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Blog entry by Eagle1 posted 1204 days ago 868 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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CharlieM1958

15639 posts in 2813 days


#1 posted 1203 days ago

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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sedcokid

2663 posts in 2194 days


#2 posted 1203 days ago

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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rance

4125 posts in 1756 days


#3 posted 1203 days ago

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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Rustic

3126 posts in 2191 days


#4 posted 1203 days ago

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

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Roger

14090 posts in 1399 days


#5 posted 1203 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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8iowa

1489 posts in 2356 days


#6 posted 1203 days ago

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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SloLouie

22 posts in 1891 days


#7 posted 1203 days ago

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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woodzy

413 posts in 1274 days


#8 posted 1203 days ago

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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