I simply have a fake carabiner clip hanging from my belt with my
keys on it. Whenever I step into the shop, my wedding ring and my watch
move to that clip and stay there until I exit the shop again. And none
of my machines have moving parts at the level of that carabiner, or I
would move *it* to a hook on the wall by the door. (It is a personal
hobby shop, so I don't have to worry about them growing legs while I'm
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Probably faked though as the tendon would only go till just after the wrist
where it attaches to the muscles that work the fingers.
About 6 inches I would estimate.
I always took my watch off after being told what happens if you forget and
reach between the battery bus bars and never have worn a ring as they are
naff and dangerous everywhere not just at work.
Could have been ?? May not have been a tendon, but that's the way I
It still did the trick, even if they played around with it in the 60's
I won't let the War Office see this in case she takes your point of view
and makes me hunt up the ring :)
I've got two I can recount, but they're not strictly handyman
When I was serving my apprenticeship, we did a bit of practical and a
bit of workshop - one of the lads in our year managed to lose a finger
while working on a lathe. I think he made the mistake of continuing to
use it while turning around to talk to someone...
The other was an office accident, and this might top them all (sadly)
This happened either just before I started orvery shortly afterwards
in another local office (now closed). We had some work experience kids
in with varying levels of handicap, and someone thought it would be
safe to let one of these kids use the shredder. Not even the
manufacturer believed you could get a whole hand in that far :-/
Yikes. Over this past weekend some guy was killed when his
shirt became entangled with a stump grinder being operated by
some tree company. No word on why the homeowner was
hanging around so close to the activity that he could get his
Back in the early to mid 70's when I was living with my grandparents and
had grown my hair to about my belt loops, Grandpa and I went to the
store one evening. Saw the ugliest looking person you ever saw. Grandpa
asked him, "What happened to you?"
The guy answered, "I got my ponytail caught in the lathe at work!"
5 minutes later and several aisles over, Grandpa told me, "I ain't gonna
ever tell you to get your hair cut again."
Didn't have long hair very much after that.
A kid at the highschool where a friend's wife teaches always wore
baggy track pants to school - regimental. Thought he was IT.
One day he somehow got his drawstring caught (wrapped around) on the
wood lathe. Got a few good wraps of the track pants wound up too. They
got the lathe stopped in time to save "the boys" - but JUST.
Didn't faze the idiot at all - - -
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