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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 11-14-2009 11:26 PM 1620 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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11-14-2009 11:26 PM

Amputation

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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BlankMan

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#1 posted 11-14-2009 11:38 PM

Not good. But not having the TS firmaly attached to somethig so it doesn’t tip is not bright. But I can see it, “I only need to cut a couple boards”. Got the stitches to prove it when I thought, oh that will be ok…All in the perceived saving of time…

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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r

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#2 posted 11-14-2009 11:45 PM

a ice chest please and being 52 you would think he would know better. maybe im out of line

-- u

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Roper

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#3 posted 11-14-2009 11:52 PM

hope he had a good stiff drink in that ice chest.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Gene Howe

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#4 posted 11-15-2009 12:25 AM

Yep….drank it before he sat the saw on it!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 11-15-2009 02:02 AM

I wonder if he learned anything from this….......................... Hope they are able to save his hand.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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BurtC

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#6 posted 11-15-2009 03:09 AM

Not that I have even come close to pulling a stunt like this, but I have recently decided to postpone some projects as to build some proper stands and work surfaces for my power tools. I recently got a back ache from lifting my planer from corner floor to bench for use (it was unplugged). Sometimes, I think we all can get lazy, and that can be dangerous in itself.

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poopiekat

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#7 posted 11-15-2009 05:15 AM

Wow… the people posting comments to the article in the link should all have LJ memberships… they’d feel quite at home here….

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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papadan

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#8 posted 11-15-2009 05:24 AM

Some people are just unbelieveable!

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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SnowyRiver

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#9 posted 11-16-2009 01:46 AM

He must have nerves of steel.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Julian

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#10 posted 11-16-2009 03:46 AM

I had a friend that was using a small 8” tabletop saw on a piece of plywood that was on an unsteady set of saw horses. The short version of the story is that the saw tipped forward while running and cut into his leg and cut his knee cap in half. He walks fine now thanks to modern medicine but he’s got issues with the mobility of the knee joint.

Hey poopiecat, please TRY to refrain from the incessant babbling….....

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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MedicKen

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#11 posted 12-02-2009 05:02 AM

Heres an update http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/local/se_valley/gilbert_man_recovering_losing_hand_112609

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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dustygirl

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#12 posted 12-02-2009 06:11 AM

Wow what a tragedy.I’m glad to see they re-attached his hand ok.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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SnowyRiver

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#13 posted 12-02-2009 04:44 PM

Glad he apparently will be ok. And he is the safety director at a store ???

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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rtb

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#14 posted 12-08-2009 05:54 PM

I guess that we have all done something stupid in the interest of haste, but sometimes we’re just lucky.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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Taigert

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#15 posted 12-21-2009 04:27 AM

Safety Director, Ya Right
Do you think anyone bothered to check his Resume?

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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