Don't You Hate It When…
Australian Street Rodding|December 2020
Little things you just wish would stop occurring in your workshop
Larry O’Toole

If you are anything like me, an average home-based hot rodder that likes to do as much work on your own projects as possible, you will probably relate to most things I am about to tell you. I try to spend some time working on my projects every day, that way they keep progressing and do actually get completed eventually. But don’t you hate it when you continually do the same stupid things while working on those vehicles, that you would think you had learnt from last time?

You know, the simplest of things like not touching the hot end of the welding wire to see if it is still hot – it is! Admittedly this often happens accidentally, but you still don’t learn to put it somewhere different so you don’t pick up that end. I even put a bend in one end of the wire so I know which one I am using, only to have that hooked end then catch on everything around and behind you. There’s an easy fix, just pull on it a little harder while you keep welding and suddenly you have another problem as a tool goes flying, or you accidentally turn the flame onto the painted panel, or your shoe…

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