Ahhh the seven stitch cedar pencil box

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Blog entry by bluchz posted 04-04-2009 12:46 AM 1192 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box is almost ready for glue up. My daughter wanted to make something and i had some small cedar blocks lying around. We got the it all ready to glue up, but i needed to chisel out where the hinges go, hence the seven stitches. Well i learned something today, chisel’s are sharp and will cut you lol. i guess i knew that but needed some negative anyway the kids now know how to sew skin and daddy’s tetnous( yeah i can’t spell that one) shot is now current. Safety is often a series of mistakes..not clamping the board…..not having 2 hands on the chisel…..trying to make the tool do too much. Anyway be careful folks. I got lucky and did it with a hand tool and only a little pain and suffering. You can all have all have a good laugh now, I have. and I will always be more careful with my chisels.
Flickr isn’t co operating so no photo attached( it was just a hand with a finger wrapped in gauze)

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#1 posted 04-04-2009 02:18 AM

Before using any tools lets take a moment to talk about shop safety, be sure to read and understand all the safety rules that come with your tools. and remember there is no more important safety rule than to wear these safety glasses :-) Didn,t you read the safety label that came with you chisels? ( comment made with tongue planted firmly in cheek) get well soon.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#2 posted 04-04-2009 03:02 AM

Good one Kiwi! Bluchz, I thought it was only dull chisels that injured. I’ll have to be more careful. Thanks for posting the warning and hope you heal quickly.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#3 posted 04-04-2009 04:47 AM

Ouch… Been there, done that, got the gnarly scars reminding me everyday. 30 years of perch carving and more than my share of tetanus shots.

Heal well my brother :)

-- JMP

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#4 posted 04-04-2009 05:09 AM

We all have been there! Live and learn so far.
Get right back on that horse/chisel.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#5 posted 04-04-2009 05:16 AM

Kiwi, You ARE Norm in disguise, aren’t you?

Look around, you’ll find many an injury to make you feel better about your 7 stitches, here at LJ. From personal experience, table saws hurt a lot more than chisels do.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#6 posted 04-04-2009 01:47 PM

Shhhhhh don’t tell my wife but i snuck out to the shop yesterday and finished chiseling that mortise lol

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