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PhilNM

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Re: What are the most dangerous hazards in this hobby...
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2018, 04:43:40 PM »

teaching idiots who plug in and turn on equipment when you're not looking and working on repairs....  or just as bad, leave them running and walk away.....
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Re: What are the most dangerous hazards in this hobby...
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2018, 06:07:14 PM »

Lack of life training,  to play out side of the house.
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Re: What are the most dangerous hazards in this hobby...
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2018, 08:17:32 PM »

What are the most dangerous hazards in this hobby...????????

Going to the lapidary store with money (kidding)

Thin thin saw blades....
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Re: What are the most dangerous hazards in this hobby...
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2018, 11:09:37 PM »

In my studio - knives are a real danger!   Almost took off a finger one time and most weeks have a nick or more - usually from metal polishing....

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Re: What are the most dangerous hazards in this hobby...
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2018, 06:24:36 PM »

My all time favorite was free oil given out by electric utility companies.  I saw a lot of people get a pretty fast reaction when they used the oil in slab and trim saws.  It was due to PCBs in the oil.  They no longer use this stuff.  But some of the oil is still in transformers on poles.  They don't replace unless they have to.
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Re: What are the most dangerous hazards in this hobby...
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2018, 06:33:02 PM »

I'm with Neal I'm cutting a piece of Chrysotile from quartzite, if I haven't worked the material before I check it out on line before hand, a lot lately since I picked up a bunch of new material to me.
This is nasty stuff, I've kept it completely covered with oil or water and use a respirator when cutting with water on my preform stage.
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Re: What are the most dangerous hazards in this hobby...
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2018, 06:44:42 PM »

After thinking about it I remember looking at the chrysotile when we were at Quartzsite and I decided I didn’t want to risk it
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Re: What are the most dangerous hazards in this hobby...
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2018, 03:50:51 PM »

Small metal circular saw blades on Foredom or Dremel handpieces. These dangerous little suckers have teeth just like the big boys and will rip jagged slices out of your fingers if you aren't excessively careful.

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