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    Quote Originally Posted by zimbo View Post
    My wife insists I keep wearing the wedding ring whilst at work. I am scared I am going to loose it or forget it in my pocket if I keep taking it off.
    I put mine on a necklace every morning when I arrive, and back on my finger when I leave.

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    When I got married I told my wife I would never wear a ring. Since her father was a tool maker with a missing finger she understood completely. Doesn't even take a machine to ruin your day. I saw a truck driver jump off the back of his truck's trailer. As he jumped he steadied himself by holding on to the side wall. His wedding band was caught by a 14-20 bolt sticking out ever so slightly from the wall. His finger and ring stayed behind...........Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountie View Post
    I put mine on a necklace every morning when I arrive, and back on my finger when I leave.
    Good idea. That way, if it gets caught, it will only rip your head off instead of your finger.

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    we had discussed this option whilst on holiday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobo View Post
    Good idea. That way, if it gets caught, it will only rip your head off instead of your finger.
    Oh come on... Necklace goes UNDER my undershirt. Regular crew neck so chances of the necklace coming out and getting caught are negligible, definitely less than a ring getting caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountie View Post
    Oh come on... Necklace goes UNDER my undershirt. Regular crew neck so chances of the necklace coming out and getting caught are negligible, definitely less than a ring getting caught.
    Sorry- just being a smart-ass.

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    This is the aftermath.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails oops.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimbo View Post
    My wife insists I keep wearing the wedding ring whilst at work. I am scared I am going to loose it or forget it in my pocket if I keep taking it off. Have any of you chaps have examples about how rings caused fingers and hands to be broken or lost whilst using manual mill and lathes?


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    Sparkies (electricians) have a tattoo applied of a ring.

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    While talking of ring injuries- my friend was working on his boat when he almost lost his ring finger. He got too close to the battery post and managed to short his ring out against it. We all know how well gold conducts, just about had to amputate it because of the severe burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobo View Post
    This is the aftermath.
    SUPER yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobo View Post
    This is the aftermath.
    Lucky, lucky, ducky.

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    I was in process of a deal with a guy that got his pony tail tangled up in the spindle of a K&T CNC Horizontal.
    DOA.

    Know a lady uptown that got scalped from a drill press yrs ago. She lived.
    Know a guy that got his tail tangled up in the lead screw of a lathe. (I have no clue how he managed to doo that!) He's OK.

    My grand-dad lost a finger to a (wedding?) ring.
    I was there when a girl that I knew jumped out of a hay-ride wagon and caught her ring on the top board on the way down.
    Peeled it right down.
    I do not know what became of it? I think that it was saved - at least to some degree? I'm not sure that I have seen her since? (>35 yrs ago)

    I wore a wedding ring for a few hours, and never since.
    Pony tails and jewelry are just not allowed in my shop!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gbent View Post
    I am very jealous of you guys that can afford to work all the time in a shop heated to shirt sleeve comfort.

    To the OP, thanks for the safety reminder. Horizontal machines can be deceptively hazardous, especially for someone who has spent most of their time on a vertical. You open the door, and there is the tool beside your right arm or head.
    It should be that you open the door and the spindle shuts off. I know the door interlocks are annoying but they really do prevent these momentary fuckups that rip off arms and kill people.

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    I was leaning into my Mori Hori mill and lost my footing etc, and smack my head on the spindle. Took a grease fitting to the ear. Wouldn't have been that bad had it not been for the plastic cap on it with a sharp ridge.
    Split my damn ear open.
    Adding insult to injury what I thought was good insurance only covered $250 of the ER visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimbo View Post
    My wife insists I keep wearing the wedding ring whilst at work. I am scared I am going to loose it or forget it in my pocket if I keep taking it off. Have any of you chaps have examples about how rings caused fingers and hands to be broken or lost whilst using manual mill and lathes?


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    Keep mine on a cheap neck chain.
    As mentioned...electrical is also a hazard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimbo View Post
    My wife insists I keep wearing the wedding ring whilst at work. I am scared I am going to loose it or forget it in my pocket if I keep taking it off. Have any of you chaps have examples about how rings caused fingers and hands to be broken or lost whilst using manual mill and lathes?


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    There is no way I would wear a ring near machines.

    Wear it on a short gold chain necklace. The chain needs short enough so it doesn't dangle into anything be thin enough to break if it catches on anything.

    I know there will be those that say don't wear any necklace but a short fragile one should be OK.

    Dazz

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    get a silicon wedding band, or a tattooed band. Or better yet a wife more concerned with your safety than her insecurity.

    I don't mean to sound crass but i've been married 28 years without a band, and I ain't cheated yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by zimbo View Post
    My wife insists I keep wearing the wedding ring whilst at work. I am scared I am going to loose it or forget it in my pocket if I keep taking it off. Have any of you chaps have examples about how rings caused fingers and hands to be broken or lost whilst using manual mill and lathes?


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