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Blog entry by Kurt T. Kneller posted 11-24-2014 01:04 AM 1073 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You know the expression “it is not a matter of if, but when…
Well it happened to me today. I was in the process of making an overhead dust collecting guard for my table saw, I have always hated my stock guard. I was cutting some material and went to remove the waste when a little voice in my head said “This is probably not a good…” then BANG it happened. My arm was thrown back and my hand felt like it was it by a locomotive. Kickback. Son of a….. Well here I am with 8 stiches in my left hand, bandages on 2 fingers, probably going to lose the nails, and the hand is still numb from the juice they use to stitch you up. All in all I feel very luck and that somebody or something was looking out for me and wanted to teach my a lesson. I mean this could have gone really bad. I have all my fingers, no broken bones and no damaged ligaments or tendons. LUCKY, LUCKY. LUCKY! I will definitely be more diligent, thoughtful and aware of what I am doing. Complacency will no longer be allowed.

-- Start with ten, end with ten.......



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Bsmith

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#1 posted 11-24-2014 01:19 AM

Glad to hear it wasn’t worse. Hard way to learn a lesson.

-- Bryan

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#2 posted 11-24-2014 01:24 AM

Kurt,

I thought I told you to BE CAREFUL!

Sorry to hear about your accident but glad to hear you’re not hurt worse than you are…

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#3 posted 11-24-2014 02:00 AM

Oof – glad it wasnt worse, Kurt. Thanks for sharing; hopefully some others can learn from your unfortunate experience.

Take care,
Tom

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#4 posted 11-24-2014 02:24 AM

I’ve always found that God’s lessons are sometimes hard ones but always delivered for a reason; yours was probably to be able to let you keep bringing joy to others through your creations in wood but do it safely ;-) Heal well.

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benchbuilder

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#5 posted 11-24-2014 01:13 PM

I guess the best way to remember it is, THERE AREN’T ANY PROJECTS WOTH GETTING HURT FOR”, glad your ok!!

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hairy

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#6 posted 11-24-2014 04:38 PM

You handle it a lot better than I would have. I had a motorcycle wreck years ago, and got tired of hearing how lucky I was. If I had been lucky it would not have happened.

We both learned from our good fortune, I’m glad you’re not seriously hurt. Someday it will be funny.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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