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SCOTSMAN

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455 days ago

I can’t stand anyone
(Bronwen is well warned so she’s ok ) not to sneak up behind me and say something when I am working on a machine.I work mostly alone and one day when putting wood precariously through a saw very small piece of wood and a sixteen inch blade with 7.5 hp saw removing just a tad a mm or so,and discover someone is right behind me not intentionally to scare me but not thinking it through I soon tell whoever it is, to wait in the next room or outside til I have finished alldangerous machine work.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 455 days ago

Alistair that is mine as well
I dont even mind clearing up after someone
I’ve often thought of locking the door but that
could be more dangerous if I had an accident.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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HorizontalMike

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#2 posted 455 days ago

what’s your pet hate in the shop?

Hmm, I’ll have to ask my ‘shop-cat’ on that one… Seems like she likes everything about my shop, since she acts like she owns it and all… I am just the door man… ;-)

Notice the ’shop-cat’ over-seeing my work (upper left):

On a serious note, this cat will stay on a 2×3ft throw rug where ever I place it in the shop, and then STAY there when I am using the machines. I can even change the rug locations on the fly, picking up the cat and rug and replacing them both on say the TS since I was switching machines, AND THE CAT STAYS PUT! It doesn’t jump when I fire up any of the machines and just seems to know to stay put.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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RonInOhio

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#3 posted 455 days ago

I’d wish my cat would stay where I want her to and not where she wants to. She is particular
about where she perches. I bought her a nice comfortable pet bed and she won’t go near it.

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ToddJB

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#4 posted 455 days ago

Scotsman, mine too! The love of my life startled me once and I shoved an angle grinder with a cutting wheel on it into my thumb knuckle.

What was she saying? “You should really be wearing safety gloves” Ha. How ironic is that? Shame on both of us.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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Loren

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#5 posted 455 days ago

Pet hates it when I fire up a router.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 455 days ago

I tried letting my cat stay in the shop but he just would not wear the dust mask…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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jonnybone

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#7 posted 455 days ago

Hey scots, I think your signature is gonna come in handy this oneā€¦

I tell all my animals, hate is a four letter word-

Although one my personal pet hates is when I look around the room and catch a nameplate that says Made in China. That’s when i need a dog hug.

Oh yeah , I school the heck fire out of anyone who pulls a quiet entrance and makes my ass fall off. Make loud footsteps, walk into the back of the door, do something !

-- Everyday Woodworking is saving my life.

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woodcox

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#8 posted 455 days ago

Finding the carcases/gifts left by my three cats strewn about the garage is on the top of my list. Next would have to be dealing with the snow melt off the wife’s car.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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Thalweg

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#9 posted 455 days ago

My pet labrador retriever hates it when she isn’t getting the requisite amount of attention. She has little patience if I’m working on something and not paying attention to her. She’s good for about 20 minutes, then she wants out.

My personal pet hate is visits from SWMBO, (the supervisor) for the daily critique, ie: when she explains how I’m doing something wrong. She knows because she saw it on HGTV once. HGTV needs to go away.

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DKV

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#10 posted 455 days ago

I really hate it when my cat sneaks behind me and says, “Boo!”. Did I just cover both options?

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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Puzzleman

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#11 posted 455 days ago

At my home shop, I wired up a red light bulb (100 watt) that anyone can turn on and off to get my attention. It is separate from the shop lighting. When it flashes, I see it and finish my operation or stop at a stopping point.

Came up with it after someone trapped me on the shoulder and put my thumb halfway through a band saw blade.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler, http://www.hollowwoodworks.com

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Brandon

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#12 posted 455 days ago

The red light is an excellent idea. I’m sorry you had to cut your thumb before coming up with it, though.

My pet hate is when my cats pee in the sawdust. It’s probably my fault for (1) putting their litter box in the garage where I work, and (2) not sweeping the floor as often as I should. Still, it really pisses me off when they do that.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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bondogaposis

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#13 posted 455 days ago

My pet peeve is the lack of space. I need a bigger shop.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Dallas

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#14 posted 455 days ago

The damned kitties won’t put any of the tools away or clean up after themselves… ever!

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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woodworker59

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#15 posted 455 days ago

obviously we have a misinterpretation of the question, some are answering the question as asked, what is your “pet” hate in the shop, which means what bothers you the most that someone else does..
others are telling us what their animals do in their shop…
I believe you are asking what others do in your shop that bothers you the most???
I hate it when someone picks up one of my finely sharpened tools and starts poking at something with it.. or drops it on the floor.. (cause you know its gonna land sharp end first)...Its funny they never seem to cut themselves with it, just ruin the edge… thats mine.. Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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