Let me briefly give you a reminder. You can’t hear this enough.
This afternoon, a careless slip and the band saw laid open the knuckle of my right index finger. Y’all know how important this finger is. It’s my pointing finger, my casting finger (spinning tackle), my trigger finger and the booger reamer. Good thing I had some super glue handy in my shop.
I forgot to remember that when you have used a machine for 30 years it can still bite you if you get too complacient. You have to be alert and concentrate the whole time you are using it. I had just installed a new blade and it was so sharp it went through a piece of antler faster than I thought and caught my pushing finger. Stupid on my part and wholely my fault. But where would woodworking be if not for a frequent “blue word”. I wonder if the most famous woodworker, Jesus ever had to express his contempt for one of his hand tools this way?
Well, I still have a chance to retire from woodworking with most or all of my 10 digits. So this is just a reminder for the rest of y’all.
-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!