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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #740 on: June 03, 2020, 10:09:18 PM »
That burn looked bad enough.  You just had to add insult to injury!  Isnít that always the way.  If youíre injured, you can always manage to hit that exact spot again.
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« Reply #741 on: June 03, 2020, 10:17:13 PM »
Murphy is a cruel SOB!  He enforces laws on those with greatest likelihood of pain!  
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« Reply #742 on: June 03, 2020, 10:18:56 PM »
Glad it was  after supper, when I saw that post. Of all the spots to hit...

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #743 on: June 03, 2020, 10:41:28 PM »
@Old Greenhorn is now off the hook and I can take his spot. ::) ::) ::) :(


 This was a right new glove.

   I've always said my WM is safer than a tablesaw and I can prove that now.


 I was cutting the corner off a bench leg on my tablesaw set at a 45 degree angle. Made the first cut and the cut off piece was on the table and I reached for it. I don't know if it hit the blade and snatched my hand into the running saw or I just dumbly stuck it into the blade. That stopped all forward progress for the day!

   To the house, called wife up to go to the ER 8 miles away. Got there with my hand wrapped in paper towels, through the C-19 check and got checked in. About 90 minutes later with 10 stitches in the ring and middle finger and a fingernail on my index finger headed to the great manicure shop in the sky, a tetanus booster, an antibiotic shot and an 800 mg Motrin and I was done. We got to the pharmacy just before they closed and got 5 days worth of antibiotics and a special sleeve to keep the fingers dry. I considered trying 3 condoms over them but decided the gauze on the bottom would wick up the water. They X-rayed for foreign object and to confirm no broken bones. Deep but did not get quite get to the bone.

   The doctor on call tonight was a lady doctor from Sudan. She was very pleasant with a good bedside manner and we did some refresher Arabic I thought I'd forgotten and she was not expecting to hear in a rural WV community. I am very well pleased with her performance at this point.

   I'll see my regular doctor/PA on Friday for a check up to make sure no infection and get it re-dressed. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #744 on: June 03, 2020, 11:00:25 PM »
Ah man! I am so sick to see that. So very sorry that happened to you. That just sucks. Glad you kept your fingers.
 My son saw me running the table saw a couple of months ago and chastised me for pulling out those little strips. He was pretty firm with me, he said "my teacher taught me to NEVER do that, and my teacher was RIGHT." It's rare for him to 'correct me', but he knew I don't argue with someone when they are right.
 I am more careful now. He WAS right. Of course you know this too. Just really sorry it happened to you. That will take a while to heal. Keep it clean and dry (I know you know this too. FF translation: Don't put them fingers back to work before they are ready.
 Funny, but when I looked at your octagonal leg I thought "hey, that looks nice, but it must be a pain to cut on a table saw." I just never expected it to be THAT much pain. Rest up and heal up. 
 Oh and thanks for taking my spot on this thread. Sorry you gave up so much to do that.
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« Reply #745 on: June 03, 2020, 11:26:43 PM »
Well that's just great!  I bet you still cannot play the piano!   :)  glad you are gonna be ok, FF translation, it could have been worse!  best wishes for a speedy recovery!  Doc.  Just be sure when they are almost healed, not to cut them in the same spot with another saw!
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« Reply #746 on: June 03, 2020, 11:31:32 PM »
I hope you have a speedy recovery 👍

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #747 on: June 04, 2020, 12:07:50 AM »
WV, you showed a picture of a tore up glove.  Were you wearing that while using the saw? :-X

I was always taught that you NEVER wear gloves around rotating equipment.  Too easy to get snagged and pulled into it.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #748 on: June 04, 2020, 06:16:57 AM »
That is not good!!!  :(
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #749 on: June 04, 2020, 07:16:23 AM »
Da glove man, da glove.  Can it be saved?  Stitches, transplant ??  Ya gotta do something to save da glove.  :o

Oh and about da fingers, they will heal kinda OK and the pain will go away as soon as it quits hurting.  ::)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #750 on: June 04, 2020, 07:34:23 AM »
I had a jointer grab my glove on my left hand last year.  Pulled my hand into the cutterhead.  I should not have been wearing gloves.  If the cutterhead had not grabbed the loose finger part of the glove, I would not have lost the end of my finger ::)
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« Reply #751 on: June 04, 2020, 08:49:44 AM »
As odd as it sounds I think you are very lucky, could have been way worse. Take care!

Table saws scare the heck out of me but I still use one so I try to be extra careful.

What I try to follow:
No gloves, loose clothing etc.
No reaching over a spinning blade (I start and stop the blade a lot).
Stand to one side to avoid kick back.
Use push stick.
Clear tripping hazards.

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« Reply #752 on: June 04, 2020, 08:51:54 AM »
OH Man!  Not good. Sorry to read this Howard.  When I saw the glove I was expectibg a lot worse result.  Sorry for your injury.  Heal quick!   
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« Reply #753 on: June 04, 2020, 08:52:50 AM »
 Lynn,

  The glove probably can't be saved. :( Another HF $1.89 down the drain. ::) Yes I was wearing it at the time and yes it may have been a contributing factor. Unfortunately lately I have had some sort of fungus or such on both hands and if I am not careful and let them dry out they crack at the seams so bad they bleed so keeping plenty of lotion on them and wearing gloves has allowed me to function. I guess that will be a topic of discussion with the doctor's follow up visit tomorrow (That just changed to today) and we will see. So you are saying it will feel good when it quits hurting - that is good to know. ???

OGH,

   The octagon legs really are easy to make just watch those cutoff pieces. BTW - I am ready to hand off the goat spot to anybody else who is willing to take it. Of course if my wife ever figures out how to send the pre-stitches photo off her phone nobody else may want the spot.

Doc,

   Now you've got me really upset 'cause the doctor told me I'd be playing the piano by the end of the month and I told her that was great because I never could play it before. :D I was surprised to find a Muslim lady doc from Sudan because of the politics with that country. Just goes to show there are great people everywhere if we can just get past the politics.

H366 - you are spot on. Any of those suggestions would have prevented this.
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« Reply #754 on: June 04, 2020, 09:02:26 AM »
I try and avoid painful experiences, therefor I have no intention of competing with you fellows.
Hope your pains go away soon.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #755 on: June 04, 2020, 09:19:15 AM »
WV Sawmiller
My dad lost a finger tip in similar fashion when he was in his early 70's. Just because you can't see the tip of a running table saw blade, it's still there.

ps In my travels(much less than yours unfortunately) around planet earth I have been lucky enough to meet good decent people everywhere. Locations change, people don't.
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« Reply #756 on: June 04, 2020, 09:30:10 AM »
Lynn,

... Unfortunately lately I have had some sort of fungus or such on both hands and if I am not careful and let them dry out they crack at the seams so bad they bleed so keeping plenty of lotion on them and wearing gloves has allowed me to function. I guess that will be a topic of discussion with the doctor's follow up visit tomorrow (That just changed to today) and we will see. So you are saying it will feel good when it quits hurting - that is good to know. ???

OGH,

   ...  BTW - I am ready to hand off the goat spot to anybody else who is willing to take it. Of course if my wife ever figures out how to send the pre-stitches photo off her phone nobody else may want the spot.

Howard, regarding that skin condition, over the years I have had something similar particularly in miserable winters when I am working a lot in the weather). Are you familiar with Bag Balm? It is a paste/lotion used on a cows udder to keep the skin healthy and has some ingredients that help fight infection and cracking. When things get bad, that is my go-to. Available in most farm supply stores. 
 Regarding somebody taking up the spot of last in the list...Nobody wants that, but SOMEBODY has to do it, just not intentionally.
 Sorry about your glove, maybe you can get a grant from the government to help overcome the financial impact? I have been using those mechanics type gloves in the shop. They fit tighter and allow more dexterity. I buy them in the fall when HD has them in a big barrel, 3 pairs for $17 or so. Those 3 used to last a year, now they last about 8 months. They are snug and not too hot and help me eliminate a lot of little cuts. Of course I did not have them on yesterday when I cut myself because I did not want to get sap on them. :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #757 on: June 04, 2020, 09:39:28 AM »
Oh and about da fingers, they will heal kinda OK and the pain will go away as soon as it quits hurting. 


This reminds me of my Gramps. Whenever someone would hurt themselves, he would smile and say, "You know, the good thing is that it'll feel better when it quits hurting."

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« Reply #758 on: June 04, 2020, 09:54:10 AM »
Oww. Glad it wasn't worse!
I'll just pipe up to say, tight fitting or not, no gloves around spinning machines. You can pull out if it gets skin, cloth can suck you in.

Corn Huskers lotion is another one we used tree planting, not as greasy as bag balm. Pine tar soaps and salves have some magical properties from the resin as well.
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« Reply #759 on: June 04, 2020, 10:20:17 AM »
  Okay, because of all the concern about the glove I went back and cut the fingers off the other one and my wife is sewing them on right now so we may be able to save it after all. (Not so sure what to do about the other one now - maybe it fits in with a new fashion trend.)

   I am familiar with bag balm and think I have heard of the corn huskers lotion so depending on what my PA gives me today I may pick up some BB and CHL on my next trip to TSC. (They are in the same lot with HF where I need to go for the gloves ::).) I was going to the doctor tomorrow but when we called for an appointment she said come today - I think she is off tomorrow.)
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