Too true, I've had an emery paper strip that I was using double up on itself, tighten like a strap wrench, and instantly wind around the part I was polishing. The emery strip was just long enough to catch the tip of my thumb and give me a good scare, and an abrasion as a reminder. Now I never use a piece of paper long enough to wrap around the part.kustomkb said:P.S. don't polish bores with emery wrapped around your finger.
Now there is a good idea. i dont think it would be anal but rather smarter. especially for those of us that have problems remembering to remove the dang thing.mklotz said:Well, if you want to get really anal about it, make a chuck key holder - basically a tube into which the arm of the key fits. At the bottom of the tube mount a microswitch and series wire it into the lathe power circuit (a relay may be required). Now the lathe can't be started unless the key is in its holder.
Personally, I would find such a system a massive PIA. But, if you're worried about your ability to concentrate, maybe it's the way to go.
When a 5 inch naval gun is fired, right outside your workspace(Firecontrol/Radar) you 'jump'. When this happened the first time for me, I had my head and part of my body squeezed inside the case of the CFA. I cut my scalp on the metal around the access panel and was bleeding like a stuck pig. Lots of blood for such a tiny scalp wound.zeeprogrammer said:But yes...it's not just about the chuck key... look around...and look up...anything on a shelf that might vibrate off? Even nearby...anything that might fall and scare the "..." out of you? Make you jump?
That's what worries me. Right now I'm used to being alone. When my wife comes home (she's on assignment in Europe)...it's going to change things. It'll surprise me when the door suddenly opens.
I have a bell hanging outside the shop. Just loud enough to get my attention over the loudest machine in the shop but not so loud it scares the bejeezes out of me. There is a sign asking folks to ring the bell before entering, and the bell is far enough from the door to give me a good 5 second warning. I have not been startled since installing it.zeeprogrammer said:That's what worries me. Right now I'm used to being alone. When my wife comes home (she's on assignment in Europe)...it's going to change things. It'll surprise me when the door suddenly opens.
??? ??? ???justlesh said:Not a chuck key but plenty dangerous. Tool post grinders, I stayed late to finish I.D., Boss comes in early, sets up for O.D. but doesn't change pulleys. He never got around to fixing holes in wall before he died, not from shop accident.