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I just got back into woodworking but I was never at the level I see on this site. Such excellent work! At age of 40 I was in a car accident and my neck was broken leaving me a C6-C7 Quadriplegic. With very limited use of my hands I was frighten of my tools and sold or gave away all my tools. My wife became interested in working with wood as I bought tools the more I wanted to work in wood again. Most of the tools were too high for me to use. I started buying table top tools, Planner, Drill Press, sanders, and other battery powered tools. I can’t make big projects so I started making cheese cutters and cutting boards. I had to start learning all over again. Using the table saw was a nightmare I would lose control just before the board would clear the blade and I’d eat the board but the Grr Ripper ended that problem. I can’t hold a conventional push sticks and tried most all of them. When ripping longer stock, not over 48”, I flip flop the board then run it through a jointer or my 12” Planner. I’m getting better and I feel useful again.

-- Ray Vanderpool

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#1 posted 12-29-2016 01:35 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! If you get a chance, come by the “Stumpy Nubs” thread (here). We’re sort of like a little family of woodworkers. (We even have annual reunions where people who regularly comment on the thread get together. yes, it’s a BIG thread.) Anyway, come introduce yourself and chat if you like. I think you’ll enjoy it :) Oh, and just hit “refresh” on your web browser to get to the end of the thread without having to click through the thousands of comments…

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#2 posted 04-23-2017 01:00 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Sorry to hear of your unfortunate injuries. You are a strong individual. Look forward to your input/output here on LJ’s. Work/Play safe. Keep a dust collector fed.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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