After completing my last project I usually gather all the scrap pieces up and make little boxes out of them. Yesterday morning around 4 a.m. I was in the shop doing just that, I put a new saw blades on and was just getting started when the wood pinched and kicked back hitting me right on the end of my left index finger with such force that it took the nail and a lot of meat with it! I thought at first I had stuck my finger in the blade but after recanting the event I’m almost certain it was a kick back. Anyway I won’t be cutting that finger nail again!
One would think “now that’s gotta hurt” but oddly enough it doesn’t! After a trip to the ER on the wife’s insistence I continued to work in my shop.
-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.