do you wear jewelery while woodworking?

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Forum topic by Roper posted 06-30-2008 07:23 PM 4100 views 0 times favorited 98 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-30-2008 07:23 PM

my wife and i had a little talk about the fact that i don’t wear my wedding ring in the shop, i explained to her that i do love her but i also have grown to like having all my fingers, the solution is a nice silver chain which i put my ring on during shop time. just wondering what everyone elso does about these things?

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 06-30-2008 07:41 PM

I keep my wedding band on, although I’m sure someone will relate a story detailing why that is not a good idea.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 06-30-2008 07:56 PM

I always keep my wedding band on unless it’s bugging me for some reason. Like Charlie said I’m sure it’s probably not a good idea.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#3 posted 06-30-2008 08:21 PM

my hands ussually swell up when I come in contact with all the dust. I keep it off when I’m working. It also prevents damaging the ring.

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#4 posted 06-30-2008 08:38 PM

I do not wear mine. I jumped a set of racks at work and it caught on something as I was going over. I was temproarily suspended in the air. When it let go and I landed, the ring had distorted and cut into my finger.
The ring had to be cut off. Since then I have never worn jewelry of any kind. No rings, watches or chains.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#5 posted 06-30-2008 08:46 PM

MrWoody. sounds like you went through a lot of pain and trouble to convince your wife that you shouldn’t be wearing that wedding band at work. <g>

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 06-30-2008 08:53 PM

I always wear my wedding ring. After 34 years, it just don’t come off anymore. I’ve tried, but I think my fingers are a different size than they were when I got married. Other than that, I don’t wear jewelry. I’d rather not take any more chances than necessary.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#7 posted 06-30-2008 09:15 PM

I don’t… but then I usually take my wedding ring off when I am at home. My wife doesn’t mind it she takes hers off at nightor when she is doing any cleaning or anything like that…. but we both wear our rings whenever we leave the house…...

-- Hrolfr

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#8 posted 06-30-2008 09:21 PM

I would take mine off due to the risk of getting it smashed, but I am more afraid of loosing it and getting my head smashed in by my wife. So I wear mine.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#9 posted 06-30-2008 10:29 PM

I try and remember to take my wedding band off when I remember to, but other than that no jewelry at all.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#10 posted 06-30-2008 11:46 PM

i could never adjust to wearing a ring. My wife has it put up somewhere. Everyone else at the shop takes rings off.

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#11 posted 06-30-2008 11:50 PM

Haven’t taken mine off in years. Not sure I could get it off if I wanted to. I personally don’t think it poses much of a risk.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#12 posted 07-01-2008 12:00 AM

I never wear a ring or other item that might get caught on something. Long sleeve shirts are also a danger around machines that have sharp blades whirling around at high RPMs.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#13 posted 07-01-2008 12:04 AM

I wear my wedding ring all the time.


-- Formerly known as John's Woodshop - and NO not the one from Ohio!

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#14 posted 07-01-2008 12:37 AM

I have the same problem as Russel. I think the thing has shrunk over the past 32 years!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 07-01-2008 12:48 AM

Actually my crushed finger convinced her so well that I haven’t worn a wedding ring at all since, but we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary last February.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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