpful and ready to demonstrate nearly anything your interested in. I've seen hand plane Demonstrations at woodcraft in the past. Sounds more like an excuse than a reason to me.
If I were responsible for these Tools, I'd lock them up as well. It sounds more like Lie-Nielsen has "I'll just take my ball and go home" attitude.
4'x 8' sheet of styro foam makes a great platform for cutting sheet goods. Used under a sheet of plywood before cutting it provides a buffer zone for your blade, keeps the ply flat stable, and reduces tear out, pinching & kick back.
I've cut mine down to 4, 24"x48" pieces. Makes them easier to store, easier to setup and I only need to grab one or two sections when cutting smaller pieces of stck.
Some of these suggestions are great, like the mouse pad, the mayo squeeze bottle and Wire nuts on caulk tubes.
Some are just stupid. A Coffee mug is a tool? a fire extenguisher? smoke detector? C'mon! That's as sensable as "I use elctrical outlets, I find it makes the power tools work better when you switch them on"! I have them all over the shop!" C'mon!
Here's a tip. I've found sanding pads at my local woodworking store to be somewhat overpriced and typically undersized. You can find the same type of pads at Bed Bath & beyond sold as shelf linning and dinning room table pads.
They're large enough to fit your entire bench, at 1/4 the price. Cut to size to fit your needs. Save the small scraps,
you can use them as coasters under your woodworking coffee mug tool.
I've never built anything from someone else's plans. It's not satifying! But I have built things from pictures of other peoples work, and called it my own. Because it is! If compared side by side and piece by piece they're two entirely different projects that look similar.
We're all inspired by what we see, it's what keeps us fresh and challenged in our skill and trade. My client come to me with pictures and drawings of what they want, I use my skills and talents to produce it.
I've been ask by others for plans of my work, and simply replied, "If you need the plans your not skilled enough to copy it, and If your skilled enough to copy it, You don't need the plans! If you can't make your own version, sell your tools, take the cash and buy what you wanted to build.
Then sit back with that feeling of self reward and say "I bought that with my tools".
In response to GRJensen :
I however did find the Pepsi commercial very funny. My initial reaction to the kick back clip was the same as yours…….”Ohhhh!” followed be a good laugh at the end. Because none of the incidents really happened, The Actors didn’t really get hurt and the humorous response of “I’m Good” by the victims was as if it‘s not the first time they’ve been there done that.
This video is the exact opposite in all respects. Just another naive haphazard Jackass, clueless to how many times he’s avoided a serious injury.
Someone please tell the moron in the video to turn his motor off before doing a tuneup, or at least have him start with the oil change first. Hopefully the motor will seize before he gets to changing the fan belt.
You shouldn't lick your table saw blade while it's spinning either, but do you really think we need a video demonstrating why?
In response to roge05156:
"All an act”,”to point out unsafe practices"?
You should lick your table saw blade while it's spinning either, but do you really think we need a video demonstrating why?
If this video helped explain safety to you, I hope the only power tools you possess are made by Hasbro, Mattel or Playschool.
Here's a useful tip, roge05156:
Keep your health insurance premiums up to date,
Why? What purpose does this serve?
Aside from agreeing with most of the comments, I find this video completely useless. Other than opening the door for other copycat morons, this video serves no purpose whatsoever. Even more so in a "Fine wood working" forum.
I struggle to find it amusing or entertaining, nor is there any educational value. This is, at best, a rather poor example of a clueless Jackass weekend wantabe woodworker with the hopes and dreams to famous for his moronic displays of stupidity, and you are now his promoter.
This comes from a former college professor, really?
I guess it does serve one purpose, to fill in a blank space on your forum?
Come on Matt, get back on track.
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