A friendly reminder to be safe in the shop!
Pic really tells most of the story
Got very stupid and very lucky all at the same time. Was cutting the inlays for the top of the chess board. (the bottom is glued up already).
Was running some maple through the tablesaw to get some thin strips, as they were going through I figured I should catch them from the other side, because they were moving a bit… And the funny thing is , right before that I thought that – “Gee this is exactly the kind of place where I should use pushsticks” (Which i do 95% of the time to be honest, I just had been running the table saw for the full day and I wanted to get this part over with, which meant that I was “in a hurry” and careless all at the same time, never a winning combination)
Cue a slip of the finger, a lapse of concentration or whatever and my thumb meeting the tablesaw. I got extremely lucky, the cut was a bit less than 1/2”, only needed 1 stich, did not cut the fingernail or the bone, just threw out a chunk of meat and skin.
So yeah, here’s my stupid tax paid for this year, luckily it was a very cheap fare to go around this time. I am taking 2 days off now, maybe only a small glue up tomorrow, no powertools.
Also extending the deadline by a week for this project, I am sure my dad would prefer me with 10 fingers and the present 1 week late, rather than me with 9 1/2 fingers and project on time.
Again, just a friendly reminder, keep safe fellow LJ’s!
-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.