Well I had knee surgery last week and have been recovering quite nicely but have been staying clear of the lathe till I heal up more. Yesterday I was down at a local tool store as our turning guild has a demo weekend. I of course show up with a cane to all kinds of questions to answer as to what happened and I got the chance to look at some of the other turners from the guild's turning tools and or course the bug caught me again and when I got home I started sharpening some of my tools and making a couple of new ones and I of corse had to try them out and well that 20 yr old that keeps hiding inside me got out and I threw a chunk of wood on the lathe to try out some of the tools. Of course I forgot to put on the face sheild and wasn't really paying attention and that is when I got it. The tool caught and the block came spinning off the chuck at a high rate of speed right into my forehead. Just like a car tire hitting the gound spinning I have a skid mark on my forehead and a cut on the bridge of my nose but nothing too serious, this time (thankfully I was wearing my glass's as i am sure they saved my eye). I called for that lady that still loves me dispite the stupid things that I occasionally do and she brought the ice pack and a towel led me to the chair and rightly chastized me for being so stupid and being on my feet when I should be resting my knee. I of course humbly agreed. So as always just a reminder to everyone out there not to forget to put on that safety gear no matter how small a task that you are doing. I am going to be putting a large sign up on my lathe to that effect.