Been gone a long time jocks. Several months ago one of my employees and myself were installing a set of solid surface counter tops on a new kitchen we had just installed. The island was getting granite and the company that was installing the granite could not wait on us to get out of the kitchen. ( we had been there two hours ahead of them ) I was sanding a seam in the solid tops and my employee was holding the dust collector hose to my sander standing next to me.
The yen yang granite installers turned the top over where our hands were working and dropped the top on us.
It took out the right knuckle in my right hand little finger, broke my wrist, broke my employees wrist. We both had to have surgery and I now have a little finger 1/4 inch shorter, stiff with a steel plate in it. My employee has pins in his wrist. He’s 82 years old. my best friend and been with my family business 40 years.
We both survived and are both back in the shop working and has been a new experience learning to work with a stiff finger.
I always thought if anything would get me it would be a shaper or table saw…not a granite counter top.
We made a decision that when we’re doing anything in a home we’ll have someone standing guard on all the trades around us. :-)
I hope everyone is doing well and still go that sawdust for blood…and not breaking or lossing any body parts.
-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org