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Blog entry by Karson posted 08-07-2008 03:32 AM 2108 reads 0 times favorited 118 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Don’t read this and then leave without replying.

Minds want to know. A short response is all that is required. In your response increase the totals so that others don’t have to summarize all of the previouse responses.

Have you ever had a kickback. ?

Yes 1
No 0

Did you get hurt?
Yes 1
No 0

Now it’s your turn to fess up.

-- 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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#1 posted 08-07-2008 03:34 AM

Yes and no, not yet.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 08-07-2008 03:34 AM

Already 3 reads and no responses. No one wants to fess up.

That would be yes 2
No zero to first question

and yes 1
no 1 to second question.

-- 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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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 08-07-2008 03:34 AM


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#4 posted 08-07-2008 03:35 AM

No and N/A.

But… I am really surprised that it never happened. I did a lot of really stupid things around power tools when I was growing up and didn’t know any better. Nobody taught me when I was young. I did stuff like rip 2×4s without a fence. But I’m talkin’ over ten years ago when I was a dumb kid. (I’m still a kid but hopefully just not quite as dumb.)

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 08-07-2008 03:38 AM

Kickback = Yes = 3
Hurt = No = 1

However the wood did shoot into the drywall of my garage like a spear… if it had hit me I would have been hurt.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#6 posted 08-07-2008 03:42 AM


no..just missed me.

-- A famous poet once said: “There is a name hidden in the shadow of my soul, the name is wood. Sweet, ever beautiful, earth grown wood. It warms my heart and brings a tear to my eye.”

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 08-07-2008 03:42 AM

Yes kickback
Yes to the hurt, but only a slight punch in the gut, where I am admirably padded against injury. The Carhartt’s must have taken the brunt of the force. The offcut on the outside of the blade is what came back.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 08-07-2008 03:46 AM

yes I have had a kickback. I dont know where were at for totals. I was hurt. My feelings, pride and solar plexis all bruised. I was cutting a hunk of oak with the fence when I clearly should have been using the miter gauge. It was on one of those 5 horse powermatic beasts at a local cabinet shop. I kid you not, one second i was cutting and another second I was on my back on the floor a few feet from the saw. It knocked the wind out of me and left a three-quarter by six inch bruise across my midsection….hurt like heck!! Never again will I make the same mistake.

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#9 posted 08-07-2008 03:47 AM

Kickback yes.
Was barely hurt once because of it. The piece hit my finger on it’s trip across the room. Was only hurt akin to stubbing a toe.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 08-07-2008 03:47 AM

Yes, several kickbacks, although until something new comes up, I think I’ve figured out what will cause one.
Yes, to hurt, but not every time. Worse was a blow to the lower abdomen, that I truly feel led to a hernia. Had some damage done by “flying wood” to a shop door.

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#11 posted 08-07-2008 03:52 AM

Kickbacks =1
Hurt = 0

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#12 posted 08-07-2008 04:01 AM

Kickbacks = 1 A 24”x24” 3/4” sheet of plywood I was cutting a dato in.
Hurt = 0 Thankfuly

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#13 posted 08-07-2008 04:15 AM

no kickback
no hurt

Karson- it’d be crazy for everyone to try and keep track of the total numbers as people might post at the same time, and you’ll have multithreading counting going on… and PS- how are you recovering from that kickback?

maybe there should be a way to post a “poll” forum thread for people to vote and have LJ script keep track of numbers… (Martin are you getting this ? or are you still busy with trolly polly?)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#14 posted 08-07-2008 04:18 AM

no, no

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#15 posted 08-07-2008 04:19 AM

Purple man you are an agitator. I appreciate that in people. You want to sell any of your curly Bubinga since you put it in storage.

-- 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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