|Project by EthanV||posted 07-12-2013 12:44 AM||1878 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I built this shelf system in 2010-11. My wife wanted some shelves in the office and I designed them to fit around her desk. They were also designed to fit on a wall at least 10’ long. I had to split the shelf system up to fit our current office.
Half way through the project I had a slight snafu. It was 3 p.m. on a 100 degree day in July. I was in a hurry and couldn’t find my push stick for the table saw. I instead decided to use my thumb to push the 5/4 cherry stock through the table saw. Not the best Idea.
Long story short, the surgeon reattached the thumb and I was able to finish the shelves the following spring. I now have full use the appendage with some loss of feeling. That day stands as a lesson to me each time I work in the shop, mow the lawn, wire an outlet or engage in any other potentially dangerous activity.
Here are what have been lovingly christened my “thumb shelves.”
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