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#1 posted 05-11-2018 05:25 PM

My take, and maybe a bit of a rant.
I watched an earlier video of yours and it was my last. I believe that you know what you are doing and the risk but does everyone else? I am referring to the process of removal starting about 36:10 in this video.
Maybe not a fair comparison (I believe one knows what they are doing and the other does not) but compare to this video starting about the 11:20.

In your video did you give appropriate warnings? What about a new person turning the same type item; only at 900 rpm…and never being taught to stand out of the line of fire.
Just as bad as the second video to me.

My Gson ( 8 yo) just turned his first item, a top, a few months ago. I would not want him to see either video. That would even apply to Jimmy Clewes turning a rectangular piece of wood at 3200 rpm with only safety glasses (no face shield). When he get older he can make his on judgement on what is safe or not, not just because someone did it on youtube.

The toothpick holders have been around a long time. This is one I made at least 10 years ago. There is a web site which list eight videos for toothpick holders also of various types.
Yours still looks very nice.

- LeeMills

Oh, I LIKE yours, Lee! Very cool, looks more finished than mine and the knob on yours is a huge improvement. I had never see any other videos, I’ll have to take a look at a few.
As far as safety, I think that is up to the individual turner. I’m definitely NOT a teacher. I just show how I do things.
Thank you for your thoughts and comment!

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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