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Thread: Shop safety - got nailed with a broken bowl today

  1. #31
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    I am curious as to where the recess was compared to where the center piece split off. Wondering if the expansion of the chuck magnified the pressure where it split...had a close call with that once and now use tenons only since...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Bistritz View Post
    I am curious as to where the recess was compared to where the center piece split off. Wondering if the expansion of the chuck magnified the pressure where it split...had a close call with that once and now use tenons only since...
    Yes I'm sure that was a significant part of the failure. The bottom of the bowl was considerably thinner than I'd expected and the main break happened about 3/4" off the center of the recess.

  3. #33
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    Well, glad you are ok. I am no expert but i always keep an eye on the bottom making sure its 1. not too thick and clunky. and 2. it doesnt become a funnel...plus it just feels better when they are even. I use a Veritas Thickness Caliper...dont think a link is allowed but its on their website...i have the large one and use it all the time...hope this helps a little...no more surprises!!!! Get better soon!!!!!

  4. #34
    Take It from someone with only one eye always wear a face shield and use a good one not the cheap flimsy ones. The loss can happen literly in the wink of an eye.

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