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    Been browsing some threads, very useful and entertaining. Had a fight with an angle grinder this week and am confined to a chair with foot up for about a month. This forum is keeping me happy as I canít potter in the shed for a while.
    I was making a stand for a new flypress Sweeney and Blocksidge (#10 I think, screw is 2 1/2 inch and has a ď1Ē on the ram. Other projects are making tooling for the press, made two so far a cutter and bowl press. I am also slowly restoring a Coronet Major woodworking machine.
    I do some intermittent blacksmithing but really just potter around doing stuff. Got a small anvil from old Midland railway workshops and made a gas forge from a 9kg gas bottle with a burner kit bought online. Works like a beauty so I sold my charcoal forge to get some space back. Also working on a power hacksaw which Iíve got working but still needs some restoration. It will get more work now Iím sworn off grinder cutting!
    My user name is really the old catís name as I was flailing around for a name that hadnít already been used, probably should have tried for something a bit more tradesmanlike. ďSootyĒ might have been somewhere in between.
    asked some advice on cutting 45 degree cuts with a power hacksaw yesterday and got some help, thanks for that looks like I will hang around.
    cheers Peter

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    Welcome aboard Peter.
    When you get sorted/permission it would be good to see some photos or your projects, and of your foot injury if you have any
    Care to elaborate how you did it?
    I've made a decent foot contact with an angle grinder. It wasn't running but it fell off the end of a bench and I saw it fall so stuck a steel capped boot out to break its fall but it landed fair on my instep and gave me a whacking great bruise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL View Post
    Welcome aboard Peter.
    When you get sorted/permission it would be good to see some photos or your projects, and of your foot injury if you have any
    Care to elaborate how you did it?
    I've made a decent foot contact with an angle grinder. It wasn't running but it fell off the end of a bench and I saw it fall so stuck a steel capped boot out to break its fall but it landed fair on my instep and gave me a whacking great bruise.
    I was cutting a length of angle in a vice but didnít support cut off end and when it slumped under its weight it pinched the grinder blade. Grinder took off landed on my boot cut through, not steel caps, cut the big toe tendon and broke the bone in two places. Photo wouldnít show much just a big bandage covered cast. The angle was for a diagonal brace for the machine stand which is almost finished. I will limp up later and take some photos.
    learnings; support both ends. Wear steel caps. Respect grinders.

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    Welcome to the forum Peter.

    Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by TootsieB View Post
    I was cutting a length of angle in a vice but didnít support cut off end and when it slumped under its weight it pinched the grinder blade. Grinder took off landed on my boot cut through, not steel caps, cut the big toe tendon and broke the bone in two places. Photo wouldnít show much just a big bandage covered cast. The angle was for a diagonal brace for the machine stand which is almost finished. I will limp up later and take some photos.
    learnings; support both ends. Wear steel caps. Respect grinders.


    Here are the photos I said I would take. I know it is cluttered but the woodworking machine/lathe is moving out once it is renovated, gives me motivation to finish. The table is made of one inch square tube I got for free. In the middle is a solid bar of steel drilled to bolt down the fly press. I will have to hire an engine hoist for that operation.

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    Sorry about orientation cant find a photo edit function to rotate. They were fine in camera roll on iPad?

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