The finger remover

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Project by aldente posted 2009 days ago 2640 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what I was working on when I cut part of my pinkie and ring finger off. It’s an incense box. You store the incense and lighter inside while the top is where you actually burn the incense. The first pic is where you stick one end of the incense (see pic 4). I was using a dado blade to hog out the wood for the groove, without feather boards, when the wood shot out and my fingers went down into the blade. I’ve still got a lot of work to go but I am determined to get it completed. The cabriole legs are only 2.5” tall. They were a little challenging to do. I broke them a couple of times, so I saturated them with ca. Hoping that would strengthen them. I really do need to finish this piece because it’s for a wonderful lady. Anybody got an extra finger or two I could barrow so I can finish this. LOL

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#1 posted 2009 days ago

It looks good so far. And I would loan you a couple of my fingers but I really do need them right now. Hope you heal fast.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#2 posted 2009 days ago

id loan you a couple of mine but im not sure youd treat them right !! lol youd also have to sign a promisary note about not useing my fingers to scratch your butt ! lol

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#3 posted 2009 days ago

My grandfather, a cabinet maker for nearly 60 years, lost several finger parts… he once told me blood was the best finish… huh. Well, anyway, the piece looks great so far… glad its going to someone special, because it sure has meaning for you! Best regards for a speedy recovery.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#4 posted 2009 days ago

Nice…are those “FINGER” joints?

-- POST NUBILA SOL - After clouds sunshine

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#5 posted 2009 days ago

I hope you repost when it’s done.

Heal quick.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#6 posted 2009 days ago

Looks nice. (Nice than those fingers for sure!)

Hope you heal up fast.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#7 posted 2009 days ago

You’d better make this one helluva nice piece when done, you certainly sacrificed enough for it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 2008 days ago

We all put a little something of ourselves in our work…

Nice box! I hope you’re back in the shop soon.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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