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    Multi-Tasking and Woodworking Don't Mix

    I am so stupid...can you really believe I did this?

    Well this past weekend I was working on my house. The guy was hauling gravel and it would take him about 20 minutes to make the trips. In between I would push the gravel over with my tractor and then have a few minutes in which I did nothing.

    Well I have been working on a gun cabinet for the last few weekends so I thought I would use the time to get some stuff done on it. You know make the most of every second I had, as time is precious right now.

    Well I went to route in a groove for the front glass. In between pushing over these piles of gravel, I got my router set-up and began to route the rabbit. Suddenly the bit began to sink lower and lower into the wood. Before I could shut the switch off, and after I pulled the router out of the wood, the bit went singing across the shop. Luckily it did not hit me.

    In my haste to get stuff done...in my haste to multi-task, I had forgotten to tighten the bit. I know it sounds stupid, because it was. My mind was on gravel, while my hand were on wood. I know better and luckily I still have my fingers.

    Stupid...stupid...stupid...
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    That loud wooshing sound you just heard was a sigh of relief that you didn't get hurt. Focus, focus, focus.
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    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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    20k rpm ain`t `nuthin to mess with!......glad you`re allright.
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    Glad you weren't hurt, or anyone else in the path for that matter. I'll hold off on the reminders, etc. as I'm sure you've already run through them all yourself. I do appreciate every time someone posts one of these events as they remind us all that any of us could "whoops" at anytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Glad you weren't hurt, or anyone else in the path for that matter. I'll hold off on the reminders, etc. as I'm sure you've already run through them all yourself. I do appreciate every time someone posts one of these events as they remind us all that any of us could "whoops" at anytime.
    Sadly, "events" like that are what provide an income for my son. He is an emergency room physician and thinks I'm nuts for having a workshop. OTOH, he likes to climb mountains. I think he's nutser. Oh, well.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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