Of all the stuff in my shop the machinery doesn’t scare me nearly as much as my carving tools. Whenever I pick one up I can’t help but think of all the ways I could seriously impale myself by tripping, dropping or slipping.
My 5hp shaper used to be pretty intimidating but it’s a kitten compared to a razor sharp carving gouge.
PS- my fear is a healthy one, it ensures I always think safety first. Truth is you can’t be frightened of any tool, that in itself is unsafe.