What's that sticking in my neck?

Discussion in 'Mistakes, Blunders and Boo Boos' started by 90LX_Notch, Nov 29, 2010.

Help Support HMEM by donating:

  1. Nov 29, 2010 #1

    90LX_Notch

    90LX_Notch

    90LX_Notch

    Project of the Month Winner!!! Project of the Month Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    4
    What's that sticking in my neck?

    Why it's part of #54.(055 dia) drill that I just broke.

    Lesson: If you notice any flex on a small drill correct the problem.
    When I backed out to clear chips and started back into the hole I noticed the drill bit jump a little indicating that it wasn't lined up. What the the hell I thought. It's in the mill and I spotted with a center drill it couldn't be off that much. Well I was wrong. In combination with the misalignment, and failure to adequately clear chips, the bit broke. When it did I felt a piece hit my neck. I thought nothing of it until several minutes later I felt my neck and felt something. Sure enough, a small shard of the broken bit was embedded in my neck. Luckily my wife was able to pull it out with tweezers.

    This also reinforces why safety glasses should always be worn. If it would have hit my eye, this would have been a bad story.

    Bob
     
  2. Nov 29, 2010 #2

    PhillyVa

    PhillyVa

    PhillyVa

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hmmm sounds like a full face shield is in order too, hard hat, body armor, steel toed boots....etc. It don't take much to be safe.

    Thm: Thank for sharing Thm:

    Philly
     

Share This Page