Nice and Relaxing Day, Let’s Talk More About Jewelry Safety

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Yesterdays post on safety was quite the reminder on how dangerous jewelry making can be if you do not pay attention to what you are doing and the warnings of the equipment and the warning of others. Although this incident was about 4-5 years ago, it still is a lesson I remember every time I use my Vacuum Machine and something I bring up to others when I see them investing.

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One of the other safety things I have learned in the jewelry and I am a stickler to is Safety Glasses. It is something that is easy to forget, and something that can cost you your jewelry making in an instant.

I have never injured my eyes making jewelry, but I have had flying metal hit my safety glasses a few times.

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Last item I always have handy next to my jewelry bench is a Fire Extinguisher. I have never had to use it, but I have heard stories and it only takes one mistake or accident to have a bad day.

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That’s enough on safety for now, I am going to enjoy the rest of my day!

Thanks again for following along on this journey.

Now go be safe.

Doug

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2 Responses to Nice and Relaxing Day, Let’s Talk More About Jewelry Safety

  1. Stephanie August 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Hi Doug,
    I love your safety lessons. One question, is there a special kind of extinguisher we need to put out a torch fire? I know with the stove and a gas fire you need a foam extinguisher, but I’m not sure about a torch fire?

    • JewelryMonk August 4, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

      Thanks Stephanie. Usually if the torch itself is on fire, it is usually the hose and that can be stopped by turning the tank off. The fires I have seen are usually things on fire, like papers, objects, or the be ch itself. I always use an ABC extinguisher.