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So, I’m using a wire brush I inserted a drill to clean the rust from some old metal brackets that I plan to use in my new lumber rack. I have a stirrup in one hand and the drill in the other when a bee lands on my chest. That little voice tells me to put the stirrup down and drill, but I decide to whip the little guy off with the spinning wire brush. Bad idea. In the blink of an eye, the brush is twisting my shirt into a tourniquet, and instead of chasing the bee away, it’s pulling the hair and skin off my chest. Talk about being stung! I guess I’d better improve my bee control methods. –Gordon Zaagsma
Look at the little bird
One of my first scroll saws project was a candy dish with a small clock insert and a scrolled hummingbird feeding on a trumpet vine flower. After completing all the decorative cuts, I used a 1-3 / 8 “Forstner bit to drill the hole for the watch insert. Unfortunately, the parchment sawn plate was too delicate and the piece shattered everything. my hard work.
After getting over the shock, I noticed that the hummingbird itself was still intact, so I decided to turn it into a hanging ornament. I put the bird on my bench belt sander for some touch-up sanding. But when I hit the switch, the belt grabbed the bird by my fingers and shot it across the room, where it got stuck, first with its beak, in the wall. –Chuck McCracken
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