I must have smashed my fingers or thumbs with hammer 4 or 5 times in my
youth. I still have a pretty good recollection of what it felt like,
and I'm glad to have mostly-learned a few lessons early. Let he who is
without scars cast the first stone! : )
The comments above remind me of the story about the neighbor who
borrowed a hand drill, and then complained to the loaner for not warning
him after he drilled through a board and into his hand! Someone should
have maybe given him a hammer to play with when he was little!
In my life? Certainly. Countless times.
Once, I was putting the finishing touches on a garage I was building.
I was working at about 5:30 on a December weeknight (after work)
trying to finish up the sofit and facia. It was perhaps 30F and the
aluminum nails are short. I whacked my (frozen) fingers and came off
the latter like a shot. My wife was standing by, laughing. Not a
smart thing to do given that I was still holding the hammer.
I used to tell her that after whacking my thumb that I was "allowed"
to say anything that came to mind.
The impulse "to move" must be biological huh? It's not like you need to
be taught how to do it! ; )
I don't want to sound like a sissy, but sometime I hold small nails with
a piece of paper, which easily tears away.
On 12/27/2013 8:10 AM, email@example.com wrote:
If there are any of you guys that still have hair and use a comb, the
teeth can be used to hold a small nail.
Reminds me of a neighbor kid who wanted to learn some basic carpenterin'
techniques. It happened that I was building a ten by ten shed
(including porch). I had him on the roof nailing in the shingles. He
seemed to be doing quite well except that he hit his thumb twice while I
watched. Turns out he was holding the nail in place, not only to get it
started, but all the way down. Guess I thought that common sense would
rule. Not at age 13. Aside: he joined the army out of high school and
is doing very well.
If you use SketchUp and need something for a client to view a SU 3D
drawing on ipad or iphone:
I also use "DropBox", "Evernote" and "Priority Matrix" extensively for
all projects, both shop and construction, on both the iPhone and iPad.
And for saving and organizing photos by project to Picasa:
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