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  • #31
    Do not throw your chisel at some one trying to kill a Pokeman in your yard, although it may be thought!

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    • #32
      Yep, still a few loose spokes rolling down the road of life. God love 'em.

      Tinwood

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Dileon View Post
        Do not throw your chisel at some one trying to kill a Pokeman in your yard, although it may be thought!
        Good idea Dileon...how about ......"Don't carve and look for Pokemons at the same time"...
        If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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        • #34
          "Don't carve and look for Pokemons at the same time"
          It is a problem here, the people who do this,... do not watch where they are walking, what they are doing ... nor do they care. I had someone run in front of my car, man head down looking at the phone trying to kill a Pokemon, thank goodness I had great brakes .I live in the country and major fenced and gated,some idiot climb the fence and into the yard and reported that I had few Pokemon that he wanted to capture. That is until he saw the big banana cutting machete in my hands, ready to use.... I am know he ran faster then a Pokemon.. Two guys in the UK that fell off a cliff trying to get Pokemons......I honestly think people have lost their minds these days.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Dileon View Post
            Do not throw your chisel at some one trying to kill a Pokeman in your yard, although it may be thought!
            Good advice, Dileon. You could damage a fine tool that way.
            Arthur

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            • #36
              The thing I like about this post is, It feels like the Forum is really back like it used to be. There are more replies in this one post then we used to get in a week of looking. It sure is nice to see all the members coming back and chiming in with their opinions. I really missed it.
              Larry

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              • Donna_T
                Donna_T commented
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                Yes, Larry, it is beginning to feel a bit like the good old days on the forum. Where we helped each other and had some silliness to boot. Just wish more folks would sign up and participate. Donna_T

            • #37
              saburr.jpgThis are saburr carving cup bits about 3 inches wide, my favorite power carving rough out tool bit,.... the thing bad those cups points are sharp and don't take your glove off for a second...which I did after changing a bit. But did not put the glove back on...... Got two fingers cut...what a mess! Blood everywhere and me cursing....wrapped them up and jammed the glove back on. Wear the glove, the leather protects you from dressing a wound for a week or longer.

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              • #38
                Exactly........................................... .............
                . . .JoeB

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                • #39
                  Hi Folks, never wear a carving glove while you are power carving. I speak from a painful experience and a trip to the ER. Carving between using my knife and power carver I didn't remove my carving glove and grabbed my power carver. Began carving and rounded over the edge of my carving and right into my glove. The burr grabbed my index finger and gave it a twist broke the finger. It happened so fast...painful lesson learned and expensive!!!! I think I'm a careful carver but not this time.
                  Last edited by Mottles; 12-01-2016, 11:54 AM.

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                  • #40
                    I use a heavy leather glove when power carving, but I know what you're saying, Just going to do a little grinding....ouch. You sure get to the point of taking the carving glove off and putting the leather one on.
                    . . .JoeB

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                    • #41
                      joepaul I can see where a leather glove would be better....mine is that anti-slash type. and I have the yellow ones with the nubs. I'll be powercarving again maybe I should look into the leather types. Without a glove you have little protection...I have touch my index finger with a burr before nothing serious.

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                      • #42
                        To be clearer, I use both (not at the same time )
                        . . .JoeB

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                        • #43
                          When power carving with aggressive bits, a leather glove on the "holding" hand should be used--not the typical Kevlar-type glove. If an aggressive burr, running at high speed, snags the finger of a Kevlar glove, it can break a finger. (Don't ask me how I know that-or how much the doctor bill was-or why after a month, the tip of that finger is still painful or numb.). And it can strip the flexible shaft of your power carver. However, without a glove, an aggressive burr can reach the bone on a finger pretty darn quick!

                          The things we learn....

                          Donna_T

                          From Missouri

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                          • #44
                            All good advise. I'm getting my niece's son started into carving this weekend. The safety review is at the top of the list.

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                            • #45
                              The closest that I come to power carving is rough-outs and gross shaping, where possible. I am so accustomed to carving (mallet & gouge, adze, etc) with gloves on, I wear gloves with the
                              power tools. I don't see that my hands are very close to any moving parts. A continuing problem that I see is that all these power things are made with slick and slippery surfaces, For example, a Rotozip is silky smooth and screaming along at 30,000rpm. Added some VetWrap which helped a lot. I do not recommend a Rotozip for free-hand carving.
                              Brian T

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