Slightly hilarious safety mishap

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  • #127369
    georgesotongeorgesoton
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    Hi All
    Brand new to this and very much enjoying a daily dose of WWMC. Best teacher I’ve ever had, on any subject. I have a funny little anecdote to share. I received in the post today my first ever plane, a record no.4, proper excited about it. Got some old rough sawn pine from the yard and started. I soon realised that the iron had been sharpenened lovely, but was so out of square that the adjustment couldn’t bring it back. So I got the sharpening stone out and went to it. It came back eventually, got lovely shavings. But of course I had a taste for sharpening by then, so out came all my chisels and augur bits and i went through the lot. Perfect! about four hours of sharpening and honing. I thought I’d go back to the new plane and try getting the rough sawn pine into square. The plane seemed to skip about and I decided to try the oily rag in a tin thing that Paul swears by, found a small tin in the cupboard and emptied the contents. Here’s the funny bit. While I had managed to sharpen for a good few hours without gouging myself, washing the tin out was a step to far it seems. I managed to slice my thumb open on the tin, resulting in a good pumping of blood all over the kitchen, and no more planing today.
    Sigh
    George

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  • #127370
    chemical_cakechemical_cake
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    @chemical_cake

    Bad luck George. Your name georgesoton doesn’t have anything to do with Southampton England does it?

    Matt

    Southampton, UK

    #127374
    georgesotongeorgesoton
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    @georgesoton

    It does indeed Matt, it’s where I’m from. Moved away now, but know the place well. Couldn’t believe I got through all the sharp blades and severed myself washing out a tin can! Such is life! Should have put it in the vice lol

    #127389
    SandySandy
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    @sandy1man

    Those can edges can be very under estimated. One of my friends son was opening a can of dog food and managed to cut himself so badle that he need several surgeries to repair nerve and tendon damage.

    I’ve cut myself a few times with these supper sharp tools (thank you Paul for teaching me so well) and sometimes get a little blood on the work peice. I made my son a humidor a few years ago and just told him that the little stain on the undeside insured that he would always have my DNA…. 🙂

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #127391
    georgesotongeorgesoton
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    @georgesoton

    Crikey, at least no surgery was required… Still, I’m ready for action now, with a very fine plane to try out
    😀

    #127395
    chemical_cakechemical_cake
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    @chemical_cake

    Ha, I knew it! If you moved away a long time ago you probably wouldn’t recognise a lot of town now, it’s moving steadily into the sky in that sort of half-hearted way that biggish British cities do so well. Have you gone far?

    The rag in a tin really is handy, I used to use a plain old oily rag but got fed up of washing my hands. Mine is squished up in a plastic Skippy peanut butter pot, more plentiful if like me you don’t eat a lot of beans, never realised it might have saved me from a mortal injury as well.

    Matt

    Southampton, UK

    #127396
    georgesotongeorgesoton
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    @georgesoton

    Hiya Matt, I only moved a couple of years ago, up to Cumbria. Beautiful up here, so glad I did it. More space, more time, should have done it sooner. And the peanut butter pot is a brilliant idea. Could have saved half a pint of precious tomato sauce lol

    #127405
    GaryGary
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    @gary

    I can sympathize…. Along with everything else in the well of my bench is a large box of Band-Aids!

    #127408
    chemical_cakechemical_cake
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    @chemical_cake

    My dad and I have done a lot of walking up there, lakes, hadrian’s wall and so on, I really do envy you.

    I don’t know about brilliant, one advantage over using a tin though is that you can screw a lid on it. Saves the oil contaminating other things if you ever have to take it somewhere. Of course you could easily put the tinned rag in a plastic bag to acheive the same thing.

    Matt

    Southampton, UK

    #127435
    jonkilleenjonkilleen
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    @jonkilleen

    Now that George has owned up to his mishap I have to put my hand up and confess to having done exactly the same thing. I was trying to force the rag into the can using a twisting motion and I can still feel the sensation of the lip of the can biting in now, one year later. Luckily no stitches required but it did smart a bit (and pump the blood).

    Jon

    Yorkshireman currently living in Hampshire

    #127443
    MaxWheelerMaxWheeler
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    @maxwheeler

    After flattening the bottom of one of my chisels I began paring.. little did I know then that the side of the chisel had become very very sharp and cut really deep into my finger.

    Ouch did that hurt!

    Swindon, England

    #127448
    Jude Kennyjude
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    @jude

    A couple of days ago I nicked myself with an axe, of all things.

    I had been watching some of the videos with axes being involved and had to go sharpen one up. I then split up a small log into useable sizes and set the axe aside. Reaching for something later, I grazed it slightly. Just like a paper cut, it made a small nick that made a big mess.

    Lesson #1: Put away your sharp tools correctly.

    Lesson #2: I must be getting pretty good at sharpening.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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