So this is where someone called "Stumpy" makes his debut On-Call post ?
I still have scars on my arm from where the brown workshop coat I was wearing got caught in the lathe spindle at college.
Just as well that (like most of the stuff at college) the coat was old and worn and so the sleeve stitching came apart quickly. Otherwise I'd have been typing with only my left hand for the last 32 years.. Also luckily, I was cutting stuff at a fairly low speed.
(Moral of the story - always check that opening the safety guard *actually* stops the lathe like it's supposed to and that some previous student hasn't disabled the safeties. I've never seen a college lecturer go so white so quickly.)