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Right Between the Eyes

12-17-2008 07:20 PM by TheFritz | 12 comments »

I was trimming some pieces of a “Spagnuolo” cutting board… well, its more like a trivet (8” square). I was using my father’s saw, he has nicer blade than me and I needed a glue line cut on these. I had just finished pushing the piece (8” long x 1”x 1”) through when BAM! I was hit hard, right between the eyes. I was using a push stick. I was standing off to the side. I was wearing eye protection. And the piece was too small for the guard to be on. What happened was that the glue for the last chunk on the piece, a 1” cube, failed and the cube’s corner caught the back edge of the blade and launched. The thing is that if I was at home in my shop I always use a full face guard. I find t...

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