I'm glad I was standing to the side!!!

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Blog entry by Eagle1 posted 04-05-2011 06:58 PM 1284 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started finishing the bottom of a Oak bowl that was 10” round. When the tool decided to grab the wood and it proceeded to fly off of the lathe. I was sure glad to be standing to the side when it happened. The only thing that happened to me was a small slice on the fingure. The bowl on other hand suffered far more than I did. TOTAL WASTE!! But I’m glad it wasn’t me or my face. I was wearing my face shield at the time, but the with the weight of the bowl, I don’t know if it would have helped much.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#1 posted 04-05-2011 07:21 PM

Been there….done that.

That’s why I prefer not to turn anything larger than I would mind being hit with. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 08:41 PM

I think we can all say that we have had misseles of various size fly through the air with the greatest of ease… And hopefully they will miss us. That is just the fun of turning….. Surprise, surprise!! It will keep you on your toes for awhile at least ;)

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 04-05-2011 08:45 PM

Glad you’re ok. Good rule to have Charlie.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 04-05-2011 08:52 PM

Glad you are o.k but I don’t see the bowl as a total loss. just incorporate the blow out into the bowl.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 02:18 AM

very nice to hear you didn’t get hurt. we’ve all got to realize, anytime we’re having fun, it is still dangerous. be careful out there everyone

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 04-06-2011 03:40 AM

My so-in-law was putting the finishing sanding on a nice cherry bowl when it flew out and several pieces broke off the edge. He was so upset that he had to walk away…...speechless. I found all the broken chips and glued them back in place with white glue (dries clear), sanded the repaired area by hand, and now one would have to look very close to tell that it had been broken. We use this bowl everyday.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#7 posted 04-06-2011 05:43 AM

Sorry about the mishap, also glad it was only the bowl. But I am glad to know that I’m not the Lone Ranger when it comes to mishaps, I have a bone pile of projects that turned sour on me. Maybe one day I’ll figure a way to breathe new life in them, or maybe I wait for a cold winter’s day.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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#8 posted 04-06-2011 05:50 AM

Things go wrong so quickly. I hate the moment right after this stuff happens, your left standing there taking inventory of all your extrremities and asking yourself when and where is the pain going to come from.

Sure happy your OK. Take care.

-- Anthony

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