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#1 posted 07-24-2010 04:10 PM

I look at it this way, you are generous to allow these friends the use of your shop. You have spent a lot of time and money in machinery and setup of the shop. I have two sons that like to come into my shop and build things from scraps. I have given them some of their own tools to work with, but they do occasionally need to use the machines and other tools. I only allow this, when I am there to supervise and I expect them to treat the tool the same way that I would. If they wish to be allowed to use the tools, then these are the rules to live by. If they aren’t willing follow those rules, then they don’t get to use the tools. I would suggest the same approach. Anyone that will not respect you enough to be careful with these “expensive” tools that you have invested in, doesn’t deserve the right to have access. It is good of you to be willing to share and help others. There is a responsibility on their part to be allowed that privilege.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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