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    I love this design idea, and even though I'm an expert woodturner, the simplicity is very appealing. We all like projects that can be completed quickly. You also take quite a bit of mystery out of segmented turning, which in itself is a fabulous art form. As new turners, however, I feel I must caution you about a coupe of safety issues. First, ALWAYS wear adequate face/eye protection. Regular glasses do it, and that accident your wife had with the piece breaking apart could have let to a VERY serious facial injury or worse. Full face shields are not that expensive and should be used whenever roughing out a piece, especially segmented ones. Second, please be extra careful when wearing gloves of any kind while woodturning. It only takes a second, and an almost invisible splinter o...

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    I love this design idea, and even though I'm an expert woodturner, the simplicity is very appealing. We all like projects that can be completed quickly. You also take quite a bit of mystery out of segmented turning, which in itself is a fabulous art form. As new turners, however, I feel I must caution you about a coupe of safety issues. First, ALWAYS wear adequate face/eye protection. Regular glasses do it, and that accident your wife had with the piece breaking apart could have let to a VERY serious facial injury or worse. Full face shields are not that expensive and should be used whenever roughing out a piece, especially segmented ones. Second, please be extra careful when wearing gloves of any kind while woodturning. It only takes a second, and an almost invisible splinter of wood can pull your hand into and be grabbed by the wood. A terrible injury can easily occur. I recommend never using gloves while anywhere near a lathe.Otherwise, a very enjoyable video and project. Keep it up!

    Oops! I should have proofed my own comment and post. I meant to write "...Regular glasses DON'T do it,..." Always wear a full face shield for this process!

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  • JohnE133 commented on vanhoucke's instructable Wood-turning: Fruit bowl3 years ago
    Wood-turning: Fruit bowl

    HPand is absolutely right! Using a Spindle Roughing Gouge to turn a bowl blank is totally unsafe. I have personally seen accidents using this tool incorrectly, and it is NOT intended for use this way. A bowl gouge is much safer, due to its basic design. There are many, many references to this issue in the woodturning literature, and the American Association of Woodturners strongly warns against using the Spindle Roughing Gouge on any material that is mounted cross-grain. Please do not reinforce mis-information that is so dangerous.

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