Some people just wont listen...
I was at work today, a machine shop but also one where we build a lot of plastic tanks (for gray water, black water, fresh water, etc) when the guy working next to me asked for help. I was shocked at what he wanted me to do...
He had put a 3 hp hand held router upside down in a big vise and was going to route a round over on a small plastic disc. It was only about 4 inches in diameter and a half inch thick.
What he wanted help with was for me to hold the router steady because the straight vise jaws on the round router could not bite very good and he was afraid if he cranked the vise down to hard it would crack the housing on the router. This would have put my face quite low to it as I stopped over to hold the router steady as he ran the small plastic part across the bottom of the router base...a small area to say the least. I could just see it flying into my jaw and breaking some teeth.
I told him I would not do that if I was him and instead head down to the carpentry shop and use their router table. He was put off by this, and so I returned to my bench and a second later I heard the part he was trying to route go zinging across the shop. His second attempt resulted in the same thing.
As I said, some people just don't listen. Is it any wonder that out of 9 people in this shop, 7 have had workplace injuries in the past 16 months??
Last edited by Travis Johnson; 05-22-2008 at 11:56 PM.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"