... I was completely indulging myself and just droning on about my attitudes ...
I'm getting there with many things. I aspire to be the office curmudgeon.
THAT is what I had hoped. It's not a paper cup with rubber bands, it actually has a protection rating.
...Intelligently running a diamond saw or grinder...
Is not what I expect of the general YouTube viewing public. Everything I do, I do with caution and care and a great deal of education. While I know how to use that torch, for example, I still use a checklist on setting it up. Too many times it is "monkey see monkey do" on YouTube with a generous dash (read: ignorant) of one-upmanship. If all someone does is look at my video and think they could do the same, bad shit will happen. I'm concerned for their safety, the little morons.
There's this young moron on YouTube who put a microwave oven's magnetron in a tin can on the end of a stick an is showing what it does to different things. He's currently my leading candidate for self-immolation. Of course, he'll be cooked from the inside out, but he'll burn all the same.
People like you, people who have worked with stone and power tools, recognize what I do and see that I'm not revealing every precaution. You could likely do everything you saw me do and not risk yourself or others. I'm betting you could do all of it without purchasing any additional tool, brushes, or PPE. However, I just know someone is going to pull out a steel hammer and use a steel chisel and get a shard of steel in their eyes because they don't know shit about any of this.
Maybe those idiots will watch my videos on harvesting trees from swamps and we'll never hear from them again.
..love and butt-slaps, David Crust.
Back at you!
When Mike Frary pointed out that Crust is your last name and not some random username, I looked you up. You have some great trees and a whimsical approach to some of your designs. I was thinking, "Well, shit. I would have liked to like this guy". Turns out you're not that far off on some of my own opinions.
EDIT: I found the moron with the magnetron: