Old Codger Safety

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As we age our skin gets thin and easily torn from what use to be normal things.   I.E.  in the shop ends of jigs and things. 
What is your solutions?   Can 3 D printing be used?      To illustrate:
End of a Woodpecker mitre gauge 

Easy solution maybe Cane tip.   Easy to remove when in the way of work on the saw. 

Router table Incra Jig end.   

Only solution so far and not to good is a piece of foam tube.   Again easy to remove when using the fence.

Veritas Vice, screw on the handle sticks out, saw that is a complaint on the product on the Veritas site.
Easy to snag the clothes on as well as you pass by

Solution:  drill the hole in the inside and tap it.   Saw that somewhere and copied it.
Now out of the way.   

Table saw fence support,  Not as much of a problem as it is large and well rounded.  Delta.


Be interested to see any solutions to these and other areas of items that tend to catch ones skin and require a 
Band Aide or two.     

Ron

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I think you could certainly 3D print some options, maybe even with some soft TPU, but designing the files would probably be pretty tough. 

Maybe some thin adhesive backed foam sheets, cut to shape and applied as a pad on some of the edges? The other option is to sand/file down the edges. Easy on the aluminum, as long as it doesn’t effect function. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

i hear ya ron im getting there fast myself. i just bumped against something last weekend and it left a long purple bruise. have never even thought of any fixes though ?

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

every time im in the shop im bleeding from hands or fingers dont take much light touch 😩

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Ron....great ideas...I will get up to the shop and start to make it more safe!  Thanks!

Mike

Think Batman ,

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

thats funny bent 😂 but just might help ? probably kill ya on a hot day though !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Been slathering my forearms with a cream called CeraVe for a few weeks now. The results are impressive. The thin old man skin has improved dramatically and I haven’t seen any blood in days! 
….no, I’m not affiliated …. 🙄

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

nice tip SW i might check that out !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

This track saw guide rail is mounted on the far edge of the cutting bench by a hinge setup.  When not in use the guide rail stands up out of the way but when being used  it hangs over the front edge about 10".  It would be very easy to run into it when it is laying across the bench and is quite sharp.  I found this protector from Festool to work nicely to keep me from slicing myself on it besides protecting the cord and hose as they go over the end of the guide rail.  Not my idea but I am glad Festool had such a thing.

Drop out of warp and prepare to be boarded. Mike southwest CO

that would be a PITA for me.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Something to think about.  Thanks Ron.  I got trip points in my shop.  


Petey

Will have to look into CeraVe as my hands go through times when the skin is so cracked I have to be careful I don't get blood on projects (no blame to any tool injury)!  I use OKeefes some which does help.  

My issues with bumps and bruises is often linked to the reality of space, or lack thereof.  Looking at how I might be able to rearrange to give more room around tools.  
I'm always bumping into something. I feel the pain then just ignore it an push on. 
Fun thing is seeing the bruises a few days later and wondering WTF?
Get you a sheet of Kaizan foam Ron.  Cut it the right size, heat the end of the offender a little with a torch and press the foam onto it.  It'll be a perfect fit that you can take on/off as needed.  Depending on the shape, you may not even need to heat it.  3D printing will certainly work but requires the time to measure and layout the design - simple for some things, not so much for others.
Son and wife swear by Arnica Bruise Cream.   Smear it on a bruise and it supposedly removes the ugly bruise quicker and smooths out any bumps.     I have tried it a few times and did not feel it was worth the effort.   Maybe it got rid of an ugly bruise 25% or so faster.   Kinda of greasy.  


Ron

wife will come out in the shop and say, what did you do ! ill say what ? that blood running down your arm ! hell if i know ! happens all the time.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

A few times never even knew I was bleeding till later.   Not even aware of when....now those are minor scraps.

Ron

Know the feeling 987....

and it's not the boots... actually the pink disguises the inflamation... like you mentioned, I find the cuts and grazes usually much later when I towel down after a shower... well after the germs have done their handy work.

I scrape skin off just by brushing against flat objects... the only good thing is that I seem to heal quickly.

MY salvation could only be found in a padded cell. 

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Snort.  I knew it was a common thing.


"I'm always bumping into something. I feel the pain then just ignore it an push on. 
Fun thing is seeing the bruises a few days later and wondering WTF?"
ANOTHER THING along those lines, slivers.  Surprisingly, tough, dry skin invites slivers, rather than repelling them.  I notice the number of slivers drops way off it I slather lotion on my hands before handling stock that likes to share itself.