|Forum topic by Russel||posted 2200 days ago||657 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
2200 days ago
In an email from Woodcraft there was this interesting little advertisement.
IS YOUR MISHAP WORTH A NEW LEIGH DOVETAIL JIG?
Every woodworker has a mishap story involving safety, a poor construction practice, or a bad project design or finish. Here’s your chance to help fellow woodworkers work smarter, safer, and better. Tell us your story in one page or less. If we publish it in Woodcraft Magazine, you’ll receive a new Leigh Super 12”Dovetail Jig.
I understand that they are attempting to publish stories to scare woodworkers into safer practices, but this just struck me a little odd. To my way of thinking, they’re saying “If you messed up bad enough, we’ll reward you with a free tool.” I don’t know about you folks, but when I did something silly and broke something or hurt myself, my mother (after providing first aid) simply said, “Serves you right for doing something silly.”
So while I’m interested in mistakes and how to avoid them, I’m not sure that a reward is appropriate. What’cha think?
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