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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 01-23-2020 01:13 AM

LJ already has several threads on the topic of fractal burning. Read them!

People die doing this:
https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/fractal-burning-kills-another-michigan

Fractal Burning is banned by American Association of Woodturners Safety Committee.

The actual electrical equipment for the process is simple and can be cheap.
Cost of proper protective equipment (PPE) far exceeds the cost of electrical bits. Proper voltage rated gloves run ~$200. Then you have the non-conductive work surfaces, clothes, face protection in case of arc fault.
Can easily spend $500+ to protect your self from $50 worth of electrical parts.

When I was young and invincible, I might have tried fractal burning. But after 30 years of industrial safety exposure, watching loss of life, and knowing 2 people who have permanent disabilities who survived after incidents with high voltage; will not attempt it.

IME – You need to get more than internet reading education to have proper high voltage training before you attempt fractal burning. You need professionally high voltage safety training!

Attempting the process without the PPE is asking to die. Just like holding a stick of dynamite while fuse burns, or running across a busy street with eyes closed, and hoping you survive the redneck stunt. Don’t do fractal burning unless wearing PPE.

PS Suggest you show your family all the Lichtenberg device and fractal burning safety articles, and ask them:
Do I have your permission to die like this for my hobby?
Best Luck getting family permission.

Be safe, not Sorry.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967


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