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Karson

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1701 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: helpful tips for children

MSN had a little posting on their web page stating ten things that a Dad should teach his children.

It had such things as Making meatballs, climb a tree, drive and tools.

I felt that the ”Tools” item could stand a little fleshing out.

So what are your items that should be taught to your children.

1. Never try to catch a falling chisel.

2. Always have a fire extinguisher present (Thanks patron)

3. Wear ear and dust protection.

Now for your additions.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1701 days ago

4. don’t flip that switch

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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teenagewoodworker

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#2 posted 1701 days ago

respect the machine dont fear it… this also helps alot when driving a car… got my permit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 1701 days ago

congrats Dennis- so that means you can drive to the LJ picnic in september? ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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patron

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#4 posted 1701 days ago

6- no playing in the shop .
7- no loose clothing / jewelry / hair around tools .
8- carry boards straight forward , not 3 stooges style .
9- don’t leave a tool running , when others are present, wait until it is stopped completly . i had a guy walk into my shop once , and walked over to the bandsaw , and put his thumb on the blade to check it out , but it was still spinning off , he did learn all he wanted to about bandsaws . much later this same guy jumped in as i was finnishing a rip with my skillsaw , and was going to hold the boards for me at the last minute , the blade nicked two fingers ,under the cut , fortunately i had the depth set to just clear the thikness of the board .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 1701 days ago

sharp edge away from body parts

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Rj

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#6 posted 1701 days ago

Slow down – saftey first – keep your eye on the ball .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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FlWoodRat

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#7 posted 1701 days ago

Karson, teach them the poor craftsman ‘blames’ his tools for a poor job. The good craftsman uses the tools he/she has well.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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sharad

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#8 posted 1701 days ago

Keep a firstaid box ready for any eventuality.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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grizzman

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#9 posted 1701 days ago

teach them to buy quality tools….better to buy a good tool once then cheaper ones three or four times….you get what you pay for.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 1701 days ago

Though shalt not covet thy father’s tools.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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mmh

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#11 posted 1701 days ago

Read the instructions and have a knowledgeable instructor show you how to use the equipment BEFORE you turn it on. Be alert and focus. Stop and rest and walk away when you are not. (Saves on bandages and emergency procedures.)

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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john

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#12 posted 1701 days ago

The first thing i was taught was this , How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?
The rest comes second nature !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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scottb

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#13 posted 1701 days ago

don’t do as I do… but put the tools away when you are done with them.

and if you want to covet my tools, that’s fine. I get the new ones!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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teenagewoodworker

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#14 posted 1701 days ago

congrats Dennis- so that means you can drive to the LJ picnic in september? ;)

hopefully purplev… very hopefully :)

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Kindlingmaker

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#15 posted 1701 days ago

Learn to care for your tools before you learn to destroy them. The sharper the better and safer. A big mallet can be struck softly. ...and unplug the power tools when doing any adjustments with body parts near.

...and what picnic? I love hot dogs!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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