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Safety Thread...Read pg. 3
Tonga Tiki
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Joined: Nov 14, 2006
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From: The Tonga Lounge in Safety Harbor, FL
Posted: 2008-11-09 09:03 am   Permalink

I am not sure if it has already being stated or not, but not having a Zombie or drinking too many beers before carving or building whatever..is safer. I know - firm grasp of the obvious, but it happens.

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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
Posts: 174
From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-11-10 08:56 am   Permalink

I think i did not read this here (feel free to correct me).

What ever you do, work at your own pace!

I myself being a beginner at carving wanted to rush things so i could show of my tiki to all my friends etc.
Bad idea. Rushing things along while working with sharp (power)tools makes work unsafe. And most of the time the outcome of your work is not as good as it could have been.
So take it easy and take a step back every once in a while, so you have time to think about what you are doing.
Stay save everyone, and if that doesn't work, at least stay creative

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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
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From: houston
Posted: 2008-12-27 10:45 pm   Permalink

never thought about a safety thread and didn't know about it till johnny p told me to post my photos here. don't think that leather gloves would have stopped me from getting cut as i really jammed it into my finger but i think i could have just superglued the cut as opposed to requiring sutures.

i've never used gloves when using my chisels but after reading this tread i will definitely grab me a nice thick pair next time i'm at the hardware store. i guess a sarong and flipflops is out of the question when firing up the chainsaw!

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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-12-29 05:30 am   Permalink

OUUCHH! Man that Looks like it hurt a bit. Amazing isn't it how when we see this happening to ourselves, we Always immediately realize what we did wrong and the safety precautions we avoided and how we can prevent it from happening again BUT then pick right up where we left off with a promise to "Get some protection" sometime in the future!

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Joined: Jun 19, 2007
Posts: 271
From: San Gabriel Valley-SoCal
Posted: 2008-12-29 3:22 pm   Permalink

I know everyone of my chisels are Blood-thirsty by nature! I give 'em all the respect I can, then a little time goes by and the respect starts to wain and the next thing you know, you've been bit again and the respect thing starts all over!
The Birdman

Same as it ever was! (But what looms on the horizon, hmm?)

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