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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:14 am 
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I was getting together a box of wood for BumlinBob and had a very close call.

I needed to shave a little bit of wood off one piece to make it fit the box. My chop saw grabbed the piece of wood and threw it....along with a tiny piece of my thumb. Just enough of the thumb to scream IDIOT!

See, I have the clamp to hold the wood down to the table and wasn't using it.

Fortunately, this was band-aid stuff...and a wake up call. I wasn't using the hold-down and the blade was too dull to be cutting cocobolo. Not too smart.

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BTDT
Glad your not hurt badly.

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Lesson learned.


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Glad all is still in place.

Thanks for the warning!


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Lesson learned - really glad you weren't hurt badly.


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whew- sounds like an inexpensive lesson-- hopefully a couple of us will learn this lesson at your thumb skin's expense.... thanks for sharing the story

Lawrence

ps- oh yeah, it sounds like the cocobolo may be at fault as well... better send me any extra you have laying around ;)

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I hope Bob is happy with the box. We traded for the band saw blades he had. I stuffed as much mesquite, cocobolo and rosewood in the box as the weight would allow.

My thumb is healing up just fine. I really need to get a new blade and have the one on there sharpened as a back-up.

And I need to think before I cut. :-(


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Ran my left thumb through a unisaw a few years ago. Was cutting sticks for drying wood. Routine! Started on end and ran through first knuckle. Bought a Sawstop right after healing. Got a stiff thumb now. Accidents happen so quickly and usually doing something dumb!

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ALL TOOLS can reach out and bite you. My left thumb has been bitten twice once by a disk sander rounding a handle it garbed the handle and pulled my thumb in the other was sanding a piece a little to small was distracted for a split second the thumb was drug into the back stop.

Scott do you have a new blade yet?

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[color=red]ALL TOOLS[/color] can reach out and bite you. My left thumb has been bitten twice once by a disk sander rounding a handle it garbed the handle and pulled my thumb in the other was sanding a piece a little to small was distracted for a split second the thumb was drug into the back stop.

Scott do you have a new blade yet?



drill press, bench top saw, disc grinder, 4" angle grinder. belt sander, lathe, grinder, have all eaten a piece of Mango.

Channel locks, pliers, hammer, sheet of 7"8 plywood, pipe wrench, crimper's have all left blood blisters.

chisels, rasps, knives, drill bits, installing saw blades, already set nails and staples have drawn blood

so tell me again why do we do this? :D

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Scot, sorry you got hurt. :( I did check the cocobolo, but didn't find any blood stains or pieces of skin. :D

By the way, if Scot offers to trade you wood for anything, jump on the chance, you will get the better end of the deal.


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Yep, been bitten before. Once much worse.

I don't have a new blade yet. Still no electricity in the shop. But we have the other house in Troy under contract. If it actuallys sells, I'm adding electrify to the shop first thing. Then a new blade.


Bob is being generous. :-).

Hope some of you can still make a get together at my place this summer.

Scot


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