You know, as a woodworker, I’ve been a solitary animal. No one I know shares the interest or passion like I do, so I’ve been pretty much left to learn on my own.
When I came to LJ, I was so happy to see others with my interests.
When I wrote the forum post; ‘is safety safe’ I hardly expected the storm of opinion I got.
Turns out I’ve been doing a lot of unsafe things.
Opinions vary from some who agree that too much safety is useless to people who resemble my mother, to others calling me stupid, idiot, and other names.
I don’t really mind the name calling, I’ve been online for quite some time and have very thick skin and I realize that these folks are probably just as nice as the rest of LJ, so no worries.
I won’t go into my philosophical rant that correlation does not equal causation either, although I could make several points which would straighten out some illogical thinking regarding safety. I would just like to thank everyone for their information, and let you know that I’ll take it to heart. I’m sure there are a lot of others who needed to hear it as well.
As for the TS safety, I will work on some jigs, but I think it’s useless until I get the table saw I want. The one I’m using now is a good saw, but not for the shop. It’s one I can take outside on wheels and work there on some outdoor projects. I figure it will take me about 5 more trips to Lowes before I actually get that saw though.
Meanwhile I guess the point of this post is to say thank you for all your advise. Even if I don’t follow it right now, I know more than I did, and that’s what’s great about being here.
You’ve made me a safer woodworker.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.