This us the second stupid thing I did in the shop today and since the trend seems to be toward increasingly dangerous results I thought I would maybe leave the shop and find something safer to do ;-) for the rest of the day. It was one of those moments where that wee voice in your head says ”...you’re gonna regret this,don’t do it…” just microseconds before IT actually happens.
If I had listened to the little voice I would have stopped the lathe, repositioned the rest and properly continued. ....but I didn’t and managed to move the chisel into the work piece in a weird way because i was off balance on the rest and somehow got my index finger between the rest and the haft of the chisel which then proceeded to whack my finger on the rest.
It hurts just enough to drive home the dangers of complacency when working.
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2