Well, today I was working on my wife’s pen & pencil holder. All was going fine until I tried to cross cut a small piece, about 2 inches. I had marked the piece and began cross cutting when I heard the tell tale ping of a kick back. Then I felt the piece hit my hand and chest. I shut the saw off and left the shop holding my chest. Well, my wife freaked out and asked what happened. So I told her, she asked me if I was ok and I said yes. Just a couple of scratches and 2 huge bruises.
All this probably happened because in a few forums this past week I had been talking about kick back. Murphy’s Law is now in effect.
I am now putting the finish on her holder will post picks tomorrow when the finish is dry.
Moral of the story: pay attention and listen to Murphy. Murphy is good and Murphy is wise.
-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI