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Offline floydjer

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Just a reminder...
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:03:30 AM »
Yes, I know better..But baggy sweatshirts and a running lathe are a bad combination.  Got some bruises, a little missing skin and a rather stylish friction burn where the spinning metal rubbed along my  arm while I reached for the power switch.  Happened REALLY fast.   End of lecture. :oops:
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Re: Just a reminder...
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 09:22:07 AM »
Ouch, I do sympathise and it sounds like you got lucky.

I made the mistake of using a wire brush attachment on an angle grinder with engineers gloves instead of leather gauntlets.
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Re: Just a reminder...
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 09:35:17 AM »
Watch the long tailings as well... they can leave a mark if they catch on the chuck and start whipping
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Re: Just a reminder...
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 11:52:56 AM »
And never wear gloves while operating around larger rotating machinery such as a drill press, lathe or mill. I don't have a picture but I have seen the results. I always cringe when I see someone holding a piece of material with a gloved hand while operating a drill press. Things happen really quickly.

As an aside I get a haircut every three or so years. I usually happens after I'm working on the lathe and I start imagining what might happen if my ponytail gets caught up in the turning. That would be a really uncomfortable way to get scalped.  :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Just a reminder...
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 12:17:23 PM »
I`m just happy I was running my lowly 13X60 Southbend and not the 16X84 Monarch with it`s 7 h.p. motor...You guy`s would start calling me " Lefty"..And we don`t want that. :roll:
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Re: Just a reminder...
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 02:13:37 PM »
And never wear gloves while operating around larger rotating machinery such as a drill press, lathe or mill. I don't have a picture but I have seen the results. I always cringe when I see someone holding a piece of material with a gloved hand while operating a drill press. Things happen really quickly.

As an aside I get a haircut every three or so years. I usually happens after I'm working on the lathe and I start imagining what might happen if my ponytail gets caught up in the turning. That would be a really uncomfortable way to get scalped.  :roll: :roll: :roll:

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I learned this lesson the hard way at 2:00 am in Matt Scranton's shop. I was getting ready to tack something and realized I had not drilled the needed hole. Rushed over to the drill press with my tig gloves still on...you know the rest. I remember slapping the red stop button with my left hand-glove wound around the chuck.. I had to take the cover off the belts and turn the pulley backwards with my right hand to untwist my glove and hand. Very lucky I did not loose my thumb. The bad part is I knew better from working around mills and lathes. I just got in a hurry and failed to think of removing my gloves. Makes you really made when you forget to remember something that important.

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Re: Just a reminder...
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 03:23:07 PM »
Yes, I know better..But baggy sweatshirts and a running lathe are a bad combination.  Got some bruises, a little missing skin and a rather stylish friction burn where the spinning metal rubbed along my  arm while I reached for the power switch.  Happened REALLY fast.   End of lecture. :oops:

Baggy sweatshirts are also not a good idea when rappelling; getting it jammed up in your carabiner means you're stuck- can't go down & can't go up.

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Re: Just a reminder...
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 06:51:12 PM »
I'll add my true confessions about scars and close calls. In a younger time, I found out you DO NOT use acetylene to cut the top off an empty 55 gallon antifreeze drum. Rode that drum, astraddle, clear across the parking lot, spewing a very long-bright blue flame, at scary acceleration.
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Re: Just a reminder...
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 12:13:56 AM »
Thanks for the reminders.
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