Health and safety

This is what happens when someone walks up behind you in your workshop and taps you on the back. I was just about to use the skew chisel when I felt a tap on the back and I jumped out of my skin,said skew dug into the wood,there was a hell of a bang the skew flew back into my hand breaking a small bone in my paw. Thankfully the skew was fine. I however did refrain from inserting it in the person who caused said incident as I didn’t want to dull the edge and also need her to cook :woman_cook: my dinner :shallow_pan_of_food:. On a serious note I count myself very lucky not to be more seriously injured or in worst case scenario fatally injured. Just in case anyone is interested it’s a Colwin Way skew that I have only just bought.

Bloody hell, what are you going to do if 'er indoors can’t or won’t cook for you? :joy:

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Not to sure really but she has come up with an interesting alternative, she has recommended that I move to the Philippines. I presume they have a good deal of interesting timber over there. Can’t for the life of me think why else she would suggest it​:thinking::joy:

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In my last workshop, in France, I had a ‘ding-dong’ on the door so when SWMBO came in it ‘ding-donged’ and warned me that not only was there another body close to hand, but to also moderate my language. No more ‘golly-gosh-ing’. It worked, unless I left the blasted door open :-0 :-0

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OOo Ouch…Although I do sport a rather interesting scar on my chin from 40 years ago. Was shaving when Ex wife thought it would be fun to put a pack of frozen peas on my bare back… The ex came about many years later LOL. Glad to hear you were OK, the Skew survived and hopefully you can work through the catch

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A tap on your back?

You need a new plumber.

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Fortunately, I have never had a bad experience like you. I trained my wife years ago to never speak to me from behind and make me jump, when I was using a machine or power tools such as a portable router. At best you can ruin a piece of work and worst still end up in A & E.

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I’ve been trying to train my wife for 30 plus years and at best she can be described as feral,other than that somehow she managed to train me some where along the line or at least I’m sort of house trained.

Gluing up time is the worst for me. Several times she’s interrupted a particularly irksome glue-up and a ‘conversation’ has been the consequence. Whenever I now do some gluing I shut the 'shop door and hang a sign outside which simply says ‘gluing’

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I have a bell to announce pending entry into my workshop - but still find that I am likely to jump if I am concentrating on a cut when it sounds. Anyone got any ideas on an alternative warning method?

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Perhaps instead of the bell how about a light that is in your eye line?

I did wonder about the possibility Storm, but thought that it might still make me jump. However, it is probably worth a try.
Happy turning, Philip.

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Make you right Storm LOL

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