[Clayart] Grinding wheels

Dick C cappillings at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 10:08:46 EST 2017


Yes Vince I noticed after posting that I should have said bench grinder
instead of just grinder but my finger was just too fast.
Dick

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Vince Pitelka <vpitelka at dtccom.net> wrote:

> Dick C. wrote:
> "One additional thing I haven't seen mentioned Is that one should never
> wear gloves when using a grinder."
>
> Hi Dick -
> Let's clarify that it is dangerous to wear gloves when using a BENCH
> grinder for anyone who has not been professionally trained.  It's not at
> all a problem to wear gloves when using a hand-held grinder like an angle
> grinder or die grinder.  And like so many things, it is simply a question
> of knowing what you are doing and being extra careful.  I hate to think of
> how much longer it would have taken me to get anything done when I worked
> as a mechanic and welder if I never wore gloves when grinding something at
> the pedestal grinder.
> - Vince
>
> Vince Pitelka
> Appalachian Center for Craft
> Tennessee Tech University
> vpitelka at dtccom.net <javascript:;>
> https://sites.tntech.edu/wpitelka/
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clayart [mailto:clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com
> <javascript:;>] On Behalf Of Dick C
> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:55 AM
> To: Clayart international pottery discussion forum <
> clayart at lists.clayartworld.com <javascript:;>>
> Subject: Re: [Clayart] Grinding wheels
>
> Dick
>
> On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Larry Miller <lmiller at midmich.edu
> <javascript:;>> 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:;>
> > <javascript:;>>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > > On Jan 9, 2017, at 4:07 PM, M Gordon <clayart at earthlink.net
> <javascript:;>
> > <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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