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|I think the best health & safety advise to give is to get someone else to do it! lol|
|jack dusty||14/12/2010 17:46:34|
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As a self taught and keen hobby woodworker, I believe it is imperative to have the greatest respect for all woodworking activities and with machines in particular, be they fixed or hand held.
I have yet to discover any of my woodworking tools that can detect the difference between wood and bone.
A previous next door neighbour and friend of mine went into business building pine furniture, he had made a sub fence for his very posh spindle moulder from a pine off cut.
Whilst putting a substantial moulding on a large section of timber and using the sub fence, he said " there was a bang, I stopped pushing the timber through, looked down, and checked that all of my fingers were there (machine still running!!), I carried on, ???, and felt a flick, there was blood every where".
He is left with a thumb on his right hand, all fingers on that hand were taken off below the knuckle.
The pine fence had cracked/split and was dragged into the cutter block, with his fingers.
A complete lack of common sense,and respect, I would use mdf/ply in preference for a sub fence, and I would have switched off the machine to check what had caused the bang.
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