The story I shared last issue of a very fatigued general contractor putting his hand beneath a board to see if the blade was deep enough (thankfully, it wasn’t!), really got a visceral reaction from other readers who work with saws. Sorry about that!
My friend, Michael Shiloh shared this:
“Your ‘Shop Tale: They Almost Called Him Stubby’ reminds me of a personal rule which I developed working on Survival Research Lab shows years ago: Whenever I find myself saying "I’ll just do this and then I’ll stop for the night,” it’s time to stop for the night, before I do that last thing, because often that’s a good indicator that I’m too tired to continue and I should stop before I make a mistake. I still use that rule and teach it to my students.“
Reader Adam Y, and several other readers following up on the item about writing a room’s paint colors on the back of a light switch plate:
"Love the paint color notes on the back of the switch plate. One other bit of data you can record there is the breaker number that corresponds to your Mains panel. Makes things so much faster and easier when you don’t have to guess which breaker to turn off to not inadvertently shoot yourself with 120V for a simple switch repair. ”