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Blog entry by learnin2do posted 07-15-2011 03:38 AM 3613 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

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


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

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#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.

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

Ouch, that hurts!

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#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.

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

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

-- Sam

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#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 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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

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

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