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9 hours ago, Another FrankenBurner said:

edge of the anvil and over the trunk.  It is a wonderful tool.

Great looking tool. I work alone and this build has been on my mind for some time.

Them burrs are something else. Had a number of them lodged into my hands when i built my first burner. Can totally tell if a lodged foreign object is metal or not by the weird almost shock-like pain. Similar to biting on foil.

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Rotary tools usually throw debris in a pattern, think of sparks from a grinder.  First, stay out of the pattern.  Close fitting safety glasses with an additional layer of goggles or a full face shield add a extra level of protection.  There will always be the bounce effect and some debris getting under a face shield, but you can greatly reduce the risk of injury.  

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Don't forget to thoroughly brush out your hair BEFORE removing the goggles!  I had one in my hair drop into my eye later.  Luckily I was able to remove it with one of the scary strong disk drive magnets before it could embed, just a little scratching...

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I also lack the dexterity for left handed burr work.  Good idea though.  I am going to give it a try anyway.  Makes me want for a counterclockwise rotary tool.

I was worried about bringing it in the house on my clothes as it tends to get everywhere.  I had not thought about cleaning out my hair.  Thank you for that tip.  

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9 minutes ago, Another FrankenBurner said:

Makes me want for a counterclockwise rotary tool.

Heck, reversed rotary tools would be easy to make.............................only problem is the billions of $$$ it would take to make all the "reverse" bits to go in'em! :lol:

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I have been involved with certain shop projects where my wife made me strip on the patio and turned the hose on me before she would let me in the house. 

I think every smith should have one of those scary strong magnets in the med kit. Another thing that helps me a lot is a lighted magnifier on an arm to help me remove slivers from my hands---also SHARP pointed tweezers.  (I like my needles from my insulin pump resevoirs for "excavation work" on splinters and slivers.) 

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Hello All,

This is my guillotine tool, I have never seen one like it before. It has worked great for me for over 10 years. I have had to re-weld a few things over the years but it has taken a heck of a beating in that time. Over the years I have added to the tooling that fit the frame. I can also just use the top tool with this design and have the metal resting on the flat plate at the bottom of the frame. 

Have a good one,

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