Out of the Woodwork: Protecting Tools from Kids

Sometimes a little talking-to (and video surveillance) is all it takes.
By Sam Stickle
Page: 104

From the February 2005 issue #146
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I have noticed three things about tools and kids. Kids can find tools even if it requires tunneling under the garage wall. Kids can claim complete innocence when asked why tools are missing. Two days after the tools go missing the same kids manage to build a tree fort complete with lattice work.

Power tools are dangerous. To prevent your budding carpenters from doing irreversible harm – to the tools, not themselves – you should give them a quick course in power-tool safety. Here’s what to tell them.

From the February 2005 issue #146
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