|Forum topic by Alonso||posted 11-01-2009 07:02 AM||1178 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
11-01-2009 07:02 AM
Hello fellow’s LJ’s
Today it’s been a day that I had learn a huge lesson on the woodworking life. I was cutting some splines for a frame for my in law’s.
Everything was going smooth as planned, until….... I decide to change the C-clamps that were holding the pieces of maple on the gig for some spring clamps. I thought I was wasting too much time using the C-clamps so I just wanted to go “a little” faster… boy I was wrong…..
I made the huge mistake of not double checking were the clamp were positioned related to the height of the blade, eventually it was just a “little” too low. So I thought everything was ok and I decided to go for the cut.
Immediately I turned off the saw and my first reaction was looking for the “lucky” finger, no kidding I actually counted my fingers 2 times just too make sure they were all still attached to my hand, it took me a few seconds to realized that my fingers were ok, the actual deal was on my arm.
Eventually there was some blood (not much) but some, nothing that hurts a lot but it really made me realized the constant danger that we are involved every time we step into the shop.
It took to my wife 15 to 20 minutes to remove all the “chips” out of my arm; we actually counted 73 little tiny chips.
The lesson I learned, always double check everything and when you think everything is ok, check again.
-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.