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I made a couple of these for my family and got another request for a couple more. I made them out of Cedar fencing boards and painted with some fence stain/preservative. I made each finger and then joined with glue. After the glue set, I made a cut thru the knuckle and put in a spline. I also drilled all the way thru the fingers and glued in a small dowel to hold the fingers together. The childrens sunglasses came from the Dollar store
Our wood turning club met today, normally we meet on the first Sunday of the month but it was pushed back a week for the holiday. A few of us do breakfast on meeting days and the club president messaged me he was going to be late as he'd had a little accident. His "little" accident was with his table saw. He ripped a piece of 3X3X18" maple, turned the saw off and then picked up the board. It slipped out of his hand and fell into the still spinning blade, the blade kicked it back into his face. Even though he was wearing a face shield it hit him just under his right eye. The force of it destroyed his shield and he has a very nasty looking contusion on his face. He will definitely have a bad black eye and lots of swelling. If he hadn't had a face shield I believe it would have been much more serious and maybe even fatal. I urged him to go to the doctor as it's very close to his eye socket but I don't believe he did or will. This is a woodworker with many many years of experience wearing safety gear although I don't believe he had his guard in place. Fellows, it can happen in an instant, use your guards, wear your safety gear and stay out of the line of fire. Steve