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    Default Who chucked the chuck???

    I don't know - but my face caught it.

    The drill bit seems to have broken - I wonder where it is?
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    yeoooow,
    How did that happen?
    Did the taper come loss while you were winding the drill out?
    Good job you've still got both eyes.

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    It got stuck in the wood, I turned it off, but pulled it out before it stopped spinning and the whole chuck just came out of the tail stock and got me in the face on it's way out. I think the drill bit must have broken when it hit the ground. I don't know, can't find it. No doubt it will turn up.

    We are buying a mask next pay...
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    a chainsaw mesh sheild is the best way to go. the plastic ones fog up and dotn do mutch if hit by sompthing heavy.

    how mutch chuck could a woodlathe chuck if a woodlathe could chuck chucks.

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    The rest of the drill might be in the wood.

    Close call though. Look after yourself. I hope you have steel capped boots on your list too. (FWIW I like the clear face shields cos it means the dust has further to go to get to my nose. )
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    next time you are up my way ,call in and i will give you a faceshield before you do some serious damage to that lovely face of yours,that was close to your eye Eliza , may have been a warning......bob
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    You can stop the clear ones fogging up by just putting 2 drops of undiluted liquid diswashing detergent on the inside of the plastic and rubbing it all in with a tissue or soft rag
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    Bob you are too sweet

    Won't be up your way again until Mothers day though, and Zoe has offered to buy me one from Carba Tec which is only a couple of blocks away.

    I so appreciate the offer though!

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    yer ya cant hold up operations waiting for a mask.

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    Ya, swollen and black or not, I have pen blanks to glue in, then turn!

    But, I'll glue tomorrow, take the rest of the day off, see how I feel the next day.

    Surely I can't get into too much trouble turning pen blanks on a mandrell?

    What could go wrong?

    (geee, I wish I hadn't asked that!)

    I also fell down the stairs today, fortunately I waited until I got to the bottom two, and didn't start at the top of the 15! That should have told me something...
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    Sounds like it was not drilling true, the off centre mass of the chuck braking the drill. Lucky not more damage was done. You definately should be wearing a shield.
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    I find that the drill does the first few ok, but as it heats up, and depending on the wood, if I don't clear it often the sawdust in the grooves of the drill bit swell, and I get a stuck drill.

    Yesterday was my first day back at the lathe for more then a few minutes at a time, I was rushing and nothing was going right. I stuffed up two bottle stoppers in the morning, made two pens ok, then decided to cut and drill lots of pen blanks. I did about 8 or 9 polaris, about 10 seirra, and about 10 keyrings - and then it happened.

    I was tired by this time, and rushing. Two things I shouldn't have been!

    Let this be a warning to you all!

    And, here is a picture of me at 6am this morning. How brave am I, putting up a picture just out of bed? lol

    I'm going to tell everyone that Zoe did it. Well, I can't blame my poor lathe, can I? They might try to stop me turning!
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    Owwwwwww, You were certainly lucky (I know it doesn't seem like it now!) that it missed your eye. It would be well worthwhile to get a mask of some description. Just thinking about it my face hurts. (Then again there have been a few people that have told me it hurts just to look at my face) Take care!
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    You are a fortunate Eliza, you are! Possible sequence of events?: Drill bit sticks, spins loose in the morse taper; you pull the tailstock back, dislodging the taper completely; the weight of the chuck, combined with the down-spinning lathe, swings the chuck to the side, breaking the bit, the chuck continues it's path to the floor, after hitting the nice lady just below the eye. Sound a mite close?
    Face shield would deflect the chuck enough to keep from penetrating an eye, maybe... but the headband would make some nice marks around the forehead.
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    OGYT - that seems to be what happened, except the drill bit is not in the wood and I don't know where it is.

    I went to Carba Tec this morning and bought a face mask. I kept my sunglasses on, told them the story, pulled off the glasses as I said "and then it came off and hit me in the face".

    the look on their faces was precious! So many dropped jaws!

    heehee
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