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05-19-2017 12:32 PM
RainMan 2.0 I have to clean my garage out , as it looks like a bomb went off . Can't be safe when your tripping over wood everywhere you step

The owner of WP here in town had his worse injury from arborite believe it or not .
He was rolling up a sheet for a customer , when it broke and slashed his hand open , requiring 17 stitches
05-19-2017 06:16 AM
Originally Posted by Seldonman View Post
Thought I would share this Safety Message with you as it might help someone be a little more safe in the shop. This is basically a copy of the e-mail I sent my Father-in-Law, whom as you may recall gave me most of my wood working tools.

Well Monday was an overcast and cool (high 80's) day so I decided to go out into the shop and start her up for the season. As I started to do some work I stopped myself and said, "You know Jim, you have been meaning to upgrade your safety equipment and you have been putting it off." So off I went to Home depot and bought a new 3M half face mask industrial filter. I have been using your old one and it works fine but I can no longer buy new filters for it and the straps are getting old and worn. I also bought ear muff for hearing protection as I have been using ear plugs that you have to roll up. Then I bought a new pair of hard plastic eye protectors to replace your old soft plastic protector that was hard to see through along with a dust mask for sawing operations.

I know the eye protectors are a one hundred percent improvement because I went to put them on and could not find them; that's when I realized I was wearing them. Also, the ear muffs are quick and easy to put on and I really like them. So, after spending a good chunk of money was I safe? Unfortunately, the answer was no as I got what I think is my worst shop accident to-date, if you don't include the time I jammed the newly sharpened chisel into my thumb. You see, I was ripping and crossing cutting some wood on the table saw for about a half hour when all of sudden I was done and turned off the saw, cleaned up and put the saw back. Quick aside, I am getting very good at using the table saw and making precise cuts. Anyways, I put the saw away and cleaned up the shop when I decided to pull out my router table. No problem there, the table is on wheels and its unplugged. However, as I was pulling the table out into the middle of the garage I lightly brushed a 2 x 2 piece of 3/4 MDF leaning against the wall and it fell over. In the process of falling over a corner brushed my leg like a knife and left a 3 to 4 inch scrap; not a gash. But boy did that thing start to bleed so I went inside and cleaned it with rubbing alcohol and headed to the drug store for some spray on bandage. I had to go to two different store but finally found it and when I went home and applied it I nearly went through the ceiling! So I am fine but who would ever have thought I would get hurt moving the router table. I may have to start wearing long pants in the garage. And yes, I have moved that piece of MDF and other pieces of wood to a safer location! There is a good ending to the story in that I shared my story at a safety meeting at work and won two movie passes. However, I think I would have like not to have had this happen in the first place!
Thanks for sharing.
03-22-2017 02:22 PM
DesertRatTom Just re-read this, some good information and a strong reminder to pay close attention. BTW, I did rearrange my shop so wood isn't falling on me anymore. Biggest problem is the stuff that winds up on the floor. Don't know how it keeps filling up with little junk just about as fast as I manage to clean it up. Not quite enough shelf space, and things get pushed off the edge of the workbench.
03-22-2017 01:02 AM
Kate396 Safety reminders are always a good thing.
06-24-2016 10:47 AM
Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
that is now on the BARD list...
06-24-2016 10:24 AM
Noomi Popcorn For You, Matey!

Originally Posted by Stick486 View Post
I need to get out more...
Probably cheaper S. of 49.
06-24-2016 09:34 AM
Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
Reminds me of the 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest'...
"After a brief struggle and chase, Salander outwits Niedermann by nailing his feet to the plank floor with a nail gun"

I preferred the Noomi Rapace version.
I need to get out more...
06-24-2016 02:16 AM
DaninVan Reminds me of the 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest'...
"After a brief struggle and chase, Salander outwits Niedermann by nailing his feet to the plank floor with a nail gun"

I preferred the Noomi Rapace version.
06-23-2016 07:34 PM
Stick486 at least it wasn't into his lap...
06-23-2016 06:04 PM
Originally Posted by schnewj View Post
My father had a guy nailing down sub-floor back in the 60's...up pulls the school bus the guy gets distracted by the kids and shoots a nail into his foot.

Yup! nailed it right to the sub-floor.

Guess that's why they have "safety feet" on the nose of the guns that need to be depressed before you can pull the trigger.
I was on a lake construction job in south Texas in the early 80s and a construction crew was working on a new building at the entrance to the dam. One of the carpenters was up on the header of one of the walls and you guessed it ... he shot two nails into his foot through a bone and into the header. They cut the header off on both sides of his foot and took him to the emergency room.
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