Accident's? #1: Dont Push Yourself When Tired

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Blog entry by Robert Smith posted 04-02-2008 12:09 AM 1405 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was tired it was 2:30 am, thought i would continue i didnt like much more. i told myself. Ended up with 20 Stiches , and no Told not to Carve for about a week, never mind i have an order to fill. Please Let’s All be more Carefull And not PUSH OUR SELF’S WHEN WE ARE TIRED

-- Robert,

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#1 posted 04-02-2008 12:19 AM

VERY good advice. Most accidents happen when either tired, distracted or rushed.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Danette Smith

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#2 posted 04-02-2008 12:29 AM

Sorry to hear of your injury. Yes, we must put things aside when we get tired…you learned the hard way. Take care…prayers for a speedy recovery…hugs…Danette

-- Danette Smiths Pyrography and Easels -

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#3 posted 04-02-2008 12:49 AM

2:30? Man unless you are a fireman or the like you should be in your nug till morning.
That’s a dangerous time to be working with tools as most folks aren’t around to help you if you get in a fix.

I wish you a speedy recovery and hopefully a lesson learned.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#4 posted 04-02-2008 12:59 AM

I hate to hear you got hurt Robert. But I have to ask, which was worse, the injury or having to go to the ER? Just kidding man. Take it easy and give it time to heal up some. I was wondering if your ears were burning Sunday….. I went to see my buddy that works at MECC. He was talking about how good your projects turned out.

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#5 posted 04-02-2008 01:13 AM

Sorry to hear about your injury Robert. Hopefully you can fill your next week with some relaxation and rest. Give your client a call, I’m sure they’ll understand the problem.

Speedy recovery.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 04-02-2008 01:22 AM

Sorry to hear about your accident. You are absolutely right as far as working when you are too tired. The chances of making an error or worse having an accident climb dramatically when tired.

Take care of your self and heal quickly.


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#7 posted 04-02-2008 01:23 AM

That’s good advice and a terribly unfortunate way to learn it. The need and desire to get back to it can be very frustrating. I can only wish you patience and wisdom.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 04-02-2008 02:12 AM

Sorry to hear about your accident. Take care and relax and reflect on changes in your work habits.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 04-02-2008 03:03 AM

I am sorry to hear about your accident as well. Too often we try to get in that one last cut or simply need one more part and push ourselves too hard. I hope you get back to carving soon and please be careful.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 04-02-2008 03:07 AM

Sorry about your accident. Get well soon.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 04-02-2008 04:26 AM

Sorry to hear about your mishap.

It’s all too easy for us to get involved in something and keep going long past the point of being safe.

Get well quickly!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 04-02-2008 07:06 AM

Good advice. Sorry to hear about your accident.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 04-02-2008 11:11 AM

Wow, that’s too bad, what actually happened? What was cut?

-- Bob A in NJ

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#14 posted 04-02-2008 11:22 AM

Sorry to hear about your accident. Prayers for quick complete recovery.

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#15 posted 04-02-2008 12:46 PM

Take care of yourself and don’t be to hard on yourself.
With a little luck we will all learn from our experiences. If that were only true I would be much smarter :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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