This one’s self-explanatory. I’ve seen a number of “accidents” with Bobcat-style small loaders; for some reason, most people don’t think they require the same care in operation as their larger cousins.
Look at it this way — at least he wasn’t shoveling poo.
Still no response on an opportunity for Sean to check […]
The Herald Sun reports that “two firefighters and a third person were treated for burns after sparks from a grinder started a fire in Tasmania’s north” yesterday. Sadly, this is something with which I have some experience.
A number of years ago, I was trying to build my first trailer — a sad steel-and-plywood affair […]
After watching this week’s FuBar III demolition demonstration, one reader commented that he’s surprised none of us was injured. Guess what? I was. You can’t see it in the video when it happens, but at one point I put the FuBar completely through the wall and caught my thumb on the wall itself. […]
Before I get into details, let’s start by giving those in this post (who shall remain nameless) a get-out-of-jail-free pass. Everyone who’s ventured into metalwork knows how easy and tempting it is to “over-engineer” designs. Let’s face it: It takes far less volume of metal to do the same job than it takes wood, and […]
This one comes from the family history files: My father and an uncle were doing some carpentry work on the side to help fill the space under the Christmas tree, and part of the job involved removing the flat roof from a poolside building and replacing it with a new roof that’d better shed snow […]
We’ll freely admit it — now, anyway. This is something we did right here in our shop. We were replacing a Porsche 944S2 water pump — one of the most frustrating and difficult jobs in the automotive world short of removing, rebuilding, and re-installing an engine. What makes the job so difficult is the fact […]
A friend (who’ll remain nameless here, but can own up to it in comments if he wishes) shared this with us over the weekend. When we heard it, we knew we had our “Doh!” of the Week.
In a hurry to clean up his apartment before a guest arrived, he noticed that there was some […]
I guess it was a pretty safe week out there among Toolmongers because only a couple of you stepped up to admit your mistakes. Or maybe you’re just afraid we’ll laugh at you. Well, we will indeed laugh. But just to let you know how we’re laughing with you and not at you, we’ll share […]
Reader Dean says:
“I ran over my dog with a belt sander once. Plugged it in, and it was then that I found out that the trigger was locked and it was belt-side down. My dog refuses to come into the barn anymore.”
For submitting our favorite “Doh!” this week Dean’ll receive a ProTouch retractable […]
We’d laugh, but we did almost the same thing last week:
Reader Weldo Says, “Do not wire weld in shorts, a tank top, and sandals. Not saying I did that, but if I had, the little burns from the slag would be on their way to healing pretty well. Man, I bet that would have […]