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Blog entry by GR8HUNTER posted 07-11-2016 09:43 PM 910 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hello all I’m on DL again but hopefully only for a short while …. just wanted to let everyone know to please be extra careful in the shop around your power tools about 2:30 was working on dozer had a kick back on table saw and shot a piece of dark walnut into my belly 1/8” x 3/4” and went in about 3” think it hurt my pride more thanks for reading

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN



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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 07-11-2016 10:06 PM

Many of us have “those” marks. Hope you get better quickly. Hope everyone works safe.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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bruce317

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#2 posted 07-11-2016 10:36 PM

Get well quickly.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 07-11-2016 11:20 PM

Take care man. The only good thing about this story is that you’ll be ready for the firing line again soon.

We all have heard of these stories and unfortunate to admit, but fortunate to say that probably too many have first handedly witnessed the “timber tattoo” and live to run the gauntlet again.

Nevertheless it is a good reminder to remember we are “playing” with things that are a little bit more than a tad more robust that flesh.


... my belly 1/8” x 3/4” ...

- GR8HUNTER


Wish I had a belly that small… .

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#4 posted 07-12-2016 02:00 AM

Had one pass by me two days ago so had a close one.
Get better my friend.
I’m try to think more about staying to the side but as I do all my work sitting down really need to

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Dark_Lightning

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#5 posted 07-12-2016 02:22 AM

Into your belly 3”? Did I read that right, it penetrated 3”? One day we’ll end up with surplus body armor to keep the injuries down! One of my sons and I were doing some wood cutting with a circular saw (he was driving), and he no more than started the thing when he got a bit of sawdust in his eye and had to go pick it out. He has safety glasses with top covers, but it was only one cut. You know how that goes. Went and cleared the chip and got his goggles on. I don’t really think about it, since I have worn glasses for over 50 years. I’ll be the nag from now on.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Pjonesy

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#6 posted 07-12-2016 02:27 AM

Glad to hear that you are OK Tony. We must all remember safety first when we are working with dangerous machinery. I think we all push the boundaries when making models but we must respect the machinery and try to eliminate the dangers.
All the best with your recovery.

-- Peter New Zealand

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lew

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#7 posted 07-12-2016 03:06 AM

my scar in on my chest.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 07-12-2016 01:43 PM

thanks to everyone for your well wishes

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 07-12-2016 02:57 PM



thanks to everyone for your well wishes

- GR8HUNTER


We were just putting our bid in for your timber stockpile and you go and get better.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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GR8HUNTER

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#10 posted 07-12-2016 03:53 PM

it would take more then this ducky …......... to make me sell out
oh please don’t make me laugh it hurts to bad

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Dutchy

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#11 posted 07-12-2016 06:15 PM

That is bad news buddy but I hope you soon can laugh again without pain. I have seen a lot of USA woodworkers without using a riving knife. Do you have one on your machine?

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 07-12-2016 06:42 PM

Wow! I’m glad you were not severely injured. I had a close call with my hand. It hurt my hand but it was only sore for a few days so I came out lucky.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GR8HUNTER

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#13 posted 07-12-2016 07:35 PM


That is bad news buddy but I hope you soon can laugh again without pain. I have seen a lot of USA woodworkers without using a riving knife. Do you have one on your machine?

- Dutchy

not even sure I can get one for my old table saw ???
I guess maybe I should look into it
the end of board I was cutting was NOT squared off I’m sure that is what happened

I guess you can get something like this :

http://woodshopmike.com/after-market-table-saw-splitters/

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 07-13-2016 12:10 AM


not even sure I can get one for my old table saw ???

- GR8HUNTER

Tony, BTDT.

If you haven’t a zero clearance insert for your table saw, you should have one. Having said that you will need to make one. While you’re at that, consider a shop made splitter built into you ZCI. There are more articles about making one than the number of cupcakes the missus has before breakfast. So do a quick search.

Initially I fabricated a few different designs and combinations, but found that a fixed shop made splitter becomes a pain when you don’t do a through cut as it has to be removed (overcome by ZCI with and without which is still a pain). At that time I didn’t have a thin kerf blade so I never tried with thin splitters.

I’m always prepared to try anything new and not being one to spare workshop expenditure and potential safety, I came across the MicroJig splitter quite a few years back (after my 2nd. timber gut tattoo as a result of being too lazy to swap out the “temporary” ZCI without the shop made splitter). Cost a fortune to ship to Australia (they didn’t have a local retailer back then) but since then I’ve never cut without it (except for non-through cuts which are safe without the splitter). The splitter lifts out and put back as required and the kerf in the ZCI seems to wear out before the splitter lug holes loosen up. Just did a Google and the latest offering is for a combination splitter for both a standard blade and a thin kerf in one (had to buy individually in my time). Check out this link.

At the end of the day all you really need is the splitter, however, the kit has a number of plastic coated steel core which is robust and removable (especially the thin kerf one compared to timber) and includes a jig that makes ZCI adaptation easy (bit of an overkill but I would have paid that for the steel core splitter by itself). If you do go for it, bear in mind the thin kerf (at least the one I have) is 2.4mm and too wide for the true 1.7mm thin kerf blade.

Even if you don’t think the MicroJig is worth it at least it can give you some good ideas.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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GR8HUNTER

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#15 posted 07-13-2016 12:31 AM


not even sure I can get one for my old table saw ???

- GR8HUNTER

Tony, BTDT.

If you haven t a zero clearance insert for your table saw, you should have one. Having said that you will need to make one. While you re at that, consider a shop made splitter built into you ZCI. There are more articles about making one than the number of cupcakes the missus has before breakfast. So do a quick search.

- LittleBlackDuck

hi Ducky …..... If you ever seen a walker turner table saw it is impossible to put a zero clearance insert on it …...... believe me I tried many times sort of a really weird hole in it

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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