Woodworking drill press injury but not from the drill bit
Drill presses shouldn’t be a dangerous tool when used correctly for woodworking. I wasn’t hurt by the drill bit but by the toy truck getting caught and spinning into my hand. I was only enlarging the axle hole not making a new one so thought that it was a simple task. This happened on the third truck!
I should have learnt when this happened in July then this might not have happened last weekend:
|July Injury||November Injury|
This is how I was holding the work compared to how I should have been holding it:
|What I was doing||What I should have been doing|
As you can see in the the left photo even the wood I am using underneath is too large for the job and I am totally ignoring the fence. This is a recreated photo showing the bandage for added impact.
After a “few” words from my wife about my stupidity I changed my process to the photo on the right. It didn’t actually take that long which was the main reason I hadn’t made the effort before. I did have to change the table height and as the winder is broken it is a pain.
I am an accountant who uses woodwork as a way to escape computers. I work in the back half of a tandem garage under the house; effectively a basement that also houses my wife’s car. I have a reasonable set of tools and am getting more into hand tools, mainly due to the lack of noise and dust minimization. I live in Sydney Australia and am a active member of The Shire Woodworking Club, Cubby House Turners & Woodies Inc and The Traditional Tools Group Inc Why Hugo’s Woodshop? All decent website options with Gary were taken so I had to look for something else! Hugo is our 3 year old Ragdoll cat who is very nosy and likes investigating the garage / workshop: