Wood Craft; A Journal of Woodworking with Which Is Incorporated the Patternmaker. Volume 9-11

Wood Craft; A Journal of Woodworking with Which Is Incorporated the Patternmaker. Volume 9-11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...to let it pass by as not applying to our particular case until we get into trouble and then it occurs to us, "if I had only thought of it before." I was reading of a case of a man being caught putting on a belt with a stick, getting a rap so hard it broke three of his ribs. Just recently a friend of mine got caught with a 2-inch belt and wound up to the shaft, a lucky tear of his coat saving him from a horrible fate. Some men will never learn to take time at a dangerous job like putting on a belt, so the ranks of the crippled and the files of the dead keep up their number. The man who is in too big a hurry to take time at these jobs ought to take the place of a setting hen for a cure. Accidents and Their Lessons These accidents sometimes have their ludicrous sides. An old darky, wearing a long-tailed "Prince Albert," was offbearing from a resaw and had to pass over a slowly revolving shaft running a belt carrier for the dust. He was warned of the shaft but to no purpose. He allowed his coat tail to catch. The shaft wound up that coat until it reached his shoulders when the goods parted and left him with enough to make a button hole. Another man caught on a shaft was forced into a small place between the "bridging" of the rioor, and the bridging had to be cut away to get him out. He got in but could not back out. Many concerns pay little attention to the laws requiring guards to dangerous machines. Some make a feeble effort to comply, but only partly do so. It is amusing and somewhat instructive to hear the excuses given when they are reminded what the consequences of their failure might be. Some manage one machine satisfactorily and some another, but each one seems to stumble on one or more machines which are left...show more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610644
  • 9781236610645