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« #15 : November 11, 2017, 01:47:21 PM »

When I was just out of HS I worked in a shop with 10 guys most yelling Spanish curse words to overcome the noise of the machines.  No safety requirements  - no eye wash fountain - maybe a box of band aids in the office  - poor ventilation - always in a hurry - space heaters pointed at 5 gallon buckets of contact cement to keep it flowing - no dust collection system - trip hazards like wires running across the floor - the boss yelling in Italian to get the jobs done - ate lunch with dust settling around us -   never injured and there was always something telling me to be careful no matter what's going on around me.
I went to visit my old boss last year - he's 85 and still has his hands in the business - and in his blood. 
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« #16 : November 11, 2017, 07:52:04 PM »

I'v got to tell you, I have met many carpenters/trimmers/wood workers who are missing one or 1/2 finger. The guy who built my shop is missing 1/2 digit. An elder upholsterer in this area, now retired has two fingers missing on one hand.

Be careful out there folks.
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There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
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« #17 : November 12, 2017, 11:29:33 AM »

When I got starved out of making shoes I sub contracted for a guy doing camp maintenance and light construction. One day we were making kitchen cabinets for a camp we were building and he told me to run this tiny piece of wood through the table saw. I started looking for a push stick and says " just hold it by the corner here" . During the ensuing argument I had to point out that he only had 5 digits left and that I intended to keep all 10 of mine.

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« #18 : November 12, 2017, 07:47:17 PM »


2. Never distract someone who is using a power tool. Always wait until they are done before you get their attention.

Ed, we have this rule at our shop. If I am in the machine shop working or if someone is sewing we stay clear and do not talk to them.

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« #19 : November 13, 2017, 09:33:04 AM »

Urgh  I wish I hadn't read this thread.
Could you put a warning label on it ..lol..

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« #20 : November 14, 2017, 08:13:53 AM »

Speaking of safety does anyone remember when June ran her fingers under the foot of her machine ? She posted a pic of her finger and the needle stuck in it. That photo left a lasting impression on me and it is why I have a tool pouch hanging on every machine in our shop. To remove the foot in the event it happens to me or someone else.
It does no good to have tools 3 ft away when your hand is mated to your machine.

I have ran my finger against the foot numerous times and causes an instant moment of shear panic. The foot hits your finger and it scares the hell out of you.

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« #21 : November 14, 2017, 08:20:17 PM »

Thankfully the closest I have come to pricking my finger with a needle was after the machine had stopped. I hit the point of the needle and put a nice gash in my finger.


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« #22 : November 14, 2017, 10:43:38 PM »

I once stapled web of my hand to a chair. I was alone, and could just stretch to reach the diagonals to pull the staple out and free my hand. It hurt like hell and lasted a long time from stretching the skin to reach the pliers.

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« #23 : November 15, 2017, 10:27:35 AM »

Paul how did you manage that?
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« #24 : November 15, 2017, 12:10:38 PM »

Not paying attention I guess

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« #25 : November 15, 2017, 12:51:05 PM »

I think just before you get hurt something is telling you this procedure is risky.  Whether you let your common sense deter you or not is left to chance.  I was carving a leg years ago and stuck a chisel in my hand - I knew I was pushing the chisel toward my other hand but never thought I'd slip.  I cut the nerve - it took 15 years before the other nerve took over the area of the damaged nerve of my index finger then I got the feeling back.  This was 35 years ago and it made me a very careful person around tools....... Sorry Suzi :)
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« #26 : November 15, 2017, 06:52:03 PM »

Steve I think your right in that we know it is not the best idea to do what we are doing just before we have an accident. I guess we should listen to our inner selves more. An occasional small accident does make you more aware once again. Keeping that "fear" is the trick.

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« #27 : November 15, 2017, 07:02:36 PM »

I have had many a day this year I just closed up the machine shop and went home. I was tired and knew I was an accident waiting to happen. I can think of better things to do when you are tired or out of sorts then screw with a band saw, drill press, grinders, cut off saws, metal shears, etc.

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« #28 : November 15, 2017, 08:08:10 PM »

I have learned firsthand that nerves do re-grow, albeit very slowly.
My accident has lifetime consequences. Sometimes it isn't even your tool, it's how you're doing it.
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« #29 : November 19, 2017, 12:44:20 PM »

Yes I remember that well, like wise, since then I keep a small tool kit right by the main machine & basic screw drivers by the others.

It's ok Steve I wont look. :-)

Had my finger 'pinched' a few times by the walking foot, scares the **** out me every time.

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Speaking of safety does anyone remember when June ran her fingers under the foot of her machine ? She posted a pic of her finger and the needle stuck in it. That photo left a lasting impression on me and it is why I have a tool pouch hanging on every machine in our shop. To remove the foot in the event it happens to me or someone else.
It does no good to have tools 3 ft away when your hand is mated to your machine.

I have ran my finger against the foot numerous times and causes an instant moment of shear panic. The foot hits your finger and it scares the hell out of you.

Mojo

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