Ive discussed lately how Im a cant-leave-well-enough-alone kind of guy. Folks of my type shouldnt use certain tools, for mostly obvious reasons.
I trimmed all our shrubbery yesterday our landscaping features 25 bushes of various sizes in our front yard and since I didnt do it last year you can imagine what an all-day job it was. Naturally, during the trimming of each bush there came a point where it was good enough. Just as naturally, I went past that point. The end result was that even though I did a good trimming job, each bush was somewhat smaller than originally intended. They look great, but even if I had overdone it, hey, they grow back. But one of these days
Thus, hedge trimmers should be on my list of should-never-use tools. Hair-trimming scissors, too, for the same reason. (Yeah, hair grows back, but Ive given myself some truly awful trims because wait for it I cant leave well enough alone.) Other items on the list:
Sandpaper (when combined with veneer; otherwise OK)
Blender (everything comes out pureed)
Food processor (ditto)
Hand plane (just gotta take one more pass)
Pencil sharpener (Ill grind a whole pencil for a perfect point)
Clamps (gotta give them just one more twist)
Nails (if one is good, 47 are better)
Screws (see nails)
There are probably countless more tools that belong on this list, but this is what I came up with off the top of my head.
Speaking of which, I think I need a bit of a trim.
Till next time,