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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #160 on: May 29, 2019, 09:05:53 AM »
 I'm right there with you, got a tooth pulled last Fri. an it's not doing to good :(.
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« Reply #161 on: May 29, 2019, 09:18:33 AM »
Yes, many woodworking injuries are avulsions.  A word I learned long ago in EMT school.  My biscuit cutter injury was definitely an avulsion.  The sutures to fix it were kind of a star shape to pull everything back together.
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« Reply #162 on: May 29, 2019, 09:26:12 AM »
It must be a virtuosic thang.  ::)
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« Reply #163 on: May 29, 2019, 12:26:39 PM »
Danny sorry to hear of the jointer bite!  did your hand slip of was the pinky just wondering too close to the table?

I did a dumb thing about 2 weeks ago.  I was preparing to sand some oak scraps to test some stains.  With the belt sander running and I wondered if the grit was ok for the task.  My left pointer finger moved before the brain engaged to tell my right pointer to release the trigger.  The result was the loss of the entire finger nail on the left pointer!  Fortunately the mental bashing of the dumb move and embarrassment of having to tell others what happened was much worse than the pain!

I currently have a 25 lb lifting restriction because of a cervical fusion and wearing a hard surgical boot because of foot surgery.  When I came upstairs (shop in basement) with blood running down the finger my wife asked what I did now!?!  She went on to say that I was grounded.  She is getting tired of nursing me! 

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« Reply #164 on: May 29, 2019, 01:24:45 PM »
What did ya have on there 24 grit?
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« Reply #165 on: May 29, 2019, 06:07:43 PM »
Most tool injuries including knives and screwdrivers, saws and such are to the non dominant hand since we firmly hold them with our dominant hand.  accidental as well as non accidental trauma
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« Reply #166 on: May 29, 2019, 06:37:24 PM »
Doc, here is a plywood injury. It happened to me last summer. It also got my head, back and legs. >:(

 
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« Reply #167 on: May 29, 2019, 06:47:45 PM »
be careful, we are not as young as we used to be.  
adds new meaning to the work Laminectomy,  (get it laminate/plywood!)  sorry for the med humor.  I only did not like your comment cause I did not want you to think that I liked your injury.   :)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #168 on: May 29, 2019, 08:25:17 PM »
Sam,

The stupid thing was that I was wearing a glove.  That is a no-no.  The cutterhead caught the glove and pulled my hand down into it.  It I had not been wearing the glove, it would not have happened. 
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« Reply #169 on: May 29, 2019, 08:53:06 PM »
Thatís a good point about the gloves. Sometimes I wear gloves when running the jointer because of the super sharp corners. Time to rethink that. Maybe cut the fingertips off the gloves.

Good to know youíre on the mend with minimal damage.
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« Reply #170 on: May 29, 2019, 09:01:00 PM »

Oh man!  Proof that gloves are a bad idea when woodworking.
Well, heís got one glove with no fingertip.
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« Reply #171 on: May 29, 2019, 10:28:29 PM »
my dad was a truck driver,  he always had a pair of leather gloves on, or in his L hand, or back pocket.  I swear he would go from on to off 5 times a minute but he did it without even thinking about it.  They can be a limb saver, but nothing loose around moving equipment.  Insurance is cheapest for pilots between 100 hours and 500 hours.  too little experience, or too much confidence are neither a good thing.  We are all one spit second away from weeks of pain and poss. disability.  God Speed Danny.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #172 on: May 29, 2019, 10:55:54 PM »
Dang Danny,
Can't leave you alone for 5 minutes.
Hope you heal pretty quick.

Does this mean you'll be using a Capo on your Bass?
Will you be tuning a half step down?
Maybe only 3 strings on your Bass now?

Seriously, I hate this happened. Be careful.....I've come close too.
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« Reply #173 on: May 29, 2019, 11:39:30 PM »
Danny - Hope you are feeling better soon, just caught up on this thread, guess that explains why you never texted me back the other day.  I was reading this and hoping you didn't say that you were suddenly distracted by a text when this happened.   :-X

If it makes you feel any better I did manage to shoot myself in the hand with a framing nailer once, while up on an extension ladder to just make the whole experience that much more interesting.  
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« Reply #174 on: May 29, 2019, 11:43:54 PM »
Sam,

The stupid thing was that I was wearing a glove.  That is a no-no.  The cutterhead caught the glove and pulled my hand down into it.  It I had not been wearing the glove, it would not have happened.
Thanks for sharing what caused it. I'm hoping to hold onto 10 full fingers as long as possible and it's good to (hopefully) learn from other's mishaps. Heal well.
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« Reply #175 on: May 30, 2019, 06:26:58 AM »
Heal fast, my friend. When I cut myself I use super glue, works great. ;)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #176 on: May 30, 2019, 07:20:38 AM »
Lotsa pain been listed on this post and it made me MUCH more cautious in my shop last night!! 

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« Reply #177 on: May 30, 2019, 07:43:07 AM »
 

 

Also got me below the thumb, but it was just a cut.  :) :)
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« Reply #178 on: May 30, 2019, 07:53:20 AM »
Real lucky it didn't drag your whole hand in there.  :o

Every time I see or read about something like this makes me remember I should use push sticks but I rarely do. I suspect I'll pay for the education at some point too.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #179 on: May 30, 2019, 08:04:00 AM »
Oh no, now even you have an extra right hand glove:  Rights  It's either a conspiracy or proves that the rights are slowly winning and the lefts are loosing.
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