[Clayart] Grinding wheels

Dick C cappillings at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 09:55:22 EST 2017


One additional thing I haven't seen mentioned Is that one should never wear
gloves when using a grinder.
Dick

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Larry Miller <lmiller at midmich.edu> wrote:

> Student teaching in woodshop, I saw a 7th grade boy with short, groomed
> hair intently cutting wood in the bench vise with a saber saw, put his head
> right down to the air slots on the saw and lost a dime sized piece of
> scalp.  Doesn't matter how long the hair is, keep it out of the work zone!
> Larry
>
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 8:52 PM, Snail Scott <claywork at flying-snail.com
> <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > > On Jan 9, 2017, at 4:07 PM, M Gordon <clayart at earthlink.net
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> > > I was polishing a piece of jewelry in Jewelry class & a girl with with
> > long loose hanging hair started the grinder next to me…
> >
> > When I took the shop foundations class in college, there was a hank of
> > something nailed to the wall above the bench grinders. Turned out to be a
> > long-haired chunk of human scalp, put there after a grinder incident many
> > years earlier - in the ’70’s, when a lot of guys wore long hair but
> didn’t
> > think
> > it was cool (i.e. masculine) to do anything but ponytail it.  A ponytail
> > won’t
> > suffice if it’s still long enough to fall over your shoulder. (Count me a
> > big
> > fan of the ‘Man Bun’ for that reason alone!)  Many people will stand at a
> > safe distance when starting work, but lean in as they get involved in the
> > task, bringing their hair a lot closer than they realize.
> >
> > The scalp was eventually removed after a visiting parent complained to
> > the administration, but while it remained, it was a powerful object
> lesson.
> > I doubt that anyone who saw it failed to fasten their hair back.
> >
> >               -Snail
> >
> >
> >
> >
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