Making more progress. Completed the compound radius jig, finished up the body template, and fitted the truss rod in today. Very productive, and very odd.
The odd. Currently, I am filling in at the Craft Center for the previous Artist in residence. She got a job at Penland, they needed someone to help out and fulfill her duties till they got someone new. She and the primary wood professor suggested me, and now I’m employed. A portion of those responsibilities requires me to welcome in artists that will be teaching weekend, half week, or week long workshops. One started yesterday, a woodturning workshop, and this morning was the first opportunity that the students had to turn. Within the first ten or fifteen minutes, catastrophe struck. One lady had not chucked up her bowl blank properly. The blank came off the lathe, scared her, she fell backwards, getting the tool under her face shield enough to cut just below here eyebrow with the gouge, and then either fainted from hitting her head, or fainted from the shock of the situation. Paramedics came. She was all stable and almost in her right mind by the time they got there. She appeared to have suffered a good size concussion though, so it was best that she decided to take a trip to the hospital.
It was a pretty stressful morning. She’ll be fine after some rest though. I prayed all morning long. The last person you want responding to a medical situation is me, and I was the first person to the scene that wasn’t already in the room when everything took place. I absolutely hate it for her and I hate it for the instructor. I spent several hours talking to him yesterday and I’ve decided he’s practically one of the coolest people that I have ever met. Great guy, great artist, soft-spoken, and clearly very intelligent. I could tell everything hit him really hard and he took it extremely personal. I’m hoping and praying for a smoother day tomorrow.