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09-03-2010 08:31 PM

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I was noticing that quite a few wood workers out there are wearing rings and etc in the shop. I feel they are a hazard in the shop,Just an observation I made, I do not wear one in the shop.Getting caught on things and etc. WHAT’S your opinion. Or just mind my own business.

-- In His service ,Richard

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#1 posted 09-03-2010 08:34 PM

I wear my wedding ring, but my power tool use has dropped to almost nothing. I should probably take it off before I use the band saw, but I can’t envision a great risk there (realizing full well I probably just jinxed myself). The only time I take my ring off is when doing electrical work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 09-03-2010 08:37 PM

Greetings woodcrafter47,

I wear no jewerly of any kind in the shop…. never have in 26 years of woodworking….In fact I wear no jewerly anytime..not even a watch, and I don’t have a wedding ring anymore…I got it cut into by a fireman one night when I got my hand caught in one of the retractable headlights on my sons almost pinched my finger off…almost lost that finger. So no…...I wear nothing just for the danger aspect….Good post….

-- " I don't makes my coffee spill...."

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#3 posted 09-03-2010 08:53 PM

I wear my wedding ring until I’m doing something goopy or messy. All my watch batteries died years ago and I always have a clock in my pocket – my phone.

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.

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#4 posted 09-03-2010 09:07 PM

once I saw a truckdriver lost his finger when he climp down from the steringhouse
and one foot slipped a little on one of thairs, not a pretty sight to see it hanging in
the weddingring on the door, after that the only thing I wear beside my clothe is my glasses

take care everyone you never know…......


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#5 posted 09-04-2010 02:02 AM

If something grabs my wedding ring, my finger was way too close to “something”.

mine’s tungsten carbide…it’d dull the blade

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#6 posted 09-04-2010 02:21 AM

Always wear my ring. I would probably lose it if I ever removed it. As my wife has just lost her rings, I couldn’t bear the thought of it happening to me as well.

My hands have pretty bad neuropathy, so I am super focused on where they are all the time.

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#7 posted 09-04-2010 02:31 AM

I’m like Rick above I wear no jewerly anytime, not even a watch. Stopped wearing my wedding ring years ago when it got caught on something. So long ago I don’t even remember what it was, but I do know it was not shop related.

-- Mark,

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#8 posted 09-04-2010 02:41 AM

I am a machinist by trade, jewelry (watches, rings etc) are definate no-no’s. I do the same thing in the wood shop. You cannot imagine the horror show a ring or watch will produce when caught in a piece of machinery. Same goes for gloves of any kind. I personally witnessed a co-worker get his glove caught while working on a lathe and had his arm wrapped around the chuck. Broke it in 4 places as the chuck wound his arm in. Call me over cautious but I will leave the watches and rings on the nightstand.

-- -Director of slipshod craftsmanship and attention deficit woodworking

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#9 posted 09-04-2010 03:03 AM

I do NOT wear any rings on fingers at any time.
When my wife and I decided to celebrate our partnership, I bought her a custom made ring for her finger and she pierced my left ear !
I do not wear a watch either.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#10 posted 09-04-2010 03:06 AM

I wear no jewelry, and depend on my pager for the time. Just see if I can get my hip into the table saw! I’d have bigger problems than the pager. I worked as a mechanic for many years and know two people who have shorted their wedding rings in automotive wiring- direct to the battery through a wrench, or the alternator hot post, to ground. Did you know gold can glow red hot? Their fingers got hurt, too. After so many years of not wearing it, one of my spawn will get a fairly pristine gold band, someday, as I still don’t wear it.

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#11 posted 09-04-2010 03:08 AM

No jewelry while in the workshop, except for my wedding ring. I’d probably remove the ring too, if only I could get it off (gained 50 pounds since putting that ring on 6 years ago…my wife’s cooking is just too darn good).

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#12 posted 09-04-2010 03:11 AM

I quit wearing all jewelry (except a wrist watch) about 15 years ago … wedding ring, class ring, pinky ring, bracelets, etc. are all put away. And the watch comes off before I go out to the shop.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#13 posted 09-04-2010 03:16 AM

I wear no jewelry at all, my wedding ring is on my keychain, and I use a pocket watch instead of wristwatch.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#14 posted 09-04-2010 03:33 AM

while we are at the safty factor in this
don´t forget that longhair need a net
and no loose clothes in the shop either


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#15 posted 09-04-2010 03:40 AM

I can’t even get my wedding ring off anymore. I don’t own any other kind of jewelry.
I’m so bald I don’t have to worry about the long hair.
I wear tank tops year round, so no loose clothes.


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