You know, I'm getting sick and tired of seeing my own blood. Really, enough now.
So after regaling you all with tales of woe with the lathe chisel across the knuckles of my left hand yesterday, I managed to do this today:
No, this is not what I intended.
This is, was, an eggshell turning. When finished (never!), the walls of the bowl should be no thicker than 1.5mm, thin enough that light shines though. This is quite difficult. I had the upper portions of the wall turned to about 3mm thickness and was slowly thinning down the bottom portion. I reached inside the bowl while it was turning to smooth the inside wall with a piece of sandpaper, so that I could get a good caliper reading on it, and BOOM! Pieces everywhere. Razor sharp pieces. Flying shards sliced three deep parallel cuts across the first three fingers and thumb of my right hand.
If you're going to injure yourself repeatedly, keep it bilaterally symmetrical I say.
Should you ever decide to take up wood turning, remember one of the best things you can invest in is a quality full-face shield. Just saying.
Oh, and get a good First Aid kit.
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