Turning Archive 2005

Turning glove

Dawn Adams
>Does anyone here use a glove when turning. A large sized very sharp piece of wood flew off my blank the other day and stabbed my hand. OUCH! It was bleeding quite badly, so I put on a carving glove so I could finish turning my blank without blood getting everywhere (I could have taken the time to go upstairs and bandage it properly, but if I left the shop I may have gotten caught by chores needing to be done). I liked the way it felt turning with the glove on, but in the back of my mind I was very worried about catching the glove in the lathe. Could be dangerous. I have searched for posts on other boards and found varied responses (pros and cons for both sides). Any insights or war stories would be appreciated.

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