Just spent the day in the NYC ear and eye infirmary. Heart pine splinter in the eye. I’ve been doing only hand tool work, nothing flying around in the air, and it happened at the end of the day, while I was cleaning up. They used a dremel tool, basically, to remove it.I get stuff in my eyes a lot, despite the fact that I wear eye protection a lot. I consider myself pretty adept at removing particulate from my eye with a Q tip or what have you. I am very fond of neodymium magnets for ferrous metals. But this thing was lodged, and right in the center of me pupil. Very painful. And getting it removed was even worse.
Wear eye protection my fellow woodworkers!