After the shop catches fire, everything else seems to be a bit boring. I took the afternoon off, after putting out the fire in the table saw. Fortunately, there was a fire extinguisher hanging in the garage, or I’d have had to go for the fire hose. Nobody smokes, and with all the Safety comments concerning eyes ears and fingers, this one seemed to escape me.
Wasn’t a short, thank God. But somehow even though I clean out the table saw probably once a week, the sawdust in the corners, milling a rough piece of oak shaving one strip at a time, I finished and shut off the saw and as I walked past the flames caught my eye.
The most serious word in a wood shop …”FIRE!” Not only can someone get ingured or even killed, but your building and all of your tools can burn to the ground. In a situation where you don’t have insurance you could easily lose everything.
I’m insured. But in the time it took me to notice, I could have just as easily not noticed.
WHERE’S YOUR FIRE EXTINGUISHER?