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Forum topic by Nubsnstubs posted 11-13-2014 04:43 AM 1360 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-13-2014 04:43 AM

Today I was turning an Olla from a green Palo Verde crotch. The first picture shows what it looked like 6+ minutes before it exploded.

This second image is 1 tenth of a second from exploding. If you look closely at the inside bottom you should notice a darker color. What that is is the arbor from my twist lock sanding disc I was using. I was sanding in reverse, pretty high speed as I find that it works better than slow speed.

This last picture is .01 second later. You can see the unscrewed arbor under the air tool used for sanding. It’s truely amazing how fast you can go from having a nice piece to having a bunch of wood shards….

No injuries to report, but do have some dissappointment…........ Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#1 posted 11-13-2014 05:16 AM

Glad you didn’t get hurt! Sorry your workpiece wasn’t so fortunate, but thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 11-13-2014 05:28 AM

Wow, what a shame.

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 11-13-2014 05:51 AM

Glad you didn’t suffer an injury!

Safety first! I just got back from visiting a friend in the ER tonight. A 13” bowl he was turning blew up in his face. A section of the bowl hit him under the right eye and fractured his orbital bone. He was wearing a face mask, leather apron and takes safety pretty serious.

He was pretty doped up but from what he recalls a spinning section of the bowl hit his shoulder (bruises to match his story) spun up inside his face shield and whacked him under the eye.


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#4 posted 11-14-2014 03:34 PM

Wow good thing wearing your ear plugs!

Hate when stuff like that happens!

Glad not did not get hurt!

-- Bill

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#5 posted 11-14-2014 03:39 PM

Really glad you didn’t get hurt. May I say, great pictures though.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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