It must be a touch of Spring Fever, or the fact that I finally need to get outside and start doing all the yard work I put off in the Fall because I was using the colder weather as an excuse to stay indoors! Either way, April and May episodes are a little sparse. But that doesn’t mean I’m going away for long, just tidying things up so I can devote more time to the shop.
In the mean time, I’ll be posting more Spoken Wood Podcast episodes, more Wood Talk Online Radio episodes as they become available and even the return of The Review Show as soon as I throw the kids out of the living room and reclaim my easy chair and remote control.
If you haven’t seen my “The Accident” video yet, you may want to check it out before you visit this link to my good friend Chuck Bender’s post over at his blog “Parings – A Woodworker’s Journal” Safety Week 2012 – Matt Vanderlist’s video.
Shortly after posting my episode about the accident Chuck contacted me to ask if he could write a post on his own blog talking about the incident, and then providing some more insight into what could’ve been done to prevent it.
It’s never easy to admit when you screwed up, and it’s even harder to listen to what someone else has to say about it. But the fact is, I wanted as many people as possible to learn from my mistake so hopefully they won’t make it themselves.
The goal of my video was to point out what I thought were the mistakes and missteps I made that contributed to the whole incident. What Chuck did was to take it one step further and nail them home.
Take a few minutes and read what he has to say. I know I did, and I can confidently tell you I’m very appreciative of the insight I’ve gained from it.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s hard for me to read some of what Chuck wrote. When you make a mistake as major as I did, it’s difficult to hear what someone else has to say about it. But I can guarantee the next time I fire up any of my routers, it’s Chuck’s advice I’ll be using to make it a safer task.