LumberJocks

"'tis just a scratch" ..."I've'ad worse"

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by learnin2do posted 07-15-2011 03:38 AM 2950 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Respect the tools

I lost the respect i should hold for my beloved grinder chain!

I think i found it again…clamps, patience, and adequate lighting from now on!

-- christine



21 comments so far

View WayneC's profile

WayneC

12293 posts in 2786 days


#1 posted 07-15-2011 03:39 AM

Ouch!

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

View spunwood's profile

spunwood

1194 posts in 1525 days


#2 posted 07-15-2011 03:42 AM

Tis a scratch, indeed! Glad you are alright

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

View Verna's profile

Verna

202 posts in 1463 days


#3 posted 07-15-2011 04:20 AM

OUCH, Christine!!!! I’m so glad it wasn’t worse.

Make sure you “get back on the horse” and use that grinder soon. I didn’t when I cut and broke my left thumb on a radial arm saw, and I just can’t stand the sound of that motor moving on the arm. Chills are going up and down my spine just thinking of that day…..

Take care.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

View learnin2do's profile

learnin2do

866 posts in 1541 days


#4 posted 07-15-2011 04:26 AM

-Verna’s right – it was hard to pick it up again, but i did today…only i did clamp the piece -not that i had a choice, ‘cause i still can’t grip with that thumb.
...a radial arm saw…cut & broke…ohhhhh my! -they woulda had to’ve scraped me off the floor!

-- christine

View Manitario's profile

Manitario

2363 posts in 1572 days


#5 posted 07-15-2011 04:33 AM

Sorry to see your “flesh wound”, looks painful! Tools are like old relationships; sometimes we get a little bit too comfortable until something wakes us up, usually painfully.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

View Alexander's profile

Alexander

190 posts in 1800 days


#6 posted 07-15-2011 04:55 AM

carving your thumb is not part of the deal

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13342 posts in 2362 days


#7 posted 07-15-2011 05:04 AM

Ouch, that hurts!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View lew's profile

lew

10092 posts in 2444 days


#8 posted 07-15-2011 05:18 AM

That’ll leave a mark!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Samwise's profile

Samwise

45 posts in 1305 days


#9 posted 07-15-2011 07:24 AM

Uh, I think you need a bigger band-aid…:)

-- Sam

View karlhead's profile

karlhead

6 posts in 1382 days


#10 posted 07-15-2011 02:05 PM

Its a reminder to all of us of what a few seconds of inattention can do. Hope you heal up fast

View ken_c's profile

ken_c

263 posts in 1851 days


#11 posted 07-15-2011 02:14 PM

willies…

View Bearpie's profile

Bearpie

2591 posts in 1707 days


#12 posted 07-15-2011 02:38 PM

Once it heals and you forget about the pain it will become a battle scar you will proudly show off to other lumber and woodworking fanatics like us here and and they will show you theirs!!!! Trust me, it’ll happen!

On the sober side, awakenings like this, however painful, serves as a reminder that worse can/will happen from any kind of lack of respect, inattention, carelessness, horseplay…... you get the picture. Glad it didn’t take the thumb off, it could have easily!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15960 posts in 1556 days


#13 posted 07-15-2011 03:07 PM

It was a pretty nasty cut and I’m glad that it wasn’t worse.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Bluepine38's profile

Bluepine38

2909 posts in 1774 days


#14 posted 07-15-2011 03:50 PM

The owner manager at our local tool store, before he even let me look as the chainsaw grinder attachment,
informed me that you operate this with both hands on the grinder at all times, period. He has not steered
me wrong yet, although he has helped me empty my wallet more than once.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

View Greg..the Cajun  Box Sculptor's profile

Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

5180 posts in 1997 days


#15 posted 07-15-2011 04:15 PM

I do alot of grinding and sculpting and those chainsaw attachments scare me.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

showing 1 through 15 of 21 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase