even while you are cleaning up tools and mess.
Im having a rough time out in the shop the past few weeks.
very discouraging, mistake after mistake, error, redo, error. Not sure why, but I think my focus is off a bit, (my wife is having a few health issues, and shes never ill, bothers me more than my own issues)
finished my upstairs builtins in april, did a bunch of turning, and last week started a computer printer stand.
nothing fancy, pretty simple. Just going to stain the cherry face frame same as the builtins I put in office.
so Im not sure why Im messin up so much. wont go into it, I didn't rip it apart and start over, just trying to correct everything best I can.
why am I mentioning this in a safety post? Ill tell ya, because lack of focus from both projects, personal issues, it all weighs on you and never let your guard down while working in the shop.
My design was a bit off, as I didn't take into consideration the cabinet is on small castors, and I wanted to see if I could use short 5/8 screws to secure the castors and make sure it would be strong enough into the plywood base of cab.
testing on a scrap piece, I was ok with it, and threw the scrap ply into scrap pile, not really paying attention to anything, grabbed the drill, with a tapered hard steel dewalt bit in it, moved fast, and while going to put the drill into the middle draw where I store it, going down with the drill, I caught the end of the bit on the edge of the work bench, and it cracked with such a force it shot directly to my right eyeball. It hit hard, really hard, like it was shot out of something. Without my safety glasses on even though I was just cleaning up, I would have had some really bad damage, a tapered bit shooting into my eye.
cant ever think freeky stupid things don't happen.
Ive leaned over once a while back and had the broom stick handle poke me in the glasses.
keep your safety glasses on all the time out there.
IM going back out there now to make some more mistakes.