Well, I’ve been working on my daughter’s toybox for the past couple of weeks. I have the base and the bookshelf top assembled and now I’m adding trim pieces to hide the plywood edges and assembling the toybox lids.
However, this weekend, when I was attaching my Kreg pocket screw drill bit to the drill, I got my pinky between the bit and the sleeve (why was it still in the sleeve? Don’t ask). It took 4 1/2 hours in the ER at the local hospital to get 4 stitches, tetnis shot, and the best part, good drugs (antibotic and pain meds).
(I’ll insert a picture of how it was caught here later)
But anyway, after reading about other injuries lately including the loss of fingers by another member of LumberJocks. I think I’m going to start a forum discussion of past injuries to see how many have thought about shop safety.
In the meantime, my wife is looking for cute signs to give me a hard time about the whole thing. Something like “Cut wood not fingers, Sign of a good woodworker is missing some fingers, etc.”