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#1 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:26 PM

We all have potential dangers in the work place. How do you deal with yours?
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:47 PM

Me,

I take a deep breath and have a good heart to heart with myself, sometimes it works :)

Seriously, making unwarranted assumptions, such as "I know I turned the power off" before working on something. Everything is at a state of rest until we interact with it, snakes excluded

 

I'm closer to building a smaller kiln to test some of those cone 6 reduction glazes I've seen of yours. That copper red mug in Micheal Baily's book looks very inviting. How close is the color photo to the piece itself?

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

I saw the thread question title on the main menu, and was about to say the exact same thing, Wyndham. ME!

 

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:38 PM

Too much clay dust on the floor. I know, I know, I should clean the floor more often.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:51 PM

Agree with W and J, Some days more than others!

With GEP on the dust on the floor.

My space is verboten to others because of the above dangers and more.

Possums aare another danger, even clumsier than me.So glass jars of ingredients are no more,plastic screwe ons are the wat to go.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 06:34 PM

ME is certainly what came to mind for me, and then the clay dust, glaze dust… 



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 06:58 PM

Once more ... ME.

Hmmmm ... Don't know how to deal with me.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 07:01 PM

I am currently building a big ass Franken -kickwheel out of two old woodframe wheels. The flywheel is a 100 lb piece of metal with a shaft sticking out. I believe if you ran hard enough from one end of the studio to the other and landed on it, you could gut yourself.I have a bucket on the shaft. Don't worry, I'll finish it. I think it is missing a few pieces.

Don't say that I am missing a few pieces. We already know that.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:07 PM

What I think I know vs. What I don't know.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:12 PM

What I think I know vs. What I don't know.


Agreed!
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:25 PM

 I believe if you ran hard enough from one end of the studio to the other and landed on it, you could gut yourself.I have a bucket on the shaft. Don't worry, I'll finish it. I think it is missing a few pieces.

Don't say that I am missing a few pieces. We already know that.

Tom.

Try not to think of this too much! Is the bucket to keep the blood off the floor in case you slide after the impaling Sorry about the pun? Might need to be a brit to get that one..

Too funny TJR :D  :D  :D


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#12 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:57 AM

Me,
I take a deep breath and have a good heart to heart with myself, sometimes it works :)
Seriously, making unwarranted assumptions, such as "I know I turned the power off" before working on something. Everything is at a state of rest until we interact with it, snakes excluded
 
I'm closer to building a smaller kiln to test some of those cone 6 reduction glazes I've seen of yours. That copper red mug in Micheal Baily's book looks very inviting. How close is the color photo to the piece itself?
Wyndham

Yes, that copper red is an accurate color, at least in my copy of the book.
Writing from my workshop in Italy.
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:04 AM

 

 I believe if you ran hard enough from one end of the studio to the other and landed on it, you could gut yourself.I have a bucket on the shaft. Don't worry, I'll finish it. I think it is missing a few pieces.

Don't say that I am missing a few pieces. We already know that.

Tom.

Try not to think of this too much! Is the bucket to keep the blood off the floor in case you slide after the impaling Sorry about the pun? Might need to be a brit to get that one..

Too funny TJR :D  :D  :D

 

Shouldn't the word be impailing?

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:16 AM

I guess 'me' wins! I did wonder about how the set up May avoid traps or accidents.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:19 AM

I am not allowed open flame or sharp objects! My studio is concrete block for a good reason!

  Standing up on kick wheel in motion is a good reality check.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:14 PM

sharp pieces on the kiln shelves!!  I have sliced up my hand badly! 


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:23 PM

I guess 'me' wins! I did wonder about how the set up May avoid traps or accidents.

 

My best defence against myself is knowing my physical and mental limitations on any given day.  When I'm too frantic and eager to get things done or reluctant to work on a project, I find I'm prone to more accidents.  So if I'm not in a good mood or if I'm not quite awake enough, I do something else, there's never nothing to do.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:18 PM

Agree with "Me" being the biggest danger. Lifting with my back and not my legs. We all know better but it's so easy to lift 50lb boxes of clay the wrong way. 



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:43 PM

 

 

 I believe if you ran hard enough from one end of the studio to the other and landed on it, you could gut yourself.I have a bucket on the shaft. Don't worry, I'll finish it. I think it is missing a few pieces.

Don't say that I am missing a few pieces. We already know that.

Tom.

Try not to think of this too much! Is the bucket to keep the blood off the floor in case you slide after the impaling Sorry about the pun? Might need to be a brit to get that one..

Too funny TJR :D  :D  :D

 

Shouldn't the word be impailing?

TJR.

 

Only with Canadian spelling!



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:46 AM

How about grandkids?





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