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post #21 of 32 Old 10-03-2012, 03:05 PM
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Is he the same guy that made a jointer out of ply and wood a couple of years ago?
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Is he the same guy that made a jointer out of ply and wood a couple of years ago?
I believe so. He's made a handful of really cool machines. He made a nice band saw too.
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Is he the same guy that made a jointer out of ply and wood a couple of years ago?
yup, that's him
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I usually wear a shop apron these days and tight fitting sleeves if they are long.

I once got my sweater caught in my belt sander in the belly area. I could not get it out and could not get the sweater off. Finally I had to cut the back end of the belt sander housing with a hack saw to relieve the grip it had on the sweater and got out of it that way.

I was walking down the tree I had just felled knocking off branches with the tip of my chain saw as I went. I got a little careless and let the tip roll over a branch and it hit the side of my foot hard while at full throttle and it cut half way through my boot. I immediately started running to my pickup so as to drive to help before I bled to death. As I was running I kept looking at my foot...no blood. So I stopped to take a look. The chain hit right about where the ball of my foot was and the boot easily hinged open at that point due to the depth of the cut through the boot. I didn't see any cuts or blood although my foot hurt from the impact. I noticed that my sock was somehow missing. Upon further investigation it became apparent that the chain had first cut half way through my boot then grabbed my sock and instantly yanked it out of my boot but because the sock had clogged all the teeth on the chain it could not cut my foot. The only reason I don't walk with a limp is because I'm the luckiest man on planet earth.

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I think that would have been the best day to buy your lottery ticket.
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After watching the saw blow away the sleeve, check out this video to see what happens when the blade actually grabs your sleeve or glove.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZRhFrj7M0I

Let this be yet another reminder to be safety minded in the shop and keep clothing AWAY from cutters.
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I usually wear a shop apron these days and tight fitting sleeves if they are long.

I once got my sweater caught in my belt sander in the belly area. I could not get it out and could not get the sweater off. Finally I had to cut the back end of the belt sander housing with a hack saw to relieve the grip it had on the sweater and got out of it that way.

I was walking down the tree I had just felled knocking off branches with the tip of my chain saw as I went. I got a little careless and let the tip roll over a branch and it hit the side of my foot hard while at full throttle and it cut half way through my boot. I immediately started running to my pickup so as to drive to help before I bled to death. As I was running I kept looking at my foot...no blood. So I stopped to take a look. The chain hit right about where the ball of my foot was and the boot easily hinged open at that point due to the depth of the cut through the boot. I didn't see any cuts or blood although my foot hurt from the impact. I noticed that my sock was somehow missing. Upon further investigation it became apparent that the chain had first cut half way through my boot then grabbed my sock and instantly yanked it out of my boot but because the sock had clogged all the teeth on the chain it could not cut my foot. The only reason I don't walk with a limp is because I'm the luckiest man on planet earth.

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Wow, talk about some luck
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I usually wear shirts untucked, but have recently seen a large number of clothing entanglement accidents close by me that I can take a hint... So now the choice is tuck the shirt in, or naked woodoworking. And nobody wants that...
Maybe not naked as I don't want to hurt my credentials - but topless .....

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my theory is...

The rate/speed of the blade at the periphery is so fast that it will cut or sever anything in it's path...except metal. That's why in all the table saw accidents I've seen or am aware of, the fingers or hand was not drawn down into the blade, but just cut.

Long sleeves and long hair are an issue with rotating cylinders like on lathes and drill presses, where once the material gets one wrap around the surface, it will then pull the rest of it in and around. A disc sander is sorta in between the saw blade and the lathe where a workpiece can get jammed between the disc and table resulting in a sudden stop or a massive mistake. A long sleeve shirt could get caught and drawn in ..
I donno and don't want to find out.
I wear sweat shirts with tight fitting cuffs and don't worry much. I don't do a lot of lathe work however.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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It's a matter of common sense. Wearing articles that can get caught should be avoided. I don't advise wearing any jewelry either.





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I don't know about tablesaws, but Woodnthings has a valid point about the spinning cutters. Take routers, for example. Long ago in my early days, I was feeding some rails and stiles through my router table with a cope and stick bit on it. Because they'd been planed and jointed, the edges were razor sharp, so I was wearing gloves. Being well past the point where I ought to have stopped for a lunch break, I somehow got my hand on the wrong side of the wood and the bit caught my glove. Instantly sucked my hand down into the bit, nothing I could do to stop it. The glove wrapped around the shaft and immediately stalled the motor. I slammed the switch off, then tried to gently pull the glove out from the bit, or unwind it. No go. I knew I would have to pull my hand out of the glove, so I braced myself and yanked, expecting to see partial fingers. Well, ultimately, only 1 finger was damaged. A chunk of flesh was taken out, the bone was splintered, but still there. The docs pushed the bones back together, sewed the chunk of flesh back on as a temp. dressing, and the bone reformed, the flesh regrew.

For years, I had that tattered glove pinned to the wall at the entrance of my shop as a daily reminder, and when I taught a woodworking class in OSU's craft center, during the first day, while going through the safety check with students, I'd pull that glove out and tell them about it. ALWAYS remember to respect those tools, and recognize when you are too tired or too distracted to work safely.
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recognize when you are too tired or too distracted to work safely.
AMEN! My wife has gotten mad at me a few times when I quit late in the day, but I know that if I'm tired I am going to make a mistake.

That one about the girl in the lab made me ill. She was younger than any of my kids. A 22 year old is still a child to me, too young to lose a promising future.

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