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Thank Goodness for Safety Glasses or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my New Pirate Face

Welcome Back! I had a bit of a run-in with the angle grinder at the studio this week and evidently, the grinder won.  I was cutting some metal on the exhaust hood overhead and when I flicked the grinder on, it torqued out of my hand and landed squarely on my face.  Ouch!  I'm so glad I was wearing my safety glasses, otherwise I might have lost an eye.  This is why glasses are ALWAYS required in the shop.  Luckily, I was able to get myself to the St. Joseph's ER and two hours later I was stitched up and back at the studio cleaning up the mess I left behind!  Gotta love that Canadian Health Care System!  A huge...

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