Did you read the newspaper comics growing up?  I thought of The Far Side recently while working on some new bookshelves for my wife–using a Makita 9741 Wheel Brush Sander to create the “raised grain” look on some Doug Fir.  WOW!  That machine creates a ton of fine dust!  I covered my nose with a T-shirt while squinting behind my glasses and tried not to fog them up by breathing too much.  I felt like the caveman Durk in this Comic, and could hear our wise customers whispering in my ear:

“A word of advice, Jeff:  It’s the 21st Century.  Half of us are reading this blog on a smartphone,

Read more »