Well, tonight I thought I would get a head start on the weekend projects by working on the mother’s day gift that I am building for the boys to give mom on Sunday. Well, in one of my stupid moves I was supporting a cut being made with a chisel with my hand behind the chisel. You guessed it… Chisel slipped and the sharper corner of the chidel went right into the first joint down on my left index finger.
Ok, now for a little analysis. Why did I have to support the cut? It was becuase I was working on top of the tablesaw and I did not have the workpiece properly secured. Why was I working on a table saw? That would be beacause I keep putting off the building of my workbench. I desperately need a good way to hold work like this, and I am getting sick of sticking myself every couple of weeks. I think I will start on the bench sometime tomorrow. The reason I put it off is because I am undecided on how to build the top. Well, I will probably make that decision tomorrow.
So, I sit here typing just waiting for the next few days of pain in the finger. Just let this serve as a warning. Always work safely and make sure your work is secured so you do not need to get your fingers in the way.
-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA