Oh don't do that, it causes liver damage!
Disclaimer for the humor impaired: The above comment is intended as
sarcastic humor due to the presence of two other current threads
regarding the preceived dangers of acetone.
I would not advise using super glue. It may have an arsenic compound.
Too much info here, but the mortician said he had to super glue my
mother's body to seal up all the holes from the needles removed at the
Yours is better stocked than mine. Mine is in fact a pull-out medicine
cabinet from a bathroom remodel. Includes a mirror in case I need to check
how badly my head is cut, or worst yet, my hair falls out of place. As for
content suggestions, a feminine sanitary napkin is good for slapping on a
bad cut to stem bleeding until a real bandage, or professional attention,
can be managed. They are sterile and very absorbent.
Thanks very much for the advice Bob.
I'll head over to the library but as you said, nothing is going to teach me
more than actually doing it.
Looking forward to my course. It's only a week long, but should give me the
basics to go on and learn more.
Like Bob, I got started in woodworking by remodeling my house, on the last room
now. I would advise
you get started by building things for the shop: wall cabinets, router table,
different methods of joinery on these pieces because you will make mistakes,
lots of them. Much
better to make them on things for the shop made with "cheap" wood and be
graduating to more expensive things. Shop cabinets are also a great way to
finishes and find the ones you like (and dislike).
I started in my house by remodeling a bedroom into my "play room" with a built
in desk and floor to
ceiling bookcases. Looks OK to the uninitiated but I would be embarassed to
show them to this
group. I'm ready to rip all the work out and start over, wish I knew what I was
doing before I
I took some classes, learned a lot by reading this group, got some help when I
needed it. I still
consider myself a beginner, but a lot more advanced than when I started. I
think woodworking is a
lot like golf or playing bridge, the more you learn, the more you know what you
still have to learn.
Good luck and keep a thick skin when posting.
Thanks very much for the advice.
I must say everyone has been very helpful to me in this group.
I'll post a photo of my first creation on this group for your viewing
pleasure (or maybe that should be amusement!).
Not just wrong: totally wrong
1) It is simply common sense to keep a well-stocked first aid kit in the
shop. Accidents happen. "Bandaids" was a funny quip, but it addressed a
serious situation. There are more "tools" in a well set up shop than just
the woodworking tools that a newbie might consider.
2) There is no substitute for following best practices with power
machinery. That said, accidents do happen. Power tools will do enough
damage very quickly that the first aid kit may be inadequate. A phone in
the shop can be, literally, a life-saver.
3) We hobbyists are often working alone. There's no-one else who can call
The three-stitch cut I got on my hand last Saturday (my hatchet merely
-touched- me, not even swinging) is healing nicely. Both SWMBO and swmo
were present and helped bandage the hand for the trip to the clinic.
"Keep your ass behind you"
vladimir a t mad scientist com
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