|Project by F Dudak||posted 1413 days ago||1136 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
Spent the week with a fellow Lumberjock, Mark Hudon, and some previous fellow classmates at the Windsor Institute in NH. The class was comprised of several students returning for their second class so they were stepping out from their apprenticeship role and being raised to Master Chair Makers. Myself and two other classmates had fulfilled the requirements enabling us to ENJOY the INDIGNITIES of being Knighted. It was great to see the guys again and hang out with the WI staff. A great time had by all.
An unfortunate event happened for one of our instructors recently and he took the time to explain his misfortune to the class. He had been working with a chipper that he has had for 14 years and had an accident losing part of his pointer and middle finger. He explained that two of the factors were present that usually take advantage of us in these situations. He had been working all day so he was tired and he was in a hurry to get the job completed. The reason I am mentioning this is there is never enough safety precautions we can take when working with power tools. Just one more cut when we are exhausted can lead to a lifetime of regrets. So please be safe!
-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----