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mahdee

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08-20-2016 01:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: blade carving modern

Hello boys an girls,
I was making a bowel using an angle grinder with a chainsaw blade to clean out the outside of it and it just got away from me (it hit two corners at the same time). Next thing I know the whole thing jumped out of my hand, cut my stomach in 4 places.. not too bad and my arm (pretty bad). We live 35 miles to the nearest hospital, so decided to doctor it with our first Aide kit. It looks AOK right now. Just thought to share these pictures to make sure you have your First-Aid kit updated and ready to go in case this happens to you.

-- earthartandfoods.com


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#1 posted 08-20-2016 02:31 AM

It needs to be sutured in the next few hours, or else it wont be able to be done. Go now!!!!

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#2 posted 08-20-2016 02:48 AM

Dude – that’s way too deep to doctor at home. You need to go get it stitched properly and get antibiotics. That grinder and chain can’t be very clean. Please don’t wait.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 08-20-2016 03:04 AM

Then there are the ones that dont head anything, or can medicate themselves!!!

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#4 posted 08-20-2016 03:10 AM

A little bit of super glue and some aspirin and it should be fine :)

I can’t imagine why anyone would want to use an angle grinder to clean out a bowel, but I’m sure the experience caused the movement of one!

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#5 posted 08-20-2016 03:30 AM



A little bit of super glue and some aspirin and it should be fine :)

I can t imagine why anyone would want to use an angle grinder to clean out a bowel, but I m sure the experience caused the movement of one!

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Your nuts, super glue and aspirin??? Sutures, and a Tendinitis shot, plus a reality check are in order!!!


A little bit of super glue and some aspirin and it should be fine :)

I can t imagine why anyone would want to use an angle grinder to clean out a bowel, but I m sure the experience caused the movement of one!

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


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#6 posted 08-20-2016 07:03 AM

Nice projects you have done!!!! Take care of those wounds, you dont want to loose a limb!!!!

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#7 posted 08-20-2016 07:35 AM

Ouch, thankfully it was not worse. But yea, you should have been heading to the hospital as soon as you stabilized that..it is too deep for those steri strips with to much meat missing to heal correctly.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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clin

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#8 posted 08-20-2016 07:38 AM

Another vote for go see a doc now. Injuries a lot smaller than that have been known to give people a lot of grief. Might be fine, but if it gets infected, you’ll wish you went to the doc to begin with.

-- Clin

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#9 posted 08-20-2016 12:20 PM

Used mine 3 times. Caused stitches twice. It doesn’t exist in my shop any longer. Glad you are okay.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 08-20-2016 01:07 PM

I’ll try to update my first aid kit, thanks for reminding me.

One thing I know is, pics of injuries always look worse than they really are but that cut you have there looks like it needs immediate attention. for your own peace of mind I’m sure you’ll have it looked at by a doctor but for now, keep it clean,change the dressing often.
Heal fast and get back to woodworking soon.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#11 posted 08-20-2016 01:44 PM

Have two sizes of angle grinders and chainsaw attachments for bowl carving…carved many bowls without issues.

Bud, clamp the wood down while you are shaping. I built a vise with 2 lengths of 2×4 and 2 sections of threaded rod. Closes securely on weird shapes and can be clamped to the workbench. Searching for an old photo of the vise…

Wow, I hope that wound closes up. We live just as far from the ER, but I think I would’ve driven.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 08-20-2016 02:16 PM

Geez, you bring up old memories… Back in the 1970s, while in college, I had an angle grinder jump on me and cut my upper thigh pretty good. Still have the scar because a grinder just chews the meat off of you. It is/was NOT a cut in any sense. Yeow!... 8-(

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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mahdee

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#13 posted 08-20-2016 02:42 PM

That is exactly what happened… I didn’t have it secure and was shaping the outside end and it flipped it and knocked it out of my hand. I have been using this thing regularly for 8 or nine years now and just wanted folks to be aware that in case of emergency, some essential first aid items and knowledge of what to do in our work can make a difference.
Thanks


Have two sizes of angle grinders and chainsaw attachments for bowl carving…carved many bowls without issues.

Bud, clamp the wood down while you are shaping. I built a vise with 2 lengths of 2×4 and 2 sections of threaded rod. Closes securely on weird shapes and can be clamped to the workbench. Searching for an old photo of the vise…

Wow, I hope that wound closes up. We live just as far from the ER, but I think I would ve driven.

- terryR


-- earthartandfoods.com

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#14 posted 08-20-2016 03:10 PM


just wanted folks to be aware that in case of emergency, some essential first aid items and knowledge of what to do in our work can make a difference.
Thanks
- mahdee

First aid in the shop for an injury like that is only half the equation…...the other half is the E.R.

A half our drive vs. what could turn into a pretty bad situation(a lot worse than the original injury)?
Strange….but hey, it’s your arm….

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#15 posted 08-20-2016 03:12 PM

Mahdee, thanks for the reminder about the first aid kit. I’m guessing your wife was not available when you patched that arm? Hubby tried to convince me he didn’t need stitches once. He got 8. And no, not at home.
Take care, my friend.

-- God bless, Candy

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