Share your shop stories gone wrong. It doesn't necessarily have to be a near death experience but just a tail of a shop mishap. Fortunately I've never been seriously insured myself but I've had a few close calls and seen some things that have taught me as well as those around some valuable lessons. This first one is pretty stupid. A guy in the shop at the time was wanting to put together a scraper jig to clean the color coat off of a freshly spayed body with binding. (the color had to be scraped off the binding) His plan was to mount a straight edge razor blade to a little wood jig he made, in doing so he decided he would need to widen the hole in the middle of the blade so rather then holding the blade in a vice he decided to use his thumb. The bit caught the blade and took off his finger print, Ouch! The next one that comes to mind really is a true near death experience. It happened when I was in luthier school, one of our classmates was routing out the inside of a simi hollow tele and our instructor decided it would be a good thing for us all to come and watch. He was using a table router with a rather large cutting bit attached. So there we are, six of us, standing around ready to view how it's done. The routing starts, then within less then a blink of an eye the router falls from the table hits the ground, shoots into the roof and falls to the ground. It took out a chunk of the concrete floor as well as put a big dent in the tin roof about 20' over head. We all counted our blessings after that one, as if it had hit anyone of us the outcome could have very well been deadly. We relearned that day to always double check the setup before you start. Our classmate had forgot to tighten the router into the table, we got really lucky but at the same time saw first hand what the damage can be if you don't make sure you're on your a game and at the very least double checking everything and running the process through your head before hand. So anyways I'm sure I've got more but in the meantime let's hear some of your's.