What not to do with a disk sander.

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Blog entry by DaveC posted 03-09-2007 10:44 PM 996 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I learned a valuable lesson on using the disk sander last night:

Don’t poke your thumb into it!

I was thinning the edges of some leather to use on the handle section of my bow and must have got too close. (Well duhhh!) I guess I’ll have to re think how I perform that operation now wont I.

I won’t gore you with the details. It will be fine but It will be sore for a while.

Lesson learned!

-- Dave.

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 03-09-2007 10:56 PM


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#2 posted 03-09-2007 11:02 PM

You could use that pad for rubbing ont some finish.

Sorry for your pain.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 03-09-2007 11:10 PM

Dude, I think I see what your problem was! You had that big piece of gauze wrapped around your thumb! I bet it caught in the disk sander or something…


I wonder if one of those chain mail carving gloves might be useful?

-- Ethan,

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#4 posted 03-09-2007 11:22 PM

Sorry about your injury. Those grinder can be wicked. You have to pay attention all the time.
I had a young fellow at work that was using a 7” grinder on a welding project. One of the guys had taken the guard off. The wheel caught on his coverall leg, & tore the pants leg right off, but no injuries, luckily.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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