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Tom Schottle
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Safety question??
Jun 12th, 2016 at 6:43pm
 
What's the latest thinking on wearing a glove(s) when turning.  The reason I ask is yesterday I had a chunk of bark fly off the bowl blank I was turning, embedded itself into my hand causing a trip to the ER and 6 stitches.
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Reply #1 - Jun 12th, 2016 at 8:18pm
 
IMO, it's individual preference and ones' own skill and comfort level. I have never hesitated wearing gloves.
The tighter fitting mechanics style gloves work well and even some better quality leather gloves.
Just a little common sense and caution is needed. As long as they don't compromise your mobility or dexterity to the point that they get in the way there shouldn't be an issue.
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Reply #2 - Jun 12th, 2016 at 9:06pm
 
I regularly use gloves when roughing logs with bark, as well as when roughing squares to round for the protection from the flying shards.
I agree with Ed, personal preference and experience/comfort level, are guides to personal protection.
Sorry to hear about you incident. Hope you heal up quickly.
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Reply #3 - Jun 12th, 2016 at 9:53pm
 
I've been using a very snug fitting batting/golfing gloves.  Running Jimmy Clewes style rpm it's not just flying bark but hot shavings...especially with a getting dull tool   Roll Eyes
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Reply #4 - Jun 13th, 2016 at 5:22am
 
golf gloves are great and cheap
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Reply #5 - Jun 13th, 2016 at 7:25am
 
+1 on wearing gloves, I cut the finger tips off of calf skin leather gloves.
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Reply #6 - Jun 13th, 2016 at 8:29am
 
Ron Carrabotta wrote on Jun 13th, 2016 at 7:25am:
I cur the finger tips off of calf skin leather gloves.


I usually don't have to  Grin
Any time I try a pair of "soft" leather gloves, (calf, goat, deer) the fingertips just wear away on their own.
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Reply #7 - Jun 13th, 2016 at 7:01pm
 
Not sure all gloves would have deflected the bark that bit you.  I'd look for Kevlar gloves if you really want protection from penetration.
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Reply #8 - Jun 13th, 2016 at 8:58pm
 
Not sure what type of kevlar gloves are available today.  The type I've used at work and for cleaning 1000's of fish were "cut proof" not "puncture proof".  A fillet knife, or anything pointy, would go right through them.
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Reply #9 - Jun 14th, 2016 at 12:04pm
 
I use a pair of cheap work gloves. Biggest thing to remember is to keep hands in front of tool rest. No touching the turning!

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Reply #10 - Jun 14th, 2016 at 8:54pm
 
I never use them. One advantage to using scrapers for roughing is that the chips and shavings go up over your hand, and you can also keep your hands mostly out of the line of fire. Bark is a pain, pun intended. If it is at all loose, you are better off removing it before you start to turn, or stand back and keep every thing out of the way, lights included.

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Reply #11 - Jun 16th, 2016 at 9:17pm
 
Bicycling gloves with stubby length open ended fingers.

Tight fitting and cushioned palm.

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Reply #12 - Jun 17th, 2016 at 11:13am
 
Ken Vaughan wrote on Jun 16th, 2016 at 9:17pm:
Bicycling gloves


That is what I use on the occasion I do use gloves, which is not often.
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Reply #13 - Jun 23rd, 2016 at 3:46pm
 
Leather-palmed, tight fitting weight-lifting gloves, the kind without the fingertips.
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