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Safety Tip: Unexpected Shop Guests


When working in my shop with a door open (either the passage or the overhead) I have some plastic yellow chain that I string across the opening. Why? The main reason is for MY safety and then for anyone else that comes within the vicinity.

I was working with my Router one day rounding over small parts for a rocking horse and the idiot of a UPS driver walked right in. I had my headphones on and I couldn't hear him and so he tapped my shoulder to get my attention. Oh, he got it alright! I just about put him through the side of his truck!

Since then the rule is DO NOT ENTER or PASS BY the chain when it is up.

Ron Conrad





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