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When I worked as an aircraft sheetmetal mech there was an instructor who was demonstrating how to use the power shears.You've seen the shears that you push the metal in with your hands and then step on the pedal for the shears to come down and shear off the metal!He cut off the tips of his fingers in front of the class.A month later he was showing OSHA how he did it and sure enough cut em off again.
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I guess he took that Instructor job pretty seriously didn't he?

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A high school woodshop teacher did that, in the class hour just before mine. Forgot now which tool it was, but he was always stressing safety...
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Dad is / was a tool & die maker but, once had to go out on the floor to show a new lady how to work something or other. Pointing into the press, with great authority, he was telling her to NEVER, NEVER stick her finger into . . . " CHOP " ! Just took the tip off though. To this day he hesitates before relating ANY story of stupid, dareing-do I did as a child. And THEY are legion !
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When I worked as an aircraft sheetmetal mech there was an instructor who was demonstrating how to use the power shears.You've seen the shears that you push the metal in with your hands and then step on the pedal for the shears to come down and shear off the metal!He cut off the tips of his fingers in front of the class.A month later he was showing OSHA how he did it and sure enough cut em off again.
That's what I call dedication!
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That's what I call dedication!

I might call that something else...
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I would have to agree. What kind of moron would do that twice.

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sorry, poor guy....but i can't help it


( i was the youngest child of 4.....mentally abused by siblings and now the end result is ...i laugh when people fall too!) jj
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The first cut was rough sawn and the second was milled length.
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I guess I have had one close call. I had gotten a finger groove bit that I put in my 1/2" router. I used the fence on my saw table to control the depth of the cut. I had used a short piece of Oak board to try it on, probably around 4" X 6" when I made the initial cut it bobbled the cut. I thought that I would simply run the piece through again and see if I could straighten the cut out. When I started the board back into the bit the bit caught the sides of the board and yanked it by the bit, when I retrieved my hand that was holding the board, I found that my right pinky had also been past the finger groove bit as well, and luckily it only removed the skin for about 3/4", so could have been a lot worse!!!

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Dang all these close calls makes me feel like I need a push stick to brush what teeth I have left!
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makes me feel like I need a push stick to brush what teeth I have left!
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I've only had 2 shop injuries that required stitches. One with a biscuit jointer and one with a simple hacksaw.

Spilling wine on oak does not make it purpleheart!
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My dad is always joking with me, he'll hold up two fingers on one hand and three fingers on the other, all while saying, " Here in shop class we have five rules". He always cracks himself up with that.....
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I had a professor (English of all subjects) whose favorite saying was: "One mistake is carelessness, twice is stupidity."
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I've only had 2 shop injuries that required stitches. One with a biscuit jointer and one with a simple hacksaw.

curious how you injured self w/biscuit joiner?
just checking so i don't do the same...jj
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curious how you injured self w/biscuit joiner?
just checking so i don't do the same...jj
Always clamp the stock being jointed to the workbench. Don't try to hold it down while cutting the slot. Nuff said.

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