There are many good, logical, and heartfelt reasons for both sides of the
argument. By my last count, there were 63 opposed and 48 in favor. As soon
as I finish the tabulation, I'll post the summaries here so we can winnow
out the good from the merely preferable.
Participation will be encouraged.
I had to laugh at that.
The only shop injury I've ever incurred was when I was cutting a plastic
panel (with a "box knife") to install in a skylight.
Put a nasty gash in my thumb. That was 25 years ago. And under the
influence of 3 Michelobs.
I was finishing up a custom snap-in grid for a Pella patio door, the
photographer set to arrive the next morning to take pictures for a
contest entry the next morning, and about 3am I filleted my thumb with
a razor knife. "Oh shit", says I, and slapped a strip of paper towel
and some masking tape on it, and finished the job. Didn't get any
ligaments, but I still have a semi-numb area on the back of my thumb.
I wish I healed now as quickly as I did then.
I think the thing that really made me think of the box knife was a
neighbor from years ago. He was a foreman, and part owner, of an up
and coming small business in the Wichita area. He was cutting some
stock with a box knife and straight-edge and it slipped and nearly cut
his thumb off. He had surgery and ran around in a brace and sling for
weeks and finally got all of the apparatus taken off.
A week later - repeat performance.
This time the company president told him sharp instruments were off-
limits for him if he wanted to continue to be a partner. Their
insurance rates wouldn't tolerate any more.
I did nick myself pretty good with a box knife years ago; but every
time I get lined up to do a deep cut I think of Randy. He has
probably save dme from injury more times than he can imagine.
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