August 27, 2009

spring winding fail

It's such a fine line between stupid and clever
- David St. Hubbins

I'm reticent to post this, as it will remain forever as a testament to my stupidity. However, I do so for the benefit of humanity, because there is nothing funnier than watching a man blindly fall straight into a trap that he's dug for himself.

It's obvious that the little twisted bit of wire in front of the toolpost shouldn't be there. Yet I didn't see it, or see it as a threat to my skull. Or that since I'd just pulled the feed tube back to load the wire more easily, the uncoiling tail end of the wire would just reach the piece of scrap and bounce it off the splash pan and straight into my head. I was wearing safety glasses, but it could have done major damage if it had hit me more squarely. That I've survived into middle age with two intact eyes and most of 10 fingers is amazing.

What possessed me to record the process still escapes me.

Posted by Hal Eckhart at August 27, 2009 01:08 PM

I recently was diagnosed with A.S.S. Acute Stupidity Syndrome. Perhaps a trip to a brain measurement center is in store for you as well?

Are you OK? or do we need to refer to you, henchforth, as "hawkeye"?


Posted by: Derek at August 28, 2009 05:15 PM

I learn so much more from a loss or mistake than I do an easy (lucky) win.

Posted by: flipper brown at November 25, 2009 01:09 PM
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