View Full Version : ALWAYS keep a camera handy (OT)

G.A. Ewen
11-11-2004, 02:47 PM
My two year old grandson, Landon, caught playing with my "toys". I snaped this picture before he realized that I had the camera.


While I thought it was cute at the time I realize after thinking about it that I am going to have to keep a closer eye on him. He is a clever little rascal and if he ever figures out how to turn on the machine he could really injure himself. I think that I will get into the habit of closing the breakers.

Paul Gauthier
11-11-2004, 02:49 PM
Just as cute as can be. Yea turn of the breakers might be a good idea.

Paul G.

Michael Az
11-11-2004, 02:49 PM
Thats a good one!

11-11-2004, 03:30 PM
Cute picture! He does good work. Is he making sound effects? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Four weeks from today I'm scheduled to be a grandfather for the first time. It will be a while before she'll be able to help me with my 'toys'. I'll have to follow your advice and keep a camera handy.

[This message has been edited by pgmrdan (edited 11-16-2004).]

11-11-2004, 04:21 PM
He may get his own show on the Discovery Channel if he keeps spot welding without a helmet http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

11-11-2004, 04:22 PM
You should have thoroughly scolded Landon for not wearing his safety glasses! What was he thinking!

Geez yes, a two year old in a workshop is a disaster waiting to happen. Hot and sharp and tippy and "on" switches and tasting chemicals are all undiscovered things. It would be better that these lessons not be learning on your power tools.

Sounds like it's been a few years since Grampa tended a two year old. You aren't fast enough to keep him out of trouble in your shop.

11-11-2004, 08:34 PM
LOL... Good pic!
What do you make in your shop, ice cubes? Why the heavy coat?

11-11-2004, 09:21 PM
Give him a shield and turn him loose! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif By next week he'll be wanting a 401k and a helper http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

11-11-2004, 09:23 PM
Few years he'll be on Monster Garage, and win a new Esab tig welder.

G.A. Ewen
11-11-2004, 10:25 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by CCWKen:
LOL... Good pic!
What do you make in your shop, ice cubes? Why the heavy coat? </font>

He was playing outside and came in the shop to warm up. -5 c today.

11-11-2004, 10:33 PM
You know the joke's on you don't you...

"Hey Landon. Get Granpa to point the camera at you and I'll get a picture of him doing it."

Clever little rascal indeed.

11-12-2004, 08:55 AM
Very cute!My 4 boys all grew up around machines and heavy equip.Made a point with all of them at a very early age to show them how to turn the machine on.Then show them what kind of destructive power is availible.Squash a 55 g drum with a loader,shoot some scrap wood with a table saw,wind up a pwr cord with a drill motor,ect.ect.They all learned very quickly about the dangers of non authorised "fooling around".Knock on wood,they never touched any of the tools.And when their crackhead friends come over the boys have been extremely protective of the whole shop-N-stuff.Not wanting to incur the wrath of the ole man,but I think more importantly they don't want their friends getting hurt.Best of luck with that cutie!I'm afraid when our grandyoungins come along we're gonna spoil'm rotten.BW

11-12-2004, 10:22 AM
My 3 year old daughter likes to "help" me when I'm in the shop, too. I was running a job in the lathe and she started playing with the handles. Luckily, the machine was "cutting air" at the time or there could have been a problem.

I have taught my kids about the power of the stuff I have. I used the 3 ton arbor press to flatten a matchbox car as a demonstration. And it seemed to work.

And, yes, I have spare safety glasses in the shop....

Andy Pullen

11-13-2004, 01:06 PM
That's a great picture!

Thanks for sharing G.A.