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Do you think I was wearing my face shield. Let's just say I will be next time. I think I'll keep this as a reminder that even relatively small blanks can throw off a big enough piece to knock some teeth out.
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-25-2012, 09:51 PM
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Close call. That's a shame. Maybe you should wear a cup next time. Lol

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Shame it broke. Looks like it was going to turn out nicely.
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I've always been of the impression that you should wear a face shield no matter what you are turning. Glad to hear that you weren't hurt.

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Glue it back together, it'll be stronger than the rest of it...

And wear your face shield!

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Glue it back together, it'll be stronger than the rest of it...

And wear your face shield!

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It was a bark inclusion that gave way. I'm not sure I would trust gluing it up. I have plenty of solid blanks to work with and this one's on my s### list,, but I'll sure send it your way after you sign a waiver.:)
The half circle should have clued me in that it was unstable. Here are some pics so maybe somebody will recognize this feature more quickly than I did.
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I bet you can still get some nice pen blanks out of it. It's not a total loss.
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From those pics, I wouldn't have put that in a lathe; massive accident waiting to happen...glad you didn't get hurt.


Back in the old days, no one wore face protection, look back in the old pics on lathing. Most didn't even wear safety glasses, probably because they were yet to be invented. You really got lucky!

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From those pics, I wouldn't have put that in a lathe; massive accident waiting to happen...glad you didn't get hurt.

Back in the old days, no one wore face protection, look back in the old pics on lathing. Most didn't even wear safety glasses, probably because they were yet to be invented. You really got lucky!
+1 the way pic looks like it would have been obvious from exterior inspection. It's easy for us to say from our couches though. Just glad you weren't hurt and everyone can use your post as a safety reminder
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Only a hint of the inclusion was evident in the blank when I mounted it but I just watched it grow as I was shaping and never thought about anything other than how I was going to incorporate into the design. Then POW! Lesson(s) learned.
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Thanks for posting that. I have some crotch wood in walnut, pecan, and bradford pear. I'll be sure and watch, especially with the pear which is weak anyway.

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