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Forum topic by Mogebier posted 02-05-2010 04:40 AM 1112 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mogebier

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02-05-2010 04:40 AM

Every time I buy a new tool, I accidentally cut myself and bleed on it. After that, I never seem to have any problems with them. It’s just the big tools, not a hammer or something. It’s like the tool gods demand a sacrifice or something. So odd.
I got a new mini-lathe and used it for some pens and managed to not bleed on it. So when I got an unrelated cut, I ran to the tool and bled on it just to be sure.
Yeah, I’m nuts.
Anyone else have a similar curse?

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.


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cstrang

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 05:25 AM

My cabinetmaking teacher says if he doesent have a minor cut from something in the morning its going to be a bad day lol.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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Jeison

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 05:37 AM

“DRINK OF MY BLOOD, MY LITTLE MINIONS, AND CRAFT OFFERINGS OF WOOD UNTO ME!”

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 07:46 AM

Blood it happens

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BeeJay

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 08:40 AM

T’is the baptism of the tool. Sooner or later, most tools bite, no matter how careful you are.

-- If you try to fail and succeed, what have you done?

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Aaron Taylor

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 05:13 PM

A coworker and I would play rock, paper, scissors in the morning to see who would have to cut themselves that day just so that we could have a good day.

-- "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."--Cary Grant from the movie Arsenic and Old Lace

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rsmith71

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#6 posted 02-06-2010 07:26 AM

It’s not whether you’ll get cut today, just how much will you bleed and on what tool or part you’re making.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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Gatsby1923

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#7 posted 02-06-2010 08:00 AM

It seems to happen to me. As long as the cut is not caused by “stupid” it usually isn’t too bad.

-- I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way!

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docholladay

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#8 posted 02-10-2010 05:50 AM

I don’t use a branding iron to identify my projects. I just leave DNA samples.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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bigike

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#9 posted 02-10-2010 04:20 PM

same here it happens to me too, if it’s not a cut it’s a real bad bump that hurts for awhile.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Glen Peterson

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#10 posted 02-18-2010 04:33 AM

I know vampires are in vogue right now, but I didn’t realize it extended to the workshop.

-- Glen

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juniorjock

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#11 posted 02-19-2010 02:59 AM

I know what you mean when you talk about the blood, but it seems to me, all my new tools like to be damaged a little bit on their first use. I’m not kidding. I think every single thing I’ve bought has been damaged in the first 24 hours they’re in the shop. I’d go in to detail, but better not.

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