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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Fri May 07, 2010 6:11 pm

Am I the only person here who finds 'the faces of death' or similar stuff interesting? lol I know it sounds morbid...
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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Fri May 07, 2010 8:25 pm

wow. the person who runs this website has to be majorly sick. I mean, who the hell in their right mind could possibly get enjoyment out of looking at pictures like this???? I'm sorry, but that's absolutely disgusting!! (I'm not saying anything against you metalmeltr, I assume you were just googling lathe pictures) Yeah, but this is definatley a good wakeup call to be carefull when using power tools and equipment. Though, as stated before, I highly doubt a small benchtop lathe could do damage like that (though one could still be very dangerous).
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sat May 08, 2010 6:07 am

Just to head off any pissing contests, maverick was referring to the owner of the site the pictures are hosted on, not PCGUY.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sat May 08, 2010 7:00 am

lol I guess it goes without saying...
though I am not entirely happy that
he said that
I mean, who the hell in their right mind could possibly get enjoyment out of looking at pictures like this

just after I posted
Am I the only person here who finds 'the faces of death' or similar stuff interesting?


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Unread postAuthor: Hawkeye » Sat May 08, 2010 8:37 am

Interested or enjoyment? If someone actually "enjoys" looking at stuff like that I'm going to have to say that they are a few o-rings short of airtight.
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Sat May 08, 2010 9:11 am

Hawkeye wrote:they are a few o-rings short of airtight.


Only on a spudgun forum... :D
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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Sat May 08, 2010 12:14 pm

Just to head off any pissing contests, maverick was referring to the owner of the site the pictures are hosted on, not PCGUY.

Yeah. That's what I meant. Not PCGUY. I meant the person who owns the website that hosted those pictures.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sat May 08, 2010 1:10 pm

I find stuff like that morbidly interesting... not that I am turned on or something

it's more about educational value of of such videos...
once you see just a few accidents compilation on youtube, you'll know that in vast majority of cases they were caused by carelessness and/or stupidity
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Sat May 08, 2010 2:00 pm

That website isn't all that bad considering all the crap in the internet...

I guess those websites are like car accidents; you know its wrong to check them out, and you don't really feel like you should because it is morbid and gross, you do nonetheless.

Or, perhaps deep inside, we all get some type of perverse joy out of others misfortunes...
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Sat May 08, 2010 4:57 pm

Ugh just ugh I winced hard after seeing that picture, it shall be very hard to eat this pizza for dinner. Luckily and unfortunately this serves as a warning to all of those people who get too comfortable with tools.

No matter what tool you are using ALWAYS treat it with utmost respect and care. Reminds me of a story on mini-lathe .com of the author cutting a chunk of his thumb off with a bandsaw
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Unread postAuthor: USGF » Sat May 08, 2010 6:27 pm

A lot of old lathe hands told me they liked to work while wearing tattered worn out t-shirts. They must be short sleeved. Now you know why. Too many close calls.

Our big lathe is larger than the one in the photos. 12+ horses. It will shred you in no time. Even a tiny machine tool will take chunks off your fingers etc. You guys be careful. Nothing more useful than 10 working fingers.

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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Sat May 08, 2010 6:49 pm

While it most likely was his fault, due to loose clothing, lathes can still be extremely dangerous even if operated correctly.
I was once told by the head machinest at the local community college about a time that the lathe chuck wiggled loose, and flew off the machine. It then proceeded to skid across the floor, and through the wall. 50lb of steel spinning at thousands of RPMs is not something to take lightly.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat May 08, 2010 7:14 pm

I think three times in my hardtech class I left the chuck key in the chuck and proceeded to turn the machine on, resulting in the key flying in to my leg all three times (key always stayed on the chuck until it hit my leg, then it falls loose). :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sat May 08, 2010 7:52 pm

MrCrowley wrote:I left the chuck key in the chuck and proceeded to turn the machine on

Ah yes. I've seen a number of machines that are designed with a spring mechanism so that you actually have to push the key into the chuck.

When you let go, the spring pushes the chuck key out. Sometimes means it falls on the floor, but it does stop you accelerating across the room at someone's face.
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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Sat May 08, 2010 9:51 pm

Ah yes. I've seen a number of machines that are designed with a spring mechanism so that you actually have to push the key into the chuck.

Yeah, my drill press key has that feature. It's pretty useful because it's probably helped me avoid some serious pain :)
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