My injury hasn’t put me off wood working but has caused me to setup all sorts of precautions in my shop.
I have added my #1 rule “Fingers hands and toes are not pushing devices for wood through routers, saws etc.”
“Wear safety equipment such as masks eye guards etc.” “A shop cat can be a nice friend until you are using a router and step on him causing a major injury. Shop Cats and routers don’t mix.” “A clean shop is a safer shop.”
I have inserted several graphic images of my healing finger wound below you have been warned. Don’t look if you have a weak stomach and yes I know, as my dad always said “I have had worse on my eyeball.” I know many have had worse. This was posted to promote safety not display my ignorance but it does warn of cats in the workshop.