I am sure I am not the only one who carries a portable phone handset to the
I recommend not laying the handset on the belt of your belt/disk sander
station - especially if the switch was inadvertently turned on while the
machine was unplugged.
Just a thought. No particular reason.
My bowl lathe uses a wrench to hold the spindle while undoing the face
plate. Remove the wrench before turning on the lathe. Remove the wrench
before turning on the lathe. Remove the wrench before turning on the
I found it. It can fly but it can not hide (very long)
Gosh. After these posts - I feel better. I thought I was the only one who
did things like this!
By the way, the phone survived in fine shape with a few sander scuffs.
After some sanding in place on the belt it shot it up against the stop, flew
up into the air, bounced off of a wire frame shelf and almost landed in my
hand. No, I am not that coordinated. Just lucky.
Ron that's the reason I have a safety on my lathe that if the power has
been interrupted in any which way it will not start up if you would plug
it back in or turn it back on while it is in forward of reverse mode, I
have to turn of the power switch then set the lathe switch to neutral
and then turn the power back on, seems awkward but it done quick and it
is safe that way.
No I do not have that on my sander, I don't have or want a cell or porta
phone, when I'm turning I don't answer phones, LOML will do that and if
it ever is for me I do get informed, (they can never leave me alone (G)
Have fun and take care
Leo Van Der Loo
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