Well, as I've gotten older, I've realized:
this man has all the answers.
And with that, I decided it was time for a little Q&A. Shall we proceed?
1. Who's your favorite child?
And no, Mandi did not change this. This was all me. Mandi.
2. 5 worst injuries you've incurred while at work:
1- While using a piece of 1 by 2 as a push stick on the table saw, the blade caught it, pushing a sharp corner about 1/2 inch deep into my palm then throwing it over my shoulder slamming it against the wall on the other side of the garage.
2- After failing to remove a piece of scrap from the 12" power miter saw, the blade caught it, threw it at me and tore two or three pieces of skin from my knuckles.
3- While finishing off a nail using the claw end of a framing hammer because of the awkward positioning of the spot, the toe end of the hammer caught on something causing the claws to smash into my thumb nail, splitting it in half. I had to sit down to keep from passing out because of the pain.
4. While sharpening something, my finger nail touched the edge of the grinding wheel cutting a slot in it. I didn't notice until it went all the way through the nail to the flesh. I didn't know a finger could bleed that much!
5- While pounding something into place with a small sledge hammer, I missed the object but found the side of my knee. That one hurt for weeks.
OUCH! The whole cement on the knees/skin like hamburger meat is not going to make the cut?
3. You can only have 5 tools. The most important/favorite tools you would pick are:
1- Table saw!
2- Electric (preferably 18 volt cordless) Drill (you can't have too many cordless drills!)
4- Power miter saw/Radial arm saw
(I would like to interject that the Daddy-o has not one, not two, but three drills. It's awesome.)
4. Most surprising, best project turnout ever:
The foyer or the kids' playroom
(you should check those out if ya haven't already.)
5. Biggest bomb of a project ever:
A. Batch of wall paper in the hallway
6. Have you ever committed a felony?
A. Absolutely not, although I have contemplated it
I think we're going to need a little more info on that last one, there, Daddy-o.
7. 5 pieces of advice you would pass on that you've learned the hard way:
1- Don't leave wood scraps on the miter saw table
2- Norm knows everything (about wood and, the most important safety tip is these, safety glasses (see Norm touching the side of his glasses)
3- Don't touch the grinding wheel with your finger
4- Keep your eyes on the blade like you would keep your eyes on the road while driving
5- You only have so much time so go to your workshop even if it's freezing cold!
I'd like to give a big "thank you!" to the Daddy-o, and if you've got questions, please feel free to ask him here. I can share him. Maybe.