Re: [MedievalSawdust] Decisions decisions...
- Hi All,I'm Kelly and hale from the Shire of Heychister. I'm an apprentice wooden boat builder in Mundaina, and have learn to have a no important desion after 4:30 rule becasue of the tiredness factor. I've manged to do really good smeg up because of this. Some of my best injurys have been with my Japanees saw. It slip one time while I was triming the inwhale and took a gouge out of my thumb.The SCA realted progect I'm working on is the knif for my feast gear. There are some really nice ascpets to it like how the blade is shaped and a nice long tang but the handle is a piece of junk so I've descided too go Frankenstien on it and make a better looking one out of wood. I've got oak for it, is that accptable as a wood?Kelly
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I agree. Its why I play video games after my son goes to bed at 9pm instead of heading into the shop. I WANT to head into the shop. But i know I'm too tired.Siegfried
On Jan 11, 2011, at 3:44 PM, "Bill McNutt" <mcnutt@...> wrote:
Yeah – and your brain is what turns off first when you’re tired.
Don’t woodwork tired. It leads to injury.
On Tue, January 11, 2011 5:44 am, Jim Hart wrote:
> I've had just as many band-aid moments with hand tools.
Even mutilation is possible. I cut my thumb half off with a handsaw once!
(A setup collapsed when I was sawing out a notch. The saw, the work, and
I all headed for the ground in a tangle, and the saw raked my thumb on the
way down. Completely out of control.)
Traditional adze work, where you strike just below your own foot, and hold
the rising chip down with your toes to prevent tearout, has a potential
for wounds that rivals a lot of power tools. Any kind of ax work, unless
you make sure that no possible glance or breakout can sink the ax into
meat, can be impressively bloody.
OTOH, should the worst happen, the scars and mutilations are _authentic_.
One of my biggest pleasures in hand tool woodworking is no worries about
noise and fine dust. Except with a springpole lathe, you don't have to
worry about cutting your own power cord.
And, hand or power, the most important safety device is your brain. Don't
let yours turn off!