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Nubsnstubs

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09-02-2015 05:14 PM

I video everything I do at the lathe, so, there is always evidence of some dumb move I made. Sometime about 4 months ago, I got a catch. The first picture shows it just taking flight.

Here it is starting it’s orbit out of the chuck.

Where is it?

It’s on it’s way to a cushy splash down. Actually there was a lot of chips and curlies on the floor where it hit. It wasn’t damaged at all.

The turning garb I’m wearing is my winter turning wardrobe, set up to keep chips out of my hair. It’s a painters hood sewn onto a log sleeved Tee shirt.

I’m only showing these pictures to try to stimulate some conversation on the turning forum. ........... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)


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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 09-02-2015 05:18 PM

I see it in all 4 photos. Been there, dont that too. Gives you a start, dont it?

And I was gonna ask if that was some kind of old diving helmet you’re wearing!
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#2 posted 09-02-2015 05:22 PM

I had one let loose on me last week… it was an oak bowl about 10” in diameter and glued to a wooden faceplate (no chuck), which usually is pretty rock solid. Unfortunately, there was an unseen crack in the faceplate running diagonally across its width. I was turning along pretty well, then had a slight catch, and the faceplate exploded (well, it seemed like it exploded when it happened!). Sent that thing across the room in a flash. Like yours, the blank wasn’t damaged in any way, so I just glued the faceplate back together and didn’t have any problems after that. It did take me about a half hour to find all the pieces to the faceplate though :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Rick M

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#3 posted 09-02-2015 05:42 PM

I’ve had a few things fly off, luckily none have hit me yet.

Also your getup reminded me of …

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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BurlyBob

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#4 posted 09-02-2015 06:02 PM

That is the biggest reason I’m not fond of turning. Glad you weren’t hurt.

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Wildwood

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#5 posted 09-03-2015 12:18 PM

Jerry think I have found it!

Are you any relation to Horny Mike from Count’s Kustoms located in Las Vegas?

http://hornymike.com/

-- Bill

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mahdee

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#6 posted 09-04-2015 12:56 AM

I got punched in the face by one of those flying bowls last winter. Reminded me of my foolish youth.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#7 posted 09-04-2015 11:49 PM



I see it in all 4 photos. Been there, dont that too. Gives you a start, dont it?

And I was gonna ask if that was some kind of old diving helmet you re wearing!
- JoeinGa

I thought either Jerry didn’t want to be recognized, or he was showing a true alien self! :-0

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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ForestGrl

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#8 posted 09-04-2015 11:54 PM



I video everything I do at the lathe, so, there is always evidence of some dumb move I made. Sometime about 4 months ago, I got a catch. The first picture shows it just taking flight.
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I m only showing these pictures to try to stimulate some conversation on the turning forum. ........... Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

Yes, it’s awfully quiet in this forum. Jerry, appears that you were standing “out of the line of fire” as shown in this video—which I have watched twice and am fairly convinced it’s a good idea. ;-) Glad that bowl didn’t bonk you in your winterized head!

Jamie

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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Nubsnstubs

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#9 posted 09-05-2015 02:07 AM

Jamie, it’s not for winterizing. It keeps the chips out of my hair and from getting down into my shirt. In the summer it’s pretty hot here, and sweat reacts with mesquite, and turns things black. It doesn’t wash out, so I wear it in our 70° winters. I only wish the “horns” would come out the side of my head instead of the front and back.

I’ve seen Reeds video a couple times myself. It’s good advice he gives. The woman he talked about is Christy Yamaguchi. She was or is an honorary member of SAZWA turning club here in Tucson. About 6 months after her mishap, she came in and gave a safety talk. About a month later, I had to get 9 stitches in my noggin.
The piece that got me totally cleared me on its original flight until it hit my meter panel, bounced off that, ricocheted off my drill press, and hit me pretty hard. I almost passed out. It was a crotch piece that separated.
. ........... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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ForestGrl

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#10 posted 09-05-2015 02:32 AM



Jamie, it s not for winterizing. It keeps the chips out of my hair and from getting down into my shirt. In the summer it s pretty hot here, and sweat reacts with mesquite, and turns things black. It doesn t wash out, so I wear it in our 70° winters. I only wish the “horns” would come out the side of my head instead of the front and back.

OK, OK, go ahead and gloat—70-degree winters, sheesh! (The Great Northwest is getting cold as we speak)


I ve seen Reeds video a couple times myself. It s good advice he gives. The woman he talked about is Christy Yamaguchi. She was or is an honorary member of SAZWA turning club here in Tucson. About 6 months after her mishap, she came in and gave a safety talk. About a month later, I had to get 9 stitches in my noggin.
The piece that got me totally cleared me on its original flight until it hit my meter panel, bounced off that, ricocheted off my drill press, and hit me pretty hard. I almost passed out. It was a crotch piece that separated.
. ........... Jerry (in Tucson)
- Nubsnstubs

Sounds like it was laser-guided, that is one unlucky day! This is a story I will not relay to my husband (he’s tired of visiting me in the hospital, LOL).

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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Rick Bailey

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#11 posted 09-08-2015 09:15 PM

OMG!
It’s the wonderful and amazing turning pig.
LOL!
Thanks for the reminder Jerry.

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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Nubsnstubs

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#12 posted 09-10-2015 03:59 AM

Bailey, that get up does kinda look like a pig. The snout is my glasses. Thanks for the heads up….. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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