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Re: Got bit bad yesterday
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2021, 09:24:20 AM »
Oh that stinks. Heal fast and Have a Happy New Year!

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Re: Got bit bad yesterday
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2021, 10:23:08 AM »
Man that is awful! Hope you heal well and quick. 
Sorry to hear this, Doc. Especially as a guitar player.


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Re: Got bit bad yesterday
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2021, 10:23:54 AM »
OUCH!  A cringe worthy story.  Hope your recovery is fast.

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Re: Got bit bad yesterday
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2021, 01:37:04 PM »
I cringed too, hope you heal fast.

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Re: Got bit bad yesterday
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2021, 07:41:10 PM »
Oh Wow, I hated to read about this.  I have heard folks say that what hurts the worst is what ain't there anymore. 

You do know that you will not be able to point as far with that finger now.  ::)
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Re: Got bit bad yesterday
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2021, 11:10:32 PM »
Is this still a pics or it didn't happen post?

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Re: Got bit bad yesterday
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2021, 11:41:18 PM »
Ouch!  So sorry to hear that.  I have had that happen unhitching the mill from the front end loader.  But it hit the quick attach plate and stopped.  I use 4 chocks now.

Big question................Did your doctor say when you can start sawing again?
That always seems to hurt me the worst when I get in an accident or surgery.
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Re: Got bit bad yesterday
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2021, 09:32:48 AM »
   I'm not sure how you got your finger in the pin hole, if I read that right. When I load my LT 35 I have the front and 2nd (loader side) jacks still up with the pins through. I try to lower them so they are a couple inches lower than the ball then I shift the hitch on to the ball then  release and raise the landing gear and pin them in the up position.

   I have several metal barn door handles I bought at a flea market and have been thinking about screwing one on to the top of the hitch bar and I think this is the incentive I needed to get around to doing it. I'm thinking that will make it much easier to lift the end of the mill and keep my fingers away from the ball and hitch as I have mashed them loading one time. I thought about adding a fold away jack on the front but never found them to roll very well on dirt anyway. At least they don't on my boat trailer.

   Hopefully this was not you chopstick holding hand. I remember Paul Case caught a lot of flack about that when he lost a thumb. 
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« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2021, 10:32:01 AM »
  
You do know that you will not be able to point as far with that finger now.  ::)
  Hopefully this was not you chopstick holding hand. 
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« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2021, 10:47:52 AM »
I feel your pain!  I got bit by a moulder 40 years ago and lost a 1/4" off my index finger plus chopped up the first joint.  A steel screw held everything in place until it healed, but the joint was no longer moveable after they took the screw out (ouch).

On the good side, the finger constantly reminds me, even after 40 years, to think about what can happen.
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« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2021, 11:58:22 AM »
I lost a middle one 40 years ago. 2 joints of middle finger. Mashed off. I dont play any instruments but There is hope for you. There is a Roy Thackerson on you tube that you should watch. Just think now you can be the life of the party when the grandkids are trying to pull it out of your nose. If you knew how many times that finger will be looked at by kids that will make you laugh. As they often say on this forum. Pics would help. Ha. Heck of a way to start off a new year or finish an old one.Good luck with healing. Thank the Lord it wasnt your head.

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Re: Got bit bad yesterday
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2021, 12:24:47 PM »
Back when I was 7, my dad was building a toy garage with an elevator for me for Christmas. I guess, my mom went down cellar and called to him, while he was jointing a board, his little finger slipped and he lost all but 3/4" of it. After that, he used it to clean his ear on that side. Being his little finger he didn't have many issues except he found it necessary to shorten that finger on gloves. He just cut them to length and mom sewed it shut.
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« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2021, 01:19:32 PM »
  I'm not sure how you got your finger in the pin hole, if I read that right. When I load my LT 35 I have the front and 2nd (loader side) jacks still up with the pins through. I try to lower them so they are a couple inches lower than the ball then I shift the hitch on to the ball then  release and raise the landing gear and pin them in the up position.

   I have several metal barn door handles I bought at a flea market and have been thinking about screwing one on to the top of the hitch bar and I think this is the incentive I needed to get around to doing it. I'm thinking that will make it much easier to lift the end of the mill and keep my fingers away from the ball and hitch as I have mashed them loading one time. I thought about adding a fold away jack on the front but never found them to roll very well on dirt anyway. At least they don't on my boat trailer.

   Hopefully this was not you chopstick holding hand. I remember Paul Case caught a lot of flack about that when he lost a thumb.
I misunderstood also Howard.  I always leave the front jack pinned and the rear jack about 6 inches off the ground before I hook up.  I only move it with the front end loader and a skid steer plate made into a round hay bale spear.  I remove the spear and welded in a receiver tube with the ball on it, above the spear hole.  That way, I only drive the tractor up and carefully lift the ball into the hitch.
I never take it on the road, so I never hitch up to the truck.  Again, all I can think of is OUCH.
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Re: Got bit bad yesterday
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2021, 05:30:12 PM »
I dropped the tongue on the sawmill once without having either the tongue jack or the front jack near the log lift arm down.  Thankfully, I had a FEL with forks nearby to lift it.  

Now I do something similar to Howard and have at least one of those two jacks down in case I drop the tongue.  Sometimes it just as easy to use the tongue jack to lower the coupler onto the ball.  Sometimes the jack nearest the front log lift arm is better. 
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Re: Got bit bad yesterday
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2021, 06:18:43 PM »
Dang.  Sorry to hear that.  Get well soon, and get used to it soon.  It'll be an adjustment for sure.

Lost the hearing in my right ear suddenly 12 years ago.  I'm pretty much used to it, but it took a bit to adjust and for my brain to re-train itself, but I will never be able to tell what direction sound is coming from.  
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« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2021, 06:41:05 PM »
If you guys want to see pics,  i don't mind posting.   But i will wait a day or so and see if the moderators feel it would be inappropriate.  One from this morning when i went back and found the missing digit,  i cannot explain. 

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« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2022, 08:19:45 AM »
Late to say I hope yer healing up nicely. Back in the 50's when kids were building rockets and all sputnik crazy, a schoolmate of ours (around 8th grade), he'd built one and was setting up on a concrete curbing in Topeka, KS as his launch pad spot. He had a 6v battery and accidently set it off before he was ready. Some of his fingers ended up laying in that gutter! having been blown off by an explosion , no launch as it were. 
I can live OK w/o seeing your moment of truth with your finger. :D
My grandpa sawed a diagonal across one hand on a table saw when I was a baby. I do well with not cutting mine off , well there's the one tip they re-attached some years back, and the one I mashed last fall, so I'm on a roll? 
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