I know I usually do not listen to people and end up finding things out the hard way.....But trust me on this....Always wear your gloves while welding! I was building a new table for my frame jig and a piece of molten hot metal fell and landed on my wedding ring. My instant reaction was to pull the ring off so it wouldn't melt to my finger. Well...when I did it slid mulitle layers of skin from my finger. Like the saying....cuts like butter....yeah...thats about right. I wish I had taken some pics of it before I had cut the skin off that was hanging....but here is the aftermath. I am sure it will be a lifetime scar. I have a few of them from welding burns in the past. OH WELL. Live and Learn!!