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Speaking of safety, I was getting ready to start my lathe and noticed that I still had the key in the Jacobs chuck on the headstock. I'm thinking of tying a red or orange ribbon on it so it will be more visible.
My router wrenches and keys have a length of bright mason line attached to them and the table and drill press they belong to...long enough to do their job but not so long that they get in the way. How convenient that they put a hole on the ends of the wrenches. I had originally tied the line on them because I couldn't find them after I "put them someplace"... It's also a reminder to check the collet before I use the router.

Thanks for the reminder to look for the not so obvious...
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You can't never tell. I held a butt joint together with my thumb to keep it alligned and shot a 18 brad into the joint to hold it. Surprise, the nail wasn't square with the plywood, hit a cross layer and came out curving thru my thumb. Don't get body parts close to the joint anymore. That's what clamps are for.
I was talking with my neighbor the nurse , and nailers are the biggest culprits of visits to emerg .
Yeas ago I was putting Brad nails in some mdf and I had to put one in a precarious spot and I didn't have it as straight as I thought and it ricocheted and stuck between my eyes . Never used my Brad nailer without eye protection again . Literally didn't see that one coming

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Stick, that is a great idea! I'll see about getting two- one for the lathe and one for the drill press. Thanks.

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put one of those retractable key chain holders on it...
let go of the hey and it gets retracted...
I've seen quite a few lathe chuck keys that are spring loaded. You have to push them in to engage them. They automatically push themselves out when you let go.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I've seen quite a few lathe chuck keys that are spring loaded. You have to push them in to engage them. They automatically push themselves out when you let go.
The key on my PB drill press is spring loaded and needs a fair bit of pressure to compress it, you can't leave it in the chuck.

We used to have a carpenter at work who made shipping crates, cradles, etc, a man of many years experience. One day he was hooking the air hose to a nail gun and holding the air gun against his body while doing it. Must have had the safety depressed somehow and it fired a 16D nail into his "groin area" as he pushed the hose onto the QD - fortunately he hit nothing serious but had to go to the ER to have the nail taken out of his upper leg. Ouch.
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I've seen quite a few lathe chuck keys that are spring loaded. You have to push them in to engage them. They automatically push themselves out when you let go.
and the retractable key chain holder keeps track of the key...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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time to to move this to the fore front...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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You can't never tell. I held a butt joint together with my thumb to keep it alligned and shot a 18 brad into the joint to hold it. Surprise, the nail wasn't square with the plywood, hit a cross layer and came out curving thru my thumb. Don't get body parts close to the joint anymore. That's what clamps are for.
I recently had almost identical thing happen was using my Brad nailer to assemble a subwoofer enclosure was going along then felt a sudden tingle and warm sensation in my left thumb I was lucky enough to be able to get the head of nail with pliers and remove but Clamps are now my friend.

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put one of those retractable key chain holders on it...
let go of the hey and it gets retracted...
I used an old coiled phone line on my drill press. It's been there like 20 something years!! ;o)
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Had an accident not long ago with a brad nailer, shot straight through my index finger, bounced of the edge of the bone and came out the other side. I'm with you on clamps now. I think I'm going to get started on that dust collection hood that hovers over the blade. Clear plastic for visibility and set up right will keep stray fingers away.

The second best safety device is the Gripper, the first is thinking through what you're going to do and how you're going to do it safely, before you turn on any tool. Jigs with hold down clamps when possible are another good safety device.

My biggest challenge is finding places to store large pieces of sheet goods. Just too darn many tools for such a small space. Time to rearrange again so there's a clear spot on the back wall for flat goods. Lets see, move the dust collection to a back corner, put the sander on a shelf and then find a spot for the 9 inch band saw and voila! accessible storage on the side wall and still room for ripping long pieces on the TS.

The other possibility is to enclose and roof in the space between two sheds. About 50 inches between. Just not sure how things will fare out there in the heat and cold. Anyone want to come and help?
Which begs the question...how many know the proper orientation for the gun when attaching a butt joint?

I'll wait and see how many know!

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