Hairy Machines

All longhairs take note,hair and machines are a bad mix.
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Yeah, I heard of a woman working in a wire drawing plant (IIRC) and she stuck her head a little too deep into a machine... Fortunately surgeons were able to re-attach her scalp.
Tim
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Tim Williams
Scary stuff.
Their was a student at the local highschool which was working on a South Bend. 10" lathe. She bent over the machine to get a better look and her long hair got tangled. Scalped her. They were able to reattach her scalp though.
That was the last machining class the highschool gave. Later they used the machine shop for nightschool adult ed only (which is were I took machine shop classes years after).
Art
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When I was tech services manager of an alarm company, I had a long haired installer get his hair wrapped around the long drill bit he was using to drill a hole in the ceiling of a church. While standing on the top of a 10' step ladder. He paniced and jumped.
He broke his leg and ripped a significant portion of his scalp off. When I got the call from the paster of the church, I drove down, cut the scalp loose from the wad of hair dangling from the ceiling, and drove to the hospital where they had taken him only minutes earlier. They managed to sew it back on sucessfully, but to this day, he has a wierd colored spot on his head, and the hair comes out 90' differently from the rest of his head. I think they may have rotated the scalp before sewing it on. Pretty neat nearly round patch about 6" in diameter. When I cut the scalp loose, I cut the hair pretty close and they may have not known which side went where..shrug.
Gunner
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Gunner
Weren't thinking ahead were you :^).
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John Flanagan
Yep, along with long sleeves and gloves. I have a no gloves, no rings, short sleeves only rule for all my power equipment. Don't have any long hairs around so haven't had the need to make up that rule yet. You hear that sunworshipper :^)???
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John Flanagan
Well I can not knock folks for having long hair anymore since I retired, as its presently past shoulder length, and I am just reverting to my old long haired hippie days prior to spending most of my life in the military. My biggest problem is singeing the hair when using a torch or even a cigarette lighter. When my uncle was much younger he was using a bench model drill press with the typical step pulley setup......without the belt guard. He leaned in closer to see better and in the process the belt / pulley on the front managed to wrap up his hair. Snatched a huge chunk of it out. Was too badly mangled to probably reattach but suffice it to say it seemed like it took forever to get just the skin grown back, he always had a sort of sunken area where the meat thats on a head never fully grew to orig>x-All longhairs take note,hair and machines are a bad mix.
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My hair reaches just past my shoulders - my main problem is it swinging in front of my eyes, I never get my head that close to anything dangerous as a matter of principle!
So I got some hair bands like my girlfriend has, for when I'm doing interesting things with metal.
She wants me to keep growing it, because she has this wierd "long haired blacksmith handling the work with ferocious strength and infinite gentleness" fantasy going on. Which is more of a safety issue - I tend to get unexpectedly grabbed in sensitive places when I'm really concentrating on things and don't notice her lurking. Still, she now knows not to do this when I've got anything in my hands!
ABS
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Alaric B Snell
Yeap, I'm well aware of the danger. I was boring on my 12X36 Atlas and hadn't noticed that the lead screw was turning slowly until the oil helped wrap my hair around it. Good thing that its a small lathe , even then the switch over the head stock was just at the end of my reach. I took awhile just to get my hair off of it , all alone as usual.
I often get a couple hairs ripped out from the drill motor commutator. The most common thing is leaning over a stopped machine and getting half a head full of oily swarf , which is lots of fun to get out.
I just wish people would stop using that grovey word around me. I'm not that old , but I do remember the flower covered people and their VW buses , dig it.
Never did like jewelry , no watches, ear rings, necklaces, or rings , and especially the head stuffed in a tackle box thing. I've tried watches , they have a life expectancy of about 4 to 7 days.
Oh , I don't plan on being in Va. ? Now that you've got another snipper I guess I should stop slamming ice on the wheel well of my PU at gas stations again.
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Sunworshiper
I post every time this comes up: I have hair down below my ass (not ass hair, but my head hair). Anyway when working in the shop you need to put your hair in a ponytail, then stuff the pony tail down the back of your shirt. That is the only way you can ensure that the hair won't whip around and somehow get caught. It's easier if you hair is long enough to fully constrain this way, so either cut it short or grow it as long as you can.
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Nicholas Carter
I was looking for the "this side up" arrow..but it was a bit bloody and icky...
Gunner Have you noticed how these enviros have become alarmed by the proliferation of large carnivores in the boonies? I saw one remark to the effect that bears, for example, do not seem to know their place on the "food chain." Why should they? Only man comes up with ideas like a food chain, and with man the idea only makes sense because man is armed. Without his weapons, man is by no means at the top of any food chain. On the contrary, he is down in fourth or fifth spot, depending upon the environment in which he lives. Primitive man was under no illusions about this, nor are the backwoods folk in India today. To a tiger, man is a morsel, as these unarmed joggers seem to be to a cougar, upon occasion. Man is man because he is always armed. That is something they do not teach in kindergarten, nor for that matter in high school. A youth becomes a man when he is first presented with his own personal weapon. That is his right of passage, and those who do not understand that are questionable members of a free society. - Jeff Cooper's Commentaries, Vol. 9, No. 7, July, 2001
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Gunner
my hairline is a few inches above my asshole so i dont have to worry about it anymore
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Wwj2110
Which, your hair or your asshole? :^)
Tim
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Tim Williams
I divorced her a long time ago
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Wwj2110
That could be a problem at certain times, that and long tailed shirts IYKWIM :^).
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John Flanagan
You were saying you were thinking about making a rule about long hair in your shop. Your in Va. , right? If so, I don't plan to be in that area so there is no chance you will get to impose that rule on me.
Or about making loud banging sounds at the gas pumps?
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Sunworshiper
That's why you use a splash guard on the lathe and mill?
But really.. who doesn't enjoy the smell of kerosene and bacon fat ground into the very fiber of their being... ;^)
Tim
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Tim Williams
Ah quit whining. At least he wasn't like that hiker in England!!
Now *that* would make a scene in the store.
Jim
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jim rozen
Your mouth started to water? Oh,queasy.Stopped me there for a second.
wws
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machomachiner
Ok, what hiker.....?
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