My Band Saws are trying to kill me: Shop Tool Rant

I actually am a shop teacher. For the last several years I've taught wood working, sheet metal working, and CAD. I work at a pretty good district, one that adequately funds my program. As such, I have three band saws in my shop, including one brand new one. To make this vaguely car related, here's a picture of a cab… » 10/21/14 5:13pm 10/21/14 5:13pm

Sitting At An Automobile Themed Restaurant

Made me think: I'm having a usual burger (apparently named the Hummer for its voracious size. Not for the feint of heart!) with a side of "Corvette" french fries and a Pepsi on the side, when all of a sudden, I wonder - am I sitting in a dying art? Have we, as a collective society regressed so badly that we consider… » 10/11/14 7:09pm 10/11/14 7:09pm