Being Roy Underhill
I cut myself twice during demos at Kelly Mehler’s (both times on the same finger). I’m fairly clumsy, but I don’t cut myself often in my shop. I didn’t realize why St. Roy, jokes aside, seems to. Now I know. Demonstrating a complicated technique quickly, without moving the project too much, allowing cameras and students a good view, without fussing with the tools on the bench, puts you positions you would never permit in your shop. Simply put, it’s our fault the guy cuts himself. Stop teasing him about it.
Want to avoid accidents in the shop? Turn off the cameras and throw everybody out. Working wood and demonstrating wood working are completely different activities. That said, I wonder if Deneb Puchalski or Chris Schwarz ever cut themselves. They sure don’t seem to.