Do as I say - not as I do -- (safety)
I had to laugh today - I was teaching a bunch of newbies how to cut & break stained glass. I had to go "the long & correct" route ... safety first ... blah blah blah ...
(if they ever saw me cut & break glass - they'd faint .)
The only thing I wear is my glasses - and even then - glass chips have flown behind my glasses and landed in my eyelashes . I'm terrible at safety.
Now that I'm working with metal ... thanks to Alphonse & Blindstar --- I'm being REALLY safe. I'm sure in years to come when I'm comfortable with metal - I might ease up a bit . ( like taking the guard off of my angle grinder -- LOL )
Even my son did a few things while he was teaching me welding - he told me don't do that yet ... LOL ... He knows shortcuts.
So - how safe are you ? Are you comfortable with little shortcuts ?
PS .... Alphonse & Blindstar -- you seem to be the only ones here ! You both sound so professional ..
Dare I ask your experience with metal ? You guys sure helped me .......