Let me start off by saying I am generally very cautious and careful when it comes to operating my tools. I like to make sure my hands are always in a safe area and my ears and eyes are protected. Today while I was working in my shop I was needed to use my router to rout out a rabbet. For some really dumb and irresponsible reason I had a T-shirt underneath my work piece. I guess my reasoning behind it was to have kind of a grip for the work piece. Like I said this was a very dumb and irresponsible idea keeping in mind I have bench cookies and other safer ways to grip the piece of wood. So as I am routing out this rabbet the router bit snags the T-shirt and in a very violent and uncontrollable fashion it’s wrapping the ther shirt around it launches my workpiece across the shop. Luckily enough I wasn’t harmed at all and I managed to not let go of the router with one hand and kill the power with my other hand.
Like I said before I am usually very responsible when it comes to shop safety I am not trying to loose any fingers hurt myself in anyway possible, but today I decided to make a really bad call even though I had the proper way to do this procedure. It was a poor lapse of judgement and negligence on my part. Luckily enough I wasn’t harmed my router wasn’t damaged and my workpiece wasn’t ruined. This could have easily been a horrible disaster.
So I guess what I am trying to say is that even though we may think we are cautious and safe take another second to think about what you may be doing because an accident can happen at anytime and majority of the time they can be prevented. Also working when you don’t have a clear head is never safe. So please be safe I know I will definitely be even more careful and think twice about All of the decisions I make.